Exec/Sr Director, Clinical Operations/Program Strategy: Top 10 Pharma/Biotech, NYC/North NJ area

Cornerstone Search Group
April 25, 2018
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Exec/Sr Director, Clinical Operations/Program Strategy:

Top 10 Pharma/Biotech, NYC/North NJ area

Our client, a Top 10 Global Pharma/Biotech, has an attractive opening for a Clinical Operations leader to oversee a team of 25+ (multiple direct reports) while also overseeing the highest-level Clinical Operations strategy across Development Plans, protocols, senior-level committees, etc.  Our client is a highly respected, very stable Pharma/Biotech that offers an employee friendly work environment and has always had an excellent reputation in the industry.  You will work within a group/team that requires a skill-set/mind-set more akin to Biotech, yet you will be afforded all of the stability, benefits and other luxuries of a larger organization.  They also offer the ability to work two days a week from home.   Note: All inquiries and submissions are held in strict confidence (see our privacy policy below).

Location: New Jersey/NYC area.  Possibility to work two days a week from home.

Attractive features about this position and company:

  • Leadership/Management: This opportunity gives you the ability to lead a team of 25+ Clin Ops professionals, while also managing 5-7 direct reports. Furthermore, you will report to the Site Head, whom we know very well and is highly regarded.
  • Strategy: You will serve as the most critical Clin Ops team member in regards to all strategy-related responsibilities. You will have the ability to effect change across the portfolio.
  • Our client prefers to hire experienced professionals that can work both in a matrixed environment while also giving them the latitude to work multiple days a week from home.
  • Best of both Worlds: work for a Top 10 Global Pharma/Biotech with an incredible amount of stability while also working in a smaller, more nimble department that allows for the freedom to be creative and try things. There will not be the same “red tape” that exists in Big Pharma.
  • Highly visible position, which offers the opportunity to prove yourself across the organization.
  • Firm has a strong reputation for taking care of its people.

Compensation/Benefits: Base compensation is competitive and will also include a double-digit bonus, attractive long-term incentive package and top-tier benefits.

Responsibilities: Reporting directly to the Site Head, you will have complete ownership of all Clinical Operations leadership across people/team management, cross-functional/matrix management, strategy, finances, contracts, study management, scientific rationale, communication with senior leadership, etc.

Experiences, Skills, Accomplishments and Qualities Desired:

  • BS/BA is required with an advanced degree (MS, MBA, PhD) being desirable.
  • 10+ years of experience leading clinical trials/operations within Pharma/Biotech.
  • 5+ years of people management responsibility.

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Thomas Fascia, Partner

tfascia@cornerstonesg.com - P 973-656-0220 x717


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