Assoc Director/Sr Manager, Portfolio Strategy & Development - NC Pharma/Generics (Will Relo)

Job Type: 
Life Sciences
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Employment Category: 
Direct Hire

Our client, a Research Triangle Park, NC-based pharmaceutical company in high-growth mode, is actively recruiting for an exceedingly sharp candidate with strong background in Pipeline Development to join its Marketing and Business Development team. 

This Associate Director/Senior Manager (client is open to either level) will drive the research, evaluation, selection and development of new pipeline assets.  This is a critical role and Company will pay generous wage (plus relo, benefits, etc.) to attract and retain a star. Substantial bkgd in Generics Pipeline/Portfolio Strategy will be important.

Key Things to Note:

  • This is one of the fastest growing companies in the Generics and Specialty Pharmaceutical space.  It is aggressively pursuing new assets and this AD/SM will be instrumental in driving that effort.
  • Position will involve:     
    • identifying assets for development
    • providing analyses and recommendations for go/no-go decisions
    • shepherding selected assets through development
    • assisting in the evaluation of in-licensing/acquisition opportunities

We seek candidate whose market research, business savvy and analytical skills are complemented by strong scientific/healthcare credentials.  Pharmacy bkgd (labeling, dosing, etc.) would be valuable.

  • This is a highly visible position.  This AD/SM will regularly interface with executives and other business leaders as well as colleagues and industry experts.  Seek superb communicator and relationship-builder.
  • Company heavily relies on data sources such as IQVIA Data, Pharma E Track, IPD Analytics, Daily Med, etc.  Substantial experience with these (and other sources) will be important. 
  • This position will be located at the company’s RTP area offices.  It’s a hybrid role (on-site and remote) and we seek candidates who can be local to this area. Relo provided.
  • This is an emerging business undergoing tremendous growth and change.  Seek candidate who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment and will contribute to its build.

Selected Responsibilities:

  • Develop 5 year portfolio plan to support portfolio strategy and financials goals of the US Generics business
  • Monitor overall pharmaceutical market trends, brand products at pre-approval stage, assessing which candidates should be selected for inclusion in the generic pipeline.
  • Identify new product candidates for the in-house pipeline. Evaluate these candidates using information from the third-party data sources and cross-functional teams – R&D, Legal, Regulatory, Procurement etc.
  • Analyze information from the various sources and convert it into the commercial recommendations that enable go-no-go decision-making in product selection.
  • Oversee development of selected products. Manage pre-submission portfolio by maintaining commercial forecasts, working with the cross-functional teams to ensure development efforts are focused on the highest value projects to maximize portfolio return.
  • Prepare recommendation summaries for new products and present to the Executive Leadership team and senior management for pipeline addition/cancellation approval.
  • Prepare business cases for in-licensing product opportunities in generic/branded-generic space, evaluate the financial viability of the project, and provide recommendations for go-no-go decision.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and support in due-diligence for acquisition targets identified by the BD team.

Targeted candidate will offer a related degree (advanced degree preferred) and 7+ years of experience performing commercial research and analysis work in the pharmaceutical space.  Generics bkgd required. Hospital or retail pharmacy bkgd preferred.

Other priorities include:

  • Proficiency utilizing IQVIA databases; Pharma E Track, IPD Analytics, Daily Med, Price Rx/Medi-Span all a plus
  • Expert Excel including advanced modeling skills
  • Keen business savvy and analytical know-how
  • Strong sense of urgency and job ownership
  • Record of achievement

Finally, we seek a leader with superb communication skills – someone who builds quality relationships, can gain consensus amongst disparate groups and, if needed, explain complex concepts or technical jargon in a way that all stakeholders can understand and use to make smart business decisions.

Many more details are available.  If interested, please forward Word resume for prompt consideration.