Global Project Leader Oncology

Posted 3 weeks 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
  • Jointly with the Global Line Functions and the Global 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 Global Program 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 Global Program Managers, 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:
  • Master or PhD (preferred) in Life Sciences
  • At least 6-7 Strong experience in multi-cross-functional & multidisciplinary drug development teams within international pharma or biotech companies
  • Expertise with Oncology (solid tumuors) specific drug development, including regulatory and business requirements
  • At least 5 years of experience in Program Management for preclinical and clinical development with Pharma or Biotech company, with hands-on project management skills, including project plans, timelines, budgets, resources, risk assessment and reporting
  • PMP or equivalent certification is an asset
  • Excellent planning, anticipation, and organizational skills, and good analytical thinking
  • Ability to anticipate & troubleshoot problems
  • Strong interpersonal skills for bridging between scientific and business participants
  • Team player with an open mind, able to constructively accept feed-back and suggestions for improvement.
  • Ability to handle multiple programs and responsibilities simultaneously on short notice and meet requirements in a fast-paced, high-expectation environments
  • Technology-savvy in all Microsoft Office applications; proficient in MS Project or similar planning tools
  • Fluency in English (C1), French is an asset

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