Head of Program Management
Company: Civica Rx
Posted on: August 6, 2022
Over the past two decades, shortages of generic, injectable
medications critical to the lifesaving work of hospitals in the
United States have become commonplace. Approximately 200 medically
necessary drugs are on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's
shortage list. Manufacturing challenges and predatory pricing are
both the cause and result.
Who suffers most? Patients.
Civica is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization established in
2018 by health systems and philanthropies to reduce chronic generic
drug shortages and related high prices in the United States. Led by
an experienced team of health care and pharmaceutical industry
Today, more than 50 health systems have joined Civica. They
represent over 1,200 hospitals and over 30 percent of all U.S.
hospital beds. Civica has also begun to supply the U.S. Department
of Veteran's Affairs, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S.
Strategic National Stockpile of essential medicines.
Civica is improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs
by making strides to ensure patients and their needs come first and
that essential generic medications are accessible and affordable.
Since established, the #1 Policy for the Civica team has been "Do
What Is in the Best Interest of Patients."
Civica is launching a subsidiary to enter the Outpatient pharmacy
market partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield with the goal of
reducing drug prices, especially high-cost generic drugs where
market forces are not working to control drug costs.
To find out more about how Civica's innovative model is directly
impacting patient care, click here to read a recent article from
the New England Journal of Medicine.
Intro to Civica
Watch this video to learn more about Civica!POSITION SUMMARY
Reporting to the Chief Manufacturing and Supply Chain Officer, the
Head of Program Management, Civica Inc. will be responsible for
coordinating critical activity needed to achieve commercial
production of injectable medication at Civica Petersburg and at
contract manufacturers, including development of Civica Petersburg
products, facility construction, facility readiness, regulatory
approval, and ERP implantation. This role also involves management
of projects for potential acquisitions of Civica manufacturing
sites and/or operations, development of Civica-owned packaging
operations / distribution center(s), and related projects, as
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage multi-functional and technical project teams to develop,
gain regulatory approval, manufacture, and commercialize sterile
injectable drugs. Projects may include project management of the
ANDA machine, for Civica Petersburg manufacturing and at our
Manage product development, technical transfer, process
qualifications/validations, facility construction, manufacturing
capacity expansion, process equipment improvements, process
scale-up and technical process improvements, contract
manufacturing, efficiency improvements, and miscellaneous technical
and project planning support.
Development and tracking of detailed project plans. (Examples
include CRB Civica Petersburg construction, outsourcing of quality
testing, launch of new Civica products and ERP implementation.)
Utilize expertise, experience and network to resolve issues.
Manage project costs and report on project financials.
Provide project risk management oversight.
Direct project(s) and project teams ensuring all necessary
activities occur as planned.
Coordinate scheduling of project activities to meet
Identify resource issues and utilize effective
communication/leadership to ensure that satisfactory resolution
Maintain close contact with both Civica and external partner
representative(s) through meetings, site visits, teleconferences,
and other forums to ensure that issues are addressed, and project
timeline activities are met.
Serves as primary contact and communication link between Civica and
external project partners and companies.
Meet regularly with project team members to understand technical,
quality, and financial issues as related to the project(s).
Prepare and present project updates to Civica executive and
advisory committees, as necessary.
Solicit other projects that are aligned with Civica goals &
Develop and implement standard project/program management systems,
procedures, checklists/tools, documentation practices, reporting,
Through direct and/or matrix reporting, provide oversight and
direction to other team members (internal and external) providing
project management support to assure standard practices are
followed and systems utilized in providing all necessary
integration of individual projects and/or milestones into overall
Perform other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES)
8+ years of relevant project management experience in related
BS /BA in a relevant discipline, e.g. project management,
engineering, R&D, operations management, or similar is
Experience in pharmaceutical operations/cGMP environment.
Ability to work with a variety of technical disciplines.
Knowledge of and significant proficiency in project management
software, such as Microsoft Project and others.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and negotiate a
diversity of issues.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and
written, at all levels within Civcia and external partner
Ability to effectively collaborate with others to achieve team
goals and expectations.
Effective time management and prioritization skills.
Outstanding organization skills and attention to detail.
Self-starter, mature, independent and dependable.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under pressure, able to
multi-task and obtain results.
Ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality and use of
appropriate discretion and independent judgment.
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