Text, Person, Face

Associate Director, Corporate Strategy & Portfolio Planning

  • Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Associate Director, Corporate Strategy & Portfolio Planning (CSPP), is a key role within the CSPP team, focusing on FMI’s Corporate ‘Portfolio Planning’. This position is accountable for the day to day oversight of FMI’s portfolio of established and pipeline projects and determining appropriate resource allocation, consistent with the organization’s short and long-term objectives. The position also contributes to the evaluation of growth opportunities in support of corporate strategy. The role is highly cross functional and partners with R&D, Finance, CPMO (Corporate Program Management Office) and others, while closely collaborating on relevant projects and FMI’s overall Corporate Strategy together with the broader CSPP team.

Key Responsibilities

• Contribute to the development and ongoing maintenance of a strategic view of FMI’s portfolio:

  • Day-to-day management of PGC (Portfolio Governance Committee) process and governance structure for continued success and efficient allocation of company resources.
  • Support of the development of a portfolio-wide perspective to senior leaders on topics related to FMI’s overall portfolio: assay development, data-offerings, customer applications etc.
  • Through ongoing portfolio review, assessment of FMI’s ability to deliver near and long-term results towards our corporate priorities.
  • Partnering with Roche Global for international projects to ensure a global portfolio perspective.

• Performing robust economic and strategic evaluation:

  • Developing novel ways of visualizing and communicating FMI’s portfolio (in-line and pipeline) to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Performing relevant valuations (e.g., economic, strategic, etc.) in partnership with the finance organization to support portfolio trade-off decisions and inform the organization about optimal resource allocation and pinch points.
  • Framing and assessing development options in close partnership with FMI’s lifecycle teams and R&D organization.
  • Identifying critical factors for decision making and delivering clear recommendations to the PGC.

• Other relevant duties as assigned:

  • Support in providing strategic thought leadership for the Executive Team on decisions with broad or long-term business ramifications.
  • Contributing to the assessment of external growth and partnership opportunities in the context of FMI’s strategic priorities, in close collaboration with corporate development and the broader Roche Group.
  • Supervising and providing applicable direction, guidance, development and evaluation for CSPP team members.
  • Traveling domestically up to 10% of the time.

• Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree

• 6+ years of experience working in a commercial, strategic, analytic, or consulting role within the biopharmaceutical, life sciences, or related industry

Preferred Qualifications

• Graduate-level Degree (Master’s or Doctoral Degree) in business or a life science

• Experience in a similar Portfolio Planning role with demonstrated ability to align an organization around a common set of quantitative and qualitative principles for successful portfolio prioritization

• International market experience

• Prior work experience:

  • Conducting or facilitating a variety of analyses pertinent to strategy development
  • Leading cross-functional teams within a matrixed and multi-functional work environment
  • Establishing effective cross-functional, cross-level internal and external stakeholder partnerships
  • Influencing an organization and individuals on strategy
  • Presenting to executive audiences
  • Within the healthcare and/or life science industries and/or within high-growth, dynamic, complex business environments

• History or portfolio of generating effective strategy resulting in optimal organizational outcomes

• Understanding of therapeutic or diagnostic development and commercialization

• Strong knowledge in oncology, including external trends and issues in the global oncology landscape

• Demonstrated competencies in the following areas:

  • Exceptional skills in both structured and unstructured problem-solving
  • Proactive in identifying priorities that require organizational focus
  • Ability to work effectively in ambiguity, simplify in the midst of complexity, exhibit creative problem solving, adapt quickly to changing needs, and deliver results while balancing multiple priorities and manage through change
  • Ability to work well under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor

• High level of resourcefulness in finding answers and solutions when information and data is not readily available and solving open-ended problems

• Understanding of HIPAA and the importance of patient data privacy

• Commitment to reflect FMI’s vales: Passion, Patients, Innovation, and Collaboration


Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

Apply Now

Internal applicants, please use your FMI email address.

Please let me know about more jobs like this

Not You?

Thank you

Recommended Jobs

Senior Staff Accountant

Corporate Management 100962 Cambridge Massachusetts United States Second Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States Corporate
About the Job The Senior Staff Accountant reports to the Accounting Manager on the general ledger accounting team and is primarily responsible for providing support throughout the monthly financial statement close process. This individual will be...

Software Engineer I

Engineering 100878 Boston Massachusetts United States Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States Technology
About the Job We are looking for a Software Engineer I to join our Medical Reporting team. This group works to integrate FMI’s systems with various external partners to ensure our tests and data can help our partners make more informed treatment ...

Cloud Engineer

Information Technology 100518 Boston Massachusetts United States Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States Technology
About the Job The Cloud Operations (CloudOps) Engineer is responsible for all aspects of our AWS environment, as well as FMI software deployment CI/CD pipeline; including design, provisioning, monitoring, automation, and maintenance of our softwa...

Customer Experience Executive (Central Region)

Client Services 100654 United States United States Client Services
About the Job The Customer Experience Executive (CEE) within the Customer Experience team partners directly with a subset of current, key FMI accounts serving as a single point and liaison of contact for pre-, peri-, and post-testing. The positio...

Send to a friend

Not You?

Thank you for sending this job to your friend.

Learn more about our Global Portfolio Strategy teams here.

Hair, Person, Female, Blonde, Teen, Kid, Child, Girl, Woman
Sitting, Person, Finger, Computer, Electronics, Pc, Reading

Foundation Medicine is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, or national origin. Further, qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also FMI’s EEO Statement and EEO is the Law and Supplement. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.  (EOE/AAP Employer)

To all recruitment agencies: Foundation Medicine does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Foundation Medicine employees or any other organization location. Foundation Medicine is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.