Head - Global Oncology Development Planning & Functional Excellence

Basking Ridge, NJ, United States
Nov 05, 2020
Pharm Country
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for cardiovascular diseases, under the Group's 2025 Vision to become a "Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology," Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.

Job Summary:

Reporting directly to the SVP - Global Oncology Development, the position is a strategic partner and thought leader for the global function that leads the coordination and implementation of initiatives which serve to optimize the organization structure, design and ongoing operations of the function and sub-functions to deliver new first-in-class and best-in class oncology drugs to our patients with unmet medical needs.

This position is responsible for improving current and/or creating new processes, and coordinating organizational procedures/systems to optimize communication, workflows, consistency/standardization of processes, resource management, efficiency and productivity.

As a member of Global Oncology Development Leadership Team, the incumbent closely collaborates with the Global Head Oncology R&D, Oncology R&D COS, key stakeholders and leaders across the Cancer Enterprise/DS and Global R&D to achieve desired business results (short-term, mid-term, long-term).


Lead the Cancer Enterprise - Protocol Review Group (CE-PRG) office to ensure the rapid and high-quality review and approval of all profiles, protocols and amendments. Serve as Chair in the absence of SVP-Global Oncology Development.

Create, implement and monitor the standards and process of the Global Oncology Development function related SOP/SOI and best in class industry standards, which will involve the full engagement of all subject matter experts and R&D stakeholders. The scope will be all end-to-end process (e.g. Protocols, Data Reviews, Clinical Study Reports, etc.) which need to be updated and monitored to align to the partnership with the CRO partner.

Support the Global Oncology Development Department head for organizational initiatives and activities in terms of coordination, planning, and execution and be an integrating force across the geographies and functions within DS and with external stakeholders. This position will be assigned to participate and/or lead relevant DELTA workstream teams as well as other strategic initiatives.

In conjunction with Global R&D Finance, Global Project Management, HR, manage the workforce planning for Global Development, operating and capital budgets, resource planning and resource allocation. Monitor and report to stakeholders.

Develop strategy and ensure execution of initiatives and programs to maintain their scientific and technical expertise and insights and are enable innovations and best practices. Examples: Educational and training programs within Global Oncology Development and for other R&D and DS functions. Scientific and innovative seminars, etc.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.


Graduate degree in a scientific discipline. MD, PhD, Pharm D or equivalent preferred
  • 12 years of experience in pharma R&D drug development with significant experience working in oncology development
  • Experience leading and managing global strategic initiatives
  • Demonstrated track-record of complex decision making, communication and collaboration skills with proven cross-functional and multi-level relationship building and stakeholder management skills
  • Experience with workforce planning and managing operating budgets with varying degrees of complexity
  • Experience driving process improvement initiatives
  • Experience leading global teams and operating in a matrix environment

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Title
Head - Global Oncology Development Planning & Functional Excellence

Basking Ridge

Functional Area
Global Oncology R&D

New Jersey