Sr R&D Global Project Lead

Sr R&D Global Project Lead

Bayer Inc. | Whippany, NJ, 07981, US
Salary Range:$100,000 – $124,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 9 days ago

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At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining 'impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.

Sr R&D Global Project Lead


The primary responsibilities of this role, Sr R&D Gbl Proj Lead, are to:

* Lead a portfolio of NPD projects with including high complexity projects;
* Lead cross functional Global Project Team (GPT), ensuring that all team members (R&D, Commercial, Product Supply, Regulatory, Medical, Legal and Country functions) are held accountable for their project deliverables;
* Ensure planning and project management is guided by the established governance and project management processes and is appropriate for the specific project; Allow flexibility in approach for efficient and effective delivery where project scope permits, in close communicationwith the R&D and Commercial Leads;
* Work closely with Category R&D Director and Technical Project Lead (TPL) to ensure strategic alignment of project through each stage;
* Oversee risk assessments and identification of barriers for the project;
* Develop clearly outlined mitigation and solution options/opportunities for enhanced project success, escalate issues as needed to ensurenecessary decisions and course correction are made prior to off track events occurring;
* Closely manage end to end budget for project, including all internal and external resource costs. Support Category R&D Director in management of rolled up category budget;
* Provide relevant and transparent project communications to senior management and stakeholders;
* Closely collaborate with Commercial Leads to ensure strategic alignment and execution of project throughout stage and gate process; after successful launch in lead markets, ensure proper hand over to Commercial Lead and launch team for further launch roll out;
* Support Pipeline & Project Management Director on tracking and reporting of pipeline metrics, management of category level budget and risks, and overall tracking against R&D KPIs;
* Mentor and coach junior project managers within R&D organization.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree;
* At least five years of Project Management experience in product development;
* Proven track record of leading individuals and teams in cross functional international environments;
* An international Project Management Certification is desired;
* Significant Project Management and Industry experience in Consumer Goods, Pharma or Foods with a proven track record in leading individuals and teams in cross functional international environments, as well as in achieving superior results as a project leader;
* Experience leading projects in a complex matrix organization is key.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Bachelor's with twelve years, or Master's with ten years or PhD with six years of experience (or international education equivalency to degrees);
* STEM background is desirable.


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer.

To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

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