Global Program Head Anti-Infectives

Posted 2 years ago

Key responsibilities

  • Guide innovation, provide drug development expertise and strategic leadership to the Programs and project teams, comprising all pre-clinical, clinical, technical, regulatory, operational and commercial disciplines
  • Define the vision, overall development strategy and operational implementation for the assigned Programs based on regulatory and market requirements to obtain drug approval and maximize the out-licensing value of the Programs
  • Anticipate internal and external drivers of changes to strategy, and respond by making rapid, well-judged adjustments to the Programs roadmap
  • Identify potential issues and risks; develop, align and implement mitigation plans in a transparent and timely manner
  • Drive proactive scenario planning and risk taking paths across the project teams
  • Develop team effectiveness and lead high performing project teams to achieve superior results
  • Coach, manage and support employees to achieve business goals. Actively manage talent and career development
  • Jointly with the Global Line Functions and the Project Managers, align on staffing of Project Teams. Identify, resolve and escalate resource issues
  • Set goals, actively coach and contribute to the performance appraisal of the project team members in close partnership with the line-functions
  • Oversee execution of the Program strategy across all functions and sub–teams
  • Drive project operations in close partnership with the Project Managers
  • Communicate the strategy to the global project teams and functions, and ensure that the agreed strategy is reflected in the operational activities
  • Drive and steer the implementation of the Program strategy in close collaboration with the relevant functions within agreed timelines, budgets and resources
  • Define and implement clear measurable goals for program execution
  • Propose and manage, with the support of the ProjectManagers, the management of internal and external budgets related to the programs
  • Ensure adherence to quality and compliance
  • Represent the Programs internally and externally with objective advocacy of their potential and transparent disclosure of their risks
  • Secure internal alignment on vision and strategy with governance bodies, board members and across functions
  • Develop and maintain external communication strategy around the Programs targeting different stakeholders such as patients and potential out-licensing partners
  • Shape the external environment to strengthen the company position related to the Program by developing strong evidence and trust based relationships with key stakeholders (regulators, KOLs, patient groups, scientific societies)
  • Maintain and develop a positive organizational culture, by promoting the values of the focus on patients, science, collaboration and people
  • Actively engage with the Market Intelligence, Marketing, Market Access and Business Development teams for input on the Program

Your profile

  • PhD in life science, ideally in Microbiology (or MBA with equivalent experience in life science); Medical Doctoral degree preferred
  • At least 8 years of drug development experience with proven track record in leading multi-function drug development teams in Anti-infective
  • Extensive end-to-end global drug development experience in multiple therapeutic areas including Infectious Diseases. Proven proficiency in setting project vision and strategy and leading execution
  • Experience in Oncology is a plus
  • Project management experience, mastery of risk management and deep understanding of the requirements for successful commercialization of a new drug
  • Proven track record of R&D team leadership and management
  • Integrated strategic thinker across drug development functions with ability to scope and challenge their plans and deliverables
  • Successful track record of taking a pharmaceutical product to POC and /or registration & understanding of the drug development continuum from pre-POC to post-POC and commercialization
  • Solid expertise in critically interpreting scientific and commercial data and in translating interdisciplinary project information into action plans
  • Experience in interactions with global Health Authorities and in dossier submission for new indications
  • Proven ability to manage, mentor and coach experts from different functions
  • Ability to communicate seamlessly with scientific and business stakeholders, to negotiate timelines, resources and to foster effective collaboration to deliver results
  • Solid business acumen and competitive landscape understanding in the relevant therapy area
  • Excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills in English, French is a plus

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