Project Head I
Main Campus, Lake Forest
5d ago

Position Purpose

Based on GFT driven portfolio strategy, Project Head I is responsible for planning, development, execution, management of the assigned Projects to achieve strategic and operational objective set up by Head of Projects and / or Head of R&D Surgical area of the assigned project.

  • This role will partner with Management / PPM to determine and communicate project execution strategy for assigned projects, including regular status update communication strategy.
  • The Project Head will work with Head of Projects, Heads of Functional areas, internal / external stakeholders, play a leadership role developing and foster collaborative relationships
  • Major Accountabilities

  • Support Development in interactions with external stakeholders (e.g., regulatory authorities, key opinion leaders, Scientific advisory boards, internal stakeholders (e.
  • g., Research, Exploratory Development, Global Clinical & Medical Affairs, Marketing etc.), and internal governance

  • Ensure all functions supporting the project team are adequately resourced.
  • Elevate issues to Head of Projects and or Senior Management
  • Accountable for developing realistic project budget forecasts and timely flagging of budget variations with rationale
  • Based on Complexity of project or based on where project is in development timelines, Project Head I can be responsible for 1 or 2 or more projects.
  • Management of small to medium scale projects in compliance with Stage-Gate process.
  • Project head is expected to be a project driver and have a good understanding of science in the assigned therapeutic area.
  • Needs to have a solid sense of urgency

  • Strong project management, interpersonal, communication, negotiation and problem solving skills.
  • Considerable organization awareness (e.g., inter-relationship of departments, business priorities), including significant experience working cross-functionally and in global teams.
  • Language

    The ability to fluently read, write, understand and communicate in English


    Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent years of directly related experience.


    7 Years of Relevant Experience

    Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

    Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position,

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