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Senior Director, Program Management - Pipeline Strategy

Cambridge, MA 02142

Post Date: 08/13/2018 Job ID: 2072 Job Category: Clinical: R&D Program Management

This role is highly cross-functional, and will involve collaboration with external partners, along with involvement from company senior leadership. The Senior Director of Program Management & Pipeline Strategy is charged with monitoring and managing portfolio deliverables and progress with related milestones, identifying gaps, monitoring market dynamics, competitive intelligence and making strategic recommendations.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Advance the strategic development of the company’ s pipeline, including the company’ s gene therapy platform, its PMO/PPMO pipeline assets and its on-market therapy for treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Support R&D strategy to expand current indications and enter into new disease areas
  • Lead development of goals for asset teams and sub-teams to ensure alignment with corporate goals
  • Lead and coordinate strategic off-sites and pipeline annual reviews
  • Align budgets and financial planning to corporate strategy and priorities
  • Drive process and accountabilities for creation of key cross-functional deliverables and milestones
  • Modify strategic recommendations based on current status of programs and risk factors
  • Proactively identify gaps and areas of opportunity and work cross functionally to fill gaps.
  • In partnership with cross-functional partners, conduct rigorous, fact based quantitative analyses to expedite robust decision making across the programs & portfolio
  • Create and utilize modeling methodologies that will interrogate the portfolio and R&D resources to support internal platforms/programs and external investment opportunities
  • Work with finance to support development of long-range plan, including investment requirements.
  • As member of the Program Management Team will provide aligned and consistent communication across the organization at all levels
  • Provide risk assessment on timing of data and readouts to support investment decision making
  • Support vetting of alternative development options across team
  • Orchestrate the integration of sub-teams to support the efforts of the Asset Teams


Qualifications/ Requirements:
  • BS in technical discipline, Advanced degree preferred
  • At least 10-15 years’ experience with demonstrated success in leading large-scale programs with proven results and effective leadership and management skills
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in R&D - ability to define, develop and implement portfolio strategies based on trends, opportunities, needs and market direction within pharmaceutical industry and/or health care environment.
  • Operational experience in investment optimization models, asset valuation and portfolio assessment techniques.
  • Strong financial, budget and resource planning experience
  • Ability to articulate and establish processes which impact cross-functionally
  • Demonstrated success in leading through influence
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate information and apply creative thinking and proactive problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, build, and implement solutions to cross-functional team issues
  • Excellent balanced approach to process versus results-driven leadership and management skills
  • Excellent negotiating skills
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills up, down and across the organization
  • Strong business, analytical and planning skills

Demeika Roberts

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