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Senior Director, Assay Products Group Lead

  • United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Senior Director, BioPharma Assay Products Group Lead is a key member of the BioPharma Business Unit (BU) in Portfolio & Partner Solutions, a group responsible for defining the future direction of FMI’s portfolio of offerings for biopharma partners and accelerating opportunities to pull-through FMI’s solutions across the drug development value chain. This position leads a team of Assay Products Leaders that drive Biopharma future direction and strategic efforts across the FMI portfolio and provide assay product leadership for FMI’s flagship platform, FoundationOne CDx.

Key Responsibilities

• Portfolio:

  • Grow and establish the Biopharma Assay Products Team within the BU and across the organization, optimizing clarity of team structure, deliverables and key interfaces.
  • Manage, coach and mentor the team, supporting professional growth and development.
  • Lead with a market driven/customer centric portfolio and global mindset, championing opportunities across our assay solutions.
  • Represent Biopharma on the Portfolio Business Team and at the leadership level.

• Lifecycle:

  • Act as a core member of the Tissue Lifecycle Team (LCT), shaping development and leading launch of new product and enhancements to FMI’s biopharma partners.
  • Translate business and market needs into customer requirements and work with the Franchise Development Lead and the cross-functional team to define product and technical requirements that satisfy market needs.
  • Together with partner leads, engage core customers as a subject matter expert supporting partnership pitches and providing feedback internally to drive continual product innovation, development and adoption.
  • Lead LCT Biopharma sub-team, accountable for delivery and implementation of launch strategy, planning and training for product enhancements relevant to the Biopharma BU.
  • Shape and deliver, in partnership with Marketing, product messaging and collateral for assay launches, changes or enhancements.
  • With input from partner leads and in collaboration with the Strategic Insights & Analytics team, lead discussions on relevant partnership trends/milestones, product development needs, and competitor movements.
  • Lead project prioritization efforts that represent a balanced view of implications on revenue and value generated from the channel via LCT strategic directions.
  • Develop business case for new product innovations for go/no-go decisions with the LCT.

• Business Unit:

  • Flag issues and propose resolutions for items affecting the BU or our partnerships; escalate as necessary.
  • As a member of Portfolio & Partner Solutions, ensure the overarching BU strategy leverages existing and future opportunities around our core assay products.
  • Account for implications with an enterprise-wide mindset across product lines and across Biopharma and Clinical customer segments.

• Travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.

• Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

• Master’s or advanced degree in business or a scientific discipline

• 12+ years of experience in product or program management or consulting in the biopharmaceutical/biotech/diagnostics industry

• 5+ years of team and people leadership experience in a matrixed organization

Preferred Qualifications

• Product launch experience gained from within biopharmaceutical or diagnostics industry

• Experience working in dynamic and growing teams; demonstrated ability to operate and deliver in a fast pace environment and with ambiguity

• Excellent understanding of companion diagnostics and their relevance to oncology drug development & commercialization

• Depth of knowledge of the global oncology therapeutics market

• Ability to translate customer insights/voice into customer/market/business requirements

• Ability to translate customer/market needs into product technical & strategic requirements

• Effective communication skills and the ability to influence cross-functionally and without authority

• Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data

• Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion



Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.


About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

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.

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