Celgene Exec Dir, Global Proj Leader in Summit, New Jersey


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.


The Global program/compound leader reports to the VP, Project Leadership. He/she is accountable to the chair of the governance committees responsible for the compounds (IIEC/ IIDC). He/she is responsible for leading the development strategy of the program/compound and for executing the strategy.

The role and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lead the development and execution of a Celgene I&I program/compound development/Life Cycle strategy

  • Responsible for creating the overall program/compound’s development/life Cycle strategy

  • Lead program/project team(s) to develop integrated cross-functional program/compound implementation plan based on the governance committee approved development/life cycle strategy

  • Accountable for timely, cost effective and high quality execution of governance committee approved program, including program’s budget, timelines and resource allocation to achieve program’s goals

  • Provide a continuously updated and balanced appraisal of the program/compound status, including risk, cost, and value to stakeholders

  • Responsible for alignment of functional execution plans with approved project plans

  • Primary interface with project governance bodies and responsible for implementing decisions

  • Ensure alignment between the program/compound strategy and tactical execution

  • Assure coherence between the global project plan (timeline, resource allocation, Target Product Profile) and corporate and line management objectives

  • Ensure team focus and accountability to achieve team goals

  • Monitor program progress and develop corrective actions if deviations occur

  • Ensure that all Global Core Program/Compound Team members understand project goals and objectives, current project plan and schedule, critical path activities and activities that may become critical path activities

  • Work closely with all program/project team members to assure close follow-up on execution and proactive evaluation and resolution of potential risks and challenges

  • Make program/compound decisions within the scope approved by the development committee and portfolio committee

  • Partner with line function management to assure delivery of goals and escalate issues to appropriate governance committee if needed

  • Manage project manager(s) working on his/her projects

  • Seek and develop high performance team and individual behaviors (Challenge, motivate, reward), including development of team members.

  • Monitor and ensure effective communication between team members, his/her functional lines, functional teams, geographies and governance bodies

  • Lead, challenge and motivate the Product Development Team

  • Provide input into individual development plans and performance evaluation of team member(s)

  • Provide input to the development of corporate goals

  • Skills/Knowledge/Competencies Required:

  • Results oriented individual to develop and execute optimal strategy and meet corporate objectives

  • Experience in a development/functional team leader role in Drug research and development

  • Extensive experience with planning and execution of strategies for drug product registration and commercialization/life cycle management

  • In-depth knowledge of all phases of drug development, of the functions and processes relevant to drug development, and project management principles applicable to the biopharmaceutical environment

  • Experience in more than one functional area is a plus, i.e. clinical and regulatory affairs to assure broad understanding of the pharmaceutical development

  • Experience directly managing program/compound development/life cycle teams is a plus

  • Demonstrated strategic and leadership skills

  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively develop, communicate, and gain support for execution plans with a wide range of stakeholders

  • Able to motivate and develop individual team members and overall team performance

  • Broad understanding of strategic business objectives

  • Significant line and matrix management experience

  • Knowledge in relevant therapeutic areas (I&I or early development) and about most relevant functional areas to be able to effectively challenge line and team output

  • Change Agent and leader in an ever-evolving environment

Celgene 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. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WORLDWIDE

At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

“At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients.”

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.