Global Project Leader


medical device pharmaceutical food industry

About this job

  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Area of expertise: Medical
  • Location: Woodbridge

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Academic Master
  • Closing date: Friday, 10 December 2021

About this role: Global Project Leader

About this role: Global Project Leader

We’re hiring a Global Project Leader for our client, a large international organization focusing on research development, production, and commercialization of innovative therapeutic solutions. The Global Project Leader leads the Core Project Team, is responsible for creating the vision, the strategy, the Integrated Project Plan and the way of working for projects in Pipeline. This is a permeant full-time position and the ideal candidate would be located within the Greater Toronto Area.

  • Authority:
    • Between Stage-Gates, authorize project activities within agreed budget, time and quality parameters
  • Strategy:
    • Lead the Core Project Team in order that the project objectives are delivered within scope, including agreed time, budget & appropriate quality constraints
  • Key project documents
    • Ensure TCP, TPP, Integrated Project Plan (PDP and Gantt), Project Card and Risk Log are updated at each Stage-Gate and where there is a significant change in project scope, timelines, budget or quality
  • Teamwork/ Leadership of core team
    • Lead & develop the Core Project Team to provide an environment of collective responsibility, courage, trust and creativity
    • Coach Extended Team Leaders to help foster the ability and desire of Extended Functional Teams to act in an empowered way
    • Support the team in key project activities, including meetings with Regulatory authorities and with investigators and clinical/scientific experts
  • Risk Management
    • Ensure risk (threats and opportunities) management and mitigation plans are available in a timely manner and are updated at regular intervals, no less than once per annum and at each Stage-Gate
  • Communication
    • Be accountable and ensure the development of an integrated and updated project communication plan aligning scientific, IP, commercial and reputational considerations for both internal and external audiences
    • Report on the project and data in Scientific conferences
    • Represent the Core Project Team at governance bodies and other meetings when significant decisions relating to the scope (time, budget, quality parameters) of the project are required
    • Ensure senior management and the governance bodies are kept informed of any changes to the scope of the project as related to time, budget and quality
  • Stakeholders management
    • Ensure a proper internal and external stakeholder management process



  • Education:
    • Master degree in relevant scientific subject (Biology, Biotechnology and Medicine are preferred). PhD in a scientific discipline and/or MBA would be considered an advantage
  • Required experience/background:
    • At least 10 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical or Biotech Industry, preferably in Research and Development, including significant project and/or people management responsibility
  • Technical skills:
    • A strong degree of scientific, regulatory and business knowledge.
    • Evidence of a deep understanding of gate-phase drug development, preferably in the rare disease area
    • Evidence of strategic thinking
    • Understanding of working in a matrix organization and project management and planning tools
  • Managerial skills/Behaviors:
    • Clear evidence of leadership skills
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation & presentation skills
  • Languages:
    • Fluent in English
  • Availability to travel internationally occasionally (around once a month)



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How to apply

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for this role, please submit your interest using the ‘Apply’ button. Applying is quick and easy – just make sure you have the following documents ready to go:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)
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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Chris Kapusta via the details below, quoting publication number:

Account manager

Chris Kapusta
Brunel Canada - Calgary

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