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Associate Project Management

Thousand Oaks, CA
Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets: 
Bachelor's degree (Distribution/Supply Chain/Marketing is preferred)
Must be bilingual in English & Spanish
3+ years of project management experience
Understanding of a product launch and interdependencies
Supply chain experience is a plus

Day to Day Responsibilities: 
Person would be responsible for coordinating the strategy and plan for product lifecycle management and launches for Latin America. 
Working with cross functional teams which would include QA, Commercial, Regulatory, Supply Chain/Planning, Product Development Teams, and Manufacturing sites and ensure the strategy is developed inclusive of all the requirements to meet the launch plan initial as well as lifecycle management post launches. 
Will be working and supporting multiple products/projects concurrently.

Job Summary
Under minimal supervision, coordinate and manage launch and life-cycle plans according to the commercial strategy for assigned programs for Latin America region. The position requires organizational and project management skills including timeline generation, action tracking, meeting facilitation, effective communication skills and good documentation practices. Responsibilities will include gathering regulatory requirement, demand requirements. 
Ability to communicate across a wide range of staff levels. 
Develop effective relationships with cross functional team from the various operations teams to ensure continuous supply and launches of new products. 
Responsibilities include to convey the regional and global aspects into actionable plans at the country level for launches and life-cycle management of programs assigned. Development and Coordination of launch plans pre-filing, pre-launch, launch, and post launch. 
Create and provide multiple scenarios based on various combinations of inputs and variables, as required. 
Lead meetings with key stakeholder and able to collaborate. 
Assess issues with regards to supporting the ability to develop details launch plan and able to influence others on deliverable accordingly to timelines. 
Promptly identify and escalate risks to management. 
Represent Latin America Supply Chain in cross-functional teams and projects at the direction of Supply Chain Management. 
Develop strategy with global, regional and country cross functional teams and determine the optimal plan to ensure uninterrupted supply in alignment with the country’s approval and requirement. 
Actively participate in planning meetings to ensure that project needs, priorities, and timing are understood. Serve as the primary liaison representing the country and region with Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory Affairs, Corporate and Local Planning, and Product Delivery Teams and Operations to ensure coordination of all activities necessary to fulfill the launch and supply plan. 
Ability to articulate supply chain management processes and strategies to key stakeholders. 
Identify the need for and assist in the establishment of new best practices.

Biotechnology pharmaceutical industry (ideal); project management; planning; supply chain; negotiation and facilitation skills; sound judgment, analytical, and decision-making ability; ability to handle multiple responsibilities and priorities simultaneously; independent self-starter, able to work autonomously, under pressure and in teams; strong verbal and written communication skills; effective influencing and leadership skills; ability to operate in a team environment; experience in project management across departments and geographies with different time zones; GMP knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical regulations is a plus; Ability to recognize strategic implications of complex product development activities and manage them cross-functionally; Fluent in English oral and written; Proficiency in Spanish language oral and written (Portuguese a plus); (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Education Requirement:
Bachelor's degree (Distribution/Supply Chain/Marketing is preferred)

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