Development Program Lead, Hematology - Multiple Myeloma
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Position: Development Program Lead, Hematology - Multiple Myeloma
Location: Princeton, NJ USA; Summit, NJ USA; Boudry, Switzerland
The Development Program Leader (DPL) serves as the leader of the cross-functional Development Team. The DPL is accountable for leading the vision and growth strategy for an asset or portfolio of assets entering full development through the asset lifecycle for both BMS-sponsored development programs and for development projects with external collaborators. This role is also accountable for driving the execution of the strategy in partnership with the Development Project Manager.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Creates and delivers the vision and strategy for development of new or existing molecular entities for an asset(s)
Represents the program to governance committees to enable timely and well-informed decision making at major stage gates
Engages senior leaders and functional area stakeholders to ensure alignment of program strategy and operational plans with functional area capabilities, including adequate and timely resourcing of development teams
Builds a high performing team culture by engaging matrix team members on the vision and ensuring clear team member roles and responsibilities, promoting team cohesiveness to optimize performance, and mediating conflict resolution
Leads and manages the cross functional development team to:
Assess business opportunities informed by scientific, regulatory, clinical and commercial aspects
Shape product strategy for competitive profiling to support our value story
Define project goals and objectives
Holistically assesses data needs for Registrational and Non-Registrational Data Generation across various markets
Adhere to the Product Development and Commercialization (PD&C) processes for the selected asset and achievement of key milestones
Proactively identifies potential risks and drives the execution of mitigation strategies
Interpret and communicate key clinical trial results and regulatory milestones to appropriate governance boards
Develop a data generation strategy that addresses both regulatory and reimbursement needs globally
Partner with both internal and external teams to develop and execute a Publication Strategy for primary and secondary publications
Secure required headcount and budget to achieve global PD&C plan and drives allocation and prioritization of activities across Research and Development, including Regulatory, Worldwide Medical, etc.
Oversee relevant sub-teams and ensures clear goals and performance standards are in place, provides feedback and coaching, and holds sub-team leaders accountable for key deliverables
Manage performance across the matrix team, in collaboration with the functional leaders
Drives successful execution of the approved program strategies
On an ongoing basis, clearly communicates evolving program risks, implications of changes in the competitive landscape, and progress toward key milestones.
Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with external stakeholders (Opinion Leaders, Strategic Alliance Partners, Patient Advocacy Leaders, Health Authorities)
Actively supports Investor Relations and Public Affairs in managing external BMS communications
MD/PhD/PharmD/secondary scientific degree preferred
Late stage hematology drug development experience is preferable
A minimum of 7 years in the pharmaceutical industry, Health Authorities and/or academic experience, with proven progression in relevant R&D roles and significant experience in related therapeutic area
Extensive working knowledge in the drug development process, along with expertise in one or more of the relevant areas (e.g. clinical, regulatory, program management, project planning and management, medical)
Experience in managing/leading high performance, cross-functional teams (matrix) or complex organizations successfully
Demonstrated ability to constructively influence peers and senior leaders across R&D
Working knowledge of regulations in the Pharmaceutical industry (US and Global preferred)
Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate across geographic and functional boundaries (e.g. early development, R&D, disease strategy teams, marketing, access, etc.) and building strong external relationships
Ability to navigate through a complex and dynamic healthcare environment
Abreast of scientific issues as they impact business development and strategic planning
Success in situations requiring rigorous, analytical problem solving and the ability to determine scientific opportunity and commercial targets
Broad understanding of domestic and international issues relative to the pharmaceutical industry
Proven agility in prioritizing and navigating competing demands
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Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.
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