Life Sciences Portfolio Director
Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Leidos
The Life Sciences Portfolio Director will lead a team of life scientists, including more than 30 Ph.D.'s and more than 60 Master's level staff as well as other scientific support staff. This person will own full profit and loss responsibility for this rapidly growing business unit and will be accountable for both operational excellence in program performance as well as meeting and exceeding near, intermediate and long term top and bottom line growth targets for the overall portfolio. This portfolio supports work directly or indirectly across a broad range of life sciences focused customers including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (MRDC), Defense Health Agency (DHA), commercial biotech and pharma and various HHS operating divisions. Its activities include virtual pharma drug, biologic, and device development and delivery, scientific program management, clinical trial management as well as the technology enablement and bioinformatics/data management services surrounding these activities. The candidate's responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Must be able to lead the scientific team to desired goals.
Meet and exceed revenue, profit and business growth targets.
Manage the delivery of outstanding performance across the entire portfolio of life sciences programs.
Develop, shape and implement the strategic direction of the life sciences business to ensure that sustainable growth and enduring competitive differentiation can be achieved.
Achieve mission success for all customers served.
Drive business growth activities (including re-compete, new business and take away opportunities) in concert with the business development (BD) organization. Provide value-added engagement, oversight, and guidance into all aspects of BD and capture including pipeline creation, prioritization and execution.
Manage budgets and investments (eg, overhead expenses, marketing, bid and proposal, independent research and development) in an efficient manner in the successful delivery of financial results.
Develop and nurture strong customer intimacy at the executive and program levels that facilitate achievement of both tactical and strategic growth designs.
Provide life sciences program and subject matter support to Congressional activities.
Provide thought leadership through speaking engagements and participation in key government and industry forums.
Collaborate successfully with other Leidos business units that serve other HHS agencies and operating divisions such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as non-HHS agencies such as the Department of Defense (DoD), commercial biotech and pharma etc. that all have integral roles in the development and delivery of life sciences capabilities in support of public health.
Identify, recruit, lead and develop the personnel and teams that will deliver on both program performance and execution as well as growing the business.
Perform special projects as assigned.
Master's degree from an accredited university in a scientific or technical discipline with 20+ years of increasing responsibility and relevant experience. PhD in a life sciences related field preferred. MBA is a plus.
Previous P&L responsibility exceeding $50M revenue per year.
Proven track record of being able to grow a business.
Program Management experience running programs with total contract value greater than $100M is a plus.
Experience with multiple contract types including FFP, T&M, cost plus, etc. and OTA's.
Superior verbal and written communication skills.
Outstanding skills in crafting and making presentations to a variety of customer audiences, both internal and external.
Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and work with supporting functions and other delivery organizations for win/win results.
Proven team builder with high retention and proven successful program execution with sustained growth and high customer satisfaction.
Experience collaborating with and directing a distributed team and managing multiple customers, programs, and projects as one collective portfolio.
Ability to cycle back and forth seamlessly and effectively between business development activities and operational delivery.
Ability to effectively manage an independent minded, terminal degreed, scientific employee base to rally around common vision, purpose, and strategy and to execute the same in coordination and collaboration with an extensive network of internal and external partners.
A leader who is driven, industrious, disciplined and dedicated who inspires the team and customers alike and is committed to inclusion and diversity.