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Human Resources Manager

Allegan, MI

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**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. plc, a leading global healthcare company, delivers value to its customers and consumers by providing Quality Affordable Healthcare Products®. Founded in 1887 as a packager of home remedies, Perrigo has built a unique business model that is best described as the convergence of a fast-moving consumer goods company, a high-quality pharmaceutical manufacturing organization and a world-class supply chain network. Perrigo is the world's largest manufacturer of over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare products and supplier of infant formulas for the store brand market. The Company also is a leading provider of branded OTC products throughout Europe and the U.S., as well as a leading producer of extended topical prescription drugs. Perrigo, headquartered in Ireland, sells its products primarily in North America and Europe, as well as in other markets, including Australia, Israel and China.

* Job Purpose:

Provide project management leadership to cross-functional teams in the development and delivery of new products, ensuring efficient use of project resources and compliance with deadlines and project standards.

* Knowledge, Experience and Education:
* Expert knowledge of project management principles and methods is required.
* Well-developed communication skills are essential, including verbal and written communication skills and the ability to lead cross-functional teams which may include members from multiple sites or countries.
* Excellent planning skills are necessary.
* Knowledge of process improvement principles is necessary; familiarity with Lean Sigma methodologies is strongly preferred.
* Familiarity with regulatory requirements in the pharmaceutical industry is necessary, as is knowledge of the product development life-cycle.
* These skills are normally acquired through completion of a bachelor degree in a scientific or technical discipline combined with several years of progressively responsible experience in the pharmaceutical industry and 3 or more years project management experience.
* Major Duties:

Major Duties / Responsibilities

% of Time

1. Align the organization to the scope of the project such that it meets business needs and affords the development team a clear and achievable path to deliver.


2. Identify barriers to the project's success and develop solutions to remove barriers. Elevate issues to appropriate levels of attention and drive to definitive decisions resulting in a clear path forward when multiple complex issues are faced.


3. Lead project meetings, ensuring efficient use of meeting time and effective decisions on direction of specific projects or resolution of issues.


4. Maintain project documentation& detailed timelines, and provide progress reports to management.


5. Provide leadership to and develop commitment among project team members creating a culture of team learning in the organization. Mentor other project managers as needed.


6. Provide leadership & management of R&D clinical studies to ensure all requirements of the CRO and Perrigo are met during planning and execution of the study and maintain accurate records of these activities. Perform the necessary tasks to ensure the timelines & budget of the studies are adhered to and communicate any updates or delays which have an impact on the project.


7. Participate or Lead, cross-functional process improvement projects.

* Organization Structure and Functions:

Total Direct Reports: This position does not supervise. However, this position provides work direction to 8 to 16 project team members from multiple disciplines for each assigned project.

* Matrix Relationships:

The manager seeks performance feedback from project team members. The incumbent does not have matrix reporting relationships.

* Principal Challenges:
* Typical Problems: The incumbent must develop and gain commitment to a reasonable timeline for each project. The incumbent must integrate requirements from each area to ensure the final product meets standards of marketability. The incumbent must identify risks or barriers to success and work with the project team and management to resolve those issues. The incumbent must actively drive key decision making.
* Most Complex Problems: Changes in the regulatory requirements for a project, such as clinical testing requirements or new technologies required to manufacture the product, can result in significant changes in project budgets, timing and complexity. The incumbent must lead the project team and management through the process of resolving issues, changing project scope or other management decisions to ensure the project is successful or to limit costs. Ensuring projects with global participation are on-track, given the logistical challenges of managing across sites and time zones, is also a challenge.
* Decision Making Authority:
* What typical decisions does the job have total authority for making? The incumbent leads the team in making decisions within the scope of the project, facilitating discussion and contributing to final decisions. This may include deadlines, risk management and mitigation, problem resolution and application of scientific and technical standards to product development.
* What typical decisions are referred to others for approval? Significant changes in the scope of the project or new risks or barriers to project success (in form of unexpected significant investments to complete the project or the expectation significant changes in launch timing) are referred to the leadership team. The incumbent and the project team participate in evaluating risks and solutions and selecting the strategy to address issues.
* Additional Information: Project timelines are critical to the company's success in achieving first-to-file strategy on new products and our first-to-market goal for all products. Sales revenue for a new product can range from $1,000,000 to $50,000,000 per year.

Please note - this role may be hired at one of several grades and the final level will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

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