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Director, Portfolio & Strategy Operations

Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Director, Portfolio & Strategy Operations at Relay Therapeutics As Director of R&D Strategy and Operations, a newly-created and high-impact role, you will work closely with leaders across our organization on key strategic initiatives and programs reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, R&D. You will play a key role in building and shaping a first-class R&D Strategy and Operations group at Relay Tx as we grow. - You will help ensure flawless operation of activities across Research & Development. You will help define the shape of our portfolio working hand in hand with leaders across Relay Tx. You will provide intellectual leadership while driving collaboration and alignment across teams to help evolve Relay Tx from a bold start-up to a new type of biotechnology company. We're not into following the script. Help us write our own. - Are you flexible and fearless in the face of rapidly evolving opportunity and ambiguity? Then we want you to join us on our journey. We take what we do seriously, but we don't take ourselves too seriously, so you'll have fun along the way too. About You:

  • You will play a critical role in ensuring that R&D activities operate flawlessly. Meaning, you will help to update and refine key processes and governance structures within R&D as we grow and scale the team. You will also help steer Leadership Team agendas and major R&D meetings (including leadership off-sites and Advisory Board meetings)
  • You will be expected to guide portfolio strategy, tracking the shape of the portfolio, and helping design and manage an approach to tracking and ensuring appropriate allocation of resources across programs. This will depend on working cross functionally with leaders in R&D, Project Management, New Product Planning, Finance, and others.
  • Do you see problems as opportunities? Let's talk. You will be expected to structure complex and ambiguous problems, synthesize findings, develop creative / innovative options, make logically supported recommendations, and facilitate decision-making sessions. This could include helping define a molecular diagnostics strategy or an approach to deploying and evolving our platform to solve challenges in new therapeutic areas.
  • You are someone who has deep technical knowledge and experience so that you can help guide teams and refine messaging as we communicate progress back to the Executive Leadership Team and Board. You will also help define and manage the R&D corporate goals.
  • You will support the development of the R&D section of the long-range strategic plan, in close collaboration with the Finance, R&D, BD, and People teams, helping refine assumptions and ensuring the output is appropriate for resolving key strategic questions. Your Background:
    • You have extensive (minimum 8 years) experience in Biotech or the Pharmaceutical industry
    • You have experience (minimum 5 years) in R&D operations, program management, clinical development, and/or research planning.
    • You have a science background, preferably with an advanced degree
    • You are an open and candid communicator and know how to leverage your strong EQ, organizational savviness, and collaborative nature to lead and develop alignment across teams and organizations About Relay Therapeutics Relay Therapeutics is a clinical-stage precision medicines company transforming the drug discovery process with the goal of bringing life-changing therapies to patients. Built on unparalleled insights into protein motion and how this dynamic behavior relates to protein function, we aim to effectively drug protein targets that have previously been intractable, with an initial focus on enhancing small molecule therapeutic discovery in targeted oncology. Our Dynamo platform integrates an array of leading-edge experimental and computational approaches to provide a differentiated understanding of protein structure and motion to drug these targets. We have built a world-class team of leading experts from each of these disciplines, and they are driven by a deep collaboration at every step of our drug discovery process. Our team is equal parts -fearless -and -relentless, with a shared passion for working collaboratively in intellectually stimulating environments. If you're excited by the challenge of putting protein motion at the heart of drug discovery and passionate about making a difference in the lives of patients, join us! - Company policy requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and all new hires must be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) by the time they start employment. By applying to this position, you are confirming that, if hired, you can satisfy this express condition of employment. The Company will make reasonable accommodations under applicable law for qualified individuals to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would create an undue hardship for the Company.

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