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Director, Drug Development Program Operations

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Tarrytown, New York
Start date
Jun 7, 2024

Job Details

This is a hybrid role that requires 3 days on-site in Basking Ridge, NJ or Tarrytown, NY. Remote work is not an option for this role.

The Director, Development Program Operations will have a leadership role in the building and optimization of the Strategic Program Teams (SPTs) operating model and Development Program Management (DPM) capabilities (processes, tools, services) that contribute to the companys performance and operational excellence. Under this roles leadership, the team is accountable for generating actionable insights and recommendations to senior leadership to drive how we scale our operating model, for example our team membership composition, roles/responsibilities, results.

Additionally, this role is responsible for designing, building and leading cross-functional business-critical initiatives that drive the acceleration of portfolio delivery. These initiatives require strong matrix leaders with drug development and business acumen and are passionate about applying robust strategic change execution methods and standard processes. The role will need to anticipate business needs through strategic planning and trend analysis and with alignment of key partners across Development with interfaces in Research, Manufacturing and Commercial. Operates with a continuous improvement approach to enable cross functional operational efficiencies.

This role is a hands-on contributor and people manager responsible to build relationships at all levels of the organization in order to solicit and action customer input regarding the SPT and DPM operating model. This role will navigate the fast-paced and agile environment of Regeneron in a collaborative and innovative manner.

In a typical day, you will:
  • Identify, create and drive pivotal initiatives related to the DPM and SPT operating model with direct impact to drive Development portfolio and pipeline
  • Partner with Program and Portfolio Management (PPM) Leadership Team and Development functional areas to monitor and measure implementation impacts and take action when needed
  • Develop, maintain and implement project/program management methodology, including processes, tools, metrics and policies to ensure efficiency, quality and business success
  • Drive consistency and standardization across program strategy execution and ensures compliance to the application of these execution methodologies and standards
  • Design and implement the operating cadence, including running coordination meetings, project updates and overall oversight of projects
  • Work with Development and PPM Leadership to define innovative operational Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the projects and services delivered, tracking these KPIs across the department and projects to ensure goals are consistently achieved
  • Build strong, interdependent partnerships and handles the communication effectively with functional area heads in Development, key partners in Research, Commercial and Manufacturing
This job may be for you if you have:
  • Significant experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry with a strong understanding of drug development activities in context of line functions and project teams
  • Consulting experience and experience with developing a Project Management Office (PMO) is desirable
  • Proven experience in a similar role; understanding of Operational Excellence, Six Sigma/LEAN and business process management preferred
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to innovate and drive framework and change in a matrixed environment, amidst ambiguity
  • Lead the department with a customer-first demeanor
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking abilities
  • Strong organizational and multitasking abilities, leading all aspects of multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven track record to negotiate, influence and work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization, including senior leadership
  • Excellent communication skills (written/verbal), including presenting sophisticated information and insights effectively
  • Experience in building and leading successful teams and driving cross-functional initiatives
  • IT proficiency with MS software and project management tools, analytics and visual reporting applications (e.g. SharePoint, MS Project, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, PowerBI, etc)

To be considered, you must have a Bachelor's degree and 12+ years' related pharmaceutical industry experience, with at least a minimum of 5+ years in project management experience required. People management necessary. Understanding of the clinical development process is imperative for this role.

Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first step towards living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides comprehensive benefits, which often include (depending on location) health and wellness programs, fitness centers, equity awards, annual bonuses, and paid time off for eligible employees at all levels!

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief (or lack thereof), sex, nationality, national or ethnic origin, civil status, age, citizenship status, membership of the Traveler community, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, familial status, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or parental status, gender identity, gender reassignment, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. The Company will also provide reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities or chronic illnesses of an otherwise qualified applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of the Company's business.

For roles in which the hired candidate will be working in the U.S., the salary ranges provided are shown in accordance with U.S. law and apply to U.S.-based positions. For roles which will be based in Japan and/or Canada, the salary ranges are shown in accordance with the applicable local law and currency. If you are outside the U.S, Japan or Canada, please speak with your recruiter about salaries and benefits in your location.

Please note that certain background checks will form part of the recruitment process. Background checks will be conducted in accordance with the law of the country where the position is based, including the type of background checks conducted. The purpose of carrying out such checks is for Regeneron to verify certain information regarding a candidate prior to the commencement of employment such as identity, right to work, educational qualifications etc.

Salary Range (annually)

$176,900.00 - $294,800.00


Regeneron is a leading biotechnology company that invents life-transforming medicines for people with serious diseases. Founded and led for 30 years by physician-scientists, our unique ability to repeatedly and consistently translate science into medicine has led to seven FDA-approved treatments and numerous product candidates in development, all of which were homegrown in our laboratories. Our medicines and pipeline are designed to help patients with eye disease, allergic and inflammatory diseases, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, pain and rare diseases.
Regeneron is accelerating and improving the traditional drug development process through our proprietary VelociSuite® technologies, such as VelocImmune® which produces optimized fully-human antibodies, and ambitious research initiatives such as the Regeneron Genetics Center, which is conducting one of the largest genetics sequencing efforts in the world.

Stock Symbol: REGN

Stock Exchange: NASDAQ

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