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Title:  Project Manager (R&D Project Management)

Date:  Jul 4, 2024
Location:  Taro Pharmaceauticals CAN
Company:  Taro Pharmaceuticals INC, Canada

Taro Pharmaceuticals is a multinational, specialty pharmaceutical company with a vision of reaching people and touching lives globally as a leading provider of valued medicines. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers and the overall community through the innovation, development, manufacturing and marketing of the highest quality healthcare products.

Established in 1950, Taro’s world class production facility is located in Brampton, Ontario, with a current team of over 600 Canadian employees. Our company’s focus on the dermatology sector has made us a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialized topical products with a diverse portfolio of creams, ointments, liquids, and gels.

With support from our parent company, Sun Pharma, one of the world’s largest specialty generic pharmaceutical companies, we are committed to providing a healthy, safe and rewarding environment for all of our employees.
Our reward packages have been designed to meet the needs of our diverse workforce and their families. For additional information visit:


Job purpose


The incumbent is to lead the Project Management efforts for new product identification globally and development at Taro Canada, originating at the Canada site as well as other sites (e.g., Sun) destined for the Canadian and US markets. The main area of responsibility is to establish, standardize and implement Project Management processes and infrastructure, as well as support and enhance PM tools.

The expected results would be enabling cost leadership in R&D project development and reduction in R&D cycle time, from selection to launch through application of project management approaches, continuous process improvements initiatives, implementation of Project Management systems and product quality focus working with all stakeholders.

The position will provide the required focus on managing our projects ensuring:  creation of project strategies in line with project priorities and go to market strategies; establish timelines and resource requirements; monitor and report project progress; raise alerts to management decision; ensure availability of tools to manage projects; maintain project budget.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Work with PMO globally to implement and standardize project management system and Bl to plan,

track and control and report project activities

  • Manage project material requirements with Material Management and Vendor Management teams
  • Manage activities required for all R&D projects to ensure on time submissions and ensure communication to all stakeholders within these projects
  • Manage flow of work between formulation and analytical groups
  • Facilitate ad hoc project meetings when issue arise for all projects
  • Manage R&D and RA stakeholders to ensure CMC readiness and timely responses to lR/CR
  • Support early cooperation between development and manufacturing groups, and facilitate on- time launches
  • Help align exhibit batch schedule with PMO priorities
  • Manage risk assessment process between R&D and manufacturing for timely new product launch
  • Manage lesson's learned processes after project submission aligning between all stakeholder



  • BA/BSC in management, industrial engineer, chemistry, or any related field (MBA is an advantage)
  • PMP an advantage
  • 3-4 years' experience of project management in the pharmaceutical field is an advantage
  • Knowledge of project management software and Bl tools
  • Knowledge in office applications and mainly advance excel ability to establish objectives and strategies
  • Attention to details
  • Team player and able to foster team environment
  • Ability to provide leadership and influence team members to achieve common goals without direct reporting responsibility of team member
  • Ability to train and mentor personnel at all levels
  • Project management skills
  • Interpersonal skills (communication, negotiation, conflict resolution)
  • Self-starter (able to work with minimal supervision)
  • Multitasking
  • Technical abilities
  • Derive, implement, and document corrective actions by leading problem solving with stakeholders both within and cross-departmental to reach root cause of a problem.



Working conditions


  • Working with teams in person and virtually for team building and project planning


This position is open to applicants legally authorized to work in Canada.

Taro Pharmaceuticals embraces diversity in the workplace and is committed to achieving employment equity. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We ensure that our recruitment practices are supportive of this commitment and do not infringe on any characteristics protected by law.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Taro Pharmaceuticals will provide accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

NOTE: All employment is conditional upon the completing and obtaining of a satisfactory background check which may include educational, employment, references and criminal records (for which a pardon has not been granted) checks.

AGENCY NOTICE: Please note that Taro Pharmaceuticals does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Services Agreement with an agency / recruiter, Taro Pharmaceuticals will not consider any referrals or agree to payment of referral or recruitment fees. In the event a recruiter or an agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Taro Pharmaceuticals explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency

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