Clinical Development Program Manager (Associate Director)

Tarrytown, NY
Aug 05, 2019
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.


Using extensive program management knowledge and experience in the drug development industry, the Associate Director Development Program Management (DMP) Program Manager acts as an operational lead for the Cardiovascular/Metabolism program teams to meet program goals and direction. Responsibility for development and management of the DPM Coordination team to provide cross-functional support across the DPM organization to enable consistency and excellence for all therapeutic areas.

Job Duties:

Leadership: Provides operational leadership, direction and support to the DPM Coordination team as well as to the entire DPM department. Independently assesses the needs of the departments technical applications including Compass, SharePoint, OnePager as well as operational documents and procedures and makes operational decisions to support the requirements for success. Oversee the DPR meeting operations including oversight for meeting scheduling, logistics and meeting documentation.

Planning and Tracking: Facilitates achievement of strategic goals for the programs. Monitors ongoing progress of key project/program deliverables against Regeneron's overall goals, including the identification of potential risks and contingency plans.

Collaborations: Acts as a key liaison in the interactions between Regeneron and partners. Prepares, provides input, and / or manages the process involving major presentations for joint collaboration meetings

Information: Defines, designs and implements new processes and tools to ensure vertical and horizontal integration across functional areas within the DPM organization. Implements audits at regular intervals of key DPM deliverables to ensure consistent presentation of data. 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 including creation and maintenance of an internal DPO staff SharePoint site for sharing of best practices, FAQ's and templates.

Communication: Ensures effective, accurate and timely communication of key issues and progress to the team, DPM leadership, joint-collaboration partners 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, Alliance partners or other executive levels on matters concerning the program strategy including facilitation of DPR meeting. 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 including SPT, DPR, Sr. Management and Alliance partner meetings.

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

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 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 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/Compass, OnePager, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc. in addition to experience working within shared work environments.

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