Senior Director, Chief of Staff Global Oncology R & D

Basking Ridge, NJ, United States
Feb 22, 2021
Science/R&D, Oncology
Pharm Country
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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:

The purpose of the Sr. Director, Chief of Staff - Global Oncology R&D is to play a central role in orchestrating and delivering support to the Global Head of Oncology R&D by driving strategy as well as managing and facilitating key oncology R&D programs and initiatives to make Daiichi Sankyo a leading global pharma innovator with a competitive edge in oncology.

The Chief of Staff will have direct accountability for administrative deliverables; will interact regularly with senior leadership in a delegate capacity; and will play a role to interface with the Oncology Business Unit (OBU) leadership team to integrate Cancer Enterprise (CE) globally.

In addition, the Chief of Staff will support the Global Head of Oncology R&D in his/her R&D role as well as other roles such as Chair of Cancer Enterprise and co-Chair of GEMRAD (Global R&D Governance Committee).

This role will also interact with the Global Head of OBU and key DS stakeholders in Japan.


Build a thorough understanding of all core business functions of the organization, the development portfolio, and apply that knowledge to effectively manage strategic and tactical initiatives globally; Support the Head of Oncology R&D through programs and initiatives that will shape and drive Cancer Enterprise strategy and delivery including franchise strategy, operating model and external relations with key stakeholders

Proactive identification of issues that could impact the successful execution of business objectives; Elevate issues and opportunities about which the Global Head of Oncology R&D should be aware and frame/position ideas to resolve the problem/mitigate the risk/benefit from the opportunity; Accountability for day-to-day business operations as decided by Head of Oncology R&D

Work with Cancer Enterprise office and stakeholders to ensure seamless operation and exemplary decision-making performance of Daiichi Sankyo governance bodies as relevant to Cancer Enterprise (e.g., CESP, GEMRAD). Ensure preparation for meetings and coordination and facilitation across bodies

Deliver routine, concise updates on project statuses and next steps to thoroughly prepare Global Head of Oncology R&D for upcoming discussions, commitments, and meetings; Act as representative for DS Head of Oncology R&D in appropriate meetings to gather information, provide input and facilitate efficient decision making

Coordinate Cancer Enterprise leadership and stakeholders globally (e.g., in Japan) to ensure effective communication, effective decision making and consensus building where required
in Japan) to ensure effective communication, effective decision making and consensus building where required

Manage CEO/President's affairs and communications with business partners and management team on critical initiatives so they receive needed responses, guidance, and decisions; Prepare presentation documents, speaker notes and memos for meetings, conferences and other venues

Prepare communications on behalf of Head of Oncology R&D for stakeholders of all levels both internally (e.g., Cancer Enterprise monthly newsletter) and externally (e.g., investors/analysts meetings, KEE, internal global partners)

In conjunction with finance and Project Management support Head of Oncology R&D in management of budget, capacity, resources and preparation of associated reports

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


Bachelor's Degree/Advanced Degree required
10+ years of prior experience in project management, preferably within the biotech/pharmaceutical industry and consulting within a prominent management consulting firm)

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
Senior Director, Chief of Staff Global Oncology R & D

Basking Ridge

Functional Area
Global Oncology R&D

New Jersey