Associate Dir, Development Project Mgmt -Respiratory & Inflammation

Tarrytown, New York, US
Oct 09, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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.

Position Summary
Using prior program management knowledge and experience in the drug development industry, the Associate Director, Development PSO provides operational guidance to a project team and drives the assigned projects or programs to completion. Plans and manages project/program activities including the development and monitoring of budgets and timelines. Nurtures productive relationships with internal and external customers. Ensures quality and timeliness of deliverables for the program are met. Initiates and coordinates the decision-making and risk-management process. Trouble shoots and is proactive in dealing with vendor / collaborator issues.

Essential Functions - Major Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership: Provides operational leadership, direction and support to a team, program or project of moderate to large scope, as well as to the Program Management department as a whole. Independently assesses the needs of the program and department and makes operational decisions to support the requirements for success.

Planning and Tracking: Facilitates achievement of strategic goals for a program / department. Monitors ongoing progress of key deliverables against Global Development Plan goals, including the identification of potential risks and contingency plans.

Collaborations: Acts as a key liaison in the interactions between Regeneron and our corporate partners. Prepares, provides input, and / or manages the process involving major presentations for joint collaboration meetings - effecting key business decisions. Responsible for facilitating and driving decision making in support of the joint strategic objectives of the program.

Information: Defines, designs and implements new processes and tools to ensure vertical and horizontal integration across functional areas and the organization. Identifies and analyzes problems, creates tasks, and develops solutions to cross-program, cross-functional or organizational issues. Drives processes to support new approaches for sharing information among teams and within the organization.

Communication: Ensures effective, accurate and timely communication of key issues and progress to the team and Sr. Management.

• Problem Solving: Proactively identifies and critically analyzes problems affecting the programs. Develops viable and long-lasting solutions to cross-program, cross-functional or organizational issues. Develops contingency and troubleshooting plans as needed.
Nature and Scope

• Works without appreciable direction. Position is minimally supervised. Must be a self-starter, results oriented and highly motivated.

• Operates cross-functionally and utilizes business and / or scientific knowledge and experience to contribute significantly to program goals and direction. Motivates, understands and builds effective teams.

• Regularly interacts with Sr. Management or executive levels on matters concerning the program strategy. Requires the ability to influence outcomes and change the thinking of, or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations. Represents a department / organization or company in relevant internal / external committees. May be a key participant in Development or Steering Committees.

• Errors in judgment or failure to achieve results would result in critical delays in schedules and/ or operations and may jeopardize overall business activities.

Education and Experience
BS / MS with 10+ years of relevant progressive project / program management experience in the drug development / pharmaceutical industry. Advanced degree (eg. PhD, MS plus MBA) preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

• A proven track record in program management in drug development - pharmaceutical/biotech industry in matrix environments.

• Strong leadership skills including meeting facilitation cross-functional team integration, strategic thinking and advising. Must be able to create an environment for collaborative work necessary for the team to be effective.

• Extensive technical expertise in a discipline associated with drug development and/or commercialization. Develops concepts, techniques and standards. Considered to be an expert in the field within the organization.

• Core competencies: Requires excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with all levels both within and outside the company in order to establish credibility with professionals on the project teams. Understands and motivates others and builds effective teams. Requires strong presentation and critical thinking skills. Proactively develops and fosters constructive interactions among team members in order to address difficult situations. Resolves and negotiates conflicts or problems with tact, diplomacy and composure. Handles multiple projects and priorities with exceptional organizational and time management skills (both project and self)

• Success Factors: Exhibits a degree of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness in a sometimes evolving and ambiguous environment. Shows resiliency in the face of challenges and adversarial situations. Exhibits confidence and a realistic sense of self awareness in own strengths and weaknesses.

• Proficient in advanced techniques with relevant software: MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc. in addition to experience working within shared work environments.

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.

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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.