Project Manager in R&D Portfolio and Strategy

Are you a strong driver with a people mindset?

To lead some of the initiatives supporting execution of the newly launched 2025 Strategy we are looking for a new project manager to strengthen our team.


The R&D Portfolio & Strategy team

You will join an agile team with dedicated project and portfolio professionals. Our focus is to enforce the  governance and portfolio management of the LEO R&D and LCM projects, and thereby ensuring prioritization and execution in line with the overall LEO strategy. In addition the function is responsible for a framework to enhance R&D value creation and operational excellence, and we have the ownership of the key processes in the R&D operating model.

We are part of the R&D Function and based at the LEO headquarters in Ballerup, Copenhagen.


The job opportunity

  • The job offers assignment to strategic projects which are critical enablers for portfolio and project execution.
  • The success in the role is highly dependent on your ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all organisational levels and to drive the projects in a changing environment.
  • The job will give you an unique opportunity to work across the R&D functions and across many LEO functions.
  • You will be a member of a small agile team where you can have a high degree of influence on the future direction of the function.


Your responsibility  

As Project Manager your primary responsibilities will be to:

  • Lead individual assigned projects
  • Responsible for project deliverables
  • Ensure scoping, goal setting, planning, reporting, and follow up
  • Drive decision making in the project
  • Facilitate problem solving and manage issue constraints
  • Plan and execute meetings with project teams
  • Communicate and collaborate with stakeholders
  • Ensure data, processes, and documentation is handed over to end-user of project


A key part of your to success will be founded on your drive execution along with the ability to build relations cross functionally and to communicate and align with stakeholders.


Experience within project management

You have a university degree at Masters level backed by +3 years’ of preferably pharmaceutical industry either as project manager or line manager.

Project management experience +3 years.

As you will be working in an international company you master English (written and spoken), and you enjoy cooperating with people with very different backgrounds culturally, professionally and geographically.

On the personal level you have a strong drive creating tangible solutions and results. Being responsible for many tasks in projects you must have an analytical mindset and a structured way of working. Added to this, your ability to involve people in finding the optimal solutions gives you extra energy.


We look forward to hear from you and receiving your application.

For further information please contact: Simone Frandsen, Mobile +45 40 75 16 28

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About LEO Pharma
LEO Pharma helps people achieve healthy skin. By offering care solutions to patients in more than 100 countries globally, LEO Pharma supports people in managing their skin conditions.
Founded in 1908 and owned by the LEO Foundation, the healthcare company has devoted decades of research and development to delivering products and solutions to people with skin conditions.
LEO Pharma is headquartered in Denmark and employs around 5,300 people worldwide.
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Application deadline: 25/06/2018

Location: Ballerup, Copenhagen

Contacts: Simone Frandsen
Mobile: +45 4075 1628