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Program Management Leader Oncology Drug Development

Company: Bayer Inc.
Location: Whippany
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Program Management Leader Oncology Drug Development


The primary responsibilities of this role, Program Management Leader, Oncology Drug Development are to:

* Be responsible for elaboration of program strategy, along with Global Development Leaders (GDL) and other Global Program Team (GPT) Core Team members, serving as a highly-experienced strategic and tactical "thought partner" to the GDL and Core Team; * Lead key meetings, workstreams, and/or sub teams to meet strategic and tactical goals of the program and acts as deputy for the GDL, as necessary; * Participate in key external meetings in support of the project, unless otherwise agreed with GDL; * Be responsible for effective and efficient working of the GPT; * Drive Core GPT and GPT meeting content, facilitate decision making and communicating action; * Parter with GDL to adapt Core GPT involvement as needed, depending on critical topics and issues being addressed; * Serve as key contact for program-level technical and strategic information and communications, within the team and outside the team; * Ensure sufficient and timely flow of information and communication within the GPTs on global level; * Build relationships in- and outside of Global Program Teams to enhance effective communication; * Seek for process and communication improvement and obtain actively feedback from GPT members and key stakeholders;

* Be accountable for establishing integrated, cross-functional, multiyear program plans which deliver against the target product profile, implements and tracks plans against agreed timelines and budget; * Establish, track and adjust optimized multi-year development plan for a highly complex complete program comprising of various projects from Proof of Concept (PoC) to launch; * Elaborate timeline and/or budget-optimized development scenarios and align activities in close interaction with global development functions accordingly; * Define and plan development milestones including, but not limited to get decisions and Go/No Go decision points; * Drive timely development of GPT goals annually, manage goals at the team level, and communicate changes within the portfolio construct (i.e. ODC Program Goals and PROMIS); * Partner with key functions and senior management to plan for, and drive, event-driven workstreams (e.g. data readout communications, submission planning, new project proposals); * Establish and track program budget, under the accountability of the GDL, be responsible for the quality of the forecasting and management of the external budget in order to achieve budget targets and be responsible for presenting budget at Latest Estimate (LE) meetings; * Alert GDL/Program Team, relevant functional controllers and management of budget change and propose corrective actions; * Ensure accurate, up-to-date development inputs (timelines, costs, risk) for portfolio-level processes such as Holistic Portfolio Review, FC and LE; * Drive and steer the implementation of the program strategy by ensuring resource and budget availability in close alignment with the Research and Development (R&D) functions; * Identify and anticipate issues, e.g. related to budget, project milestones and lead mitigation and resolution efforts as required for defined sub-program issues; * Be responsible for preparing, updating and adjusting the holistic program risk/opportunity profile and mitigation plans; * Conduct or contribute to periodic and systematic program reviews (e.g. Program Strategy meetings, Program Risk Management meetings, Lessons Learned or Cross-Program budget reviews) in order to improve the efficiency of drug development as well as to strive for earlier identification of critical success factors and to facilitate portfolio analysis, risk-management and decision-making; * Document program progress and status, ensure consistency, correctness and completeness of information of the various programs / projects within a program in the different reporting systems, including PROMIS, which can be relied upon as the source of valid project information for internal and external communications and planning purposes; * Where applicable, manage routine communications with (co)- development partners for licensed-in products;

* Implement development strategy and manage all aspects of various global development programs or a highly complex complete program comprised of various projects, execute on strategic directives set by the GDL/Core Team, be able to influence outside direct reporting lines and work independently to drive goals, lead workstreams/sub teams, and represent the GPT as needed or as delegated by the GDL, be accountable to the GPT and to the organization for managing the program at the portfolio level with respect to milestones, risks, and budget.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree with at least 10 years of relevant professional and academic experience with at least five years of pharmaceutical industry experience of which at least three years should be related to drug development; * Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a multi-disciplinary drug development team including exceptional technical and professional maturity; * Experience in one of the functions related to pharmaceutical development (e.g. Research, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Dev/Operations, Medical Affairs, Product Supply, Marketing) and working experience in multinational and multidisciplinary drug development teams; * Demonstrated evidence of leading with a strategic mindset and the ability to use business insights to drive decision making; * Demonstrated sophisticated capabilities in navigating stakeholder relationships in complicated organizational structures and demonstrated capability in engaging senior leadership; * Fluency in English in both written and oral communication skills, including ability to analyze scientific and business information; * Ability to represent the program through presentations and discussions in senior leadership forums/meetings and with external collaboration partners; * Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to effectively motivate, delegate, coach, mentor, and collaborate in team settings and with external partners; * Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functionally, including organizing and running effective meetings.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in the natural sciences; * Oncology therapeutic area experience in one of the functions related to pharmaceutical development (e.g. Research, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Dev/Operations, Medical Affairs, Product Supply, Marketing).

Domestic relocation assistance may be available for this role.



Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below. Location: United States : New Jersey : Whippany Division: Pharmaceuticals Reference Code: 360361 Contact Us Email:

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Keywords: Bayer Inc., New York , Program Management Leader Oncology Drug Development, Other , Whippany, New York

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