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Director, Portfolio Strategy & Analytics


Head of Competitive Intelligence, Business Analytics and Portfolio Strategy; Member of the Business and Corporate Development team.

Summary Description

The Director of Portfolio Strategy & Analytics will work closely with the business and R&D leadership on implementation of portfolio growth strategies including key investment decisions, disease area strategies, indication prioritization, and corporate development initiatives. These approaches will be captured in the near and long-term strategic and operating plans, with this individual ensuring key execution of activities are occurring. This position will report to the Chief Business & Financial Officer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Own competitive intelligence and relative positioning of related and competitors’ assets
  • Forecast near-term and long-term portfolio productivity and proactively identify potential milestone gaps with recommendations for gap filling
  • Monitor portfolio progress and related milestones, including mitigation approaches
  • Lead analysis of R&D portfolio including strategic and financial position relative to corporate goals
  • Benchmark current and likely performance relative to peers
  • Drive strategic leadership and expertise with respect to portfolio analytics and decision-making including interpretation of insights that facilitates trade-off discussions and buy-up decisions for new projects
  • Support strategic initiatives that enable R&D to improve productivity and execute on the vision of being an agile, patient-centric organization.
  • Perform in-depth strategic analysis of key R&D issues (e.g., multiple indications, unable to meet all decision criteria, etc.)
  • Ensure consistent alignment, through e.g. workshops, between Strategic Plan, R&D prioritization, and Operating Plan
  • Provide leadership around decision analysis serving as internal consultant to project teams
  • Closely collaborate with R&D and finance leadership to conduct scientific, commercial and market assessments for pipeline products and BD opportunities
  • Representing Black Diamond at some scientific and industry conferences

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in life sciences required, higher degree (MS, MBA, Ph.D. or Pharm.D.) preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience in life sciences industry
  • Prior consulting, banking, buy/sell side analysis, R&D, business development, and project management roles within life sciences industry highly valued
  • Advanced understanding of scientific and clinical data and a passion for staying abreast of the latest advancements in targeted oncology therapies
  • Energetic, team oriented, self-motivating individual with strong analytical and solid understanding of business strategy
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to influence decision making and manage stakeholders
  • Proven ability to effectively work with project teams in a matrix environment
  • Highly organized with excellent follow-up abilities and able to manage multiple projects and priorities

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Some domestic and international travel may be required from time to time.

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