Global Project Manager

Date:  May 16, 2024
Department:  Portfolio Management
Job Type:  Direct Employee
Team:  R&D, Pharmacovigilance & Regulatory Affairs
Contract Type:  Permanent

Cary, NC, US

About us

Based in Parma, Italy, Chiesi is an international research-focused pharmaceuticals and healthcare group with over 85 years’ experience, operating in 30 countries with more than 6,000 employees (Chiesi Group). To achieve its mission of improving people’s quality of life by acting responsibly towards society and the environment, the Group research, develops and markets innovative drugs in its three therapeutic areas: AIR (products and services that promote respiration, from new-born to adult populations), RARE (treatment for patients with rare and ultra-rare diseases) and CARE (products and services that support special care and consumer-facing self-care).
We are proud to be the largest global pharmaceutical group to be awarded B Corp Certification, a recognition of high social and environmental standards. We are a reliable company that adopts and promotes transparent ethical behavior at all levels. 
We are committed to embrace diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities. In fact, we are a global family made up of different cultures, different genders, generations, ethnicities, abilities, sexual identities and many other enriching diversities. 

Chiesi USA

Chiesi USA is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and promoting products for the hospital, adjacent specialty and rare disease markets. We are a B Corp™ and Benefit company awarded Top Employer status for six consecutive years and certified as a Great Place to Work. 
At Chiesi, we share an entrepreneurial spirit and act as a force for good, pursuing high social and environmental standards, to ensure the wellbeing of our people, patients, and communities. We offer a work environment where professionals have the opportunity to build a purposeful career focused on helping others while achieving a fulfilling work-life balance, meeting exciting challenges, and engaging in important and rewarding work.

What we offer

Chiesi offers competitive benefits, services, and programs that enrich the personal and professional lives of our employees.   Our shared values of passion, innovation, trust and integrity bring out the individual talents and diverse perspectives of each of our colleagues.  Our environment encourages each individual to reach his or her full potential and drive outstanding results. We celebrate that “Every one of us is different. Every one of us is Chiesi."



Subject matter expert of Project management in the organization that has an impact on the coordination of a product or set of products life, at all stages of the product lifecycle. Responsible for coordinating the project team in translating the project strategy into an overall cross functional integrated plan and for providing routine base update of project status.

Main Responsibilities

  • Accountable to critically define, communicate and updated a clear, integrated, cross-functional project plan, which encompasses product lifecycle, including post approval life cycle management (i.e., label expansion, key Phase 4 activities, Geographic roll-out) and always fully aligned with the TA strategy developed by the TAM.
  • Define with GPL and GDL project objectives, critical milestones according to project scope, roles & responsibilities.
  • Coordinate project team in the definition of project risk profile and following mitigation actions, integrate them in the overall project plan and in the PoS assessment.
  • Facilitate the project governance process by supporting core team in the definition and maintenance of the project documents.
  • Combine domain expertise in order to develop  and translate in feasible development plan the proposed  strategic options to make the best trade-off decisions for Chiesi, global value and risk profile and proactively coordinate project execution.
  • Ensure effective communication across CTMs, functions and other relevant stakeholders supporting the achievement of common project goals.
  • Facilitate and identify deadlocks and delay driving consensus among team members, underline roadblocks to GPL and DL  when required.
  • Accountable for planning, scheduling, and organizing Project meetings with CTMs.
  • Accountable of track project progression and communication of project status against key project milestones and budget baseline to core team and main stakeholders on a regularly scheduled basis.
  • Promote the project management culture and tools within and outside the company, and the development of lean processes and tools to ensure that projects are executed effectively and efficiently and ensure that current project governance processes are followed.
  • Contribute to the definition of project budgets, monitor and challenge the project spending to align implementation with TA/product strategy, facilitating the definition of  priorities within the project budget across all involved functions in order to secure proper project delivery.
  • Collaborate with Alliance Management in managing projects in partnership and contribute to the evaluation of potential new projects in line with Evaluation/Due diligence defined process.
  • Build with GPL and DL empowered/capable CTMs through support of their development objectives and provision of feedback (particularly on Project Management competences).
  • Participate constructively in providing feedback to GDL&GPL performance, where required.

Experience Required

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical industry in one of the following areas: R&D, business, computer science.
  • Experience navigating highly matrixed environments, with proven track record in managing cross-functional and multicultural teams, and teams collaborating with external partners.
  • Resilient, flexible, proactive and fast-learner.
  • Strong ability to synthesize complex and diverse inputs to a problem, and drive and accelerate critical decisions to recommend solutions/ preferred options.
  • Proactiveness and ability to lead team’s dynamics and discussions with courage, can comfortably confront and work through conflict.
  • Strong influencing skills and ability to drive consensus, aligning different perspectives and inspiring team members to collectively define and achieve critical milestones, identify and mitigate risks which may impact successful delivery of projects.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills, including written and oral communication of executive level information.
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office applications & Planisware. Other project management software knowledge is a preference criteria.
  • Certified as Project Management Professional through an international certification (PMI, Prince2).
  • Fluent in English and willing to travel for work.



  • Degree in a Life Science or Economic or management Engineering subject
  • Master degree preferred in science, business, or related field

Chiesi USA is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work force at all levels of our business.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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