Director Portfolio Managment

Alkermes Waltham , MA 02154

Posted 4 months ago

Company Overview

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 .

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.


  • 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


  • 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.

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