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Lifecycle Leader, Monitoring

Full Time | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States

About the Job

The Lifecycle Leader (LCL) is accountable for the success of Foundation Medicine’s monitoring portfolio from assessing the market opportunity, to defining a winning product strategy, and working cross-functionally to ensure that strategy is implemented according to milestones approved by the Portfolio Governance Committee (PGC). The LCL facilitates cross-functional input to ensure effective decision making within Foundation Medicine and with our co-development partner, Natera. The LCL is responsible for developing a global strategy within the context of FMI’s portfolio of products and services.

LCLs are critical leaders in the organization and take an enterprise perspective when building product strategies. LCLs lead cross-functional teams of empowered leaders and support development of team members. The LCL must collaborate effectively with functional leaders throughout the organization.

Key Responsibilities

• Provide strategic leadership to the Monitoring Lifecycle Team (LCT) - a multifunctional team covering Clinical Development, R&D, Technology, Operations, and Commercial/Biopharma activities.

• Make recommendations to the PGC to maximize the value of FMI’s monitoring portfolio over the entire lifecycle (as captured in the Lifecycle Strategy, Product Development Plans, and Commercial Launch Plans).

• Develop a vision for the Monitoring LCT by leading the process of developing a target positioning built on the target product profile, key claims, and documented market insights.

• Mobilize the organization's implementation of the lifecycle strategy, ensuring alignment of development and marketing plans in line with the target product profile.

• Lead the Lifecycle Team to prepare the Product Development Plan and Strategic Lifecycle Plan as an integrated development and commercial plan agreed with functions and key affiliates.

• Collaborate effectively with other LCTs to build a coherent FMI portfolio strategy.

• Ensure proper staffing of the LCT and key sub-teams.

• Collaborate effectively with Roche FMI colleagues to ensure the product strategy is implemented globally.

• Champion and implement the Lifecycle Team model and enterprise mindset throughout FMI.

• Maintain occasional availability to work outside of regularly scheduled shift.

• Other projects as periodically assigned.


Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree

• 7+ years of experience in research and product development, regulatory, commercial, reimbursement, or closely related function within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and/or diagnostics industry

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in a business or life sciences discipline

• MBA, MD, PhD or other relevant graduate or post-graduate Degree

• In-depth knowledge of the global diagnostic/genomic testing business and the biotech/pharmaceutical industry, especially with regard to R&D, product development, regulatory issues, commercialization, reimbursement initiatives, industry trends

• Multi-year experience working in oncology

• Proven experience:

·   Providing inspiring, empowering leadership in a strategic multifunctional environment

·   Exercising well-reasoned judgment in decision-making

·   Working with a cross-functional team to gather appropriate inputs, challenge ideas, and utilize a single-decision-maker model to arrive at a clear decision

·   Managing complex projects with ambitious milestones in high-pressure circumstances

·   Coaching, developing, and leading team members with proven results

·   Marketing and/or commercial functions as well with as global and US launches

·   Leading sub-teams

·   Working in a Lifecycle Team as a core team member and that has achieved a significant regulatory milestone (eg. PMA Submission)

• Excellent interpersonal written and verbal communications skills, demonstrated ability to properly interact and collaborate with people in different levels/positions/experience and cultures in a highly matrixed and global environment

• Demonstrated enterprise perspective beyond the specific product

• Demonstrated ability to lead through ambiguity and a dynamic environment, pivoting as needed and simplifying in the midst of complexity

• Understanding of HIPPA and the importance of maintaining patient document privacy

• Commitment to reflect FMI’s values: patients, passion, innovation, collaboratio

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