Senior Director Pipeline Project Manager | Big Pharma

Compass Life Sciences
Start date
16 Nov 2022
Closing date
16 Dec 2022

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Project Management
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
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Compass Life Sciences are supporting a global top pharmaceuticals organisation that has an enviable track record delivering truly innovative medicines in infectious diseases, HIV, oncology, and immunology. With significant advancements within their clinical pipeline across vaccines and infectious diseases, they are investing in growing their vaccine and disease group across the globe and are looking for a motivated and energetic Senior/Director Pipeline Project Managers for this exciting role.  
In this role you will be responsible for the combination of project research and development strategy within the global plan. Optimizing the project critical path and enhancing efficient execution. You will be working closely and collaborating with the Project Lead providing operational and strategic leadership to the drug or vaccine matrix, working with the cross-function team to deliver a robust and well decided plan to oversee its execution.     
In this highly rewarding and visible role you will influence the strategy, seamlessly integrate it into an endorsed development plan, optimize the critical path, and oversee its execution.
Drive scenario planning and enable Governance / Decision- Making.
Identify and manage project resource/budget requirements and anticipated variance, and work with the Project Leader and matrix team to ensure estimates are accurate, gaps are addressed, and progress tracked.
Manage the Matrix Team, take action to maintain effective dynamics and creating optimal team environment and performance
Utilize effective communication skills to facilitate appropriate information exchange between Functional Lines, Project Leader, and senior management.
Continuously enhance personal understanding and application of project management tools and methodologies in the pharmaceutical industry
When appropriate, manage line of project managers, providing day to day oversight and coaching.
Advanced degree in life science or business management areas.
Minimum 3-10 years pharmaceutical R&D or related industry experience preferred.
Direct experience in successful pharmaceutical project management across multiple phases of research and development (discovery to phase 4), with timeline, management, and budgetary responsibility.
Minimum 3 years of line management experience if management position is highly sought after.
Deep experience in risk, budget, and resource management.
Basic knowledge of multi-disciplinary pharmaceutical drug and/or vaccine development required (oncology, vaccines, specialty & primary care, infectious disease).
Living in either, US, UK or mainland Europe. Highly sought after locations Stevenage/Brentford UK, Wavre Belgium, Siena Italy or Cambridge (MA)/Collegeville(PA) USA.
SALARY RANGE (Estimations) 
Senior Director  
US - $183,689.20 - $248,520.75
UK - £97,200.90 - £131,057.10
EU - €110,822.73 - €149,423.58
US - $148,270.60 - $200, 601.40
UK - £75,240.30 - £101,795.70
EU - €85,784.55 - €116,061.45
In exchange our client is offering a very competitive base salary and great benefits package that you would expect from a major organisation in the life sciences sector. If this sounds like the right role for you and you are interested in learning more, please contact me directly today as we are looking to appoint as soon as possible,, or phone +44 (0)2392 316 035.     
Not right for you but know someone interested? Compass Associates Ltd trading as Compass Life Sciences are acting as a Recruitment Consultancy for this Permanent Vacancy; We offer up to £1,000 worth of Amazon vouchers for each successful recommendation.


Compass Life Sciences was formed in 2018 by veteran recruitment professionals. Candid conversations with Investors and clients identified a demand for highly knowledgeable, experienced, quality-based recruitment solutions within the sector that offered a genuine, consultative service.

Our capabilities have grown in line with our team’s headcount; and we now serve a wide range of key specialisms including R&D, Clinical Research, Commercial Operations, Data & Bioinformatics, Regulatory Affairs and Medical Affairs. We have been consistently commended for offering the highest levels of knowledge-based recruitment solutions to both candidates and clients.

We believe that the future of recruitment is firmly rooted in ingrained partnerships, where a more proactive and strategic relationship is important. As Compass Life Sciences continues to move forward, we will endeavour to provide the highest quality, valued solutions in all our relationships.

Differentiated by quality and knowledge, Compass Life Sciences has been born out of the desire to raise the standards of Life Sciences recruitment in the UK and Global markets.

As a team, we are proud to be able to evidence experience working in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Supplier & Vendor industries, ranging from University Placement Years, through to onsite Talent Acquisition employment, which has provided our fundamental understanding of the specialisms we recruit both for, and into

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02392 384555
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