07 January 2021
Chief Product Development Officer- Pharmaceuticals

Chief Product Development Officer
Pharmaceutical Company
Miami, Florida

Must haves

Must have 15 years experience in biotech/pharma strategic roles 
Must be an MD or PHD
Reports to:  Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
ttg Talent Solutions has been engage with our client to search for the Chief Product Development Officer for their Pharmaceutical company, located In Miami, Florida.
The Chief Product Development Officer will be responsible for the scientific assessment, and competitive analysis of earlier stage product and validated innovative technology opportunities necessary to support growth and strength in the company’s development portfolio and corporate strategy initiatives to support such activities.  This role will partner closely with leaders across the company in all functional areas including Clinical, Commercial and Research and Development.
The qualified candidate will work across the company internally as well as support discussions on  product development activities and opportunities.  This position will report to the CEO and will help shape the strategy of a growing and critical rare disease pipeline of medicines aimed at serving a unique audience within the US and Global markets.
In this position the candidate will be part of an energizing and supportive pharmaceutical culture engaged in continuous development and improvement. A strong operating executive, s/he will oversee current and new activities from end to end. This is a vital role to help shape and drive the future success of the company.  This individual must be a forward-thinker who is extremely focused and capable of creating an evolving strategy to meet and anticipate both near and long-term opportunities and who is a subject matter expert in the Pharmaceutical/Rare Disease space.
  • MD and/or PhD within relevant field with broad experience in the commercial assessment of pharmaceuticals. MBA a plus but not required.
  • 15 years of experience in biotech/pharma strategic roles with a track record of accomplishment in rare/orphan disease development
  • C-Suite preferred; extensive Vice President experience required
  • Proven and recognized data-driven thought leader with a track record of creating and implementing product portfolio vision and strategy across and within a rapidly scaling organization
  • Passionate about providing exceptional products and services to rare disease patients; has demonstrated experience injecting voice of patients into product development process.
  • Self-motivated team player with the ability to proactively identify and prioritize problems and opportunities, maintain focus on big picture, and design effective solutions and action plans
  • Strong ability to multi-task and work toward fixed deadlines in a fast pace and demanding environment
  • Clear qualitative and quantitative analytical, communication, and project management skills
  • Robust leadership abilities to influence and lead in a matrix and remote / multi-site organization
  • Ability to collaborate in a multidisciplinary and dynamic environment and experience in partnering with scientific teams
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, the shared language of our multicultural team.  Other languages not required but appreciated.
  • Highest standards of personal and professional integrity and ethics
  • Excellent clinical, financial, and analytical skills and acumen
  • Lead the development of target product profiles for early-stage R&D programs / rare disease / orphan pharmaceutical products.
  • Conduct and refine scientific and market assessments to support existing and proposed projects
  • Incorporate insights from scientific experts (internal R&D colleagues and external opinion leaders) to formulate actionable strategies that will guide R&D objectives
  • Develop and oversee the execution of an aggressive product opportunity assessment and development strategy/pipeline to result in top-line revenue growth and increased market share
  • Lead investment and analyst conversations in setting pipeline expectations that have near-term results and can articulate a vision for the products in development
  • This individual will research, monitor, and communicate market conditions and scientific/technological developments. The position will require strong scientific/ clinical and analytical competencies to provide creative solutions and insight on a wide range of challenging quantitative projects.
  • Lead or leverage cross functional teams to evaluate, develop and manage pipeline projects for new product development/assessment and ongoing lifecycle management of products, processes and therapies.
  • Assess project issues and develop resolutions to meet scientific, clinical, quality, and business goals and objectives.
  • Develop mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving.
  • Communicates with stakeholders, obtains stakeholder engagement to ensure the end products or processes will solve the business problems. Communicates and conducts briefings with senior or executive leadership regarding ongoing operations and strategic initiatives.
  • Serves as a company spokesperson for product development strategy with press, analysts and customers
  • Facilitate globalization initiatives, quarterly business reviews and help facilitate other cross-functional partnerships.
  • Evaluate and escalate major opportunities, changes in project outputs or timetables, and competitive market impacts to the executive level
  • Become a valuable contributor and leader for new initiatives as they arise.
  • Help to drive and support an engaging and inspiring culture
  • Ensures strict adherence to compliance guidelines and a culture of doing the right thing
Please send your resume in a word document format. 
Qualified candidates will be contacted by Paula from ttg Talent Solutions,  National Talent Acquisition Director, by phone and/or email. Please monitor your inbox and voice mail for requests for a phone interview.
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