The SPINE Group is accountable for shaping Pfizer’s R&D strategy, monitoring and enhancing the value of its pipeline and driving continuous improvement initiatives. At the Divisional and Corporate level, they ensure key R&D decisions are linked to overall strategic priorities, competitive context and financial considerations. The Director of WRD Strategy will be part of the strategy team within SPINE.
The Director of WRD Strategy will work as part of a team of R&D strategy professionals who are responsible for building out and evolving the core global R&D strategy for Pfizer’s Worldwide R&D organization, as well as play a key role in representing WRD in corporate strategic initiatives, such as integration planning. This role will entail working with multiple Pfizer stakeholders to develop and integrate strategic insights across WRD and the broader organization into decision making. Top performers will be given opportunities to present to senior leaders at the WRD and enterprise levels.
The ideal candidate for the Director, WRD Strategy role will:
Help identify and set annual strategic objectives and priorities for WRD
Drive efforts to build out and evolve the overall strategy and strategic frameworks for Worldwide R&D (WRD) in collaboration with key stakeholders across WRD and the broader organization
Address business challenges requested by Pfizer’s executive leadership team (ELT) and WRD leadership team (WRD LT)
Identify and implement solutions to enhance R&D productivity across WRD
Lead select initiatives to optimize organizational structure and operating model
Lead or play key role in strategic and planning efforts for M&As
Support key corporate strategic initiatives that involve important R&D aspects/considerations
Play key role in crisp articulation of R&D accomplishments & strategy for Board & Pfizer Executive Leadership Team (ELT)
Collaborate with other groups in SPINE (Strategic Portfolio Management, Competitive Intelligence, Operations And Scientific Affairs), and within the greater Pfizer community including WRD Research Units (RUs) And Partner Lines (PLs), strategy & portfolio groups in WRD and Corporate/Business Units, Integration Management
Work closely with and for key stakeholders including the President of Worldwide R&D and multiple WRD and Pfizer Leadership Teams
While not directly leading team members, working with large matrixed teams and leading through influence to gain alignment and develop robust deliverables.