Operations Program Leader
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
Welwyn,Hertfordshire,United Kingdom,
14d ago

As a core member of the Global Development Team (GDT) and the Global Life Cycle Team (LCT), the Operations Program Leader (OPL) contributes to the development of the strategic plans for Pharma Development projects.

As a member (or leader) of the Development Team, the OPL contributes to development and implementation of the Clinical Development Plan (CDP).

For pRED / gRED projects, the OPL works with the early development teams to contribute early strategic input to the CDP.

In this role you are accountable for operational strategic planning, oversight and delivery of all PDG program related activities within the development team and in accordance with the CDP.

You are also accountable for providing direction to all PDG staff assigned to the clinical program in the global matrix environment.

Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities :

  • Makes broad contribution at strategic level including input into risk management plans, business value assessment and therapeutic area indication expertise.
  • Contributes to the development of the life cycle and clinical development plans and establishes the operational plan for a new program or study.
  • Reviews the operational plan with the TA leadership for alignment within the TA. Communicates initial budget, timelines, and changes to review bodies as appropriate.

  • Provides innovative and flexible operational solutions and options for the CDP.
  • Provides disease area expertise and input to the function and the TA.
  • Accountable for meeting all operational deliverables in accordance with time, cost and quality commitments.
  • People Leadership, Management and Development :

  • Provide leadership and support for direct reports in order to optimize their capability to successfully contribute to project deliverables.
  • Lead by example to create a positive work environment by encouraging mutual respect, innovation and accountability on a functional and project level, both locally and globally.
  • Identify and manage resource needs through proactive planning and effective recruitment.
  • You hold a University degree in Scientific, Medical or Healthcare subject. Further qualification, e.g. PhD or MBA is preferred.

    You have extensive experience in pharmaceutical industry and drug development complemented with substantial experience in organization, implementation, and delivery of global clinical programs.

    In addition you bring :

  • Meaningful analytical skills, including previous experience with forecasting and analyzing benchmarking research results.
  • Ability to analyze complex activities and information to arrive at reasonable conclusions.

  • Demonstrated leadership, influencing, communication and strategic project management skills. Communicates with energy and passion, to engage and inspire others.
  • Has experience in managing direct reports either as a functional / line manager or co-accountable for performance management in a matrix team
  • Ability to work in a self-guided manner with appropriate consultation as needed.
  • Travel : Some to considerable international travel will be required.

    For questions please call the Recruiting Team Switzerland : +41 61 682 25 50

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