Senior Director, ClinOps Oncology Strategy & Business Operations

Senior Director, ClinOps Oncology Strategy & Business Operations

Gilead

Uxbridge, United Kingdom

The ClinOps Oncology Strategy & Business Operations Head will be accountable for managing a team (῀ 7-10FTEs) who are accountable for resource and capacity management, site/alliance relationship management (Project Hope), portfolio reporting & analysis (with a focus on top quartile performance), and capability & process optimization. This role is critical to deliver on the strategic framework and to cement Gilead as a leader and Sponsor of Choice in Oncology. The leader in this role will be accountable for delivery in their respective function and must have a proven track record to manage performance both internally and with external suppliers. This individual will exhibit enterprise leadership by positioning the broader group for success and optimizing processes to enable top quartile performance. Leaders will exhibit an innovative mindset by championing new ideas and initiatives and incorporating best practices, external benchmarking, and standardization across Clinical Operations. The ClinOps Oncology Strategy & Business Operations Head will report into the Vice President of Clinical Operations, Oncology.

EXAMPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Will develop the oncology strategic roadmap and with input from Oncology Clinical Operations Leadership Team and will own the ClinOps Oncology Business Plan.
  • Accountable for resource and capacity management (including algorithm development/refinement) to ensure optimal and efficient resourcing across a dynamic and burgeoning oncology portfolio.
  • Accountable for establishing a preferred network of oncology centers (in partnership with Clinical Development) and will manage a team of site relationship managers to ensure Gilead can deliver top quartile performance and become the Sponsor of Choice.
  • Will develop and manage key external partnerships with alliance partners/vendors (may include cooperative groups, partnership models) that provide broad support across the oncology pipeline.
  • Will drive process optimization and oncology specific capability development (related to key endpoints, trial design/platform studies) to enable top quartile performance.
  • Accountable for portfolio analysis and reporting to drive transparency of delivery and to understand areas for improvement.
  • Will be a standing member of the Oncology Clinical Operations Leadership Team and will manage a team of approximately 7-10 direct reports.
  • Provide business operations support to the Oncology Clinical Operations Leadership Team.
  • Has deep understanding of the competitive landscape and a proven track record of employing creative solutions to drive acceleration of the portfolio.
  • Serves as a talent magnet and will develop, coach, and retain top diverse top talent in the team. Sets clear, stretch goals for the team and individual direct reports. Coaches team on their performance, development and career interests.
  • Will drive top quartile performance via implementation of novel partnerships, site networks/cooperative groups/consortia.
  • Experience leading organizations through change to optimize performance and understanding of how to bring the broader team on the journey.
  • Able to forge strong partnerships and provide oversight for the contract research organizations (CROs) and other resources.
  • Leads and partners in the development and presentation of the clinical operations’ strategy to executive leadership.
  • Collaborates with various cross-functional groups to define, oversee and contribute to ongoing lifecycle management of all therapeutic area products. Partners with key stakeholders to solve organizational challenges/issues.
  • Maintains financial oversight of the assigned group; managing spend as planned and ensuring appropriate communication with other groups.
  • Identifies, assigns and oversees development of clinical operations’ change and organizational excellence initiatives, including best practices, knowledge management, standardization and SOPs.
  • May function as the executive sponsor for oncology preferred vendor relationships.
  • Collaborates cross-functionally on due-diligence efforts and assessments for mergers and acquisitions.
  • Ensures team’s work complies with established practices, policies and processes, and any regulatory or other requirements.
  • Champions and role models Gilead Core Values and Leadership Commitments with an appropriate balance of Portfolio Delivery, People Management, and Organizational Excellence/Innovation.

REQUIREMENTS:

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. Please see the following for the qualifications and skills we seek for this role.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • BA/BS/RN with significant years’ relevant clinical or related experience in life sciences. Or, MA/MS/PharmD/PhD with 12 or more years’ relevant clinical or related experience in life sciences.
  • Extensive experience leading high-complexity cross-functional initiatives in life sciences, including short- and long-range strategic planning, governance, team management and oversight.
  • Experience in oncology and track record of establishing key partnerships/alliances within oncology.
  • Extensive line management experience. Typically has multiple years’ experience managing other people leaders (with indirect reports). Experience managing teams of >30-50 people.
  • Experience on governance committees and management teams for CROs or other vendors.
  • Demonstrated excellence leading large and complex teams in life sciences.
  • Extensive experience interacting with and presenting to executives and managing large-scale budgets and other resources.
  • Proven track record of achieving or exceeding large-scale, complex short- and long-range strategies in life sciences.

Knowledge & Other Requirements

  • Expert knowledge of pharma and/or biopharma industry, including in-depth understanding of other business functions, as evidenced by proven track record of leading organizations and teams to achieve short- and long-range strategies, plans and objectives.
  • Thorough understanding of pharmaceutical regulatory requirements and impact on development and execution of clinical trials.
  • Thorough knowledge of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA), and other applicable national regulations, International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) guidelines, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and key Clinical Operations principles, concepts, practices, standards, processes and tools.
  • Proven ability to influence up, down and across the organization and externally in a collaborative manner.
  • Strong executive presence with demonstrated influence through leadership both on program teams and organizational initiatives.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and understanding of team dynamics.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills. Able to distill complex matters into a clear business case and roadmap for execution. Demonstrated ability to align other leaders and garner their commitment and engagement to cross-functional strategies, plans and strategic objectives.
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Advanced coaching capabilities to mentor/develop staff.
  • Strong track record in effectively conceiving and leading large-scale, complex change initiatives.
  • When needed, ability to travel.

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