Oct 22, 2023

CMC Asset Leader, Neurodegeneration

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Cambridge, MA, USA
Full-Time Manufacturing

Job Description


Job Description

About This Role

The Asset Development and Portfolio Management (ADPM) team is looking to hire an Asset Leader to provide 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 neurodegeneration therapeutic area.

This is a hybrid role that will be based at our headquarters in Cambridge, MA.

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 Product Development and Commercialization teams; acts as in influencer and liaison between R&D, Commercial and PO&T in support of 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 (e.g., COGS, E&O, OPEX) 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


  • Bachelor's degree in relevant biopharmaceutical discipline with a minimum of 15 years' experience, with a focus on matrix management. Equivalent education and experience will also be considered.
  • Demonstrated 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 in healthcare/biotech/pharmaceutical industry with a demonstrated understanding of cross-functional interdependencies (i.e., R&D, commercial, technical development, quality, regulatory)
  • Excellent strategic, political, organizational, and relationship development skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, influence without authority a strategic direction; ability to effectively leverage and develop diverse perspectives and ideas from matrix teams and others.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; knows how to best leverage a Project Management function
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, problem solving and decision-making abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to identify critical program risks and develop mitigation plans - strategic or tactical to mitigate risk, costs, and reputation of Biogen.

Who You Are

You are a seasoned leader with in-depth experience in drug development. You will be part of ADPM and lead teams representing PO&T disciplines and maintain critical partnerships with relevant program R&D and/or product commercial leaders. You will be instrumental in leading and facilitating key aspects of the PO&T vision including Modality Agility by being modality-agnostic; Influence & Collaborations through engagement with/oversight of collaborations and interface with BD and External Innovation; Data Access and Connectivity by driving best practices for resource management/forecasting decision gates and associated knowledge management initiatives.

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.

At Biogen, we are committed to building on our culture of inclusion and belonging that reflects the communities where we operate and the patients we serve. We know that diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives make us a stronger and more innovative company, and we are focused on building teams where every employee feels empowered and inspired. Read on to learn more about our DE&I efforts.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Biogen is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.


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