The Chief Operations Officer (COO) is a leadership position within UI Pharmaceuticals reporting directly to the Managing Director. The COO will be responsible for oversight of the day to day operations of UI Pharmaceuticals via the project management group (PM), growing the business through client relationships and targeted marketing efforts and assisting the Managing Director in implementing strategic initiatives across the enterprise.
Lead and direct the development and application of project management methodology and culture, by providing leadership, coordination and management of the Project Management (PM) group and oversight of UI Pharmaceuticals day-to-day project controls and operations.
Responsible for the overall direction and management of projects through designated project managers and department heads.
Collaborate with leadership to determine project and initiative priorities.
Initiation and Planning
Appoint or approve the appointment of project managers to projects.
Develop, maintain, oversee and manage the project scheduling across departments
Executing, Monitoring & Controlling and Close Out
Oversee PM group as the interface between UI Pharmaceuticals and Clients.
Cultivate stakeholder relationships internal and external to the organization.
Metrics and Reports
Manage program change in accordance with change management plan to control scope, cost and contracts.
Audit results in order to align the program/project outcomes with stakeholder expectations and standards.
Provide strategic input into the direction of UI Pharmaceutical business and effectiveness.
Provide administrative supervision of staff.
Develop and implement policies and practices of a culture that supports staff engagement in the workplace.
Coordinate formal and informal project manager training.
Ensure adherence to and interface with HR policies and procedures and participate in the administration and application of recruitment, rewards, retention and professional development of the PM staff: maintaining appropriate staffing levels and requirements.
Develop and maintain project manager competency to ensure project managers are assigned to projects that are commensurate with their traits, skills, knowledge and experience.
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About University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals (UIP): University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals is a Food and Drug Administration-registered pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, providing expertise in contract pharmaceutical development services to clients around the world. This is an exciting time to join UIP, as the business continues to grow in capabilities, new clients and revenue. In 2020 the College of Pharmacy will be moving into a new $96.3 million College of Pharmacy building. The lower level of this new building will be home to the UIP new sterile products manufacturing area which will be approximately 16,000 square feet and will increase UIP batch size capacity approximately 5-fold to 20,000 vials/batch. For more information about the College of Pharmacy, please visit https://pharmacy.uiowa.edu/about-college.
Master's Degree in areas such as pharmaceutics, chemistry, engineering, or professional degree in similar fields of study, including pharmacy OR
Similar bachelor's degrees with equivalent combination of education and technical experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired
Minimum of 7 years project management, managerial and/or business development experience in a regulated manufacturing environment, such as but not limited to pharmaceutical, chemical processing or personal care products.
Experience with managing cross-functional projects, working with internal and external stakeholders/clients and analyzing data
Demonstrated ability to build effective teams; proactively handle conflict including difficult people and situations
Strong organizational skills and action-orientated problem-solving abilities
Knowledge of Pharmaceutical Research and Development regulations, including FDA, EMA. DEA, ICH
Demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment
Experience in biotech or contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMO)
In addition to required qualification, Master of Business degree
Direct or hands-on manufacturing operations experience
Pharmaceutics or Pharm.D. degree
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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About University of Iowa
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.