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Global Project Director

Lead execution of projects from development to commercial activities.


Orphazyme is an entrepreneurial and fast-growing company where skilled, agile and highly resourceful professionals can truly make their mark. Orphazyme offers a dynamic place for employees to grow and develop their skills, while influencing the direction of this high potential global company. 

The Global Project Director will play a critical role in driving sustainable growth by shepherding the project progress and success (for multiple projects). Orphazyme’s projects are structured around Project Leadership Teams, which are lead by the Global Project Director with the support of a Project Manager. You will be responsible for facilitating strategic discussions and decision-making, communicating with all relevant stakeholders (across functions and with Senior Management Team) and ensuring timely execution of the projects.

With direct report to Chief Scientific Officer.

Your main tasks are:

  • Lead execution of projects from development through commercial activities
  • Work in close partnership with the Project Manager as the single point of contact for project status
  • Create integrated project plans: implement and monitor progress against project plans and revise as necessary
  • Document the project’s critical path and mitigation strategies
  • Document and continously update risks, timelines, costs and models of commercial viability
  • Lead Project Leadership Teams in:
    • Prioritizing activities and problem-solving to meet milestones and timelines
    • Strategic initiatives (e.g. plans and requirements to enter new geography and consideration of working with additional supplier) by collaborating with line organizations and communicating options and recommendations to relevant leadership
  • Participate in the Project Leadership Teams’ meetings and coach the members in leadership behaviours
  • Lead preparation of materials for internal updates, including Monthly Project Reports, Project Reviews, Board of Directors meetings
  • Set agenda and objectives and lead Project Reviews, as well as communicate decisions made, action items, and minutes to all relevant stakeholders
  • Collaborate with other functions (e.g. Medical, Commercial and Communications) on preparation of agenda, objectives, materials, and post-event communications for external events (e.g. conferences and ad boards)
  • Review and contribute to key project documents (e.g. clinical protocols, regulatory documents, posters, scientific publications and investor updates); ensure cross-functional collaboration and alignment when regulatory documents are being prepared
  • Prepare and communicate project budget, and facilitate resource/capacity planning; follow up on accruals

Your qualifications are 5-7 years’ experience with project management within R&D drug development and/or managing teams, with experience across multiple line organizations (e.g. Nonclinical, CMC, Clinical, Clinical Operations, Regulatory Affairs and Medical Affairs). Moreover, you have pharmaceutical R&D drug development knowledge, with experience in multiple functions (e.g. Nonclinical, CMC, Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Regulatory Affairs, and Medical Affairs). Finally, you must have strong project leadership skills, including the ability to lead colleagues across line organizations outside of reporting relationships.

You have a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry, Engineering, Pharmacy, or the like and preferably a Post Graduate Degree (PhD) within Life Science.

As a person you are confident and self-assured to enable courage in decisions. You are a skilled and diplomatic communicator who identifies the necessary people to engage at each stage of the project. You have excellent analytical skills and the ability to provide strategic insight and problem solving concerning quantifying options, tradeoffs, budget, and resources needed. Moreover, you are highly motivated and interested in being challenged professionally with a high level of organizational skills and attention to details.

Orphazyme offers a unique opportunity in a company with an exciting pipeline and a positive and informal environment. Orphazyme is growing rapidly and the rate of change is high and hence the opportunities to contribute and influence are many.

Travelling: Up to 15% of the time domestically and internationally.

Domicile: Ole Maaløes Vej 3, DK-2200 Copenhagen N.

For more details about the job or the company please contact CEO Jørn Duhn, Unique Human Capital on M: +45 21 75 19 25 or Research Consultant Elisabeth Haun, Unique Human Capital on M: +45 28 90 33 88. All applications must be in English and are treated confidentially.

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