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Director, Portfolio Management Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 16205 Direct Hire MA

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Our Waltham, MA biopharma client is looking for a Director, Portfolio Management.  This is a newly-created position.  The client will provide relocation.  This is a highly strategic and visible position.  With a strong product pipeline, the Director will have the unique opportunity to diversity outside of the company’s core therapeutic area.   The Director will consolidate and coordinate the R&D portfolio decision making process to support insightful discussion around investment prioritization.

Highlights of the role

  • Own the quarterly portfolio management review process and bring best practice to portfolio management decision-making
  • Develop processes to support and compare investment business cases, such as strategic fit, leverage, risk and financial returns
  • Analyze information to drive the discussion on corporate portfolio balance, depth, breadth, continuity, focus and replenishment
  • Building strong partnerships with the cross-functional program teams and the R&D project management organization
  • Lead the portfolio management function and work collaboratively with R&D and Commercial, presenting to senior management.


  • 8+ years of industry experience in pharmaceutical/biotech
  • Extensive experience in pharmaceutical portfolio management
  • Approach work systematically and logically with demonstrated experience in process design and process leadership
  • Analytical
  • Self-starter
  • Executive level poise and polish
  • Able to build and foster relationships across the entire organization on a global level
  • Works at a strategic level as well as in the weeds
  • Driven by results
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred