Senior Project Associate, Research Program Management

Location
Tarrytown, NY, United States
Posted
Mar 22, 2019
Ref
15651BR
Required Education
Associate 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.

Summary

The Senior Project Associate, Research Program Management group will drive the Preclinical Collaborations process. Using prior program management knowledge and experience in the drug development industry, the PM provides operational leadership and drives assigned projects or programs to completion. This person will manage the Preclinical Collaborations process, enabling productive relationships with internal and external customers and ensuring accurate tracking and approval of Regeneron's assets in collaborations. In addition, this person leads and manages the decision-making and risk management process for external relationships, as well as trouble shoots and is proactive in collaborator issues.

Responsibilities

• Teams: Leads the operational activities of cross functional teams and deliverables in a matrix organization to execute the collaborative strategy for the assigned projects / programs. Guarantees compliance with Regeneron's policies regarding sharing materials, and ensures transparency and effective communication between champions and external collaborators.
• Planning and Tracking: Oversees and drives review and approval process for Research collaborations. Develops and maintains an integrated project / program tracking system relevant to Regeneron's internal and external facing needs and ensures alignment across relevant functions. Identifies and implements strategies for assessing and exploiting returns on investment for collaborations. Co-ordinates with Legal and other groups to ensure accurate tracking of contracts and deliverables.
• Communication: Demonstrates the ability to gain cooperation of others and effectively facilitates the resolution of cross-functional issues. Ensures effective, accurate, and timely communication across functional areas within projects / programs, serving as a primary point of contact for management within and outside the team regarding establishment or amendment of collaborations.
• Process Improvement: Supports and oversees the standardization of processes and communication to build efficiencies within the department.
• Problem Solving: Proactively identifies issues and drives to resolution. Develops contingency and troubleshooting plans as needed.

Requirements

• Works independently with general / limited guidance from a supervisor.
• Works cross-functionally in a matrix organization and supports the high-level operational plan.
• Requires the ability to change the thinking of or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations and influences the overall objectives and long-range goals of the project / program.
• Experience, knowledge, and a proven track record in program or contract management in the drug development / pharmaceutical industry in a matrix environment.
• Requires technical expertise in a discipline associated with drug development or biological research management. Exhibits an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness.
• 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 to participate in effective teams. Requires strong presentation and critical thinking skills. Actively promotes 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).
• Proficient in advanced techniques with relevant software: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc. in addition to experience working within shared work environments.

3 years of relevant progressive project / program management experience in the drug development / pharmaceutical industry or in preclinical/translational research. Contract management a plus.

Minimum Education Requirements: Master's Degree; Advanced degree (e.g. PhD, MS plus MBA) preferred.

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.