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Partner of Choice (PoC) Portfolio Management Lead (Senior Director)

Remote, Remote, United States;
Closing date
Oct 13, 2022

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Pfizer Partner of Choice (PoC) service collaborations expand the way Pfizer works together with biopharmaceutical partners (Partners) to advance innovative therapies. PoC offers unique differentiated capabilities with global scale and capacity, industry leading speed and quality to quickly develop quality assets, and one-stop shop with expertise across the entire development lifecycle.

The PoC organization will report into the Chief Business Innovation Office. The portfolio management lead will report to the VP, head of portfolio management within the Partner of Choice (PoC) organization. The person will be play a key role in assessing the innovation landscape within Pfizer's focus areas and prioritizing top mechanisms, approaches, and modalities for Pfizer to focus on for partner of choice. Additionally, they will be work on assessing and tiering top target companies within the priority innovation areas for the account management team to focus on. The portfolio management lead will play a key role in optimizing the mix of the partner of choice portfolio, maintaining productivity (success rates and cycle times) and ensuring that the target number of programs are internalized. They will work on efforts to maximize value of the partner of choice portfolio. The portfolio management lead will work with the VP to partner closely with chief scientific officers (CSOs) and chief development officers (CDOs) across Pfizer's 6 therapeutic areas as well as the business development organization, the early science and innovation (ES&I) organization and the commercial development organization.

  • Assess the innovation landscape and identify top areas of innovation within Pfizer's focus areas to prioritize for partner of choice including innovative modalities, mechanisms, and approaches
  • Develop framework and criteria to prioritize potential target companies
  • Within priority innovation areas use framework to tier target companies
  • Guide potential deal structure(s) for each tier of priorities
  • Work closely with Pfizer CSOs, CDOs as well as BD, ES&I and commercial development teams to inform priority areas and target companies
  • Evolve priority innovation areas and target companies as needed and based on deals executed and evolving innovation priorities
  • Outline guiding principles to inform mix for partner of choice portfolio
  • Ensure that executed deals align well with priority areas and desired portfolio mix
  • Develop ambitious Business Innovation productivity metrics for the partner of choice portfolio and identify leading indicators of success
  • Closely monitor the programs from the PoC portfolio that are internalized and ensure high quality and optimal scale and mix
  • Support development of goals for PoC LT and embed goals with key collaborators

  • 7-10+ years of pharmaceutical industry including experience working with senior leadership
  • PhD or MD in discipline related to biological sciences
  • 5+ years in R&D strategy and/or portfolio management
  • 5+ years in management consulting
  • Strong understanding of emerging trends in science and the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated result-orientation, tenacity, and follow-through
  • The ability to be successful in a matrixed environment with a high degree of flexibility; collaborate well with Pfizer CSOs, CDOs as well as BD, ES&I and commercial development functions to accomplish business objectives
  • Must have a proven track record of being effective at self-management and driving results
  • Strong Financial and business acumen

  • MBA

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES



Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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

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