Global Product Launch Lead
Location:
, Pennsylvania
Posted:
October 17, 2017
Reference:
R0012979
  • Lead NPI and geographic expansion launches (50%)
    • Lead supply chain launch sub-team for NPI and geographic expansion type launches
    • Ensure strategy and TSA execution information is being transferred to/from the TOPT team and Supply Chain sub team members
    • Partner with POLs and other stakeholders of the product team to evaluate decisions of strategy relating to launch, develop launch scenarios, etc.
    • Ensure supply chain sub-team fulfills TSA of launches as agreed upon at the monthly Global Launch Activity Management meeting (cross functional meeting led by Launch Team)
    • Support TOLT Launch Readiness KPI -delivery of product to the country warehouse and ready for country sales on time and in full
    • Track launch status and leading metrics for specific geographic launches, routinely update Global Launch Dashboard
    • Translate leading metrics into action, escalating through BPO, TOPT, Global S&OP, etc.
    • Support and lead Level 1-2 launches and provide guidance/training to SC Planning for Level 3-4 launches
  • Data Collection and Management (25%)
    • Maintain accurate launch data in centralized system. Ensure appropriate EPM system linkage to Integrated Project Plan (IPP) to ensure all data is aligned with Global Program Management.
    • Maintain monthly launch calendar, ensuring alignment with GPM, TOLT, ILC calendars for reporting purposes.
    • Responsible for quality of the data, leading quarterly review of launch pipeline with key stakeholders
  • Global Product Launch process (25%)
    • Support the continuous improvement of the launch process, enhancing launch playbook and checklists, etc.
    • Leverage internal and external best practices to continually enhance the Global Product Launch process
    • Develop, train and implement tools for launch planning and tracking
    • Train and assist Supply Planning to ensure proficiency and consistent launch execution
    • Meet on a regular basis with planners to guide them and assist with set up of new launches and assess progress


Education & Experience Requirements
Include educational requirements or equivalency, required years and type(s) of experience, and necessary licenses or certificates. Specify which are required and which are preferred. For UK, please do not use years of experience due to UK Legislation.

Essential:
  • Degree level education with a minimum 5-10 years of experience in life sciences (pharmaceutical, biologics, medical devices) supply chain/ operations / manufacturing / product management
  • Minimum 5 years in a 5 years in management of new product introduction, launch and project management
  • Strong familiarity with a broad variety of supply chain concepts, and specific expertise in global Biopharmaceutical supply chain management.
Desired:
  • Bachelors or higher degree
  • APICS certification
  • Experience implementing and leading New Product Introduction
Key Skills and Competencies
Describe critical skills needed to successfully perform job, which should be representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Living our leadership behaviors is a basic expectation for all Shire employees. Shire expects all employees to embody the following:
Leadership Behaviors
  • Be Positive
  • Be Accountable
  • Be Results Oriented
  • Be An Excellent Manager of Self and Others
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of the organization and the ability to develop rapport with other leaders inside Shire to influence decision making
  • Proven success in influencing, persuasion and gaining cross functional alignment and support
  • Strong problem solving, negotiating and presentation skills
  • Excellent leadership skills including sponsoring/leading projects with broad scope, cross functional nature, and an impact outside own department while promoting teamwork between departments.
  • Embraces change, doesn't mind ambiguity, challenges the status quo, and drives improvements to products and business processes.
  • Lead NPI and geographic expansion launches (50%)
    • Lead supply chain launch sub-team for NPI and geographic expansion type launches
    • Ensure strategy and TSA execution information is being transferred to/from the TOPT team and Supply Chain sub team members
    • Partner with POLs and other stakeholders of the product team to evaluate decisions of strategy relating to launch, develop launch scenarios, etc.
    • Ensure supply chain sub-team fulfills TSA of launches as agreed upon at the monthly Global Launch Activity Management meeting (cross functional meeting led by Launch Team)
    • Support TOLT Launch Readiness KPI -delivery of product to the country warehouse and ready for country sales on time and in full
    • Track launch status and leading metrics for specific geographic launches, routinely update Global Launch Dashboard
    • Translate leading metrics into action, escalating through BPO, TOPT, Global S&OP, etc.
    • Support and lead Level 1-2 launches and provide guidance/training to SC Planning for Level 3-4 launches
  • Data Collection and Management (25%)
    • Maintain accurate launch data in centralized system. Ensure appropriate EPM system linkage to Integrated Project Plan (IPP) to ensure all data is aligned with Global Program Management.
    • Maintain monthly launch calendar, ensuring alignment with GPM, TOLT, ILC calendars for reporting purposes.
    • Responsible for quality of the data, leading quarterly review of launch pipeline with key stakeholders
  • Global Product Launch process (25%)
    • Support the continuous improvement of the launch process, enhancing launch playbook and checklists, etc.
    • Leverage internal and external best practices to continually enhance the Global Product Launch process
    • Develop, train and implement tools for launch planning and tracking
    • Train and assist Supply Planning to ensure proficiency and consistent launch execution
    • Meet on a regular basis with planners to guide them and assist with set up of new launches and assess progress


Education & Experience Requirements
Include educational requirements or equivalency, required years and type(s) of experience, and necessary licenses or certificates. Specify which are required and which are preferred. For UK, please do not use years of experience due to UK Legislation.

Essential:
  • Degree level education with a minimum 5-10 years of experience in life sciences (pharmaceutical, biologics, medical devices) supply chain/ operations / manufacturing / product management
  • Minimum 5 years in a 5 years in management of new product introduction, launch and project management
  • Strong familiarity with a broad variety of supply chain concepts, and specific expertise in global Biopharmaceutical supply chain management.
Desired:
  • Bachelors or higher degree
  • APICS certification
  • Experience implementing and leading New Product Introduction
Key Skills and Competencies
Describe critical skills needed to successfully perform job, which should be representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Living our leadership behaviors is a basic expectation for all Shire employees. Shire expects all employees to embody the following:
Leadership Behaviors
  • Be Positive
  • Be Accountable
  • Be Results Oriented
  • Be An Excellent Manager of Self and Others
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of the organization and the ability to develop rapport with other leaders inside Shire to influence decision making
  • Proven success in influencing, persuasion and gaining cross functional alignment and support
  • Strong problem solving, negotiating and presentation skills
  • Excellent leadership skills including sponsoring/leading projects with broad scope, cross functional nature, and an impact outside own department while promoting teamwork between departments.
  • Embraces change, doesn't mind ambiguity, challenges the status quo, and drives improvements to products and business processes.



A little about us:
At Shire, we help people with rare diseases and specialized conditions live their lives to the fullest.

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