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Global R&D Project Planner

Posted 10 Sep 2018

Billerica, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 181402


A career with EMD Serono is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Serono is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your role:

We are looking for a talented individual to join EMD Serono as a Global R&D Project Planner in the integrated Planning, Analytics & Partnering group within R&D Strategy & Business Operations.

In this global role, you will work together with project managers and project teams to translate the strategy of our pharmaceutical R&D projects into a meaningful, robust project plan, which is captured on a state-of-the art project management platform.

You will track project progress through elaborate reporting and ensure that your plans are a reliable source of information for senior management decision makers. In addition, you develop and apply project management standards and best practices and advise your business partners on project management methodology topics.

Who you are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 8 plus years of experience required
  • Master’s degree in a scientific (or economic) discipline preferred
  • Professional experience in R&D and/or drug development in the pharmaceutical industry
  • A minimum of 4 years project management or planning experience (schedule, budget, resources) strongly preferred
  • Expert level experience using project scheduling tools (MS Project, Planisware) as well as Excel & PowerPoint, strong IT affinity
  • Experience in working with international teams
  • Excel programming or a project management certification are an advantage.

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

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