Otsuka's portfolio strategists provide value to the pipeline by driving development of the portfolio strategy in partnership with the TA head and ensuring alignment with Otsuka's joint strategy team; corporate strategy, commercial strategy and global marketing. Coordinates alignment of global development priorities with regional needs and commercialization plans. Establishes appropriate performance metrics to prioritize across the portfolio and mitigate risks. This role reports to the VP of R&D Portfolio Strategy & Asset Management.
Drives setting of strategy
In partnership with the Global Clinical Development Vice Presidents (GCD VPs), regulatory & commercial leadership, establish global portfolio strategy for development & commercialization of Otsuka's assets.
Ensure portfolio strategy is aligned with corporate strategy and goals by liaising and aligning with joint strategy committee (global strategy, commercial strategy, global marketing & PS&AM).
Interfaces across R&D and Commercial to facilitate progression of portfolio strategy including LCM opportunities
Generates an integrated view across the assets in the portfolio to optimize sequencing, overlaps, etc. and ensure alignment with the portfolio strategy
Ensure global alignment
Ensure development plans are aligned with commercial plans in each geography
Liaise with regions on local needs and translate into global development priorities
Drives to break down institutional barriers across functional areas, with particular emphasis between development, commercial and global marketing
Oversee execution and track performance
Work with TA head for CNS to draft therapeutic area priorities and contribute to corporate goals
Drive discussions on re-allocation of budget/resources across the portfolio in a timely manner
Develop a portfolio-level perspective of critical asset performance metrics and identify areas of focus
Work closely with asset team to ensure execution of portfolio strategy by tracking asset performance across the portfolio
Identify risks and drive remediation
Aggregate and analyze asset performance across the portfolio to identify trends and risks
Escalate issues that potentially impede asset progression and execution of portfolio strategy
Conduct scenario planning to identify implications for the portfolio
Roll-up or compile KPIs & review with TA head for CNS
Coordinate Cross-functional teams
Coordinate internal and external portfolio stakeholder
Tailor engagement and management approach based on portfolio-specific needs e.g., complex partnerships, upcoming data readouts, new asset team members
Ensure consistency of approach across portfolio, identifies risks, interdependencies associated with resourcing, budget and timelines
Engage in formal governance
Contribute to preparation of portfolio prioritization review and global strategy meetings
Ensure consistency of approach across portfolio, identify risks, interdependencies associated with resourcing, budget and timelines
Ensure inputs from the asset teams are of high-quality
As applicable, conducts therapeutic area research, competitive landscape analysis, analogue development assessments, etc.
Leverages above data to educate team and inform recommendations to portfolio VP.
As applicable, serves as a key point of contact within a portfolio alliance.
As applicable, partners with GCD VP and GCD representatives to support topline slides, interpretation of data and identification of data trends across the portfolio
Minimum 10 years of experience managing, leading, and coaching a team, with a least 15 years of experience working in the pharma industry
Sufficient Development and Commercial experience to understand how to optimize portfolio assets
Experience in using data and analytics to make informed decisions and drive team recommendations
Independent thinking and ability to influence without authority
Ego agnostic leader who provides mentoring to all staff, including management
Collaborative, all hands-on deck mentality
Ability to motivate and energize cross functional teams and direct reports to achieve the unimaginable together
Possesses the ability and judgment to take necessary and decisive action to successfully achieve business & portfolio goals
Unwavering commitment to excellence and driving quality outcomes for the business
Strong communication skills, professional presence and ability to engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels
High degree of intrinsic motivation and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, lean, start-up environment
Must be comfortable in gray spaces and adept at implementing change
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.
Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.
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About Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
At Otsuka, our people are passionate about developing and delivering original products as part of a global holistic commitment to better health and well-being. We have two core businesses dedicated to achieving our goals: a pharmaceutical business and a nutraceutical business. The pharmaceutical business develops and markets products for the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the following areas: central nervous system, oncology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology and cardiovascular. The nutraceutical business is dedicated to maintaining and improving health through the use of foods and beverages that provide extra health benefits in addition to their basic nutritional value. Since the beginning, nearly 100 years ago, the Otsuka family sought to develop products that stood out from the crowd, by traveling down the paths of discovery where others were less likely to tread.
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