Development Lead - Oncology

  • The Development Lead is accountable for leading the vision and growth strategy for new oncology assets entering full development.
  • In this role, they are also accountable for driving the execution of the strategy.
  • Through leading a matrix team, they will assess business opportunities informed by scientific, regulatory, clinical and commercial aspects.
  • This role will be a member of the Oncology Leadership Team

Strategy and Execution
  • Creates and delivers the vision and strategy for development of new molecular entities
  • Shapes products for competitive profiling to support our value story
  • Holistically assessing and filling the data need for Registrational and Non-Registrational Data Generation across various markets
  • Oversees and adheres to the Product Development and Commercialization (PD&C) processes for the selected asset and achievement of key milestones
  • Proactively identifies potential risks and drives the execution of mitigation strategies
  • Interpret and communicate key clinical trial results and regulatory milestones to appropriate governance boards
  • Develop a data generation strategy that addresses both regulatory and reimbursement needs globally
  • Partner with internal teams to develop and execute a Publications Strategy for primary and secondary publications
Leadership and Matrix Management

  • Sets a vision for the Development Team and engages the matrix team on that vision
  • Manages performance across the matrix team, in collaboration with the functional leaders
  • Secures required headcount and budget to achieve global PD&C plan and drives allocation and prioritization of activities across Research and Development, including Regulatory, Worldwide Medical, etc.
  • Oversees relevant sub-teams and ensures clear goals and performance standards are in place, provides feedback and coaching, and holds sub-team leaders accountable for key deliverables
  • Demonstrates peer-to-peer influence across R&D functional leadership
Stakeholder Engagement and Communication
  • Manages communications with key stakeholders across all BMS functional and market areas to ensure alignment while minimizing risk
  • Ensures appropriate decisions are made in a timely manner and agreed with the appropriate levels to drive PD&C milestones
  • Builds and manages relationships with external stakeholders (Opinion Leaders, Strategic Alliance Partners, Patient Advocacy Leaders, Health Authorities)
  • Development of an overall communication strategy as well as the publications strategy and plan, PR plan and Broad internal communications
  • Supporting Public Affairs and Investor Relations in managing external BMS communications

  • MD/PhD/PharmD/secondary scientific degree preferred
  • Oncology experience is preferable
  • A minimum of 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry, Health Authorities and/or academic experience, with proven progression in relevant R&D roles and significant experience in related therapeutic area
  • Extensive working knowledge in the drug development process, along with expertise in one or more of the relevant areas (e.g. clinical, regulatory, program management, project planning and management, medical)
  • Experience in managing/leading high performance, cross-functional teams (Matrix) or complex organizations successfully
  • Working knowledge of regulations in the Pharmaceutical industry (US and Global preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully and effectively collaborate, cooperate and work across boundaries (e.g. R&D, disease mgt., marketing, external development) and building strong external relationships
  • Ability to navigate through a complex and dynamic healthcare environment
  • Abreast of scientific issues as they impact business development and strategic planning
  • Success in situations requiring rigorous, analytical problem solving and the ability to determine scientific opportunity and commercial targets
  • Broad understanding of domestic and international issues relative to the pharmaceutical industry
  • Proven agility in prioritizing and navigating competing demands

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