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Project Manager - Launch Manager

Job Introduction

This role leads the integrated approach to the management of Dechra’s product launches. Accountable for leading cross functional teams, in the end-to-end delivery of Product Launches, from all avenues within the business, including but not limited to New Product Integrations, Lifecyle management and Geographic expansions. They are the face of the project, both internally and externally and is responsible for the communication of project updates to stakeholders.

You will actively ensure alignment between project benefit and project need through the lifecycle of the project, ensuring that supply reliability is integrated into the project objective. Ambassador for change, promoting and aligning team in approach and ways of working.

Occasional global travel may be required.

Role Responsibility

  • Overall accountability for delivery of assigned product launches.
  • Partners the receiver of project output, ensuring that project deliverables are continuously aligned with the horizon at time of launch.
  • Facilitates the generation of project plans, ensuring project team executes the delivery of the plan, in line with agreed results, times and budgets.
  • Maintaining an overview of the project including potential risks to timeline and/or budget and facilitates the team in identifying and troubleshooting of barriers to success.
  • Identify / coordinate the development of strategies to accelerate projects where possible for endorsement by business owners.
  • Works with key stakeholders to ensure the correct project team & resource is in place, as project progresses through project phases.
  • Maintains a clear vision and direction of project, managing decision making and escalation of change requests.
  • Generates motivation and collaboration within project team, ensuring mutual understanding of the interdependency of individual Team Member’s output to reach the project milestones and goals. 
  • Ensures accurate maintenance of Project sites and plans and the generation of project documentation, including meeting minutes and PSD.
  • Leads the delivery and reporting of projects, within the product launch and PMO framework and acts as a role model to adopting new processes and best practices.
  • Communicates project updates, ensuring appropriate RACI model and all stakeholders are informed and aligned.
  • Fosters lessons learnt processes and sees opportunities for optimisation of processes.
  • Progresses specified launch activities.
  • Accountable for aligning key stakeholders by ensuring communication and information is available to enable continuity of supply post launch.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to present information in clear manner appropriate to audience.
  • Resilient, dynamic, and enthusiastic. Must be highly driven and enjoy working with people.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, find creative solution and drive for results.
  • Able to learn new skills and processes.
  • Can demonstrate ability to keep a maintained project vision and direction.
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to organise own workload, multi-task, and work on a number of projects at the same time.
  • Team player, not afraid to get involved and support project team in delivery.
  • Flexible approach and the ability to influence, motivate others and maintain strong working relationships.
  • Naturally inquisitive and seek opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Experience of facilitating meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in project planning and delivery, including monitoring and reporting.
  • Can demonstrate the ability to challenge, particularly areas where you are not an SME.
  • Demonstrable Supply Chain experience.

About the Company

Dechra is a global specialist in veterinary pharmaceuticals and related products business. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

We are a global leader in veterinary endocrinology and topical dermatology, have a broad portfolio of analgesia, anaesthetics and products for the treatment of pain, and are also recognised as innovators in other specialisations such as the treatment of equine lameness, nutrition and differentiated generics. 

We deliver high quality products and services to veterinarians worldwide through our employees and a network of third parties to sustainably improve global animal health and welfare.

Everything we do is underpinned by our Culture and Values. They are important to us and have helped drive the Group’s success. 

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC


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