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Job Description

Job Title : Director of Business Operations

Location : NYC, NY

Duration : 6 to 12 Months

This 1 year secondment position will play a critical role in partnering with the VP, Biosimilars Clinical Development Lead & Leadership Team to establish and maintain a high performing function that will be equipped to deliver the clinical aspects of the biosimilars portfolio.
The successful candidate will bring experience and acumen in Clinical Development and Project Management to bear, including the ability to create a framework for effective and efficient operations, communications, governance and issue management. .

Organizational Relationships:
Administratively, reports to PEH R&D PPM Head
Strong accountability to VP, Biosimilars Clinical Development Lead
Works closely with
o Biosimilars PPM Team, including Submission Planners & Portfolio Director
o Biosimilars Clinical Development Leaders

Resources Managed (budget and FTEs):
No direct reports; will rely heavily on matrix management to execute job responsibilities

Primary Duties:
Support for organizational development & team effectiveness, including
o Development and implementation of team norms around communication, decision-making, and issue escalation
o Alignment with partners to ensure clarity of accountabilities
o Documentation and reinforcement of the operating framework, including
o Develop, clarify & educate staff on BU/Biosimilars operating processes (e.g., governance, decision rights, team structure and function)
o Develop and/or reinforce venues and structure for within-line and cross functional line interactions
o Reinforce interactions with Biosimilars governance and cross-functional Asset and Submission teams.
Support key processes such as the Annual Operating Plan
Support, track and document Clinical Development assignment flexibility and fungibility.
Develop and optimize mechanisms for ensuring productive partner line relationships
o Establish and/or improve practices and processes to ensure delivery, including
o venues or processes to ensure operational oversight of deliverables
o development of management reporting on key deliverables
o performance metrics
Support key team interactions and communications, as needed, such as LT meetings, all-hands meetings/Town Halls, and trainings; work with department AP to develop effective systems for information sharing (e.g. SharePoint site)

Training & Education Preferred:
Minimum requirement: Bachelors degree.
Advanced Degree in Science or Business preferred
10 years of experience in Clinical Operations or Development Project Management

Prior Experience Preferred
Demonstrated success in negotiating in an environment of a highly matrix-based organization to deliver complex projects and initiatives
Strong track record meeting personal and team goals
Proven record of implementing projects and process improvements
Strong Pfizer network, knowledge of Pfizer systems, operational and clinical processes, preferably with recent experience (within the past 2 years)
Ability to design and improve structure and operations to support business strategy. Particular emphasis on organization building and driving change in a matrix environment.
Ability to develop and implement communications to support business mission, vision and goals.
Track record of working with teams and/or line functions to establish a framework for effective operations in a highly complex environment.
Contributing to and fostering the development of ideas for making the organization more effective and efficient.
Being a prime driver for delivery against deadlines and having the discipline, care and attention to detail necessary to be successful.
Thrives in an environment characterized by ongoing change


Associated topics: administrative, administrative officer, administrative support, assist, assistant, asso, front office, operations director, records management, staff

* 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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