Project & Application Functional Manager

September 17, 2023

Job Description

1484 McDermott Laboratories Limited

At VIATRIS, we see healthcare not as it is but as it should be. We act courageously and are uniquely positioned to be a source of stability in a world of evolving healthcare needs.

Viatris empowers people worldwide to live healthier at every stage of life.

We do so via:

Access – Providing high quality trusted medicines regardless of geography or circumstance;

Leadership – Advancing sustainable operations and innovative solutions to improve patient health; and

Partnership – Leveraging our collective expertise to connect people to products and services.

Our global portfolio includes best-in-class, iconic brand-name products as well as global key brands; generics, including branded and complex generics; and other offerings across a wide range of therapeutic areas. We are committed to helping create healthier communities worldwide through education, outreach and better access to treatment.

For those driven to live their lives with purpose, Viatris helps employees realise their full potential by creating a collaborative culture that fosters courage and resilience. Viatris is more than just a place to work. This is a place to make a difference in the world.

The Role & What You Will Be Doing

The PPM & Project Tools Functional Manager is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of our Project and Portfolio Management tools. The PPM tool supports the IT organization. This person will be the SME for our portfolio tool. The Functional Manager will work with Process Owners to understand processes, recommend how to use the tool to support the processes and drive the implementation of those requirements within the tool. This position will require solid project management knowledge, strong communication and change management skills and should have solid understanding of PMBOK principles. This position will be a member of the Office of the CIO.

Every day, we rise to the challenge to make a difference and here’s how the Project & Application Functional Manager role will make an impact:

  • Becoming functional SME for all Project and Portfolio Management tools supported by the OCIO
  • Recommending how Project & Portfolio Management tools can be used to automate IT processes
  • Managing product releases (from requirements through testing)
  • Partnering with Process Owners to communicate tool and process changes to the broader IT organization
  • Managing list of potential tool enhancements, prioritizing based upon business need and driving implementation
  • Training people on the use of Project & Portfolio Management tools
  • Consistently maintaining tool documentation ensuring it always reflects current tool configurations
  • Managing internal & external resources to develop the tool
  • Driving tool upgrades to ensure Viatris stays current with vendor releases
  • Administering the tool (user credentials, etc)
  • Project managing implementation of any new tools or significant system releases
  • Identifying opportunities to use new tool features and recommending them to the Process Owners
  • Working with the Head of the IT PMO to prioritize functional releases
  • Staying abreast of Project & Portfolio Management Industry trends

About Your Skills & Experience

For this role, we’re looking for a candidate who has an effective combination of the following qualifications, skills and experiences:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) required. However, a combination of experience and/or education will be taken into consideration
  • 7-10 years’ experience of project management required
  • 5+ years’ experience working with Project & Portfolio Management software including Broadcom Clarity PPM, Microsoft Project and Jira required
  • Demonstrated experience driving functional improvements within a software system
  • Excellent communication skills required
  • A strong customer centric approach to managing change is required
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated experience negotiating priorities with multiple senior stakeholders
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task to meet deadlines
  • Previous experience functionally owning a PPM solution preferred
  • PMP and/or Agile certifications preferred
  • Experience creating dashboards in Power BI preferred
  • Knowledge of SAP is preferred

At Viatris, we are dedicated to building a truly diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t fully align with every requirement, we still encourage you to apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

Benefits At Viatris

At Viatris, we offer competitive salaries, benefits and an inclusive environment where you can use your experiences, perspectives and skills to help make an impact on the lives of others. Some of our benefits include the following on top of a competitive salary:

  • Excellent career progression opportunities
  • Work-life balance initiatives
  • Bonus scheme
  • Health insurance
  • Pension

Diversity & Inclusion at Viatris

At Viatris, diversity and inclusion are essential to our mission. The diversity we foster in all aspects of our business can be one of our greatest strengths in redefining healthcare not as it is, but as it should be. If you would like to know more about what diversity, equity and inclusion means to us, please visit

Sustainability at Viatris

Corporate social responsibility is fundamental to the Viatris mission. We work to advance responsible and sustainable operations and leverage our collective expertise to empower people to live healthier at every stage of life, recognizing that our actions affect the stakeholders and communities we serve. To learn more about our efforts, please visit

At Viatris, we offer competitive salaries, benefits and an inclusive environment where you can use your experiences, perspectives and skills to help make an impact on the lives of others.

Viatris is an Equal Opportunity Employer.