Reporting to the VP, Strategy & Consulting (Corporate and R&D), this role is responsible for working with Executive Leadership (incl. CEO and ELT), a wide range of Corporate Functions, and with Research and Development (both Worldwide Research, Development & Medical [WRDM] as well as Global Product Development [GPD]) to shape, develop, and enable execution of strategies to advance and grow Pfizer’s overall business as well as enhance the productivity and efficiency of our end-to-end R&D engine. In addition, the scope of the role will include requests from the CEO’s office, the Pfizer Board of Directors, Executive Leadership Team (ELT) members, as well as strategic support for Pfizer’s Chief Scientific Officer, Chief Development Officer and their Leadership Teams. This role will be responsible for contributing to the development and refresh of the corporate strategic plan, and leading enterprise level initiatives that cross multiple businesses.
The scope of the role will focus on four key accountabilities: 1) facilitate the development and refresh of the corporate strategic plan, providing a consistent structure aligned with BU strategies, 2) manage projects related to key strategic issues for Pfizer, Inc., 3) lead or actively participate in strategy initiatives in support of key WRDM and GPD priorities in the R&D space, and 4) provide insight and assessment of market signals that could impact end-to-end business performance or strategic direction.
The Director Team Lead will also lead and manage 2-3 direct reports (at Manager/Senior Associate/Senior Analyst/Analyst levels).
Facilitate the completion of components of an annual corporate strategic plan, as well as a strategy action plan that manages the execution of the strategies.
Analyze and draw insights related to Pfizer’s overall financial performance, including revenue growth, profitability, cash flow and Total Shareholder Return (TSR). Leverage these insights to inform overall corporate strategy as well as specific actions to bolster future business performance and outlook.
Engage with corporate and global product development (GPD) functional leads to understand business needs and represent current status of opportunity evaluations. Identify key strategic imperatives and capabilities required to achieve these imperatives.
Lead or actively participate in a portfolio of projects that provide insight and direction for key strategic levers such as evolution of clinical trial paradigms, expanding into new business segments, market shaping and development, customer needs assessment, competitive advantage, market and/or product prioritization, enterprise digital strategies, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) strategies, Research and TA strategies, and novel clinical trial paradigms, and provide day-to-day oversight to project teams of 2-6 colleagues with varying levels of experience.
Develop a deep expertise in market dynamics and provide perspective on the potential impact of competitive and R&D signals on future business performance for Pfizer overall and for key corporate functions to identify market trends and appropriately assess opportunities and guide strategic direction.
Develop external relationships that provide perspective of the diverse eco-system outside of Pfizer to shape future strategies and corporate direction.
Actively participate in the Strategy & Consulting team, supporting Pfizer strategy through the perspective and experience of the organizations you support, and collaborate to identify opportunities across commercial categories for alignment or best-practice sharing.
Create an engaging and productive work environment where team members are encouraged to collaborate and excel.
Lead and manage a team of 2-3 colleagues, coaching and developing them to build capabilities and deliver exceptional performance.
Minimum 6 years of relevant healthcare experience required, including experience working in or with commercial functions involving strategy development and/or strategic initiatives (e.g., marketing, commercial development, market access & pricing, etc.).
3+ years of biopharmaceutical consulting experience strongly preferred.
Experience in corporate strategy and/or R&D preferred.
Understands trends and market dynamics in US and Global healthcare and biopharmaceuticals, aware of competitor strategies, and understands the drug development process.
Demonstrated ability to influence key stakeholders at all levels of the organization without direct authority (Corporate, WRDM and GPD leaders, key functional counterparts). Must be able to influence executive commercial and research & development leaders.
Demonstrated strong strategic thinking skills, as evidenced by the ability to tee up the right questions, identify alternative scenarios, articulate resulting implications, and develop recommendations for decision-making or action.
Ability to understand and translate market and competitive dynamics into strategic implications for the BUs.
Demonstrated project leadership, managing complex workstreams and large teams of cross-functional colleagues with varying backgrounds and skillsets.
Demonstrated ability and experience in overseeing the day-to-day work of junior resources, including providing coaching, mentorship, and development.
Basic understanding of finance and P&L implications of any strategy.
Ability to work with complex information and distill into a framework that helps facilitate decision making.
Ability to work effectively in a matrix organization and lead with indirect authority.
Excellent presentation skills sufficient to address Global BU Leadership, ELT, and external audiences.
Strong command of English language, spoken and written.
BA/BS – required, life sciences degree helpful. Advanced degree in a related field is preferred.
Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.
Additional Location Information: This is not a remote-eligible role. The position will be physically tied to the New York office.
Eligible for Relocation Package
For roles based in New York City: The annual base salary for this position ranges from $168,300 to $280,400. In addition, this position offers an annual bonus with a target of 22.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. Benefits offered include a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.
The annual base salary for this position ranges from $168,300.00 to $269,600.00. In addition, this position offers an annual bonus with a target of 22.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. Benefits offered include a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans. Salary range does not apply to the Tampa, FL location.
Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.
Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.
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