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Director, Worldwide Research & Development (WRD) Strategy


New York, NY
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Pfizer's Worldwide Research and Development (WRD) Unit is seeking a Director of WRD Strategy to join the SPINE (Strategy, Portfolio, competitive INtelligence and Enterprise operations) Group. The Director of WRD Strategy will work as part of a team of R&D strategy professionals who are responsible for building out and evolving the core global R&D strategy for Pfizer's Worldwide R&D organization, as well as play a key role in representing WRD in corporate strategic initiatives, such as integration planning. In a highly visible position, the incumbent will work with multiple Pfizer stakeholders to develop and integrate strategic insights across WRD and the broader organization into decision making. She/he will also support senior leadership team discussions at the WRD and enterprise levels. While we have a preference for this position to be based out of Pfizer headquarters in New York City, NY, for the right leader, we would be open to Cambridge, MA or Groton, CT.

Key Responsibilities

+ Help identify and set annual strategic objectives and priorities for WRD

+ Drive efforts to build out and evolve the overall strategy and strategic frameworks for Worldwide R&D (WRD) in collaboration with key stakeholders across WRD and the broader organization

+ Lead selected initiatives to advance WRD strategy and priorities including supporting qualitative and quantitative analyses

+ Play critical role in identifying and implementing solutions to enhance R&D productivity across WRD

+ Lead select initiatives to optimize organizational structure and operating model

+ Work with others on the SPINE strategy team to lead strategic and planning efforts for M&As

+ Play key role in crisp articulation of R&D accomplishments & strategy for Board of Directors & Pfizer Executive Leadership Team (ELT)

+ Support key corporate strategic initiatives that involve important R&D aspects/considerations


Work and Educational Experience

+ 5-7 years of Bio-pharma experience (including R&D experience), either at Bio-pharma company and/or top-tier management consulting firm with Pharma focus

+ 4+ years experience from top-tier management consulting firm or in-house strategy experience at Bio-pharma company strongly preferred

+ Advanced degree in drug discovery relevant topic - M.D., Pharm.D., or Ph.D. in life sciences a plus

+ Experience and familiarity with the Pfizer organization, particularly R&D/Business Units/Corporate Strategy a plus

+ MBA or hands on demonstrated experience in a variety of key business models and frameworks a plus

**Skill Set**

+ In-depth understanding of Pharma R&D strategy, processes and operations, with proven track record of successful strategy development and implementation

+ Strategic thinker; strong analytical and problem solving skills and business acumen

+ Ability to lead complex matrixed teams and experience in working with/presenting to senior executives

+ Well organized, creative, independent, self-motivated individual with exceptional presentation, written, and oral communication skills

+ Ability to motivate others to maintain a high and consistent level of excellence in strategy development, project management and outcomes

**EEO & Employment Eligibility**

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

**Sunshine Act**

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

**Other Job Details:**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: December 22, 2017**

+ Additional Location Information: Preferred location is Pfizer's New York Headquarters'; alternatively open to considering Cambridge, MA or Groton, CT.

+ Eligible for Relocation Package

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
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