Project Manager - バイオ医薬品企業

Location: Tokyo
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: ¥10000000.00 - ¥14000000.00 (年収)
Specialization: Life Science (Medical Devices / Pharmaceutical / Chemical / Healthcare / Agriculture / Livestock),
Sub Specialization: Clinical Project Manager,
Contact: Yoshiko Kumakura
Reference: JO-2212-477395

・Applicants must have permission to work in Japan
・Applicants must be able to speak fluent ~ native level Japanese (Equivalent to JLPT N1)

☑外資系企業 ☑英語力が必要 ☑リモートワーク可能 ☑フレックス勤務

Project Manager


As the Project Management expert in Japan Development (JD), you are responsible for providing high quality project management in order for JD/JPT(Japan Product Team)* to plan & deliver the most competitive asset development strategies to bring impactful medicines to patients by communicating and collaborating with JPT members and various internal/external stakeholders.
*In this document, JPT includes Japan Early Asset Team (JEAT), when relevant.

Major Responsibilities:
1.Project Execution & Cross Functional Collaboration

  • Serve as a core member of JPT and coordinates JPT activities and deliverables.
  • Arrange JPT meetings and actively contributes to cross-functional JPT discussions both from a PM functional perspective and a cross-functional strategic perspective.
  • Lead cross-functional communications, involving relevant functions including the stakeholder outside JPT when necessary.
  • Support and navigate JPTs for collaboration and effective interactions between JPT and stakeholders/governance.
  • In partnership with JPTL (Japan Product Team Leader), drive cross-functional team effectiveness in JPT and foster JPT to become high performing team.

2.Project Planning and Analytics

  • In partnership with JPTL, coordinate in creating a robust project development plan in alignment with the global asset strategy, having a consensus in the JPT. When necessary, accountable to compile and provide information necessary in JPT's making most appropriate decisions.
  • Track the project plan and execution, having the principal accountability for and leading JPT activities on:

- Monitoring the project progress/timeline and ensure accurate, up-to-date Japan timelines and reporting, focusing on key milestones and critical paths.
- Obtaining a governance budget approval for Japan part of projects in collaboration with PPM/PM in global teams, and monitoring budget status through LBE process (Latest Best Estimate) in collaboration with global finance (Senior Finance Analyst) and relevant functions in JD.
- Proactive risk management for each project, including risk mitigation and contingency planning.
- Issue identification and solution.

3.Cross-project/Strategic Portfolio

  • Support for cross-project/portfolio discussions and reporting by providing necessary information on responsible projects.

4.Operational Excellence

  • Driving project-management related initiatives or advancement strategies for project success within JD or the organization, to increase productivity and to be the best in class R&D organization.

5.People development

  • Conduct training and coaching to junior PMs and contribute in building talent pipeline in PMG.


  • 5+ years of experiences in R&D related areas in the pharmaceutical industry, including 3+ years clinical development planning phase to approval, or having equivalent knowledge.
  • Work experience in cross-functional drug development teams is preferred.
  • Work experience in global environment


  • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or a relevant field
  • Advanced degree preferred (MSc / PhD / MBA, etc) or strong demonstration of equivalent combination of relevant educational and professional training


  • Industry knowledge in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, or other Healthcare related field and understanding of its business
  • Sufficient knowledge regarding process of clinical development, NDA and approval and regulations in Japan
  • Growing knowledge of program management practices in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Basic knowledge for marketing and post marketing surveillance/investigation
  • General knowledge of pharmaceutical association (Seiyaku kyo and Pharma etc.)


  • Good communication skills, including verbal and written English skills (TOEIC over 750, or equivalent)
  • Leadership skills
  • Team building and trust building skills
  • Analytical & logical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Expertise in MS Office applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and MS Project.




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Reference: JO-2212-477395
Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level
Job Function: Project Management