Senior Director, Global Product Team Lead

Categories: Project Management Office
Crinetics is a pharmaceutical company based in San Diego, California, developing much-needed therapies for people with rare endocrine diseases and endocrine related tumors. We were founded by a dedicated team of scientists with the simple belief that better therapies developed from rigorous innovation can lead to better lives. Our work continues to make a real difference in the lives of patients. We have a prolific discovery engine and a robust preclinical and clinical development pipeline. We are driven by science with a patient-centric and team-oriented culture. This is an exciting time to join Crinetics as we shape our organization into the world’s premier fully-integrated endocrine company from discovery to patients. Join our team as we transform the lives of others.
Position Summary:
This position will oversee a stealth-stage program within the Crinetics oncology portfolio (final candidates will need to enter into non-disclosure agreement during the application process). The Global Product Team Leader is responsible for the strategic leadership of a Global Product Team, overseeing strategic planning, decision making, and resource/budget management and prioritization across development, regulatory, CMC, operations, and business functions to ensure rapid, efficient, and successful progression of the program(s). This role will be responsible for lifecycle management of their product and ensuring that strategic plans and goals are met.  The Global Product Team Leader will ensure cross-functional and organizational readiness for regulatory filings, IND application, and planning through commercial launch activities, depending on the development stage of the asset. All Global Product Team Leads have regular and direct communications with the CEO and are expected to be the CEO’s direct delegate of authority for the successful progression of candidates through development to successful commercial launch and lifecycle management. They are also expected to represent their products effectively to the board of directors, key scientific and medical leaders, and investors.  This position is onsite local, but a remote or hybrid workplace may be considered. 
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
These may include but are not limited to:
  • Lead cross-functional Global Product Team(s), partnering with the Project Manager and functional leaders from development, regulatory, CMC, operations, commercial and other business functions.  
  • Develop and drive an integrated global product strategy and aggressive, creative development plans that include near and long-term cross functional objectives as well as region and country perspectives for early to mid-stage, high priority clinical development programs.  
  • Lead Product Team planning and stage gate decision making to product strategies that advance the overall business through rapid and cost-effective value creation. This may include assisting with indication selection, ph1 design, IND-readiness and submission, clinical development planning, and other milestones, through the creation and maintenance of core product deliverables including product valuation, product development plans, target product profiles, and integrated timelines.
  • Contribute to corporate strategic initiatives including portfolio-level strategy for entry and expansion into oncology and contribution to other oncology programs at Crinetics.
  • Partner with functional heads to lead strategic and operational efforts across all key product development areas, including Discovery, Development, Regulatory, CMC, Medical Affairs, and Commercial, to ensure strategic alignment and focus.  
  • Coordinate with executive leadership and governance committees to address program requirements, resources, risks, and recommendations.
  • Ensure presentations and other product communications are clear and effective.  
  • Drive team objective and goal setting, prioritization, and adherence to plan and strategy.  
  • Drive risk management activities including issue identification, mitigation, resolution, and contingency planning.  
  • Create a positive, effective, and high-functioning team environment that promotes trust and clear, transparent communications to align around the overall goal/vision for the product.
  • Support execution of company sponsored publication plans to ensure timely production of manuscripts and other communication tools.
  • Ensure Product and Sub-team readiness for regulatory filings and commercial launch readiness
  • Maintain strong industry awareness and knowledge to ensure that product plans reflect current scientific/medical developments and regulatory/commercial environment. 
Education and Experience: 
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in early and mid-stage product development in oncology, including regulatory filings (INDs, BLA/NDA), DC nomination, and life cycle management.
  • Experience in clinical-development stage solid tumor oncology.  Experience with drug conjugates a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a science related field required. PhD., MD, MPH, MS, or other advanced degree in scientific field preferred.
  • 12+ years of relevant experience in biotechnology or pharmaceutical field with minimum of 5 years direct experience as a product team leader or functional leader on Product Development teams and programs.
  • Equivalent combination of education and relevant experience and training may be considered.
  • Strong understanding of comprehensive drug development process with a focus on early to mid-stage product development.
  • Demonstrated cross functional ability to lead and react to different situations and emotions of others, including customers, employees, and all others.
  • Ability to inspire, motivate, and effectively lead diverse groups of people and teams.
  • A proactive and strategic thinker, with strong decision-making skills.  
  • Excellent business acumen with demonstrated ability to align teams to corporate strategy to achieve business and project objectives.  
  • Proven ability to function effectively across a matrix organization with multiple stakeholders and constituents, with the ability and strength to focus a team to work towards its goals.  
  • Strong leadership and communication skills (including presentation skills) with success in influencing all levels cross-functionally.  
  • Highly collaborative with outstanding relationship building skills.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Physical Activities: On a continuous basis, sit at desk for a long period of time; intermittently answer telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means. Some walking and lifting up to 25 lbs. may be required. The noise level in the work environment is typically low to moderate. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and responsibilities.
You may be required to travel for up to 25% of your time.
The Anticipated Base Salary Range:  $181,000 – $267,000
In addition to your base pay, our total rewards program consists of a discretionary annual target bonus, stock options, ESPP, and 401k match. We also provide top-notch health insurance plans for employees (and their families) to include medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance, 20 days of PTO, 10 paid holidays, and a winter company shutdown.
The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience and education. Crinetics Pharmaceuticals is a multi-state employer, and this salary range may not reflect positions that work in other states. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range during the hiring process.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Crinetics is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and/or expression), pregnancy, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion or similar philosophical beliefs, disability, marital and civil union status, age, genetic information, veteran status or any personal attribute or characteristic that is protected by applicable local, state or federal laws
Vaccination Requirement:
Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications, and advice from internal and external experts, Crinetics requires that all employees and contractors be fully vaccinated and have received the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.