Sr. Director, New Products and Strategy - Brisbane

Location: Brisbane, CA, US

Job Description:

The Sr. Director, New Products and Strategy will be responsible for evaluating and prioritizing growth opportunities for the Aimmune CODIT portfolio. Specific focus areas will be commercial development and strategy activities for Aimmune’s growing CODIT pipeline and some lifecycle strategy and planning activities for AR101, Aimmune’s pre-commercial asset for peanut allergy. Additional responsibilities will include market research management and support of alliance management. Close coordination with R&D, commercial and BD colleagues will be critical for success in this role.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leads market research, diligence and valuation to prioritize and execute on growth opportunities

  • Generates new creative ideas for new product directions in CODIT pipeline development

  • Works closely with the Aimmune Corporate Development team to refine Aimmune’s strategic priorities, considering qualitative and quantitative review of opportunities

  • Provides analyses to guide the company’s portfolio activities to maximize CODIT and beyond

  • Works with R&D, IP/legal and commercial colleagues to articulate feasibility and attractiveness-based business cases to inform portfolio prioritization

  • Responsible for defining market potential and ROI of potential portfolio investment areas

  • Defines portfolio evolution timelines and trade offs

  • Works closely with Aimmune’s Early Development Teams to represent commercial and market insights on subsequent pipeline opportunities

  • Takes ownership of specific value-maximizing projects relevant across multiple products in the Aimmune portfolio

  • Works closely with BD colleagues to support assessment of potential collaborations, supply collaborations and relationships, or other enabling technology deals

  • Responsible for managing qualitative and quantitative market research vendor relationships

  • Provides input to the commercial / launch planning team on matters most critical for success of subsequent pipeline assets, beyond AR101

  • Supports alliance management activities on key collaborations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, etc.); Advanced Degree in the Sciences (Ph.D. or M.D.) desired

  • MBA or client services experience in banking or management consulting with Life Sciences clients desired

  • Minimum of 10+ years in new product planning, portfolio planning or corporate strategy role in a biotech or pharmaceutical company; or, experience with a consulting firm providing portfolio strategy advice/support for biotech/pharmaceutical clients

  • Epidemiology-based revenue forecasting and asset valuation experience

  • Proven ability to lead multiple projects efficiently and independently, with appropriate communication with senior management

  • Excited to be a core part of building a leading company and white space therapeutic area

  • Strong team and collaborative capabilities demonstrated in past organizational achievements

  • High comfort with ambiguity

  • Attention to detail / analytic rigor

  • Strategic thinker, as well as tactical results oriented

  • Excellent business acumen


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