Position Description

Senior Program Manager I
Location NJ, Princeton
Job Category Commercial Sales and Marketing
Employment Duration Full time
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Job Summary – Senior Program Manager I

The Senior Program Manager is a lead position responsible for managing the day-to-day activities for new product launch projects with the objective to successfully commercialize and launch new products for SUN pharma. He/she develops end-to-end cross-functional project plans that detail critical path tasks, KPIs, milestones, scenario plans to mitigate impactful risks, timelines, and task owners. In addition, he/she must support and improve processes that impact key business areas like branded product label review & lifecycle management studies. This role will be the main point-of-contact between the brand, sales leadership, shared cross-functional project teams (local and global) and the PMO.

Reports into Head of Global Commercial Program Management Office

Area Of Responsibility

  • Coordinate and lead the Strategic Launch Planning Process with global alignment on all key requirements with sponsors & commercial leads.
  • Develop a robust, risk weighted scenario, launch plan with cross-functional teams while identifying critical gaps that the team needs to address. Understand and proactively recommend improvements in operational and go-to-market processes.
  • Ensure strategic alignment of the plan with commercial brand leads, along with a streamlined communication plan. 
  • Ensures timely execution of critical tasks, milestones and deadlines. Follow-up with teams to continuously update the plan and prioritize activities as needed for the successful implementation of the project.
  • Lead regularly scheduled cross-functional meetings to ensure functional deliverables are understood and timelines are on track
  • Ensure that performance metrics are defined, tracked, and reported back to leadership teams
  • Assure all completed deliverables are stored in shared repository on time and dependency assessments are conducted regularly
  • Responsible for the preparation of project performance status & monthly status reports across all brands
  • Lead ad-hoc business projects & processes with global impact
  • Label Review Committee: Integrate & align all key global stakeholders across Brand, Regulatory, Medical & extended core teams on the thorough review of the label contents prior to submission. Continuously enhance the process and make impactful recommendations.
  • Lifecycle Management Studies: Integrate & align all key global stakeholders on the study progress and enhance the process continuously to address ongoing milestones, process gaps and next steps.

Work Conditions:

Standard office Environment

Physical Requirements:


Travel Estimate

Up to 10 %

Education, Job Qualification & Skillset

  • BS/MS in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, or related scientific field is required
  • PMP desirable but not required
  • Proficiency with Enterprise Project Management tools
  • Strong Microsoft Project, PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Strong passion for learning, building relationships & methodical in solving problems with teams
  • Ability to unite & lead cross-functional teams in a highly dynamic and changing environment (local and global)
  • Strong people skills & Ability to positively influence stakeholders to resolve impactful risks & conflicts
  • Excellent Communication & Listening skills
  • Situational, Social & Cultural Awareness


  • 6+ years of Pharmaceutical industry experience with at least 4+ years of relevant Project Management experience in new product commercialization and/or clinical product development is required or equivalent
  • Strong exposure to Clinical trials, IND/ NDA filings – US and Global Regulatory Project Management is required
  • Understanding of program governance and business strategy development and execution
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing, supply chain process & regulatory strategies for successful commercial launch of the product.
  • Experience in project/program management of complex projects across diverse regions and cultures
  • Ability to build strong business relationships with all stakeholders & drive decision making
  • Solution centric approach to bring teams together to resolve priority risks & issues proactively with an eye on the big picture
  • Successful track record of delivering results through leading high performing teams
  • Process & Data driven to govern decisions
  • Strong promoter of lessons learned and knowledge management
  • Ability to lead independently and inspire building teams locally and globally

Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees as assigned to this job. Nothing herein shall preclude the employer from changing these duties from time to time and assigning comparable duties or other duties commensurate with the experience and background of incumbent(s).


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