Clinical R&D Director



Clinical R&D Director Chicago, IL

Title: Clinical R&D Director

Job Type: Permanent

Primary Location: Major Cities in USA

The Challenge:

As a Director, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution.

Role & Responsibilities:

• Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.

• Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.

• Coach others, recognize their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.

• Analyze complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.

• Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.

• Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm’s/client’s expectations.

• Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.

• Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.

• Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.

• Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarizing key points.

• Uphold the firm’s code of ethics and business conduct.

Essential Skills & Requirements:

• Degree Required: Bachelor’s Degree

• Fields of Study: Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Health/Engineering, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Medicine/Health

• Minimum years Required: 10+ years

• Degree Preferred: Master of Business Administration

• Demonstrates proven success in roles and extensive knowledge involving Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences R&D, preferably obtained through one or more of the following:

– Academic scientific research;

– Direct work within the industry (e.g. pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, generics, medical device, instrumentation, and diagnostic companies);

– Contract service organizations to the industry (e.g. CRO);

– Regulatory health authorities / agencies overseeing the industry (e.g. FDA);

– Non-profit organizations supporting life sciences scientific advancement;

– Government agencies supporting life sciences scientific advancement (e.g. NSF, CDC);

– Analyst / research / benchmarking companies covering the industry (e.g. CMR/KMR);

– Consulting companies delivering to the industry; and,

– Organizations representing the industry (e.g. PhRMA).

• Demonstrates proven success in roles and extensive abilities in one or more of the following areas:

– R&D Strategy: R&D Strategic Planning;

– R&D Strategic Decision Making;

– R&D Finance Strategy;

– R&D Performance Management;

– R&D M&A / Deals / Transactions R&D Planning;

– Management, and Operations: R&D Operations Strategy;

– R&D Operations Planning;

– R&D Operations Management

– R&D Operations Transformation;

– R&D Innovation, Product Development, Product Lifecycle Management;

– R&D Finance Operations;

– R&D Procurement;

– R &D Sourcing R&D Organization / People: R&D Organizational Design;

– R&D Talent Management;

– R&D Workforce Planning;

– R&D Talent Performance Management;

– R&D Training and Change Management R&D Process: Process Mapping, Process Design, Process Optimization and Redesign;

– R&D Analytics: Enterprise R&D Information Management;

– Enterprise R&D Reporting;

– Enterprise R&D Analytics;

– Enterprise R&D Information;

– Visualization R&D Technology: R&D Technology Requirements Gathering;

– R&D Technology Design;

– R&D Technology User Acceptance Testing

– R&D Technology Implementation;

– R&D Risk / Compliance: R&D Internal Audit;

– R&D Risk Assessment; and,

– R&D Risk Management and Control.

• Demonstrates proven success in roles and extensive abilities to lead client-facing consulting teams, including the following areas:

– Communicating with external clients and internal staff in an organized and knowledgeable manner;

– Leveraging project management and project facilitation skills, especially with leading and facilitating teams and developing client proposals;

– Managing multiple, complex projects with medium to large staff teams;

– Identifying and addressing client needs: building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships and community involvement;

– Communicating value propositions;

– Managing resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collections; and preparing and/or coordinating complex written and verbal materials;

– Creating a positive environment by monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations and respecting the work-life quality of team members; and,

– Providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner; and keeping leadership informed of progress and issues.

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