Senior Director* Portfolio Review and Development Excellence

  • Mainz
  • Work experience
  • Manager First Level
  • Executive Middle Management
  • Commercial professions (other)
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The (Senior) Director* -  Development Review Committee/ Clinical Excellence

The (Senior) Director* -  Development Review Committee/ Clinical Excellence* is a key stakeholder to support senior management as well as the program teams in the effective and strategic planning, preparation, conduct and follow up of key clinical development meetings.
This role serves to support and navigate the respective drug development program teams through the process, acting both as their sparring partner, coach as well as senior advisor. Works very closely with the program teams, esp the clinical leads, in the strategic oriented generation of development pathways and respective scenarios.
This role rolls-up its sleeves to work with the teams on their specific documents and proposals, reviews them, gives feedback; acts as “devil’s advocate” to help them optimally prepare; and also helps to triage that well prepared strategic documents are brought forward for review and approval.
This role contributes to pushing the boundaries for how we are strategizing, planning and driving our programs / studies and their development pathways, by striving for clinical excellence, and collaborates very closely both with senior management as well as program teams to find accelerated approaches and solutions.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Review key documents and give critical, supportive feedback, so the teams can optimally prepare their documents and proposals
  • Drives knowledge/ access and application of standards and templates, such as CDP blueprint, to significantly contribute to the quality of the prepared documents and their respective review/ approval by senior management. 
  • Strives for continuous improvement of these standards, demonstrating an outcome-oriented and flexible mindset, coordinating adaptions where relevant.
  • Supports senior management by facilitating strategic and decision making meetings, ensuring documentation and follow up on action items. Sets the agenda of those meetings and ensure effective meeting conduct.
  • Acts as a senior coach and sparring partner for the program teams especially the clinical leads; strives to make them successful

What you have to offer.

  • Medical Degree  strongly preferred, or: University degree (M.Sc.) in natural sciences, pharmacy or similar; PhD a plus
  • Demonstrated experience (>10 years) in the pharmaceutical/ biotech industry, esp. in the field of drug development
  • Hands on experience with all phases of drug development, including registration and launches strongly preferred
  • Several years (>5) of experience as a member of clinical teams/ study teams/ clinical teams with accountabilities in designing development pathways
  • Several years (>5) of experience in preparing/ supporting/ steering key drug development documents such as integrated development plans (IDPs), Clinical Development Plans (CDPs) and similar
  • Ability to strategize in the area of drug development, think in scenarios and structure the path towards decision making for them.

Benefits for you.

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses
  • Mobile Office
  • Special Vacation
... and much more.

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit?

Then apply now for our location Mainz and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

If you have any further questions, our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer them on + 49 (0) 6131-9084-1291 (monday-friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm).

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We look forward to your application!

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