Associate Director, Clinical Metrics and Benchmarking in Basking Ridge, NJ at DSI

Date Posted: 1/6/2021

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Job Description

Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for cardiovascular diseases, under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.

Job Summary:

The Associate Director, Clinical Metrics & Benchmarking, will partner with DSI functional leaders, Process Owners, and CRO Alliance Managers to define, measure, and analyze critical-to-success clinical trial process metrics (e.g., relating to efficiency, productivity, cycle time, cost effectiveness, quality). The Associate Director, Metrics & Benchmarking will work with cross-functional partners to assess these metrics relative to internal/external benchmarks, identify process gaps or areas for improvement, and ensure development of action plans to address these areas as part of a continuous process improvement framework.


Partners with Process Owners to set targets and measure performance (metrics/KPIs/KCIs) for key processes. This includes developing mechanisms/processes for collecting and reporting of metrics data and working with project teams/project managers to incorporate relevant targets (e.g., standard task durations for key processes) into project plans.

Provide input to Process Owners and cross-functional leaders on processes / subprocesses requiring optimization based on periodic analysis and review of metrics data/trends across studies.

Partner with IT and biometrics functions and/or with CTMS owners, and with CRO partners as appropriate, to develop or adapt technology platforms to facilitate collection, update, and reporting of data

Work with Alliance Managers to monitor performance of CROs and vendors based on appropriate metrics & benchmarking data

Develop a format and schedule for communication of key metrics to senior management teams (e.g., periodic dashboards)

Leads DSI interface with external parties conducting industry performance and competitive benchmarking surveys and studies

Stays abreast of industry trends and data with respect to metrics and benchmarks

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.


Bachelor’s Degree in life sciences, biostatistics or related function, or business administration and minimum of 8 years experience (5 years with PharmD/PhD) in pharmaceutical or biotechnology drug development
  • Strong drug development experience including understanding of end-to-end clinical R&D processes and functions
  • Prior experience in data / business analytics, metrics & benchmarking, project/process management, or related discipline
  • Strong data analytical and reporting skills including technology proficiency (e.g., Excel, MS Project, SharePoint, CTMS)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong collaboration and influencing skills and ability to work independently and proactively in a complex, matrix environment
  • Demonstrated ability to combine attention to detail with strategic / big picture perspective

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.