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Senior Director / Team Leader, Portfolio & Decision Analysis

Pfizer


Location:
New York, NY
Date:
12/01/2017
2017-12-012018-01-01
Pfizer
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**ROLE SUMMARY**







Pfizer is constantly aiming to advance our business by delivering successful new medicines, forging strong and engaging partnerships with key customers, and investing in new technologies that will add value to our core product offerings and, ultimately, to all of our stakeholders. Achieving these goals requires a combination of excellent interpersonal, effective planning, and implementation skills, coupled with a clear strategic approach to capital investment. The Portfolio and Decision Analysis group (PDA), part of the Business Analytics (BA) organization, is uniquely positioned within Pfizer as internal consultants to facilitate tough investment and trade-off decisions for the clinical portfolio and to serve as an "early warning system" for potential issues that could impact decision-making. This role assimilates the Inflammation & Immunology, Internal Medicine, and Essential Health portfolio information, and interprets the data to address key strategic questions and themes from our most senior leadership team.







This role is dynamic, fast-paced, highly collaborative, and covers a broad range of R&D and strategy topics that are critical to our business and inform investment decisions. In addition, we are constantly driving thought leadership with our business partners, and continuously seeking new and creative ways to communicate highly complex and dynamic information.







**ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES**







+ **Ensure team can lead development of investment alternatives** by implementing fit-for-purpose decision analysis methodologies to evaluate alternatives, incorporating relevant cost, risk, and return inputs. Clearly communicate insights and recommended course of action to teams, team leaders, and management. Drive dialogue across functions, teams, and R&D / Commercial organizations. Enable governance, with an eye to transparency, consideration of alternatives, and value-based decision-making.







+ **For the Pfizer Innovative Health (PIH) organization** , guide portfolio management decisions - including therapeutic area and technology investments for the development pipeline of the Inflammation & Immunology (I&I) and Internal Medicine (IM) Categories



+ **For the Pfizer Essential Health (PEH) organization** , service the Biosimilars, Sterile Injectables, and Anti Infectives units to guide asset and portfolio management decisions such as IP strategy, optimal manufacturing decisions, and device strategies. Serve as an advisor, sitting on appropriate Portfolio Strategy Teams (PSTs) to be an effective counsel for strategic decision making







+ **Serve as a single-point of contact for the valuation of the I&I, IM, and PEH clinical portfolios**







+ Frame individual asset / project opportunities in the context of the Category portfolio and the broader Pfizer portfolio.



+ Fluently answer portfolio-related questions from the most senior levels of Pfizer management in a succinct manner.



+ Contribute to the design, implementation, and management of analytical processes and methodologies to facilitate and guide decisions related to strategy formulation, resource allocation, risk management, and portfolio optimization.



+ Communicate with senior leaders about individual Category portfolios, as well as about implications of alternative funding decisions, key stage gates, and program risks / benefits







+ **Lead team members managing asset / project teams:**







+ Advise on strategic alternatives that can add value to the asset / project and to the Category



+ Suggest analytical tools and frameworks to help project / asset teams analyze a variety of decisions



+ Ensure team members are prepared to articulate insights and drive decision-making by bringing the project / asset teams to clarity in their recommendations







+ **Lead valuation process for I&I and IM prioritization efforts and be a thought partner on overall Pfizer prioritization process**







+ Ensure that asset teams provide critical portfolio valuation updates as they occur; identify material portfolio changes and provide necessary updates (incl. implications) to relevant teams.







+ **Proactively develop new thought pieces and/or initiatives that can add value to clients and be levered across other assets teams and/or across PDA; consistently demonstrate business ownership mentality**



+ **Lead and develop a team of highly motivated and skilled professionals**







+ Foster an environment and culture that is characterized by high performance, impactful work, motivated engagement, functional excellence, customer-focus, innovation, collaboration, pride, and overall job satisfaction







+ Proactively work to identify and encourage career development opportunities that will support the professional development goals of each team member.



+ Ensure a robust talent-planning process is in place to identify and continue to develop high-performing colleagues for key initiatives and advancement opportunities.







+ **Serve as an active member of the PDA Leadership Team**







**QUALIFICATIONS**







**Professional characteristics**







+ **Exceptional communicator:** Can readily align interpersonal style with the individual needs of customers; can understand, translate, and distill the complex, technical findings of the team into commentary that enables senior leaders to fully comprehend the potential opportunities, costs, risks, issues, and returns - thereby facilitating effective decision-making.



+ **Relationship manager:** Builds robust and long-term strategic relationships with individuals from all levels of the organization, understanding individual goals and objectives to ensure future alignment of the entire portfolio



+ **Highly collaborative:** Manages projects with and through others; shares responsibility and credit; develops self and others through teamwork; helps others take appropriate risks; communicates frequently with team members earning the respect and trust of the team



+ **Strong at project management:** Clearly articulates scope and deliverables of projects; breaks complex initiatives into detailed component parts and sequences actions appropriately; develops action plans and monitors progress independently



+ **Influencer:** Clearly articulates expectations, capabilities, and action plans; actively listens with others' frame of reference in mind; appropriately shares information with team; favorably influences people without direct authority,



+ **Financially / analytically proficient:** Possesses strong understanding and expertise of expected cash flow modeling, economic value measures, and other types of analytical modeling (e.g., Monte Carlo simulation, decision tree analysis, multi-attribute analysis)







**Professional experience and educational requirements**







+ Advanced degree in business, decision analysis, or medicine / science



+ At least 10+ years of experience in management consulting, investment banking, finance, strategic planning, or decision analysis



+ Previous people leadership experience required







**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: 12/19/2017**







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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