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Director, Asset Leader, PO&T

Life, Physical, and Social Science



Full Time


Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description The PO&T Asset Leader is a member of the Asset Development & Portfolio Management (ADPM) team which provides cross-functional leadership across PO&T’s line functions for Biogen’s assets. The PO&T Asset Leader is responsible for end-to-end asset leadership including asset strategy, development, supply and life cycle management planning for both commercial and pipeline programs. This PO&T Asset Leader role is specifically responsible for mid- and late-stage assets in the stroke and neuromuscular therapeutic areas. Qualifications What You’ll Do Serve as the PO&T “asset owner” with accountability for delivering a 5-year PO&T Asset Strategy, maintenance of an 18-month rolling Tactical Plan, monitoring key program risks and development of risk mitigation plans Lead the cross-functional PO&T Asset Team (i.e., including representatives from each PO&T Line Function) in the development of and delivery on the PO&T Asset Strategy & Tactical Plan Serve as PO&T’s representative on the R&D Program teams and PDC teams; acts as in influencer and liaison between R&D, Commercial and PO&T in support on asset(s). Proactively manage conflicts with the Asset Strategy (e.g., driven by other Assets and/or Line Function priorities) in consultation with the PO&T Governance Committee. Ensure alignment and accountability of PO&T Line Functions for providing support for their needs balanced with the needs of the Asset Strategy. Monitor asset-related impacts on the P&L and collaborate with the PO&T Line Functions to develop tactics to improve them. Develop business cases for key Asset initiatives and secure management endorsement at the PO&T Governance Committee. Who You Are Required Skills BS or equivalent with an advanced degree (MS, PhD, MBA) preferred in a relevant biopharmaceutical discipline Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a technical relevant biopharmaceutical development discipline with a focus on matrix management. Track record of effective matrix leadership experience in the setting of program teams across the full product life cycle. Alliance management experience, preferably global; understanding of business contracts and management Experience with CMC, supply chain, or LCM development extending from IND to NDA/BLA, including a solid understanding of global registration processes. Business acumen (i.e., business case development, budget tracking) Experience in healthcare/biotech/pharmaceutical industry with a demonstrated understanding of cross-functional interdependencies (i.e., R&D, commercial, technical development, regulatory). Strong organizational and project management skills; know how to best leverage a Project Management function. Demonstrated ability to identify critical program risks and develop mitigation plans – strategic or tactical to mitigate risk, costs, and reputation of Biogen. Additional Information Why Biogen? Our mission to find therapies for neurological and rare diseases is a unique focus within our industry and this shared purpose is what connects us as a team. We work together to overcome obstacles and to follow the science. We are resilient as we strive to make an impact on our patients’ lives and on changing the course of medicine. Together, we pioneer. Together, we thrive.