At Elanco (NYCE: ELAN) – it all starts with animals!


As a global leader in animal health, we are dedicated to innovation and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets. We’re driven by our vision of ‘Food and Companionship Enriching Life’ and our approach to sustainability – the Elanco Healthy Purpose™ – to advance the health of animals, people, the planet and our enterprise.


At Elanco, we pride ourselves on fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that diversity is the driving force behind innovation, creativity, and overall business success. Here, you’ll be part of a company that values and champions new ways of thinking, work with dynamic individuals, and acquire new skills and experiences that will propel your career to new heights.


Making animals’ lives better makes life better – join our team today!


Position Description:

Are you ready to drive groundbreaking advancements in the biopharma space? We’re looking for a passionate and dynamic individual to join our team as a Sr. Advisor, Global Product Development Leader. In this role, you’ll lead innovation programs focusing on vaccines and monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), contributing to impactful developments in the field.


You will be responsible for overseeing R&D projects and multi-functional teams from project initiation to approval, leveraging both internal resources and external collaborations. The scope may include multiple species, technology types and registration pathways. Additionally, the incumbent will contribute to new project opportunities consistent with the global innovation strategy, working to evaluate in close collaboration with both R&D and Commercial Leaders.


Functions, Duties, Tasks:

  • Deliver on goals by proactively managing project plans and assigned team members in accordance with approved timing and budget.
  • Define ways to optimize project plans, including resource needs for R&D, manufacturing, development costs, and margin.
  • Ensure the appropriate strategy is in place and sufficient milestones are identified, monitored, and communicated.
  • Assemble and lead the project team, evolving it as the project progresses.
  • Collaborate with functional leadership to assign best-aligned SMEs to project needs for product development.
  • Collaborate effectively with functional SMEs to plan and execute projects, ensuring timely communication and alignment.
  • Set clear goals and objectives for the project team members, fostering creativity, and motivating team members.
  • Align with project manager to ensure robust preparation/updates of project plans and timelines for assigned projects.
  • Identify and communicate project-specific risks, status, opportunities, and impacts to executive leadership. Develop and communicate risk mitigation and remediation plans proactively.
  • Lead engagements with regulatory agencies, external collaborators/vendors as needed for projects.
  • Serve on product task force efforts to support R&D and commercial projects as assigned.


Minimum Qualification (education, experience and/or training, required certifications):

  • PhD and/or DVM with over 5 years of R&D product development experience in the animal health industry, or a Master’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g., animal science, veterinary medicine, chemistry, biology, or related sciences) coupled with 10 years of industry experience.
  • Proven project leadership history across species, technology types, and R&D stages across all stages of the product development lifecycle
  • Demonstrated ability to work within regulated product development.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and strategic thinking.
  • High emotional intelligence, including self-awareness are essential for success in this role.
  • Clear written and oral communication skills


Additional Preferences:

  • Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Vaccine and/or Monoclonal product development experience


Other Information:

  • 20% of Domestic/International travel required.


Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status