Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The company has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates for chronic diseases that include schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes' website at www.alkermes.com .
In this role, you will be responsible for consolidating and coordinating our R&D portfolio decision making process, to support the robust and insightful discussion around investment prioritization. You will be working on process design and execution, coordination of information between functions and the application of analytical rigour to support decision making.
Primary duties will include:
Running and streamlining the quarterly portfolio management review process and bringing best practice to portfolio management decision-making
Implementation and standardization of templates for critical information to support and compare investment business cases, such as strategic fit, leverage, risk and financial returns
Providing analyses to drive the discussion on corporate portfolio balance, depth, breadth, continuity, focus and replenishment
Building strong partnerships with the cross-functional program teams and the R&D project management organization
You will lead the portfolio management function as part of the Business Planning team, working closely with the R&D and Commercial organizations, presenting to senior management.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's Degree required; Masters Degree preferred
8-10 years relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry
Extensive experience in pharmaceutical portfolio management
Demonstrated experience in process design and process leadership
Experience dealing with internal and external customers at a senior level
CHARACTERISTICS & REQUIREMENTS:
Self-motivated, self-confident individual who is comfortable operating with minimal direction and who thrives in a dynamic environment as a leader influencing change
Structured, with strong planning and process leadership skills and with a systematic, logical approach to work
Demonstrated ability to build credibility among senior management and peers to gain commitment and support for major initiatives while placing company's interests first
Demonstrates the ability to be involved at various levels and willingness to "roll up one's sleeves" to do whatever it takes to drive results; not hindered by protocol or process
Mission-driven individual with strong levels of perseverance; works toward both individual and team goals
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to relate well to people at all levels, recognize interests and build bridges
Ability to recognise key priorities and think ahead
Strong analytical skills and understanding of financial investment concepts
Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, age, mental and physical disability, genetic information, any veteran status, military status or application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law.