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Director, Management and Operations - Strategy, Scientific Collaborations & Policy

Location United States, Remote

Workstyle Remote Only

BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Worldwide Research & Development (WWRD) group is responsible for everything from research and discovery to post-market clinical development. WWRD involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with rare diseases. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

Strategy, Scientific Collaboration and Policy (SSCP) is a new function within WWRD, including specific responsibilities to establish a strategic risk management framework across the lifecycle of BioMarin research and development programs via conducting Expert Advisory Councils (EACs) and ensuring cross functional strategy for external communications. This role will fall within SSCP Operations, with focus on the overall project management/operations oversight for planning and executing EACs.

RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • Lead the organization and project management of Expert Advisory Council (EAC) meetings, liaising with external experts, sharing material, project managing EACs
  • Collaborate with WWRD Strategic Risk Management leads to plan EACs including cross functional meetings to coordinate on objectives, discussion questions, and content generation ahead of EACs
  • Ensure content is generated in timely manner to drive EAC meetings and interactions
  • Collaborate with Strategy, Scientific Collaborations and Policy (SSCP) Executive Coordinator to ensure appropriate contracts are in place to support EACs
  • Participate in the documentation of EAC feedback and learnings
  • Ensure appropriate sharing of learnings with cross functional stakeholders including internally in SSCP to support communications and policy strategy
  • Develop, maintain and share EAC plan with PPD for inclusion in broader communications
  • Participate in the process evolution/improvement to ensure EACs are planned, executed and learnings shared in the efficient/effective ways
  • Create and manage listing of EAC members and track use across programs
  • Develop and document processes and best practices, including updates to EAC Best Practice and Working Instruction
  • Document project milestones/deliverables and report progress against team, department, and corporate goals
  • Create and maintain project timelines for key activities and ensure that they are functional, consistent and integrated to reflect cross-functional dependencies
  • Manage SSCP meetings where projects will be discussed (schedule, prepare/distribute documentation and ensure action item follow-up; meeting leadership may be required).
  • Provide project management support for cross functional meetings including program planning, key action items, and progress on deliverables.
  • Create and track progress on milestone program timelines and key deliverables across portfolio.
  • Support the development of a risk assessment and management framework
  • Manage and/or mentor project management/operations team members
  • Establish personal operational objectives and independently manage workday to ensure they are achieved.

SCOPE:
Exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.  Uses professional concepts and company's policies and procedures to solve a wide range of difficult problems in imaginative and practical ways.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s degree in a science field required as a minimum  

Project Management Professional preferred

EXPERIENCE:

At least 7 years’ experience in project or program management; a minimum of two years’ experience managing teams and team operations.

Pharma/biotech industry experience required.

Experience with MS Office and MS Project Online, or similar scheduling software, required or proven skill at adapting to new software/technology.  

Exposure to electronic document management system(s) (EDMS) and registration tracking systems helpful.

The candidate should possess the ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team, excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills and understanding of biotech/pharmaceutical industry and nomenclature.

May include direct mentoring and/or management.

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We treat rare diseases, and that gives us rare opportunities. Chris Brodeur, Director, Corporate Compliance
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