Associate Director - R&D Portfolio Systems, Planisware (all genders)

Posted 25 Nov 2022

Darmstadt, Hessen - Germany

Req Id 257310


Work Your Magic with us!

Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.

United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.


Your Role:

The Healthcare R&D Digital & Data Transformation Organization shapes the digitization of our R&D integrated portfolio planning and execution system (iMAP) for our global Healthcare R&D functions. You will join an experienced, business-facing team and work in a collaborative, and results-oriented environment.

With a deep understanding of Pharma R&D Project and Portfolio Management and excellent knowledge of Planisware functionality, the Associate Director - Project & Portfolio Management Systems (Planisware) will play a key role in upgrading and simplifying the R&D Portfolio Management System, by implementing Planisware and R&D Project Management standard methodologies.

Based on the business process and data experts needs, you will prototype, design, configure and develop the R&D Portfolio Planning system along with the team and demonstrate your expertise in Planisware technology. You are responsible for maintaining the R&D Portfolio Planning System data model, improving and reducing customizations and supporting the upgrade, analysis and migration into SaaS. You will also be responsible for refining and updating user documentation of system configurations.


Who you are:

  • Degree in technical field, preferably in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Engineering

  • Proficiency in software programming, especially SQL. R skills a plus

  • In depth knowledge of Planisware software features and functionality, configuration tools, and the Planisware data model (Planisware core/advanced certification is a plus)

  • Demonstrate a learning mentality, and a track record of continuously building R&D domain knowledge and relevant technical skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English (Knowledge of German is beneficiary)

  • Detail oriented, collaborative, and user-centric attitude

  • IT project management experience a plus; PMP (or equivalent) certification is desirable #inclusion

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!

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