Associate Director, Therapeutic Area Project Management (TAPM)

Tarrytown, New York, US
Oct 01, 2018
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.

The TAPM provides project management leadership for the cross functional CDRA teams (eg: PVRM, Regulatory, Medical Monitoring, Clinical and Program Finance, Clinical Operations, etc.). Manages therapeutic areas clinical projects by overseeing the initiating, planning, execution, and closeout of the clinical development plans for clinical programs. Facilitates strategic planning for operational plans with CDRA and external partners as appropriate.


• Works closely with the Therapeutic Area Head (TAH), Development Program Operations (DPO), TA Operations Lead, Clinical Trial Management (CTM) Operations Lead and Program Direction to ensure clinical study deliverables support clinical program goals and project execution

• Works closely with the TAH, DPO and CTM Operations Lead to ensure the required deliverables are aligned with meeting the review committee objectives

• Facilitate quarterly and annual resource forecasting across all CDRA functional areas

• Leads timeline and cost estimates development for clinical program lifecycle management

• Assess and monitor the variance from plan across CDRA functional areas to determine any impact on the clinical development plan (CDP)

• Drive Clinical Study Concept (CSC) completion
o Works with Clinical Finance, Medical Director, CTM Operations to create an estimate for CSCs as well as Blue Sheet Budgets (BSB) from Protocols
o Work with Medical Director and CTM Operations to create a timeline estimate for CSCs as well as vetted timelines at the time of CSC approval

• Responsible for analysis of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and developing appropriate action plans

• Coordinate risk analysis and contingency planning for clinical programs

• Facilitates Clinical Development Sub-Team (CDST) comprised of cross functional team representatives from CDRA, including but not limited to Clinical Sciences (early and late phase), Medical Writing, Clinical Trial Management, Biostatistics, Data Management, and Regulatory Affairs

• Serves as an escalation point for CDST members and coordinates and leads the cross functional resolution regarding issues potentially impacting clinical program objectives and deliverables, timelines, budgets and quality

• Provides clinical program updates to management on an as needed basis

• Serves as clinical project management liaison on collaboration teams with external partners

• Manages the development and adherence to key regulatory submission timelines and communication plans for global submissions

• Responsible for overall project timeline close-out

• Lead and participate in the debrief and lessons learned exercises

• Initiates and participates in strategic initiatives within the CDRA organization

• Contributes to the creating and revision of functional Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Guideline documents


• Advanced degree preferred and minimum of 5-10+ years relevant industry experience.

• Strong interpersonal & leadership skills

• Ability to provide strategic direction and guidance to teams aligned with clinical development plans

• Anticipates new trends in a competitive landscape and therapeutic areas to guide the organizational strategy

• Provides a comprehensive industry perspective for project management execution

• Strong analytical skills with a data driven approach to planning, executing, and problem solving

• Effective communication skills to all levels of the organization

• Proactive and self-disciplined, ability to meet deadlines, effective use of time, and prioritization

• Accomplished influencing and negotiation skills

• Proficient in creating and maintaining clinical program budgets and timelines

• Exceptional project management, cross-functional team leadership, and organizational skills

• Ability to build successful and effective teams and collaborations internally as well as with external partners

• In depth knowledge of GCP and ICH


• Masters or doctoral level (PhD, PharmD, MD, MBA); undergraduate technical/scientific degree

• 10 years relevant FDA regulated industry experience preferably with drug development; at least ten of which are in project management

• Project Management Professional (PMP)® - preferred

• NIH certification on the Protection of Human Research Subjects - preferred

Key Team Membership (including but not limited to):
CTM Leadership Team
Vendor Governance Committee(s)
Clinical Operations Review Meeting(s)
Development Team(s)
Clinical Compliance Meeting(s)
Strategy Review Meeting(s)

Cross Functional Interfaces (including but not limited to):
Interface with key clinical and regulatory functional area leads
Program Management
Medical Director(s)
Corporate and Clinical Finance

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.