Pfizer Director, Pharm Sci Team Lead in St. Louis, Missouri
A Biotherapeutics Pharm Sci Team Leader (PSTL) leads multiple interdisciplinary Pharmaceutical Sciences Project Teams (PSPTs). The PSTL also acts as the single point of accountability for Biotherapeutics Pharmaceutical Sciences (BTx PS) on the Asset or Program teams for the assigned projects. The Biotherapeutics PSTL may be assigned to lead projects at any development stage from discovery stage to Proof of Concept (PoC), depending on the needs of the portfolio.
In addition, the candidate will interface with some Research Units (RU) and Biomedical Design (BMD) either as an extended leadership member or as a point of contact to provide input on strategies, new technologies and projects. This will require on-site presence at RU/BMD for active listening and discussion and openness to new way of thinking/execution.
The individual will be responsible to engage other subject matter experts as needed.
1) Leading BTx PS Project Teams, which are comprised of scientists from the key disciplines in BTx PS and are responsible for Pharmaceutical Sciences (PS) strategy development and plan execution for the assigned projects, ensuring deliverables are met on time and of high quality.
2) Represents BTx PS as a member of the Asset/Global Medicine Team; responsible to drive overall developmental strategy for the projects, which include both internal and in-licensed projects
3) Working with key stakeholders across commercial, clinical and Pfizer Global Supplies (PGS) to define the product concept and lead the operational planning for assigned projects
4) Interfacing with Drug Safety, Dev Ops, Global Supply Chain, and Clinical to develop a clinical supply and administration strategy.
5) Acting as a technical leader and ambassador for BTx PS to asset/Global Medicine team, governance bodies and other key stakeholders; representing the BTx PS viewpoint to greater Pfizer and educating stakeholders on BTx PS technologies, opportunities, risks, and work processes
6) Contributing effectively to the BTx Project Team, ensuring productive two-way communication and alignment of plans between PharmSci and other Lines or Therapeutic Area Strategies
7) Ensuring effective leadership of BTx projects through appropriate governance structures, as well as managing interactions between PSPT and Co-Development teams to plan and execute the transition of assigned projects to full-scale commercial manufacture and launch
8) Working with Procurement and BTx PS Outsourcing Specialists to manage interactions with third party manufacturers and other vendors necessary for the projects
9) Ensuring that the PSPT maintains accurate and timely PS project plans, resource forecasts, annual budgets, and related deliverables for the assigned projects
10) Contributing to continuous improvement efforts within BTx PS and across greater Pfizer through such activities as Limited Duration Teams, "Lessons Learned" exercises, and mentoring other PSTLs and team members
11) Lead out-licensing of projects or working with an external partner for in-licensing a candidate. This will require close interaction with business development, licensing management team and other functions.
12) Understanding early portfolio and technologies being developed to design and evaluate current and novel molecular construct and bring in BTx PS expertise and viewpoint.
"Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities inclcuding: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact."
Master's level education in biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering or an analytical chemistry-based discipline plus 15 years of experience in drug development; demonstrated success in leading scientific teams; excellent oral and written communication skills.
Desirable: Doctorate level education plus 12 or more years in drug development.
- Last Date to Apply for Job: May 22, 2020 Additional Location Information: Andover, MAEligible for Relocation PackageEligible for Employee Referral Bonus
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