Associate Director, Development Program Management

Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Apr 22, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Using extensive program management knowledge and experience in the drug development industry, the Associate Director, Development Program Management acts as an operational lead to a team in order to meet program goals for one or more development programs [within a given Therapeutic Area]. The AD influences and carries out the strategic direction of a program from preclinical through commercialization by driving the development and implementation of integrated project/program plans, goals, budgets, and timelines. The incumbent is also responsible for forming and leading effective cross functional teams and leads a network of functional area project managers.

In this role, a typical day may include:
  • Acting as operational lead of a program throughout its lifecycle, by integrating key collaborators from Discovery, Industrial Operations, Preclinical, Global Development and Commercial.
  • Independently runs multiple and/or medium to highly complex development programs.
  • Interacting with Senior Leadership.
  • Partnering with the Strategic Program Lead to provide operational leadership of program(s) and supports development and execution of overall program strategy by facilitating cross-functional Strategic Development Team.
  • Independently assessing and proactively addressing the needs of the program from pre-IND through commercialization and makes operational decisions to support requirements for success.
  • Strengthening and leading top-performing teams.
  • Driving team alignment in creation of integrated project/program plans, timelines and budgets. Ensuring efficient delivery of plans.
  • Directing annual program goal setting in alignment with Regeneron’s overall goals and monitoring progress against these goals. Championing potential program risks and ensuring contingency plans are in place.
  • Acting as a key liaison between Regeneron and our strategic alliance partners and collaborators (where applicable).
  • Preparing, providing input, and/or managing the process involving major presentations for collaboration meetings effecting key business decisions. Facilitating and driving decision making in support of the joint strategic objectives.
  • Having business ownership of existing project management and planning systems and tools. Leading and influencing the development and implementation of new systems and tools to support new or existing initiatives.
  • Leading and facilitating collaboration between functional areas to ensure effective, accurate, and timely scientific/technical and program-related communication to teams and Sr. Management.
  • Proactively identifying new processes and developing viable innovative solutions to cross-program, cross-functional, departmental or organizational issues, driving alignment with impacted collaborators. Championing process improvement initiatives and ensuring they meet the business needs.
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

This role may be for you if:
  • You have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with all levels, both within and outside the company, to establish credibility with project partners.
  • You are adept at tailoring communications based on audience, effectively framing and communicating nuanced context for partners and capturing rationale for decisions.
  • You have proven ability to understand and motivate others to build effective teams.
  • You are an emerging leader who can identify, critically analyze, and plan for interdependencies, risks, and issues with an awareness of the impacts to program and portfolio.
  • You actively promote constructive interactions among team members in order to address difficult situations.
  • You can resolve and negotiate conflicts or problems with tact, diplomacy and composure.
  • You have proven success handling multiple projects and priorities with exceptional organizational and time management skills (both project and self)
  • You thrive in fast-paced environment and are comfortable dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty

To be considered, you'll need a Bachelor's degree and at least 9 years of relevant progressive project/program management experience required, preferably in the pharmaceutical or related industry.

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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