Project Manager (Medical Affairs)

Posted 26 May 2023
Salary US$45 - US$50 per hour
Job type Contract
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameColin Murray-Bain

Job description

Location: Waukegan, IL (on-site)

Contract Length: through end of 2023 with possible extension

Pay Rate: $45-50/hr

The Medical Project Office within Medical Program Management is charged with consolidating and standardizing repeatable activities to ensure high quality, consistency, accuracy and efficiency.

Responsible for providing project management expertise to ensure successful execution of Medical Affairs advisory board and symposia.

This role will lead the execution of Medical Symposia & Ad Boards through effective collaboration with Medical Affairs Business Owners, Medical Program Managers (MPM), Support Teams (e.g., Business Services Group (BSG), Central Consultancy Group (CCG)) and vendors.

This role is responsible for providing guidance to Medical Affairs Business Owners on compliance and requirements related to the execution of Symposia and Ad Boards.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide project management expertise to ensure successful execution of 25-30 programs with primary focus on Advisory Boards, effectively employing and coordinating all available resources and involved parties across vendors and multiple internal stakeholder groups. Ensure that planning, cost, timeline, scope, and risk management plans are in place and escalate risks where necessary.
  • Lead the overall coordination and project management for internal stakeholders and external parties/vendors utilized to support logistics and content development for TA-specific Symposia and Ad Boards. Ensure vendors meet all internal policies and external regulations. Contact vendor for quotes, review initial quotes for reasonability, and negotiate with vendors as appropriate.
  • Support less complex event types as assigned by Director, Medical Ad Board & Symposium Execution.
  • Support use, maintenance, and evaluation of Preferred Supplier Networks in conjunction with TAs, MPMs, and Purchasing.
  • Initiate request for support from internal support teams including BSG and/or CCG and monitor performance against plan. Establish and manage regularly scheduled planning meetings.
  • Maintain project timelines and follow up on status and action items. Document and follow up on project plan activities, milestones, and action items to ensure effective and timely completion. Proactively communicate across team members (including business owner and MPM colleagues) to support successful execution and keep stakeholders well-informed.
  • Ensure appropriate guidance is provided to Symposia and Ad Board Business Owners regarding global policies, local requirements, lead times, and local procedures to ensure successful execution of fully compliant events with minimal expediting and exception activity.
  • Conduct post meeting debrief. Document and share lessons learned from Symposia and Ad Board execution to inform Medical Affairs' future planning activities.

Top skills/requirements:

  • Project Management expertise.
  • Cross-functional collaboration.
  • Experience managing Medical Education programs such as Medical Congress Symposia.
  • Experience working with third party vendors and meeting planners.
  • Experience working across multiple countries and time zones.
  • Demonstrated experience managing external vendors.

Education, and/or certification requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Health Sciences or business-related field is required.
  • Preference for MBA.
  • 8+ years of work experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • 2+ years in Medical Affairs related roles strongly preferred
  • Project management experience strongly preferred.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.