Director, Project Management - Pharmaceutical Drug Development

Date: Mar 21, 2024

Location: US-CA-Petaluma, California, US

Company: Bausch Health

Bausch Health is a global company that develops, manufactures, and markets a differentiated product portfolio across multiple high-growth therapeutic areas including Gastroenterology, Generics, Neurology, Ortho Dermatologics, Medical Aesthetics and Dentistry.  We are delivering on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health.  Each day, Bausch Health products are used by over 150 million people around the world. 

Our approximately 7,000 employees are united around our mission of improving people’s lives with our health care products.  



This person is responsible for the effective management (organization, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and evaluation) of all aspects of pharmaceutical development projects. This position will be primarily focused on the R&D development of products within the Gastrointestinal and Dermatology therapeutic area and may encompass programs in early development as well as those in late-stage development (pre-IND to Phase 4). When required, the scope can include other therapeutic areas as needed as well as consumer products.


  • In concert with the Core Team, the Project Manager will develop, maintain, and drive the project timelines milestones and track budgets for project.  The candidate will lead the review of status of projects at stages gates and when significant deviations occur update the team accordingly.
  • Will effectively drive communication within cross functional teams.
  • Will effectively communicate project status to management and provide resolution of project issues.
  • Should have good working knowledge of all areas of development – including CMC, non-clinical, clinical, project management and regulatory functions
  • Will be expected to manage all milestone regulatory filings for development programs from pre-IND briefing packages to NDA submission.
  • May be involved in overseeing the collaboration activities with external partners in the integration of services, technologies and capabilities.
  • Is expected to critically evaluate opportunities involving commercial/licensing/partnership/intellectual property activities related to the project(s); should be able to provide complete development strategies and budgets as needed
  • Will be responsible for project execution and on time delivery of milestones, managing outside partners and alliances, and facilitate meetings.
  • Is expected to evaluate new product ideas and thoroughly research it with medical, clinical, CMC, IP and Key Medical Expert as needed
  • Should be able to manage Phase 4 development or post marketing issues whether CMC, clinical or nonclinical
  • Should be able to provide leadership and mentorship to development managers as well as core team members
  • Is expected to provide solutions to improve efficiency



  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences or Engineering discipline and a minimum of 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical R&D environment or equivalent is required.
  • An Advanced Degree, MS, MBA, and a minimum of 8 years of experience in pharmaceutical R&D environment or equivalent is preferred
  • Combined with either/or experience above a minimum of 5 year of experience in project management, leading multi-disciplinary project teams through the various phases of product development is preferred  
  • The successful candidate is required to be knowledgeable in pharmaceutical product development and the interdependencies of specific development activities. 
  • Proficiency of regulatory development requirements in the US along with working knowledge for the global development
  • Experience with co-development partners/arrangement and/or international experience preferred
  • Proficiency of regulatory development requirements in the US with a working knowledge for global development  
  • Expertise in the application of project management software (e.g. MS Project) and in the use of the project/portfolio management systems required
  • Proven negotiation, issue resolution and team building skills required
  • The successful candidate proactively identifies and acts to resolve project issues, including those related to timing, resources and funding, to prevent delays in project milestones
  • The successful candidate independently documents project issues, agreements and decisions in team minutes in a timely manner 
  • Ability to represent project teams at management meetings
  • Excellent communication skills

As required by law, Bausch Health provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in the US. Actual compensation is influenced by many factors including skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For this role, the range of starting pay for this role is $160k - $200k.


Benefits package includes a Comprehensive Medical (includes Prescription Drug), Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account with company contribution, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(k) matching, discretionary time off, paid sick time, tuition reimbursement, parental leave, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment insurance, paid holidays, Employee Assistance Plan, commuter benefit, recognition awards, voluntary benefits (including Identity Theft, Student Loan and Breast Milk Shipping), employee referral bonuses and employee discounts. 



This position may be available in the following location(s): US - Petaluma, CA


Bausch Health Companies Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates collaboration.

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