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Chief of Staff, Global Development Operations in Bernards, NJ at DSI

Date Posted: 5/14/2019

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About Daiichi Sankyo Cancer Enterprise

The mission of Daiichi Sankyo Cancer Enterprise is to leverage our world-class, innovative science and push beyond traditional thinking to create meaningful treatments for patients with cancer. We are dedicated to transforming science into value for patients, and this sense of obligation informs everything we do. Anchored by three pillars including our investigational Antibody Drug Conjugate Franchise, Acute Myeloid Leukemia Franchise and Breakthrough Science, we aim to deliver seven distinct new molecular entities over eight years during 2018 to 2025. Our powerful research engines include two laboratories for biologic/immuno-oncology and small molecules in Japan, and Plexxikon Inc., our small molecule structure-guided R&D center in Berkeley, CA.

Job Summary

The purpose of the Chief of Staff to Global Development Operations (GDO) is to support the Global Head of Development of Operations and his/her leadership team in driving strategic operation planning and execution of clinical programs, and in the management and facilitation of key non project initiatives aimed at delivering the portfolio with operational excellence. The Chief of Staff will have direct accountability for administrative deliverables, will interact regularly with senior leadership and will maintain cross-functional relationships to enable leadership success.

  • Act as a key thought partner and advisor to the Global Head of Development Operations and the leadership team, identifying priorities, brainstorming & identifying solutions to challenge
  • Build a thorough understanding of all core business functions of the organization and apply that knowledge to effectively manage strategic and tactical initiatives consistent with corporate and R&D objectives
  • Proactive identification of risks and issues that could impact the successful execution of business objectives; Elevate risks and issues about which the Global Head of Development Operations should be aware and frame/position ideas to resolve the issues, mitigate the risks
  • Support the Global Head of Development Operations and the leadership team in coordinating organizational procedures for optimized efficiency and help define new operational strategies and optimized operating model.
  • Coordinate the GDO leadership and stakeholders globally (e.g., Japan, US, Asia, Europe) to ensure effective communication, effective decision making and consensus building where require
  • Oversee cross functional organization-wide projects or initiatives including but not limited to R&D IT projects, implementation of new regulations, HR related initiatives etc.
  • Ensure preparation, coordination and facilitation of meetings (e.g. GDO leadership team, R&D US Management team), develop charter, objectives and agenda, coordinating with executive assistant on logistics, assist in taking meeting minutes and disseminate key outcomes, decisions and actions to relevant stakeholders
  • Support inquiries directed to the Global Head of Development Operations, determine the proper course of action and delegate to the appropriate individual and/or assist in addressing the inquiries directly or in collaboration with relevant stakeholders
  • Act as representative for Global Head of Development Operations in appropriate meetings to gather information, provide input and facilitate efficient decision making
  • Provide support for project updates and communications e.g. draft emails, reports, memos, presentations, internal and external communications
  • In conjunction with finance, HR and Project Management support Global head of Development Operations in management of budget, capacity, resources and preparation of associated analyses and report

  • Evidence of high performance at all levels of education
  • BA or BS degree required
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • + 7 years in a business or an management role in pharmaceutical or health care industry
  • Prior chief of Staff experience to a senior pharmaceutical or healthcare industry or management consulting firm with evidence of success highly desired

  • Highly motivated to deliver R&D goals
  • Independence and initiative to drive and deliver programs autonomously when needed
  • Ability to lead and direct others without direct authority; generate momentum around shared objectives as needed
Problem Solving:
  • Must be able to dimensionalize problems and execute appropriate analyses when needed (e.g., financial analysis, resource forecast)
  • Must demonstrate ability to navigate complex organizations, align stakeholders and deliver strategies that attract support of all stakeholders without undue compromise
Interpersonal Skills:
  • Ability to work closely with senior executive for extended period, and develop strong relationship
  • Highly collaborative with an ability to work with / influence cross-functional teams and senior leadership
  • A good listener, tuned-in to cultural differences, able to manage conflict and facilitate consensus
  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical business in particular research and development (especially oncology) but also commercialization, medical affairs, regulatory affairs, and differences among countries
  • Patient focus highly valued
  • Focus on, and evidence of delivery, highly valued
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All 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.