Valeant Pharmaceuticals

  • Manager Project Operations

    Location US-FL-Tampa
    Job ID
    Global Manufacturing Supply (GMS) - Operations
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is a diverse pharmaceutical company that is committed to focusing on our key stakeholders while delivering consistently high performance. Our values provide the overall direction for our company, and provide us with the tools necessary to rise to any challenge by leveraging our collective hard work and effort along with our unwavering competitive spirit. These values help us set goals based on our organization’s potential and what we hope it will become.


    Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Strategic / MOB Project Manager will use the (Tampa Project/Product Development Process), systems & tools, to plan and manage/coordinate resources and activities related to cost improvement & MOB projects throughout all support groups.


    This position will have direct reports. 



    • Provide Project Management Leadership to the Tampa Pharma Business Operations
    • Develops business case recommendations and engages site management to determine endorsement of new project opportunities.
    • Champions and leads projects for process/ophthalmic drug development, continuous / cost improvement, capital, and product improvement projects.
    • Management of projects in compliance with PMO/cGMP process and procedures.
    • Management of project team members from the various other functional areas assigned to a specific program (includes team meetings, communications to teams and meeting minutes etc.).
    • Responsible for developing and overseeing the capital plan.
    • Responsible for engineering services compliance metrics (NC OTP, CAPA OTP, SOP 3 Year Reviews, etc)
    • Member of the Material Review Board (MRB) supporting / approving non-conformance investigations from an engineering perspective
    • Works with Regulatory Affairs to manage process change submissions to regulatory agencies.
    • Along with project team, lead the development and implementation of a project plan, schedule, budget, and identifies capital requirements when applicable. 
    • Review and monitor program/project activities against scope, schedule and budget. 
    • Prepare amended budget/capital forecasts as required.
    • Deliver projects to agreed timelines and budgets.
    • Communicate effectively with Tampa management /RD&E management and staff regarding the status of all activities. 
    • Inform management in a timely manner of any problems which may result in a delay in project schedules so that appropriate action may be taken. Develops and recommends recovery plans when necessary.
    • Publish monthly/quarterly project report summaries and scorecard metrics as required.
    • Reviews/approves documentation that are needed for the execution and implementation of projects.


    • Expert in Project Management skill. PMI Certification a plus.
    • Organized, good communicator, assertive, proven leader.
    • Bachelor’s degree in science required with 8+ years of related experience.
    • 5 - 7 years pharmaceutical drug development project/program management experience with specific experience in managing complex, highly technical R&D/Drug Development related activities.  Regional experience a plus.
    • Prior training in project management. PMI certification a plus.
    • Proven, hands-on, results-oriented manager with demonstrated leadership skills across functional lines and a participatory style of working effectively in a dynamic, team-oriented environment.
    • Ability to communicate and interact at all levels from senior management to staff level.
    • Ability to translate customer requirements into measurable design goals/input.
    • Competency in Microsoft Project, Word, PowerPoint & Excel.
    • Excellent verbal, written and electronic communication skills.
    • Therapeutic area experience in ophthalmology or generic drug development.
    • Statistical evaluation skills for process assessment a plus.
    • Ability to travel, 10 – 15% overnight travel, domestic and international

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