Sr Director Commercial Readiness

Sleepy Hollow, New York
Jan 06, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Senior Director Commercial Readiness will be responsible for commercial project management for brand launches, new indication approvals, ROW expansion, US expansions and remediations across various therapeutic areas. Remediations will consist of commercial initiatives, internal audit corrections, process improvements and process documentation.

This individual will champion the Launch Readiness Framework and be critical in maintaining timelines and ensuring completion of action items for on time execution.

1)  Facilitate cross-functional alignment with a defined launch framework 
2)  Works with functional management to define project scope and requirements and ensure the best team structure and members are identified
3)  Provides oversight for project kick off meetings, recurring project meetings, agendas, minutes and action items
4)  Maintains integrated project plan and timelines working with team members to establish task durations and dependencies
5)  Monitors project progress and develops a sense of urgency if/when key deliverables are jeopardized
6) Facilitates collaborative problem solving meetings to address obstacles and manage risks
7) Provides project updates to management, steering committee and key stakeholders including project risks and issues
8) Partners with CBUs, enterprise and the alliance where applicable to ensure alignment on all deliverables
9) Orchestrates the creation of the Commercial launch playbook which is a documented project management approach containing the deliverables, activities and timelines associated with product launches, indication approvals and field expansions
10) Oversees internal project management team and retained vendor to supplement project management needs

Professional Experience:
• 12+ years of pharmaceutical/biotech or related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience 
•  At least 3 years of experience in project management with product launches 
• Brand marketing experience

Professional Skills:
• Organizational Skills:  Established planning/project management and influencing skills geared towards results/action
• Strategic Agility:  Extensive experience with managing numerous projects concurrently against stringent deadlines with varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast paced environment
• Detail-orientated:  Excellent problem-solving skills and a focus on continuous improvement
• Drives Results: Consistently delivers projects on time and on budget
• Influencing Skills:  Able to both influence key stakeholders as well as drive for decisions and outcomes when necessary
• Change Agility:  Able to thrive in a highly dynamic, fast paced, continuously changing environment with minimal oversight/direction
• Team Player:  Demonstrated experience with cross functional matrix team leadership where team members come from various organizational functions
• Communication:  Highly-developed communications skills (written/verbal) and interpersonal savvy
• Emotional Intelligence: Understands how to influence, while maintaining a sense of humility, passion, and humor
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Project and Visio

Preferred Experience:  
• Brand launch marketing experience
• Six Sigma and/or PMP certification a plus