February 12, 2024
USA Only
$90K - $150K USD *

Senior Director, Operational Strategy

About the job:


Position Summary:

The Senior Director, Operational Strategy will be a core member of the expert team within Operational Strategy Department of Precision for Medicine. As part of this team, they will drive and support the operational strategy considerations for the RFPs and bid defences and support the operational teams at bid defence. This will entail drawing on strong experience of operationalizing complex clinical studies globally, knowledge and analysis of the competitive environment and analysis of the study design and rationale. The Senior Director, Operational Strategy will support the business development team by representing Precision operations at pre-award meetings. In addition, this team member will lead specific projects that will enable Precision for Medicine to stay at the forefront of innovation and maintain their competitive edge as a scientifically driven engaged partner for our biotech and pharma clients.

Essential functions of the job include but are not limited to:

Provide operational strategy input, text and budget review for proposals:

  • Collaborate with medical, operational, business development, proposal colleagues and other Precision functional leadership as required to:
    • Create, develop, and refine the strategy for potential opportunities specifically with regard to operational considerations such as enrollment, feasibility, study timelines, startup timelines, relevant experience, competitive landscape
    • Develop proposal text to outline operational strategy and conduct proposal review
    • Ensure proposals reflect robust strategic, operational, scientific, medical and clinical development planning
    • Create and refine study budgets and support the development and finalization of study budgets for potential opportunities in partnership with other functional leadership as necessary
    • Work closely with colleagues in Project Management and Clinical Trial Management to transition the operational strategy approach ahead of opportunity bid defense and support in post bid defense follow up items
    • Participate in the post award engagement meeting to ensure the study team has the information and rationale behind the strategy position
    • Mentor and train Operational Strategy colleagues and Precision colleagues in aspects of strategy and budgeting for clinical research

Represent Precision for Medicine in client meetings:

  • Support capabilities presentations and client meetings
  • Provide feasibility and competitive landscape direction input, and support for bid defense meetings utilizing software and web-based applications
  • Create innovative solutions in conjunction with medical and scientific strategy, and provide consulting, as needed, for clients who are seeking input
  • Work with Precision for Medicine team to support pre-award collaboration and inclusion of translational and data innovation strategies where appropriate, to help optimize Precision impact
  • Represent the Company by attending industry meetings, speaking engagements, booth exhibitions, etc., and by publishing scientific or industry related articles in industry journals and digital media.

Line management

  • This position may involve line management within the operational strategy group
  • Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support


Minimum Required:

  • Advanced degree in a life sciences discipline or equivalent relevant experience

Other Required:

  • Approximately 15 years in the CRO/Pharmaceutical industry or equivalent relevant experience and/or demonstrated competencies.
  • Demonstrated competence and relevant experience in the required activities for the role including operational strategy analysis and budget review
  • Strong experience in hematology/oncology, and or rare disease, and or CNS, and or Precision’s identified target therapeutic area clinical development focused on strategy, feasibility, budget development and execution of all phases of clinical trials


  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English,
  • Strong ability to develop and review study budgets in alignment with study delivery strategy
  • Active listening and strong presentation abilities
  • Strong analytical thinking
  • Able to collaborate with diverse stakeholders
  • Strong computer skills, specifically with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and with web/data-based platforms


  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly organized with excellent interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Strong sense of ownership and pride in quality of outputs
  • Ability to multitask to tight timelines prioritizing workload and maintaining high quality standards
  • Willingness to work in a matrix environment, work independently and as part of a dynamic team
  • Accomplished at maintaining a sustained focus at the macro level while being able to manage at the micro level as needed
  • Focuses on continuous improvement, including the ability to make proactive assessments on how to make processes more efficient and people more effective in delivering results with appropriate quality and timeline performance
  • Proven financial management skills
  • Embraces and embodies the established Precision for Medicine’s Cultural Values as an underlying tenet to drive work behaviors
  • Demonstrates mastery knowledge of ICH-GCP, relevant Precision for Medicine’s SOPs and regulatory guidance, as well as the ability to implement such items.

Precision is required by law in some states or cities to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to: skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Precision, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. This role is also eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, health insurance, retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, and paid time off for sick leave and vacation, among other benefits.Reasonable estimate of the current range$180,400—$259,800 USD

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Precision Medicine Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. © 2020 Precision Medicine Group, LLC

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact Precision Medicine Group at QuestionForHR@precisionmedicinegrp.com.

USA Only
$90K - $150K USD/Year *

Company Benefits

* Compensation was calculated as an average of similar positions and is not guaranteed.
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