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Senior Director, Medical Affairs Operations

Company: Arvinas, Inc.
Location: New Haven
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Arvinas is a clinical-stage biotechnology company leading the way in targeted protein degradation therapeutics. Arvinas is the first company to focus solely on protein degradation and its platform technology is the most advanced in the field. Since its founding in 2013, Arvinas' PROTAC - Discovery Engine has been driving the most significant breakthroughs in the industry. Arvinas' pipeline encompasses a range of validated and undruggable targets in oncology, immuno-oncology, and neuroscience. This includes three clinical-stage programs: bavdegalutamide (ARV-110) and ARV-766, which are being developed as potential treatments for men with late-line metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer, and ARV-471, which is being co-developed and commercialized by Arvinas and Pfizer as a potential treatment for patients with breast cancer.
#TeamArvinas is made up of more than 400 passionate and curious employees, whose diverse thoughts and perspectives are highly valued. Arvinas employees embrace the freedom to pursue innovation, think creatively, and give back. They are driven by the company's values and mission - to improve the lives of patients with serious diseases by pioneering therapies created with our revolutionary PROTAC - protein degradation platform. We're really excited about the work we're doing inside and outside of Arvinas, and think you will be, too. But don't just take our word for it -. For more information, please visit .
Position Summary
Arvinas has an outstanding opportunity for an experienced Medical Affairs Operations professional. The selected candidate will be a member of the Medical Affairs Leadership Team and is responsible for executing strategy and ensuring operational excellence for Medical Affairs, while also achieving integration and alignment with business partners across the organization. The selected candidate will be responsible for developing and executing processes, managing, and mentoring an associate director, and eventually building out the team to run the operational aspects of the Medical Affairs department. The focus of this group will include oversight of Medical Affairs plans, activities, and budget; implementation of investigator-sponsored/collaborative research program and CME grant program; vendor management; and oversight of field medical operations.
This position reports to the Head of Medical Affairs, and can be located at our headquarters in New Haven, CT or work remotely from a location within the U.S.
Principal Responsibilities
Key responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Build, lead, coach and manage a team responsible for Medical Affairs operational activities including Medical Affairs research (e.g., ISR/ Research Collaboration) program, medical education grant program, medical affairs congress strategy and tactics, field medical operations, and medical affairs program management
  • Develop and implement the Medical Affairs research program, which will include programs such as EAP, ISR, and Collaborative studies. Responsible for development of the intake, review process, contracting and monitoring of both budget and progress of the program.
  • Oversee the development, implementation, and audit readiness of the Medical Affairs grants (e.g., CME) program
  • Provide operational oversight into the development of the annual Medical Affairs operational plans and budget. Oversee the implementation of the plans, tracking of timelines and budget, and development of dashboards
  • Provide strategic and operational oversight of the Medical Affairs congress strategy and planning
  • Oversee contracting process with external consultants/vendors
  • Develop, track, analyze and provide the Head of Medical Affairs with reports on the status of the Medical Affairs budget


    • 10+years of relevant program management and Medical Affairs experience in the Biotech or Pharmaceutical industry
    • Must be detailed oriented and experienced in establishing new processes within Medical Affairs
    • Experience leading and managing Investigator Sponsored Research/Collaborative Research Programs
    • Must be able to both lead and execute the program independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, matrixed, team environment
    • Superior communication and interpersonal skills; effective interaction with cross functional team members.
    • Demonstrated planning, organization and time management skills including the ability to support and prioritize multiple projects.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.
    • Strong understanding of clinical drug development and lifecycle management
    • Strong understanding of Medical Education/Pharmaceutical Industry guidelines (OIG, ACCME, and PhRMA) and regulations
    • Growth mindset with demonstrated ability to perform player-coach activities
    • Strong leadership skills with proven ability to grow and develop others
    • Ability to travel up to 20%


      • Advanced degree required (minimum MS, MPH, MBA); terminal degree preferred (MD, PhD, PharmD)

        Arvinas is proud to offer a competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, and much more. To learn more about Arvinas, please visit
        Arvinas is an Equal Opportunity employer

Keywords: Arvinas, Inc., New Haven , Senior Director, Medical Affairs Operations, Executive , New Haven, Connecticut

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