Executive Director/Senior Director, Head of Portfolio Strategy & Governance

Website BeiGene

BeiGene continues to grow at a rapid pace with challenging and exciting opportunities for experienced professionals. When considering candidates, we look for scientific and business professionals who are highly motivated, collaborative, and most importantly, share our passionate interest in fighting cancer.


Job Description:

Company Overview:

BeiGene, Ltd. (NASDAQ: BGNE; HKEX: 06160) is a global, commercial-stage, research-based biotechnology company focused on molecularly targeted and immuno-oncology cancer therapeutics. With a team of over 7,700 employees across China, the United States (Cambridge, MA; Ridgefield Park, NJ; Emeryville, CA & San Mateo, CA), Switzerland and Australia, BeiGene is advancing a pipeline consisting of novel oral small molecules and monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer. BeiGene is working to create combination solutions aimed at having both a meaningful and lasting impact on cancer patients


General Description:

The Portfolio & Project Management (PPM) team is an aligned portfolio strategy, project management and systems team that is a strategic driver of project and portfolio strategy, delivery, decision-making and risk/value management.

The role holder will drive the delivery of R&D portfolio strategy, reports, analyses, assessments and insights in the context of the early and late stage portfolios. The analyses and insights will help enable delivery of business objectives for the R&D portfolio as a key driver of planning and decision-making by executive leadership & governance. The position will engage with project teams in terms of decision making, best practices and the path to key investment decisions by governance.


Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Portfolio Strategy & Reviews. Lead portfolio strategy, reviews and prioritization with cross-functional partners and deliver twice a year to executive management & governance.
  • Portfolio Management and Reporting. Maintain a detailed understanding of the shape and drivers of the R&D portfolio through pro-active involvement with key customers and stakeholders including: Project Teams, R&D leadership and Governance, Finance, Forecasting & Competitive Intelligence.  Track short and long term objectives for project and portfolio delivery.
  • Governance. Work directly with project teams to ensure they are ready for all governance interactions. Assist the project teams in preparation for governance to ensure robust decision-making for projects and in alignment with the overall portfolio. Accountable for updating and maintaining all governance guidance documents and ensuring changes are communicated to project teams.
  • Portfolio Planning. Ensure all governance decisions have portfolio context to ensure robust and optimal decision making. Maintain forward view of late stage governance agenda, upcoming data readouts for late stage programs as well as forward view of all investment decisions – time, cost & value.
  • Performance Management. Support governance with project and portfolio management information for a variety of reports including monthly reporting, late stage portfolio progress as well as outcomes of investment decisions at governance, etc. In addition to measuring progress against objectives, as the year progresses identify issues and risks to project and portfolio delivery.
  • Industry Benchmarks/Competitive Intelligence. Be knowledgeable regarding external benchmarks and competitor information that helps to contextualize and assess R&D project & portfolio decisions.


Minimum Requirements – Education and Experience:

Executive Director Qualifications:

  •  Bachelors Degree with 14 + years’ experience in drug development or commercial within academia, consulting, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
  • Masters Degree & Above with 10 + years’ experience in drug development or commercial within academia, consulting, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
  • 5+ years in leadership roles as leader in a multicultural & international (global) portfolio environment a plus

Senior Director Qualifications:

  •  Bachelors Degree with 12 + years’ experience in drug development or commercial within academia, consulting, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
  • Masters Degree & Above with 8 + years’ experience in drug development or commercial within academia, consulting, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
  • 5+ years in leadership roles as leader in a multicultural & international (global) portfolio environment a plus


Other Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of drug development and or drug commercialization and familiarity with pharmaceutical portfolio strategy development
  • Proved ability of strategic thinking and to make sound judgement and decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain efficient connection with Sr. leadership team and global functions. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain positive work relationships to effectively interface at all levels across the organization
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, influence, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Proved ability to execute and perform autonomously in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong leadership and ability to coach junior members
  • Fluent in written and verbal English
  • Self-motivated and energetic

Travel: As Needed


Qualification Required:


Ethics – Treats people with respect; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.  Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.  Follows instructions and responds to management direction.

Communication – Listens and gets clarification; Response well to questions; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.  Writes clearly and informatively.  Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.  Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Shares expertise with others.

Adaptability – Able to adapt to changes in the work environment.  Manages competing demands.  Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.  Able to deal with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events.

Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and development areas; Pursues training and opportunities for growth; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

Project Management – Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and within budget.



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