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Job Title: Associate Director Program Management
Location: Princeton, NJ United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/28/2022
Expire Date: 01/28/2023
Job Categories: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical
Job Description
Associate Director Program Management
Job Summary
Partners with team leads to drive cross-functional asset strategy development & progression throughout the product life cycle (IND/CTA through Phase 4). May be responsible for 2 or more complex, high priority assets and/or initiatives.
Contributes to due diligence activities to support business development
Facilitates the review of development project proposals with Senior Management, makes recommendations for action and ensures appropriate follow through to achieve approved program/project objectives
Functions as a development SME with alliance partners and affiliates
Prepares and communicates program level information to senior management and the wider global organization to enable strategic decision-making
Serves as supervisor for PM staff and provides development and coaching for program managers
Contributes to department-level forecasting and budget tracking
Serves as PM or development subject matter expert for organizational and cross-alliance initiatives; drives specialty/ fit-for-purpose teams

Job Description
Drive cross-functional asset strategy development, program planning & execution in partnership with R&D and Commercial teams with the aim of developing differentiated, reimbursable products that improve patient lives globally
Partners with asset team leader to ensure alignment between development plan, budget, and resource needs. Responsible for ensuring smooth transitions between stage gates and align team priorities/objectives to the requirements for Action Point progression of drug development from initiating IND through product launch and full life cycle management
Align team priorities/objectives to the requirements for Action Point progression
Works with PDC and strategic teams to develop key deliverables for each asset, including annual goals, PTRS, TPP, NPV, Development and Commercialization Plan
Highlights the need to reassess strategy or pivot based on external market factors, evidence, etc.
Provides portfolio-level information and oversight as needed
Coordinates global contribution from Affiliates to Development and Commercialization Plans
Manages and tracks progress against plans/goals and maintains single source of truth for asset-specific performance metrics and project information. As appropriate, informs Senior management and ensures timely resolution.
Stays on the pulse of asset team progress to identify and address emerging risks or issues that could impact the program and guides asset teams through scenario planning including identification of risks and development of mitigation plans
Fosters development of cohesive asset teams that think globally
Navigates teams through governance touchpoints, stage gates and preparation of asset reviews and ensures pull through
Onboards new team members regarding asset strategy, historical decisions, team norms and expectations and provides coaching to develop junior asset managers

Qualifications/ Required

Knowledge/ Experience and Skills:
Extensive experience with drug development process and the interdependencies of individual development activities
Has a strong working knowledge and understanding of the science, therapeutic area and commercial landscape of assigned programs
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Demonstrated ability to foster positive relationships with internal and external business partners with proven ability to influence others to get things done without formal authority
Ability to communicate well at all levels of the organization
Meticulous attention to details with the ability to view larger picture at strategic level
Strong decision making and problem solving/issue resolution skills
Strong meeting facilitation skills
Experience with budget management

Educational Qualifications
Bachelor's degree with 7-10 years of cross functional Program Management in pharmaceutical or biotech, specifically drug or product development; managerial experience preferred


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This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

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