Associate Director Program Management
Otsuka Pharmaceutical

Rockville, Maryland

Posted in Pharmaceuticals

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Job Summary

  • Partners with team leads to drive cross-functional asset strategy development & progression throughout the product life cycle (IND/CTA through Phase 4). May be responsible for 2 or more complex, high priority assets and/or initiatives.
  • Contributes to due diligence activities to support business development
  • Facilitates the review of development project proposals with Senior Management, makes recommendations for action and ensures appropriate follow through to achieve approved program/project objectives
  • Functions as a development SME with alliance partners and affiliates
  • Prepares and communicates program level information to senior management and the wider global organization to enable strategic decision-making
  • Serves as supervisor for PM staff and provides development and coaching for program managers
  • Contributes to department-level forecasting and budget tracking
  • Serves as PM or development subject matter expert for organizational and cross-alliance initiatives; drives specialty/ fit-for-purpose teams

Job Description
  • Drive cross-functional asset strategy development, program planning & execution in partnership with R&D and Commercial teams with the aim of developing differentiated, reimbursable products that improve patient lives globally
  • Partners with asset team leader to ensure alignment between development plan, budget, and resource needs. Responsible for ensuring smooth transitions between stage gates and align team priorities/objectives to the requirements for Action Point progression of drug development from initiating IND through product launch and full life cycle management
  • Align team priorities/objectives to the requirements for Action Point progression
  • Works with PDC and strategic teams to develop key deliverables for each asset, including annual goals, PTRS, TPP, NPV, Development and Commercialization Plan
  • Highlights the need to reassess strategy or pivot based on external market factors, evidence, etc.
  • Provides portfolio-level information and oversight as needed
  • Coordinates global contribution from Affiliates to Development and Commercialization Plans
  • Manages and tracks progress against plans/goals and maintains single source of truth for asset-specific performance metrics and project information. As appropriate, informs Senior management and ensures timely resolution.
  • Stays on the pulse of asset team progress to identify and address emerging risks or issues that could impact the program and guides asset teams through scenario planning including identification of risks and development of mitigation plans
  • Fosters development of cohesive asset teams that think globally
  • Navigates teams through governance touchpoints, stage gates and preparation of asset reviews and ensures pull through
  • Onboards new team members regarding asset strategy, historical decisions, team norms and expectations and provides coaching to develop junior asset managers

Qualifications/ Required

Knowledge/ Experience and Skills:
  • Extensive experience with drug development process and the interdependencies of individual development activities
  • Has a strong working knowledge and understanding of the science, therapeutic area and commercial landscape of assigned programs
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to foster positive relationships with internal and external business partners with proven ability to influence others to get things done without formal authority
  • Ability to communicate well at all levels of the organization
  • Meticulous attention to details with the ability to view larger picture at strategic level
  • Strong decision making and problem solving/issue resolution skills
  • Strong meeting facilitation skills
  • Experience with budget management

Educational Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree with 7-10 years of cross functional Program Management in pharmaceutical or biotech, specifically drug or product development; managerial experience preferred


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