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Senior Director, Compound Development Team Lead

Princeton, New Jersey (US)
Highly competitive salary, incentives, and new hire equity grant. No-cost medical benefits.
Closing date
Jun 19, 2022

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Genmab’s Portfolio & Project Management team is looking for an experienced Compound Development Team Leader (CDTL) to drive the vision and strategy for a key antibody program.  This position will be based in Princeton, NJ US with partial remote work option.


The CDTL will drive the development and execution of indication specific compound strategy(ies), working in close partnership with the Vice President, Compound Development Team Leader for the broader program. The CDTL will lead indication specific, cross-functional, matrixed team(s) to deliver against the indication specific strategy.  In addition, the CDTL will also lead the Compound Development Team (CDT) for another assigned compound/program.


The CDTL champions the indication/ project(s) at all levels of Genmab through providing clear communication, creative strategic approaches to development, and the ability to influence others.


You will report to the Vice President, Head of Global Portfolio & Project Management.




  • Develop and execute the indication specific strategy(ies) for a lead antibody program from generating POC to approval.
  • Serve as an indication(s) specific leader within a larger program; partner with the VP, Compound Development Team Leader of the entire program to set project/program strategy.
  • Strategic agility: understanding the big picture for the compound and translating that into indication specific short- and long-term deliverables, manage ambiguity and able to make decisions with incomplete data.
  • Deep understanding of the unmet need that may be addressed by the asset; scientific/disease area expertise as well as expertise in current and future treatment landscape.
  • Ensures development and implementation of optimal IP, publication, and regulatory strategies to protect and maximize asset value on a per indication basis.
  • Build team and maintain team effectiveness and satisfaction; lead sub-teams to achieve Compound Development Team (CDT) goals through the networks of people/functions represented on the team. When necessary, negotiate with line function heads on project deliverables.
  • Challenge functional representatives to ensure that issues and questions are being addressed, and that functional area input into the strategy is adequate to meet the needs of the compound.
  • Identify potential issues and lead contingency planning; lead CDT sub team problem solving and apply decision-making tools and techniques. Drive CDT sub-teams to make effective and efficient decisions.
  • Lead resolution of conflict within CDT sub teams, at internal and joint (external partner) governance levels.
  • Participate and contribute to joint development team meetings with alliance partner(s) and align global strategy within a partnership, as applicable.
  • Lead the communication of indication-based strategy, issues, and plans to the Project Board, Portfolio Board, alliance partners and other key stakeholders.
  • Be accountable for overall budget and project plan deliverables for the specific indication.
  • Work with functional management to secure the required resources for project success, to influence optimal team composition, to align goals and objectives with CDT members, coach and guide CDT sub team members and to provide input for performance evaluation of CDT sub team members.
  • Closely collaborate with Project Management to deliver the program and ensure adequate project resource utilization and budget management, providing clarity and transparency on changes and potential tradeoffs.



  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Advanced degree is preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of pharmaceutical/biotechnology or life science experience is required.
  • Experience leading an oncology drug development team within a pharmaceutical/biotechnology company is required
  • Experience in a leadership role as part of a research-driven company is required.
  • Experience in cross-functional team leadership, including strategy development, budget oversight and driving tactical delivery of programs is required.
  • Experience with clinical development in oncology or hematology-oncology is required.
  • Demonstrated influence, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills, including the ability to influence without clear reporting authority are required.
  • Outstanding leadership, influence, and communication skills are required.
  • Late-stage clinical development experience is required
  • Lifecycle management experience is required
  • Experience participating in Health Authority meetings and Regulatory Filing experience is preferred
  • Experience working with external collaboration partners
  • Builder of high performing cross-functional teams in a global matrixed organization.



Genmab offers challenging program leadership positions, where you have the opportunity to work with highly specialized people across functions in an


informal, multicultural organization, aiming to make a difference for cancer patients.



Be part of the extra[not]ordinary™

Are you caring, candid, impact-driven and determined to make a difference? Join our unstoppable team as we improve the lives of patients through innovative and differentiated antibody therapeutics.

About Genmab

Founded in 1999 in Copenhagen, Denmark, Genmab is an innovative biotech company that has become a leader in antibody biology and innovation. Our product pipeline and next-generation antibody technologies are the result of our strong company culture, a deep passion for innovation, and desire to transform cancer treatment and serious diseases.

When you work with us, you’ll be part of a warm, fun, dynamic community, and team up with some of the best, most authentic individuals in locations around the world, who care deeply and share in a relentless drive to innovate and create transformational medicines. People who are candid, impact-driven, and a little unconventional; who seek out and embrace the opportunity to build new and bold futures within a rapidly growing and innovative biotech company; who bring their full selves to work and show up for each other - rolling up their sleeves to get the job done. This translates into a place where you can be authentically you; are empowered to innovate, build solutions, and execute; feel cared for and supported in growth; and are a critical part of changing the lives of patients around the world through transformative cancer treatment.

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