The Associate Director or Sr Associate Director (commensurate with experience) serves as a Regional Integration Lead (RIL) to coordinate strategic and operational cross-functional US input (Med/RA, Marketing, Market Access) for assigned drug development compounds and post-marketing optimization (PMO) projects to enable the success of the compounds/projects in the US market with guidance. Key responsibilities of the Associate Director include:
- Leading cross-functional US Project teams and acts as a local point of contact for International Project Management (IPM).
- Coordinating integrated Therapeutic Area (TA) summaries for key management meetings (e.g. Medical Leadership Team (MLT)).
- Ensuring that US Project Team recommendations are aligned with US management, including the Therapeutic Area Steering Committee (TASC) and the Human Pharma Leadership Team (HPLT), and escalates topics, as appropriate.
- Ensuring that that aligned US recommendations are communicated to sub-teams (e.g., Early Clinical Development Team, Medical SubTeam) and Core Teams for incorporation into the Clinical Development Plan (CDP), Target Product Profile (TPP), and other key documents on an ongoing basis and in support of product milestone releases at the Human Pharma Steering Committee (HPSC).
As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Develop relationships with mid and senior executive level to ensure robust input is provided as part of the Regional Integration Process.
- Build, develop and maintain close working relationships with key stakeholders across US Med/RA, Marketing and Market Access, including International Project Management.
- For assigned projects, act as local point of contact to International Project Management.
- For assigned products lead cross-functional US Project Teams comprised of US members from CDMA, Clinical Operations, BDM, GPV, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing, Market Access and other functions (as needed) to coordinate strategic and operational cross-functional input for development compounds and PMO projects. Facilitate resolution of cross-functional project issues and escalate to management, as required. As assigned, with guidance coordinate cross-regional input for development compounds and PMO projects from US, EM, EUCAN, or Japan at key HPSC milestones.
- Align US recommendations with local management, including the TASC and escalate issues, as appropriate.
- Ensure that aligned US recommendations are communicated to sub-teams (e.g., ECD, MST) and International Core Teams for incorporation into the CDP, TPP and other key documents on an ongoing basis and in support of key product milestone releases at HPSC.
- Identify process improvement initiatives for continuous quality improvement and standardization of BI processes. Represent PMPI on local working groups, as requested.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution required; Masters or Doctoral degree from an accredited institution preferred.
- Possesses project management experience; creative/strategic thinker with negotiating and influencing skills; project facilitator; demonstrates GCP/FDA/ICH knowledge and legal understanding; ability to assess business risk with guidance.
- Possesses a high degree of initiative, accountability and ability to balance multiple priorities with guidance.
- A minimum of six (6) years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Experience in clinical research and/or drug development required.
- A minimum of four (4) years of project management experience, including applied knowledge of project management tools; Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or PMP certification preferred.
- Ability to build relationships on mid and senior executive level.
- Good judgment – regarding the “how”, “what” and “when” of addressing Sr. Leaders and key stakeholders with sensitive issues.
- Knowledgeable of clinical development processes and related interfaces, including the US Medical, Regulatory and Market Access environment and requirements.
- Strong teamwork, negotiation and collaboration abilities.
- Strong influencing and oral/written communication skills.
- Strong analytical thinking and critical thinking abilities, including the ability to solve complex problems and to proactively identify potential issues.
- Demonstration of Accountability, Agility & Intrapreneurship (AAI) competencies and leadership of teams to deliver on AAI competencies.
- Ability to travel overnight domestically and/or internationally, as needed.