• Director, IT Portfolio Management Office (PMO)

    Job Locations US-NJ-Princeton
    Requisition ID
    2019-10858
  • Responsibilities

    Otsuka IT is embarking on an ambitious transformation plan.  As part of the journey we need to hire a Director, IT Portfolio Management Office (PMO).

     

    The PMO Director is responsible for various methods and practices around provisioning IT into the business, improving the overall PPM maturity across the organization, and tracking and reporting the conformance to plans and expectations of IT-oriented initiatives. As an arm of the overall governance function, the PMO Director is responsible for supporting and enabling the organization’s projects, programs and structured work efforts. The PMO Director ensures that the work of the PMO adds value, is relevant to the strategy of the organization, and meets the goals set for the PMO by executive management.

     

    Key responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

    • Facilitates among the PMO stakeholders and organizational leadership a consensus around the mission and vision of the PMO organization to foster a project-management-oriented culture and mindset
    • Engages senior leadership and business partners to define the PMO mission, goals and operating model, and releases this after senior management approval, in the form of the PMO charter
    • Leads the identification and development of PMO roles, team configuration and recruitment appropriate to deliver the agreed-upon PMO goals and objectives
    • Leads the identification and implementation of project management processes, methods, tools, guidelines and standards in order to establish a stable framework that supports all project teams and stakeholders to improve the probability of successful project delivery
    • Facilitates the agreed-upon process that develops plans and prioritization by leadership and governance
    • Defines, manages and directs the needed end-to-end PMO work effort, which includes leveraging best practices and techniques in identifying, quantifying and tracking the realization of expected benefits defined in business cases
    • Coordinate portfolio planning, investment ranking, balancing and resource planning
    • Provides ongoing coaching and mentoring to PMO staff and project managers
    • Builds and maintains relationships with senior leadership and key PMO stakeholders, and acts as a trusted advisor
    • Regularly reviews and evaluates opportunities to improve the project management best practices in order to achieve higher maturity in PPM
    • Leads the establishment of a project management community of practice to facilitate collaboration and best-practice sharing among project managers and key PMO stakeholders

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree is required, master’s degree preferred. Degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or related discipline is preferred.
    • Minimum 15 years of industry related experience within an IT and business environment.
    • Minimum 5 years of leadership responsibilities required
    • Experience working within the pharmaceutical industry or a highly regulated environment is preferred.
    • Experience with one or more project management methodologies (for example, PMI PMBOK, PRINCE2 and agile) required.
    • Program management skills and experience is required
    • Significant knowledge of project planning tools required
    • Effective influencing and negotiation skills
    • Excellent analytical, strategic conceptual thinking, strategic planning and execution skills.
    • Strong business acumen, including industry, domain-specific knowledge of the enterprise and its business units.
    • Deep understanding of current and emerging technologies and how other enterprises are employing them to drive digital business
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a strategic resource plan.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain IT concepts and technologies to business leaders, and business concepts to the PMO staff.
    • Up to 10% travel is required based upon business needs.

     

     

    Overview

    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a global healthcare company with the corporate philosophy: “Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide.” Otsuka researches, develops, manufactures and markets innovative products, with a focus on pharmaceutical products to meet unmet medical needs and nutraceutical products for the maintenance of everyday health.
    In pharmaceuticals, Otsuka is a leader in the challenging area of mental health and also has research programs on several under-addressed diseases including tuberculosis, a significant global public health issue. These commitments illustrate how Otsuka is a “big venture” company at heart, applying creativity in everything it does.
    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Otsuka group of companies employed 50,000 people worldwide and had consolidated sales of approximately USD 11 billion (€ 9.9 billion) in 2016.

    All Otsuka stories start by taking the road less travelled. Learn more about Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company on its global website at www.otsuka.co.jp/en. Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at www.otsuka-us.com.


    Disclaimer:

    This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

    Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.

    Disclaimer

    This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

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