Valeant Pharmaceuticals

  • Project Manager / Director, Ophthalmology

    Job Location US-NJ-Bridgewater
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  • Overview

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is a diverse pharmaceutical company that is committed to focusing on our key stakeholders while delivering consistently high performance. Our values provide the overall direction for our company, and provide us with the tools necessary to rise to any challenge by leveraging our collective hard.


    Reporting to the Executive Director, Pharmaceutical Project Management, the Project Manager will use the global PCPF (development process), allied systems & tools, to plan and manage/coordinate resources and activities related to new product development for the Ophthalmic pharmaceuticals.  us set goals based on our organization’s potential and what we hope it will become.


    No direct reports.  This position will be responsible for managing a cross functional team within a matrix organization structure.



    • Champion and lead projects for Ophthalmic pharmaceutical development and product improvement projects.
    • With team develops overall project plan and resource requirements.
    • May work under a Program Head in the identification, management and resolution of issues
    • May lead one or more sub-teams of a program, including specific indications
    • Contributes to the overall strategy, feasibility and supports the preparation of plans and presentations
    • Management of projects in compliance with defined process and procedures.
    • Management of project team members from the various other functional areas assigned to a specific program (includes team meetings, communications to teams and meeting minutes etc.).
    • Review and monitor program/project activities against definition, schedule and costs. 
    • Prepare amended budget forecasts as required.
    • Deliver products to agreed timelines and budgets.
    • Communicate effectively with RD&E management and staff regarding the status of all activities. 
    • Inform management in a timely manner of any problems which may result in a delay in project schedules so that appropriate action may be taken. 
    • Publish monthly/quarterly project report summaries as required including product presentations to development committee and senior management.


    • Bachelors degree in science required with 5-7 + years of related experience.
    •  3 - 5 years Ophthalmic pharmaceutical development, project / program management experience with specific experience in managing complex, highly technical R&D / Drug Development related activities.
    • Prior training in project management.  PMI certification a plus.
    • Proven, hands-on, results-oriented manager with demonstrated leadership skills across functional lines and a participatory style of working effectively in a dynamic, team-oriented environment.
    • Ability to communicate and interact at all levels from senior management to staff level. 
    • Ability to translate customer requirements into measurable design goals/input. 
    • Competency in Microsoft Project, Word, PowerPoint & Excel.
    • Excellent verbal, written and electronic communication skills. 
    • Therapeutic area experience in ophthalmology a requirement.
    • Proficiency in a foreign language (German, French) a plus.
    • Ability to travel, 7 – 10% overnight travel, domestic and international.

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    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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