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Executive Director, Clinical Strategy Lead - Multiple Myeloma

Req #: 1700793
Location: Summit, Summit US
Job Category: Medical
Work Location: 86 Morris Avenue CELSUM 07901
Organization: Celgene Corporation
Schedule: 40
Employee Status: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Job Level:
Other Locations:US- NJ- Summit East


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

The Therapeutic Area (TA) Strategic Lead will lead the strategic planning within a given TA and support the TA Head in the following areas: 

  • Provide strategic input to TA portfolio management and prioritization
  • Serve as the key partner and contributor for the TA to strategic planning, drug discovery, early and translational development; and prepare TA-specific strategic plans and TA based strategic initiatives.
  • Closely collaborate with the Program Lead Physicians and Scientists in the development of new strategic options for assets in late development.
  • Serve as the responsible GCR&D representative for compounds in early-stage development from internal Celgene programs and from corporate partnerships (Early-Stage TA).
  • Be responsible for evaluating, and doing diligence on, external business development opportunities within the TA as well as proactively and continuously identify unmet medical need, gaps and development opportunities in the TA
  • Provide medical and scientific expertise and consultation to internal stakeholders including the following: Business Development, Early Development, Translational Development, Medical Affairs, Marketing and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Actively interact and maintain effective relationships with external stakeholders including: Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), Principal Investigators, Partner companies, Regulatory Agencies and other related experts.
  • Develop strategy through collaboration with internal stakeholders (Program Lead CRPs and CRS as well as functional areas like DST, GPT, G3M) and external stakeholders and ensure alignment of strategy across the TA with the overall corporate strategy.

Responsibilities include:

  • Development of Therapeutic Area Strategy: In collaboration with the TA Head and the Program Lead CRPs and CRS develop the GCR&D Therapeutic Area strategy as input to the strategic plans of DST.
  • Clinical Product Development Plans (CDP): Consult on CDPs for assets with programs in late development including on aspects of disease strategy beyond a single asset. Contribute for GCR&D to CDPs in early development.
  • Integration of development from Early Development into GCR&D: Work closely with Early Development to ensure alignment on strategy and late-stage registration pathways as determined by CRD
  • External Communication and Intelligence Gathering and Assessment: Represent Celgene to external investigators and thought leaders in TA. Review, integrate and communicate to CRD important external data in the relevant TA and from presentations and publications
  • Provide peer review on Protocol Concept Sheets and Protocols across Hem/Onc TAs.
  • Provide internal training and mentoring
  • Publications and Presentations: Advise clinical R&D scientific communication plans and strategy, write and/ or edit manuscripts and presentations, ensure coordination with other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Interaction Matrix:  Will serve as key partner for the TA in Early Development study review, translational development, Thematic Centers of Excellence in Early Development, and Business Development.   Will be an ad hoc attendant of the global project teams and will collaborate with Program Lead CRPs to advance strategic planning for the assets of the resp. program.
  • Will serve as deputy to the TA head for the Disease Strategy Teams and prepares TA input to the DST.
  • Leadership: Provide leadership and guidance in TA to Clinical Research Physicians and Clinical Research Scientists.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • M.D. and/or PhD (or equivalent) with relevant translational scientific research experience (optimally laboratory research experience in hematology-oncology, immunology, and/or molecular biology)
  • A minimum of seven years of experience in early/late phases of clinical trials is required.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in clinical medicine and specialized clinical training in hematology and oncology is optimal (non-physicians should have demonstrable experience and understanding of clinical medicine in hematology-oncology)
  • Knowledge of the respective disease area is highly desirable
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to serve as a medical monitor and prepare NDA/MAA clinical documents is preferred

Competencies Required:

  • Demonstrated Leadership capability –specific to ability to create and communicate a compelling sense of core purpose and ability to solicit opportunities and possibilities
  • Ability to lead with empowerment and skilled at motivating employees
  • Demonstrated Influence and interpersonal capability sufficient to achieve strong relationships and results both internal and external to Celgene inclusive of regulatory agencies and Key Opinion Leaders.
  • Demonstrated decision-making and problem solving capability sufficient to apply to both organizational dynamics and business possibilities.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills
  • Exceptional intellect and ability to tackle new scientific discoveries and integrate knowledge across the development spectrum.

Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.
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