The Director of Pipeline Planning and Portfolio Initiatives will provide senior WRDM leaders with the necessary tools, information and insights to make investment and prioritization decisions that will ultimately maximize the value of the WRDM portfolio (discovery through positive Proof of Concept) while optimally positioning the organization as a whole for long-term sustainable growth and industry leadership in key therapeutic areas (TAs) and indications in collaboration with Portfolio and Decision Analysis (PDA). The individual will build and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues from across Pfizer, establishing clear lines of sight into TA- and RU-level plans and investment strategies and on an ongoing basis helping to ensure that Pfizer's R&D efforts reflect a sharp strategic focus on:
(1) optimizing investments in the Pre-POC clinical portfolio;
(2) establishing and efficiently executing on strategic portfolio priorities;
(3) adapting to external threats and challenges; and
(4) meeting or exceeding delivery expectations.
Lead strategic WRDM portfolio initiatives to maximize R&D productivity and drive R&D innovation, including:
Design and execute relevant analyses to identify opportunities & build appropriate business cases
Lead cross-functional teams, including WRDM LT, Finance, GPD, PDA, et al
Shape the strategic narrative of initiatives, and present to executive audiences
Support associated Business Development activities as needed from a portfolio perspective
Drive the operational plans and execute the implementation, where relevant
Own and drive WRDM's annual Operating Plan process, working with the head of WRDM Operations, WRDM Finance and the WRDM President and WRDM LT
Lead the WRDM Operations responsibilities for year-round portfolio financial & resource management, including evaluating resource flexibility on high spend projects, collaborating effectively with relevant groups
Manage the optimization of internal (indirect) resources to support the WRDM portfolio, partnering with key resource management focused stakeholders - including the Head of Project Planning, GPD Portfolio Management, Finance, Medicinal Science Leadership, Research Unit leadership (i.e CSOs and/or RU Ops leads) etc.
Keep up with competitive trends at the industry level and related to focus areas of the portfolio, particularly in the areas of portfolio management (e.g. portfolio performance metrics, therapeutic area balance, etc.)
Support Pfizer's diversity and equity efforts, including initiatives within and beyond WRDM Operations, and through developing a diverse PPSI team
Strengthen Pfizer's competitive advantage by attracting and continually developing top talent
Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: 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.
MBA or advanced degree (PhD or Masters) in business or life sciences required
Detailed understanding of risks, opportunities and value drivers in drug discovery and development.
10 or more years of experience across portfolio management, finance, strategic planning, business development, and product valuation with a top-tier consultancy, equity research, and/or in a biopharmaceutical industry environment required
Proven track record of problem-solving and delivery in the biopharmaceutical industry, with the capability to build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, to lead matrixed teams across a range of disciplines, and to apply a variety of business models and frameworks.
Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate executive level meetings and complex, strategic conversations, craft compelling strategic narratives, and to influence behaviors in order to create alignment.
Ability to quickly/effectively prioritize and balance a large number of competing tasks and deliverables in real-time and on a regular basis.
Ability to work independently, to own deliverables from end to end, and to respond to tight timelines.
Strong financial acumen.
Strong project management skills.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to lead people and cross-functional teams, with or without direct reporting authority
Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs.
Good understanding of Pfizer WRDM's structure, objectives and processes
Experience with portfolio investment and clinical development paradigms
OTHER JOB DETAILS
Eligible for Relocation Package
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
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