Senior Manager, RED Operations

Senior Manager, RED Operations

Do you have the passion to join a young global biopharmaceutical whose sole mission is to improve the lives of patients bravely facing cancer? Does it excite you to be a part of a rapidly expanding company with multiple marketed products and a diverse and robust pipeline? If yes, you may be a great fit for our community of dedicated and innovative associates.

Your impact at TESARO:

Reporting to the Head of Research & Early Development (RED) Operations, the ideal candidate will serve as a member of the RED Operations team to facilitate internal and external operational capabilities and business support to promote the productivity and effectiveness of one or more assigned RED disciplines or capabilities. Designated areas of focus could include Strategic Partnerships & Therapeutic Research, Experimental & Computational Biology, Nonclinical Development, Translational Research & Development, Competitive Intelligence and/or Reagent Management.

Job Responsibilities:

Builds strong relationships with designated RED functional leaders and their internal and external teams. Serves as the operational business partner for specified RED functions to provide a variety of critical capabilities in the areas of finance, vendor qualification and management, reagent management, alliance management and information management.
o Builds and helps manage functional Long Range and Annual Operating Plans with clear integration to project, functional, and corporate-level objectives. Pressure tests assumptions and builds scenario plans for the formation of functional plans with clear value drivers and contingency plans that are integrated with RED priorities and financial spend. Facilitates the integration of functional plans with the overall RED portfolio.
o Manages the contract and PO life-cycle for approved projects using company established systems and in keeping with RED priorities. Negotiates business terms and manages business relationships of external partners. Ensures that vendors are appropriately qualified through TESARO s risk and compliance processes. Supports the Head of RED Operations in the establishment of best practices for vendor management.
o Leads the material planning and supply processes for key reagents and materials required to support scientific studies and collaborations associated with designated RED functions. Facilities the movement of materials to third parties in keeping with project timelines. May be involved in the creation of an improved reagent inventory planning and management system for both small and large molecules, including standardization of material shipping processes.
o Partners with scientific leaders for the operational and business relationship management of alliances, academic partners and 3rd party vendors associated with designated functional areas. May serve as an alliance manager for certain external collaborations to ensure adherence to program deliverables, contractual obligations, reporting requirements, and governance systems. Ensures the pro-active management of challenges and opportunities.
o In partnership with the Head of RED Operations, creates project and functional area reports to allow the tracking of key information, such as status, deliverables, timelines, costs, risks, etc. Ensures the RED functional leadership team has necessary information to allow for integrated planning, communication and decision-making across the RED organization, and with its key stakeholder groups.
Identifies opportunities to leverage best practices across RED. Leads process improvement and change management processes within designated RED functions.


B.S. in a relevant field with 5-7 years of pharmaceutical or biotechnology experience that includes a practical understanding of the business of research and early development.
Project management or alliance management experience, including experience on scientific projects.
Demonstrated experience with contract negotiation and budget development and management.
Ability to engage credibly with internal and external stakeholders around scientific topics.
Experienced in juggling multiple priorities with the flexibility to shift course when needed.
Comfortable leading planning processes involving scientific objectives and managing resulting functional operating plans. Able to communicate assumptions and drivers, and lead scenario planning as required.

TESARO is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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