Research Planning & Strategy Manager

Tarrytown, NY, United States
Oct 22, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The Manager, Research Program Management will partner with the Research Program Management Leadership Team and Sr Management to align and drive Research & Preclinical Development (R&D)-wide portfolio management and planning activities. Specifically, this position will focus on leading our strategic Portfolio and Pipeline planning activities, developing a portfolio framework and, using these, will provide support to deliver high-quality, meaningful insights in a fit-for-purpose manner. This role is an integrator of information for the projects in the Regeneron Research portfolio, collaborating closely with Research colleagues and RPM teammates, as well as key cross-functional partners including Global Clinical Development, Corporate Strategy, Business Development, Strategic Alliance, and Finance to provide a holistic outlook of Research direction.
In addition to leading strategic planning processes and teams in a non-positional leadership role, this person will apply deep scientific knowledge to identify critical path activities, cross-functional impacts or interdependencies, and opportunities for synergy in the research portfolio. With the expanding breadth and depth of Regeneron's portfolio, this position is integral to providing a holistic view and roadmap for Regeneron's portfolio. The successful candidate sees both the forest and the trees.A typical day in this role might include:
Project, Program, Portfolio Management
  • Aligns and drives projects related to portfolio planning results to enable timely, informed decision making.
  • Adeptly leads multiple projects and teams independently, promoting alignment of strategic goals with a keen understanding of internal/external interdependencies.
  • Identifies critical gaps, risks, or issues and proactively addresses them.
  • Understands and frames the relationships of individual projects to the broader portfolio and understands the anticipated data on scenario planning.
Communication and Team Management
  • Partners with program management and Research colleagues to ensure effective, accurate, and timely scientific / technical and program-related communication.
  • Identifies and concisely summarizes key information. Adept at tailoring communications based on audience and distilling sophisticated information and identifies the most pertinent key information; optimally frames and communicates nuanced context for partners and collects rationale for decisions.
  • Independently aims to build and strengthen teams and influence the direction of high-performance teams.
Discovery and Drug Development
  • Combines strong scientific, technical, and industry knowledge with strategic planning skills to manage Regeneron's pre-clinical pipeline, particularly at the intersection of Research and Development.
  • Builds a thorough understanding of all core business functions of the organization and applies that knowledge to effectively support strategic and tactical initiatives consistent organizational objectives.
  • Independently identifies and understands key data and functions needed to drive discussion and decision making throughout the discovery and drug development process. Quickly and proactively takes required next steps.
Process Management and Improvement
  • Contributes to culture of continuous learning and improvement by defining, documenting, and assessing working/standard methodologies and tools, and using metrics to advise data-driven decision making for process improvement.
  • Creates new processes with minimal guidance, develops, and gains alignment on process improvement solutions, earning trust from team members based on knowledge of technical/scientific challenges facing project teams.
System and Tools Management
  • Partners with systems experts to define data structures and content that enable effective reporting, analysis, and projection of the research portfolio.
  • When appropriate, gains alignment and leads the effort in defining, developing and implementing new systems and tools to support new or existing initiatives, which may include those that support cross-functional / broader R&D business needs.
This role may be for you if you:
  • Have a strong scientific acuity and the ability to adeptly connect concepts across therapeutic and technology areas.
  • Are able to organize, integrate, and distill complex information.
  • Have excellent written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal communication skills; and can concisely summarize sophisticated information
  • Have a passion for visual display of complex quantitative information.
  • Are a strategic thinking around key scientific and operational issues, organizational processes and procedures.
  • Are a forward-thinking thinker with strong interpersonal, team building, and communication skills; while enabling effective planning and execution.
  • Are a self-starter who identifies and helps solve problems and is comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Independently champion process improvement initiatives.
  • Are comfortable resolving problems with tact, diplomacy and composure.
  • Can handle confidential information with discretion.
To be considered for this role, you must have a PhD in a related field with 8+ years of proven experience or BS or MS degree with 12+ years proven experience. We are looking for a candidate with a demonstrated high-level of understanding of the scientific and drug development processes and associated cross-functional dependencies. Broad scientific, technical, and industry drug development knowledge, and an understanding of translational medicine and clinical development considerations is preferred. To be successful in this role, you will need to be able to independently make quality decisions with large impact, while maintaining a high standard of attention to detail. This is a collaborative role and requires building and maintaining effective relationships and collaborations with diverse partners in order to accomplish shared goals, effectively working with and engaging junior through senior-level colleagues. We need someone who can contribute to Regeneron R&D strategy goals and objectives by applying their broad and deep scientific knowledge, analytical skills, and resourcefulness to inform decision making.

Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first steps toward living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides amazing benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness centers and stock for employees at all levels!

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