Associate Director/Director, Program and Portfolio Management

Compensation

: $108,380.00 - $167,060.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance



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Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. We discovered and developed the first medicines to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF), a rare, life-threatening genetic disease. In addition to clinical development programs in CF, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs focused on the underlying mechanisms of other serious diseases. Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, our corporate headquarters is now located in Boston's Innovation District, and our international headquarters is in London, United Kingdom. We currently employ approximately 2,500 people in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia and Latin America with nearly two-thirds of our staff dedicated to research and development. Vertex is consistently recognized as one of the industry?s top places to work by Science Magazine, The Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal and the San Diego Business Journal. Our research and medicines have also received esteemed recognitions, including the Robert J. Beall Therapeutics Development Award, the French Prix Galien and the British Pharmacological Society awards. For additional information and the latest updates from the Company, please visit www.vrtx.com. Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at ...@vrtx.com.

13-Mar-2019
Req ID
11634BR
Department
Project Management
Posting location
Boston, MA
Job Title/Position Title
Associate Director
Posting Job Title
Associate Director/Director, Program and Portfolio Management
Job Description
The Associate Director/Director role is within the Program and Portfolio Management group at Vertex and functions as a Global Program Manager for clinical stage programs in pain or other Vertex disease areas. This position will organize and facilitate project teams for clinical assets from early clinical development through lifecycle management. This person will enable a high performing cross-functional team to develop global, integrated development plans and program level strategies, ensure alignment with portfolio plans through senior management, and drive the execution of development plans. The individual is expected to ensure comprehensive communication of program status, updates, key decisions, risks and scenarios to all key stakeholders. The position will report to a Disease Strategy Portfolio Manager (Senior Director) within Program and Portfolio Management.
Key Responsibilities:
* Manage a cross-functional drug development Project Team to deliver on program plans
* Manage and drive the development and execution of cross-functional early or late clinical development plans (EDPs/LDPs)
* Ensure cross functional thinking and appropriate analytical rigor in development of strategies, including an understanding of inter-dependencies
* Generate integrated project plans (IPP) and maintenance of program timelines that serve as a single source of information
* Work with the project team for risk management and scenario planning
* Drive operational activities through teams and sub-teams; identify and track key deliverables for each function and ensure cross-functional alignment and accountability
* Ensure effective communication within teams, across functions, through sub-teams, and to key stakeholders throughout the organization, including senior management
* Drive adherence to the Vertex Drug Development and governance processes, including delivery of timely and quality Project Team and/or sub-team deliverables
* Lead and/or participate in special department, cross-functional, or team projects
* Develop & maintain high performing teams
* Facilitate resource planning, financial, and capacity assessments
* Coordinate activities with external business partners and alliances, where applicable; contribute to achieving partnership contract deliverables
Minimum Qualifications
* Bachelor?s degree in Life Sciences or a relevant field
* Eight to ten years industry experience in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, or other Healthcare related field
* Three (3) years experience managing and/or leading cross-functional drug development teams
* Drug Development knowledge with basic to strong understanding of other functions relevant to the position which may include: Research, Toxicology, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical, Manufacturing & Operations, and Regulatory
* Utilization of Project Management tools, practices, and infrastructure, as related to the Biopharmaceutical Industry
* Familiarity with the Project Management principles, practices, and technology
Full-Time or Part-Time
Full-Time
Company Information
Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. We discovered and developed the first medicines to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF), a rare, life-threatening genetic disease. In addition to clinical development programs in CF, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs focused on the underlying mechanisms of other serious diseases.
Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, our corporate headquarters is now located in Boston's Innovation District, and our international headquarters is in London, United Kingdom. We currently employ approximately 2,500 people in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia and Latin America with nearly two-thirds of our staff dedicated to research and development.
Vertex is consistently recognized as one of the industry?s top places to work by Science Magazine, The Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal and the San Diego Business Journal. Our research and medicines have also received esteemed recognitions, including the Robert J. Beall Therapeutics Development Award, the French Prix Galien and the British Pharmacological Society awards. For additional information and the latest updates from the Company, please visit www.vrtx.com.
Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at ...@vrtx.com.

* Bachelor?s degree in Life Sciences or a relevant field * Eight to ten years industry experience in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, or other Healthcare related field * Three (3) years experience managing and/or leading cross-functional drug development teams * Drug Development knowledge with basic to strong understanding of other functions relevant to the position which may include: Research, Toxicology, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical, Manufacturing & Operations, and Regulatory * Utilization of Project Management tools, practices, and infrastructure, as related to the Biopharmaceutical Industry * Familiarity with the Project Management principles, practices, and technology


Associated topics: associate director, chief investment officer, controller, finance director, general manager, manage, operational manager, president, supply, vice president * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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