Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) is seeking a Senior Director for the Science and Regulatory Advocacy (SRA) team to support its science and technology portfolio efforts related to drug development tools (DDTs).
The individual will report to the Deputy Vice President of SRA and work with colleagues across the organization to provide strategic direction and guidance to PhRMA’s standing or ad hoc committees and expert working groups focused on DDTs including biomarkers, innovative clinical trial designs, Bayesian approaches, patient reported outcomes and clinical outcome assessments. This includes ensuring the successful execution of DDTs advocacy initiatives.
The Senior Director is responsible for:
· Driving the development, evaluation and execution of domestic DDTs advocacy priorities in collaboration with colleagues PhRMA-wide.
· Development and execution of strategic projects and initiatives related to DDTs advocacy to include performing background research, soliciting input from PhRMA member companies, actively guiding cross-functional discussions internally and externally with various stakeholder groups, creating project plans, managing deliverables and executing initiatives.
· Developing and presenting project proposals and outputs to SRA and PhRMA leadership and leadership committees; serving as a credible and compelling subject matter expert (point of contact) who can integrate the vision of DDTs advocacy into SRA and PhRMA priorities.
· Managing the relationship and administration of relevant standing and ad hoc committees and working groups.
Key Success Factors
PhRMA seeks a proactive, confident and action-oriented individual who is passionate about contributing to the health care challenges we face today. Key success factors for this role include a strong sense of team and collaborative focus. The preferred candidate will be an organized, detail-oriented, self-starter with excellent communication skills and the ability to convey content in an audience-appropriate and compelling manner. Demonstrated consensus building, decision-making and interpersonal skills are essential. This is a highly visible, fast-paced position that is both internally and externally facing. Accordingly, the successful candidate should be adaptable, able to reprioritize and shift gears quickly, comfortable in a high-pressure environment and be politically savvy, diplomatic and responsive.