Boehringer Ingelheim R&D Project Excellence Manager in DULUTH, Georgia

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment which benefits our employees, patients and communities.


The purpose of this role is to contribute to and support R&D Project Excellence in defining and establishing project excellence and state of the art ways of working in projects. The R&D Project Excellence Manager will work globally with the other Project Excellence Managers and the Head of the function as well as with the other sub-functions in Strategy, Portfolio and resource management to: Contribute to the development of project management processes for BI Animal Health R&D; Support consistent application of key project management best practices and planning tools; Provide guidance on expectations and behaviours in the project matrix environment; Monitor KPIs for project performance; Deliver training and on-boarding of new employees contributing to projects with regard to key project management processes and roles and responsibilities; Provide facilitation for risk assessment, project team health-checks, after-action reviews, development team project kick-off workshops, etc., as required

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to defining standards for project management processes and practices.

  • Lead activities as delegated by Head of R&D Project Excellence.

  • Provide support as required to local / cross-geographic teams on behalf of Project Excellence for implementation of standard project management processes

  • Deliver facilitation to Project Teams and other target audiences on behalf of Project excellence, in order to increase efficiency and effectiveness of project work and related outputs

  • Monitor Project Performance and conduct project health checks. Provide feedback to project leaders and teams on areas of improvement and correction, in order to optimize project delivery.

  • Liaise with partners in Strategy, Portfolio and Resource Management on interdependencies

  • Assist in building a Project Management Community and network for BI Animal Health

  • Support the Head of Project Excellence on ad hoc requests related to portfolio and project management

  • Develop, organize and deliver trainings to project teams and other audiences as required to implement and support project excellence across the organization


  • Veterinary/Medical/Scientific degree from an accredited institution required or Business Degree from an accredited institution with extensive experience in scientific R&D.

  • At least five (5) years knowledge and experience in an R&D project management role.

  • PMP or equivalent experience in project management.

  • Five (5) years of knowledge and experience in R&D of the Pharmaceutical Industry, including early stage development (research), late stage development, and commercialisation. Animal Health experience is a plus, but not essential.

  • Experience working in multicultural / global team environment.

  • Willingness to travel (10-20%).

  • Experience of working in US and/or France and advantage. Fluent in English. German and/or French an advantage, but not essential.

  • Excellent analytical skills / fluent in problem solving.

  • Flexibility and agility to cope with an evolving environment. Proven track record of impact in organisation undergoing change and growth.

  • Self-motivated and self organised, able to work without close supervision but with ability to partner with internal business colleagues and external consultants.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to relate to individuals at all levels in the organisation.

  • Experience in delivering training and facilitating culturally diverse groups.

  • Passionate and with positive attitude, able to motivate others to perform at their best.

  • Experienced in MS Project.

  • Knowledge of Planisware an advantage.

  • This job is a senior level position requiring expertise and global experience in project leadership and project management best practices in the pharma/vaccines environment.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees. Since our founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today we are committed to creating value through innovation in three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. Since we are privately held, we have the ability to take an innovative, long-term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and provide valuable services and support to patients and their families. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. We are also deeply committed to our communities and our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen the neighbourhoods where we live and work. Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings.

Organization: US-Vetmedica

Title: R&D Project Excellence Manager

Location: Americas-United States-GA-Duluth

Other Locations: Americas-United States-GA-Athens, Americas-United States-GA-Gainesville

Requisition ID: 186618