Program Leader Drug Development

Program Leader Drug Development

argenx

Ghent, Belgium

The Program Leader Drug Development pro-actively leads the program and cross-functional team by providing cross-functional operational leadership and maintaining end to end oversight of the program (from pre-clinical to commercial), including risk identification & mitigation, facilitation of issue identification and resolution, contingency planning, and decision-making.

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

The Program Leader:

  • Translates strategy according to the company vision and objectives into an operational plan
    • Builds the plan, defines Goals & Objectives, scenarios and the budget with support from cross-functional team
  • Keeps oversight of all ongoing and planned activities and interdependencies
    • Risk identification & mitigation
    • Issue identification and resolution
    • Contingency planning
    • Decision-taking within agreed budget, timelines and scope
  • Manages budget and timelines: planned versus actuals – changes – scenario planning
  • Represents the program at governance level and transparently shares communications with the team
  • Ensures timely, open and effective communication to relevant stakeholders
    • Teams, Collaborators, Management, Contractual partners
  • Manages team composition (as of lead compound selection) and dynamics to get a highly engaged and motivated team
    • Integrates new functions as required by the program
    • Leads cross-functional meetings including agenda and minutes management + action log
    • Team building
  • PL is consulted in goal setting and performance assessment of team members
  • Drives (together with the appropriate functions) the planning and preparation of essential documents to a quality standard required for Regulatory/Health Authority submissions.

Desired skills and Experience:

  • Advanced degree (Master or PhD) in a health related discipline or equal by experience;
  • At least 10 years of drug development experience in different phases of development, in different disease areas;
  • At least 5 years of Program Management experience in a Pharmaceutical or Biotech environment;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Strong communicative skills;
  • Strong collaborative skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong project management skills (PMP certification is an advantage);
  • Deal with continuous change;
  • Consultant or employee.

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