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Take the lead in one of Denmark’s most entrepreneurial and fast-growing Pharma companies
Ascendis Pharma is an entrepreneurial and fast-growing company where skilled, agile and highly resourceful professionals can truly make their mark. Ascendis offers a dynamic place for employees to grow and develop their skills, while influencing the direction of this high potential global company.
As Project Director at Ascendis Pharma you will play a critical role in driving sustainable growth by shepherding the project progress and success for one or multiple projects. 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 project(s).
With direct report to the VP, Strategic Planning & Project Management Group based in Palo Alto, California, USA.
Your key responsibilities are:
Your qualifications are pharmaceutical R&D drug development knowledge, with experience in multiple functions (e.g. Nonclinical, CMC, Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs). You have 10+ years of experience in project management in R&D drug development and/or managing teams, with experience across multiple line organizations (e.g. Nonclinial, CMC, Clinical, Clinical Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs). You are proficient in English, both written and spoken and you must be highly skilled in MS Office.
You have a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry, Engineering, Pharmacy or the like and preferably a Post Graduate Degree (PhD) within Life Science.
You are a person with strong leadership skills, including the ability to lead colleagues across line organizations outside of reporting relationships. You have experience with managing projects in a matrix driven pharmaceutical or biotechnological company. You have exceptional interpersonal skills incl. cultural sensitivity and your communications skills both spoken and written must be exceptional as well. You have excellent analytical skills and possess the ability to provide strategic insight and problem solving concerning quantifying options, tradeoffs, budgets, and resources needed. Moreover, you are highly motivated and interested in being challenged professionally and you have strong interpersonal skills. You have a high level of organizational skill and you pay attention to details. Finally, you are able to travel up to 25% of the time domestically and internationally.
Ascendis Pharma offers the candidate the possibility to create a meaningful impact on the organization’s success, while developing him/herself professionally. As Ascendis Pharma is growing rapidly, the company provides many opportunities for career and professional development.
Travelling: +/- 40 days/year
Domicile: Ascendis Pharma resides in a wonderful office facility in Tuborg Havn in Hellerup with a view of the harbor, the canals, and the sea.
For more details about the job or the company, please contact Partner Jørn Duhn, Unique Human Capital on M +45 21 75 19 25 or Senior Research Consultant Jeanne Dederding, Unique Human Capital on M +45 28 74 58 71. All applications must be in English and are treated confidentially.