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Program Director CART Cell - M/F Suresnes France,  

Servier (company)

Posted on : 27 March 2017

Project Description

Job Description:

Interact directly with, and gather all necessary information from, all players involved in the CART cell Roadmap implementation:
  •  Head of Oncology (and immune-oncology) Research
  •  Heads of Development and Translational Research
  • Head of Manufacturing Biologics (in R&D and Industry)

Main Focus and Challenges:
  • Amongst other products, our company has initiated a large development and discovery program in the field of CART T Cell therapy addressing both high unmet medical needs in solid and liquid tumors. 
  • Our company has ongoing partnerships  on this program and has already launched the first allogeneic CART T Cell trials in adults and pediatric population (UCART 19, CALM and PALL studies).
  •  Trials are to be expanded to US territories very soon. 
  • To this respect, our company is also growing its expertise in Oncology recruiting highly qualified external talents.
  • The CART Cell Program Director will ensure the efficient development of CART Cell road-map activities from research to registration including life cycle aspects beyond the launch of the first product.
  •  He/she will be working with all functions involved in the CART Cell Program to secure the alignment to the strategy, priorities, budget and timelines.

Key responsibilities:
  • Contribute directly to the global CART strategy set for the company;
  •  Gap analysis and derisking action plan including the set-up of external partnerships needed for the program;
  •  Ensure know-how and lessons-learned transfer across projects within the program;
  •  Ensure implementation of all necessary resources and know-how across all CART program activities;
  •  Management of all program budget;
  •  Management and reporting on project portfolio within the program;
  •  Contribute directly to the evaluation of new in licensing opportunities in this field;

  •  Medical degree, preferred with PhD
  •  Proficient in English (French speaking/understanding is a plus and willing to learn French is key)

  • MD or Phd or PharmD with a broad knowledge of Oncology (research/immunotherapy or translational/clinical or regulatory);
  • More than 10 years  experience in multidisciplinary leadership positions for drug development in industry or biotech  typical matrix program team leader (multi-assets leader);
  •  Understanding and know-how in cell therapy development is an asset (specifically the manufacturing component);
  •  Experience in co-development (with biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical companies, academic network) may help.

Leadership & Management Competencies
  •  Best practice perspective: develops world-class best practices that create significant competitive advantage.
  •  Organizational buy-in: the position requires building/ maintaining relationships with internal customers.
  •  Engages people: leads teamwork proactively, prioritization and coaching skills to ensure effective coordination of cross-functional teams, and best practice sharing.
  •  Develops and implements creative solutions that address business needs and anticipates new ones.

Personal Characteristics
  •  Passionate and dedicated to patient s well-being.
  •  Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  •  Entrepreneur, resilient, diplomatic and sense of urgency.


Suresnes, France

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