Precision for Medicine
Director, Operational Strategy
Precision for Medicine is the first global precision medicine clinical research services organization, purpose-built to improve the clinical research and development process for new therapeutics. Our novel approach integrates clinical operations excellence, with laboratory expertise, and advanced data sciences to inform every step. We apply our expertise to trials at all stages—from early development through approval—with embedded experience in oncology and rare disease. With over 2000 dedicated professionals and 35 offices worldwide, we stand ready to help accelerate life-changing treatments anywhere around the globe. Won’t you join us today as a Senior Director, Operational Strategy?
The Senior Director, Operational Strategy will be a core member of the expert team within Operational Strategy Department of Precision for Medicine. As part of this team, they will drive and support the operational strategy considerations for the RFPs and bid defences and support the operational teams at bid defence. This will entail drawing on strong experience of operationalizing complex clinical studies globally, knowledge and analysis of the competitive environment and analysis of the study design and rationale. The Senior Director, Operational Strategy will support the business development team by representing Precision operations at pre-award meetings. In addition, this team member will lead specific projects that will enable Precision for Medicine to stay at the forefront of innovation and maintain their competitive edge as a scientifically driven engaged partner for our biotech and pharma clients.
Essential functions of the job include but are not limited to:
Provide operational strategy input, text and budget review for proposals:
Collaborate with medical, operational, business development, proposal colleagues and other Precision functional leadership as required to:Create, develop, and refine the strategy for potential opportunities specifically with regard to operational considerations such as enrollment, feasibility, study timelines, startup timelines, relevant experience, competitive landscape
Develop proposal text to outline operational strategy and conduct proposal review
Ensure proposals reflect robust strategic, operational, scientific, medical and clinical development planning
Create and refine study budgets and support the development and finalization of study budgets for potential opportunities in partnership with other functional leadership as necessary
Work closely with colleagues in Project Management and Clinical Trial Management to transition the operational strategy approach ahead of opportunity bid defense and support in post bid defense follow up items
Participate in the post award engagement meeting to ensure the study team has the information and rationale behind the strategy position
Mentor and train Operational Strategy colleagues and Precision colleagues in aspects of strategy and budgeting for clinical research
Represent Precision for Medicine in client meetings:
Support capabilities presentations and client meetings
Provide feasibility and competitive landscape direction input, and support for bid defense meetings utilizing software and web-based applications
Create innovative solutions in conjunction with medical and scientific strategy, and provide consulting, as needed, for clients who are seeking input
Work with Precision for Medicine team to support pre-award collaboration and inclusion of translational and data innovation strategies where appropriate, to help optimize Precision impact
Represent the Company by attending industry meetings, speaking engagements, booth exhibitions, etc., and by publishing scientific or industry related articles in industry journals and digital media.
This position may involve line management within the operational strategy group
Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support
Advanced degree in a life sciences discipline or equivalent relevant experience
Approximately 15 years in the CRO/Pharmaceutical industry or equivalent relevant experience and/or demonstrated competencies.
Demonstrated competence and relevant experience in the required activities for the role including operational strategy analysis and budget review
Strong experience in hematology/oncology, and or rare disease, and or CNS, and or Precision’s identified target therapeutic area clinical development focused on strategy, feasibility, budget development and execution of all phases of clinical trials
Strong leadership and organizational skills
Strong oral and written communication skills in English,
Strong ability to develop and review study budgets in alignment with study delivery strategy
Active listening and strong presentation abilities
Strong analytical thinking
Able to collaborate with diverse stakeholders
Strong computer skills, specifically with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and with web/data-based platforms
Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
Highly organized with excellent interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills
Strong sense of ownership and pride in quality of outputs
Ability to multitask to tight timelines prioritizing workload and maintaining high quality standards
Willingness to work in a matrix environment, work independently and as part of a dynamic team
Accomplished at maintaining a sustained focus at the macro level while being able to manage at the micro level as needed
Focuses on continuous improvement, including the ability to make proactive assessments on how to make processes more efficient and people more effective in delivering results with appropriate quality and timeline performance
Proven financial management skills
Embraces and embodies the established Precision for Medicine’s Cultural Values as an underlying tenet to drive work behaviors
Demonstrates mastery knowledge of ICH-GCP, relevant Precision for Medicine’s SOPs and regulatory guidance, as well as the ability to implement such items.
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