Lead Europe Strategic Projects & Planning (m/f/x)

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Date: 21 Nov 2023

Location: Munich, Germany, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


With over 120 years of experience and more than 17,000 employees in over 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo is dedicated to discovering, developing, and delivering new standards of care that enrich the quality of life around the world.

In Europe, we focus on two areas: The goal of our Specialty Business is to protect people from cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in Europe, and help patients who suffer from it to enjoy every precious moment of life. In Oncology, we strive to become a global pharma innovator with competitive advantage, creating novel therapies for people with cancer.

Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries and Canada.



For our headquarters in Munich we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:


Lead Europe Strategic Projects & Planning (m/f/x)

The position:

The Lead Europe Strategic Projects & Planning works directly with Head of Specialty Business Unit, HR & Finance Business Partners to coordinate the annual strategic and operating planning process and supports the efforts of the markets within Europe to deliver high quality plans, projects and deliver on financial commitments 


Roles & Responsibilities:

Business Operations

  • Constantly improve and manage the interfaces among Commercial, Medical, Market Access, Partner Management and Digital as well as enabling functions

  • Monitor regional performance objectives. Work with members of regional Specialty Business Unit (SBU)-Leadership Team to develop needed measures and activities 

  • Schedule/plan, support and facilitate business meetings, workshops, events for Head of SBU Europe

Project Management 

  • Ascertain prioritisation of Region Europe projects and proposed ROI / value to the business

  • Manage agreed projects to ensure on-time completion according to specifications and within budgeted framework

  • Set up and ensure implementation of holistic communications internally and externally for all initiatives ensuring full information of all relevant stakeholders


  • Support Head of SBU regarding team development and Leadership measures based on own observations and feedback from the team together with Learning & Development department (L&D)

  • Plan and support workshops, trainings etc. based on agreed and aligned development needs together with L&D and Leadership Team

  • Insights

  • Support with relevant changes, developments and innovations regarding GTM models and strategies together with Digital department and Commercial team 

  • Ensure regular insights into latest Medical and Health tech innovations, developments together with Medical Team and Digital and Commercial Team


Education & Professional Experience:

  • Master's Degree
  • Minimum 11 years of relevant work experience
  • Country / affiliate experience is a plus
  • PMP, PMI-ACP, PRINCE2, Six Sigma or similar professional project management certification
  • Skills and additional Requirements
  • Business experience, ideally in a management consulting and/or multinational environment, preferably pharma and/or biotech
  • Results-oriented with solid project management capabilities
  • Strong communication and influencing skills to gain credibility with a range of stakeholders
  • Proven analytical strengths to drive decision making
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset and methods
  • Technical functional/cross functional skills e.g. medical, marketing or commercial skills
  • Technology and digital-savvy
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with colleagues across the organization
  • Discretion and the ability to deal with confidential information
  • Fluency in English; other European languages are a plus


Why work with us?

Working at Daiichi Sankyo is more than just a job – it is your chance to make a difference and change patients’ lives for the better. We can only achieve this ambitious goal together. That is why we foster a culture of mutual respect and continuous learning, with a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity. Here, you will have the opportunity to grow, think boldly, and contribute your ideas. If you have a proactive mindset and passion for addressing the needs of patients, we eagerly await your application.

For more information: www.daiichi-sankyo.eu

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