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Your tasks and responsibilities
The primary responsibilities of this role, Program Management Leader, are to:
Responsible for elaboration of program strategy, along with GDL and other GPT Core Team members, serving as a highly-experienced strategic and tactical thought partner to the GDL and Core Team;
Leads key meetings, workstreams, and/or sub-teams to meet strategic and tactical goals of the program and acts as Deputy for the GDL, as necessary;
Participates in key external meetings in support of the project, unless otherwise agreed with GDL;
Responsible for effective and efficient working of the GPT by: Driving Core GPT and GPT meeting content, facilitating decision-making and communicating action; Partnering with GDL to adapt Core GPT involvement as needed, depending on critical topics and issues being addressed; Serving as key contact for program-level technical and strategic information and communications, within the team and outside the team; Ensuring sufficient and timely flow of information and communication within the GPTs on global level; Building relationships in- and outside of Global Program Teams to enhance effective communication; Seeks for process and communication improvement and actively obtains feedback from GPT members and key stakeholders;
Accountable for establishing integrated, cross-functional, multi-year program plans which deliver against the Target Product Profile; Implements and tracks plans against agreed timelines and budget: Establishes, tracks and adjusts optimized multi-year development plan for a highly complex complete program comprising of various projects from PoC to launch; Elaborates timeline and/or budget-optimized development scenarios and aligns activities in close interaction with global development functions accordingly; Defines and plans development milestones including, but not limited to, getting decisions and Go/No Go decision points; Drives timely development of GPT goals annually, managing goals at the Team level, and communicates changes within the portfolio construct (i.e. ODC Program Goals and PROMIS);
Partners with key functions and senior management to plan for, and drive, event-driven workstreams (e.g. data readout communications, submission planning, new project proposals);
Establishes and tracks program budget. Under the accountability of the GDL, he/she is responsible for the quality of the forecasting and management of the external budget in order to achieve budget targets and is responsible for presenting budget at Latest Estimate (LE) meetings. Alerts GDL/Program Team, relevant functional controllers and Management of budget changes and proposes corrective actions;
Ensures accurate, up-to-date development inputs (timelines, costs, risk) for portfolio-level processes such as Holistic Portfolio Review, FC and LE;
Drives and steers the implementation of the program strategy by ensuring resource and budget availability in close alignment with the R&D functions;
Identifies and anticipates issues, e.g. related to budget, project milestones and leads mitigation and resolution efforts as required for defined sub-program issues;
Responsible for preparing, updating and adjusting the holistic program risk/opportunity profile and mitigation plans;
Conducts or contributes to periodic and systematic program reviews (e.g. Program Strategy meetings, Program Risk Management meetings, Lessons Learned or Cross-Program budget reviews) in order to improve the efficiency of drug development as well as to strive for earlier identification of critical success factors and to facilitate portfolio analysis, risk-management and decision-making;
Documents program progress and status. Ensures consistency, correctness and completeness of information of the various programs / projects within a program in the different reporting systems, including PROMIS, which can be relied upon as the source of valid project information for internal and external communications and planning purposes;
Where applicable, manages routine communications with (co)-development partners for licensed-in products;
In the case of a complex and/or very broad development program where a Program Manager is appointed to work with the PML and GDL, one or more of the PML responsibilities noted above, in particular in will be delegated by the PML to the PM
Who you are
Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Leading Pharmaceutical Company seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:
Bachelor s degree required, preferably in the natural sciences; preference is given to individuals with an advanced degree;
10 years or more of relevant professional and academic experience with at least 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience; of which 3 years should be related to drug development;
Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a multi-disciplinary drug development team including exceptional technical and professional maturity;
Experience in one of the functions related to pharmaceutical development (e.g. Research, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Dev/Operations, Medical Affairs, Product supply, Marketing) and working experience in multinational and multidisciplinary drug development teams;
Demonstrated evidence of leading with a strategic mindset and the ability to use business insights to drive decision making;
Demonstrated sophisticated capabilities in navigating stakeholder relationships in complicated organizational structures and demonstrated capability in engaging senior leadership;
Fluency in English in both written and oral communication skills, including ability to analyze scientific and business information
Ability to represent the program through presentations and discussions in senior leadership forums/meetings and with external collaboration partners;
Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to effectively motivate, delegate, coach, mentor, and collaborate in team settings and with external partners;
Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functionally, including organizing and running effective meetings.
Prior experience in Oncology.
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