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Associate Director, HEOR Project Management

Sage Therapeutics

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted September 19, 2022.

General Scope and Summary Sage Therapeutics is seeking a highly motivated, innovative, collaborative, resourceful, and results-oriented Associate Director, HEOR Project Management to support operations and project management initiatives within the Sage HEOR organization.

The successful candidate will be responsible for operational aspects of project management with a focus on Real World Evidence Team, vendor diligence, procurement/contract management, and other various department-related activities.

Other responsibilities include driving project timelines and bridging communication between all key stakeholders.

This individual will also help establish and maintain the system and processes required for the successful execution and completion of HEOR projects.

Candidates must be excited about Sage’s mission and vision as well as Sage’s Core Values: Put People First, Improve Lives, Cultivate Curiosity, Do Right, and Forge New Pathways.

Roles and Responsibilities Liaise between and partner with research teams to determine project plans and schedules and deliver on execution.

Drive day-to-day operational and project management aspects and oversee a portion of the research portfolio and corresponding academic alliances.

Work cross-functionally with other areas to move HEOR projects and activities forward.

Assess HEOR capabilities, processes, and systems with the Head of Operations to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement.

Ensure operational clarity is maintained and support the development of operating models and processes.

Develop and actively manage project timelines as well as integrated project plans.

Develop and maintain complex project plans, status reports, issue logs, and other project-related tools.

Prepare and distribute reports and trackers to communicate updates and project status.

Create and update project timelines, dashboards, forecasts, and other reports for sharing project status to teams.

Support KPI establishment and capture metrics related to projects.

Facilitate project management meetings.

Lead initiatives to improve best practices, processes, and tools.

Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills Must thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient.

Must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders, good conflict management and negotiation skills, and the ability to identify issues and raise to key stakeholders in order to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs, and recommendations.

Must have a demonstrated ability to translate strategy into action, excellent analytical skills, and an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way and to orchestrate plans to resolve issues and mitigate risks.

Basic Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

6 years of project management experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry is needed.

Preferred Qualifications Proficiency in MS Project and associated project management tools (e.g.


Solid understanding of Outcomes Research methodology and process.

Excellent problem solving, organization, and planning.

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and SharePoint.

Excellent interpersonal skills and desire to work within a team environment.

Strong communication, both written and verbal.

Attention to detail.

Ability to identify issues and opportunities to improve operational workflow.

Ability to work independently, within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as with external partners and vendors.

Ability to manage multiple tasks, demonstrate flexibility, and manage change.

Ability to influence to align relevant stakeholders and execute in a timely manner.

Excitement about the vision and mission of Sage.

Employment Type: Employee Number of Openings: 1 Job ID: R001394 Biotechnology Careers ThisIsSage All Sage new hires will be required to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or, if not, that they are legally entitled to an accommodation due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief.

Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and Sage will consider, among other things, whether the proposed accommodation would create an undue hardship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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– Poster Supplement We value our relationships with professional recruitment firms.

To protect the interests of all parties, and given the large volume of inquiries received from third-party placement agencies, we are not able to respond to all agency inquiries.

We do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates for current or future positions.

Submission of unsolicited resumes in advance of a signed agreement between our company and a placement agency does not create an implied obligationand, if an unsolicited candidate represented by a placement agency is hired, we are not obligated to pay a fee.

Only approved recruitment firms will be allowed to provide services to Sage Therapeutics, Inc.