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Director, R&D Strategic Innovation (SI) at Biogen in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Posted in Pharmaceutical 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time





Job Description:

Job DescriptionAbout This Role As a member of the R&D Strategy, Portfolio Operations and Communications (SPOC) function, the Director, R&D Strategic Innovation (SI) will lead cross-functional teams composed of internal Biogen colleagues and/or contracted external resources to develop unique and highly credible solutions in the areas of portfolio enablement, process improvement, operations, ways of working, strategy, technology and other business challenges/opportunities with discernable impact on cost, efficiency and effectiveness. You will assume a leadership position to coordinate cross-functional activities, ensuring the appropriate stakeholders are involved and providing a single point of accountability responsible for driving the entire process of designing, developing and deploying high impact and strategically aligned solutions.What You'll Do Assess the current R&D organizational structure to identify opportunities to improve efficiencies and enhance the pace of drug discovery.Identify, evaluate and implement novel solutions and approaches for high priority R&D focus areas, including emerging therapeutic modalities, clinical trial operations and pre-clinical research technologies.Strategic planning and operational support for activities designed to expand Biogen's external portfolio assets to complement and enhance the existing Biogen pipeline.Enhance the learning and change agility of the R&D organizationexpanding and integrating continuous learning and improvement.Employ strategic thinking as well as have an ability to manage complex details and drive actions across a variety of areas.Build strong relationships with senior leaders across the company and enhance his/her understanding of enterprise structure and function, developing a solid understanding of all aspects of Biogen's business. Who You Are You are highly proactive, work collaboratively with other groups, have strong attention to detail along with written, verbal and listening skills, presentation skills, teaming, facilitation and relationship building skills. You have a demonstrated understanding of the business and strong organizational skills.QualificationsRequired Skills Undergraduate degree required; MBA and/or Advanced scientific degree (ie. PhD, MD) strongly preferred.At minimum, 6-8 years of R&D drug development experience in-house at a pharmaceutical firm.Demonstrated strength in managing multiple projects and/or programs (i.e., collection of sub-projects) and business analysis.Direct and/or indirect drug development experience, particularly in roles or assignments aimed at advancing and optimizing the drug discovery and development processes and/or enabling pipeline and portfolio activitiesExtensive experience with aligning stakeholders, facilitating conflict, and communicating information in a way that enables leaders to have transparency on the underlying issues and potential solutions in varying settings including workshops, small group sessions or one-on-one meetings.Strong financial analysis and rigor to apply quantifiable metrics and assess value and impactExperience with consulting methodologies and frameworks including strategy, analysis, expertise in operating models, governance, visual storyboarding methodologies, change management and process re-engineeringFluent with technology solutions to manage projects including appropriate Microsoft Office programs (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio) and also SharePointAdditional InformationThe Director, R&D Strategic Innovation (SI) is a key partner to the Head, Program Leadership & Strategic Innovation (PLSI) and works to ensure successful execution of the strategic vision for R&D's innovation and improvement capabilities. This role provides strategic planning and operational execution for both day-to-day R&D operations as well as special projects designed to enhance R&D processes and capabilities.PDN-93a50ece-f189-4b3f-a0cd-db0740e8f9f4