Portfolio Resource Strategy Lead

La Jolla, California; New York City, New York; Peapack, New Jersey
October 13 2021
Other, Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Why Patients Need You

Pfizer's purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients' lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer's purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.

What You Will Achieve

As a Director, you will be at the center of our operations and you'll find that everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to quality. You will help Pfizer in the critical area of portfolio management for our Research and Development (R&D) function. Your will design and implement business processes to enable product research and development, portfolio prioritization, resource allocation and risk management.

Your leadership skills and innovative ideas with drive the growth of the R&D team at Pfizer. As an advisor and an expert, you will be able to build and leverage constructive relationships across the organization to achieve your division's goals and objectives. You will be entrusted with developing Pfizer's strategies for a portfolio of products and projects.

Through your expertise and extensive knowledge, you will be able to foster a culture that promotes innovation and thrives on doing better for Pfizer's patients and healthcare.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Develop innovative or original ideas and lead division projects with unique complexity.
  • Develop plans that impact the achievement of division.

The Portfolio Resource Strategy lead will take a lead role in interpreting the company's portfolio strategy and operating model and developing tools and processes to effectively assess resource implications. This role should have a strong understanding of clinical trial operations and the overarching clinical development process in order to quickly be able to identify where resource impacts should be seen based on changes in the portfolio, studies or sourcing strategies.

  • Partner with Portfolio and Project Management, Clinical Operations and Finance in understanding dynamics of clinical development portfolio, changes in studies and programs and trade offs across TA's and categories and communicate within Resource and Cost Modeling team
  • Understand and communicate how business initiatives impact financial results and recommend and manage initiatives to improve efficiencies
  • Leading and support high-impact cross-functional special projects that improve our business in the short and long term.
  • Partner with senior leaders and to ensure organizational resources are optimized and appropriately aligned to business priorities across the business functional areas
  • Lead efforts to assess resource impact to Pfizer portfolio optimization opportunities (e.g., project accelerations, buy-ups, etc.)
  • Understand and communicate how business initiatives impact financial results and recommend and manage initiatives to improve efficiencies
  • Ensures cost investments are consistent and aligned with key business strategies. Collaborates with Finance to perform appropriate financial analyses, as required, to evaluate expected business value and Return on Investment (ROI).
  • Take lead role in interpreting the company's vision and goals with respect to resource optimization, sourcing strategy and operating model and
  • Prepare high-quality reports and presentations, with a primary focus on executive and Board of Directors-level materials
  • Leading and support high-impact cross-functional special projects that improve our business in the short and long term.



  • Bachelor's Degree with 14+ years of experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the pharmaceutical Research and Development and product life cycle process
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively analyze and communicate relevant business, valuation and portfolio related information/data to support decision-making processes
  • Strong influencing, networking and team skills, including demonstrated experience of active contribution to successful projects
  • Ability to effectively lead global, short term, matrixed project teams on tight timelines
  • Strong knowledge of clinical development and study operations
  • Business experience and thorough understanding of processes associated with operational aspects of clinical development
  • Is Subject Matter Expert on clinical development operations and affiliated resource needed
  • Demonstrates sound business judgment and acumen
  • Customer focus; integrity & trust
  • Deals with ambiguity; creativity; ability to adapt in real-time
  • Organizational agility; political savvy; ability to "lead without stripes"
  • Drive for results; planning; managing & measuring work
  • Multi-Tasking; prioritizing; coping with high work volume
  • Ability to translate complex business questions and requirements and develop effective solutions
  • Excellent analytical and financial skills


  • Master's degree with 12 years experience
  • PhD/PharmD/JD with 9 years experience

Other Job Details
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: October 27, 2021
  • Eligible for Relocation Package - NO

Additional Job Posting Locations
  • United States - California - La Jolla
  • United States - Connecticut - Groton
  • United States - New Jersey - Peapack
  • United States - New York - New York City

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer 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. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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