Bausch Health

  • Manager Projects, R&D

    Location US-CA-Petaluma
    Job ID
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Bausch Health 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.




    • This person is responsible for the effective management (organization, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and evaluation) of all aspects of pharmaceutical development projects.
    • This position will be primarily focused on the R&D development of products primarily within the Dermatology therapeutic area and may encompass programs in early development as well as those in late-stage development (pre-IND to Phase 4). When required, the scope can include other therapeutic areas as needed.
    • In concert with the Core Team, the Senior Manager will develop and manage the cross-functional integrated project plan, ensuring milestones and goals are met.
    • He/She will develop and maintain the project Gantt chart, milestones and track budgets for the projects.
    • This incumbent will lead the review of status of projects at stage gates, and when significant deviations occur and update accordingly.
    • The incumbent will drive communication within teams, within the department, and across functional areas. In concert with the project core team, design and execute the project strategy.
    • She/He will effectively communicate project status to management and provide resolution of project issues.
    • He/She under the guidance of senior member(s) may be involved in overseeing the collaboration activities with external partners in the integration of services, technologies and capabilities to ensure delivery of project (where relevant).
    • The Project Manager, under the guidance of senior member(s) may be involved in commercial/licensing/partnering/intellectual property activities related to the project(s).
    • She/He drives project execution in accordance to product development process.
    • S/he will be responsible for project execution and on time delivery of milestones, manages outside partners and alliances, and facilitates meetings.


    A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences or Engineering discipline and a minimum of 7 years’ experience in pharmaceutical R&D environment or equivalent is required.

    • An Advanced Degree, MS, MBA, and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in pharmaceutical R&D environment or equivalent is preferred
    • Combined with either/or experience above a minimum of 3 years’ experience in project management, leading multi-disciplinary project teams through the various phases of product development is required
    • Experience with co-development partners/arrangement and/or international experience preferred
    • The successful candidate is required to be an expert in pharmaceutical product development and the interdependencies of individual development activities
    • The successful candidate will also be preferably experienced in products focused in Dermatology development
    • Good working knowledge of regulatory requirements for product registration in the US
    • Expertise in the application of project management software (e.g. MS Project) and in the use of the project/portfolio management systems required
    • Proven negotiation, issue resolution and team building skills required
    • The successful candidate proactively identifies and acts to resolve project issues, including those related to timing, resources and funding, to prevent delays in project milestones required
    • The successful candidate independently documents project issues, agreements and decisions in team minutes in a timely manner required
    • Ability to represent project teams at senior management meetings
    • Excellent communication skills


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