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Roivant Sciences is global healthcare company focused on biomedical research.
New York City    Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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Roivant Sciences mission is to systematically reduce the time, cost, & risk of delivering new medicines to market by accelerating the development of promising drug candidates to improve the lives of patients & their families. The company is privately held, has in-licensed 25+ assets, & is very well-capitalized. Roivant Pharma Operations is responsible for the formation & launch of all new Vant Family subsidiary companies that advance the clinical development of new therapies for patients.

Position Title: Operations Director

Position Location: New York, NY

Position Summary:In this role, you will be responsible for leading all workstreams involved in the creation of new Vant subsidiary companies, building sustainable processes & overseeing cross-functional initiatives across all functional areas. The ideal job candidate has a strong understanding of the drug development process, thrives in a fast-paced, meritocratic culture, constantly drives towards process improvement & operational excellence, & is passionate about our mission to deliver new medicines to patients & families around the world.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish all key business functions for new Vants, including HR, IT, Finance, Accounting, Legal, Facilities & Communications
  • Support the hiring of a C-level executives & other critical roles that are pivotal to the drug development process
  • Set priorities for the team & execute on Roivant & Vant core business strategy
  • Assist with the development & maintainance of company business plans that include strategic priorities, headcount planning, financial analysis, & risk analysis / mitigation.
  • Provide business expertise to inform & guide key decisions in clinical development
  • Identify potential areas of risk in operations & clinical development & devise mitigation plans in partnership with Roivant Pharmas Head of Operations & CMO
  • Manage all alliances with third-party licensing or co-development partners
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to Vant executive team on daily decisions & partner with senior executives at Roivant Pharma on major strategic decisions
  • Present to Vant board of directors & other senior stakeholders as needed
  • Approve all operational decisions, processes, vendors & more to ensure successful growth

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to manage teams & diverse sets of stakeholders
  • Ability to oversee multiple projects & achieve results on time & within budget
  • Exceptional academic & professional accomplishments, indicating critical thinking ability & intellectual capacity
  • Ability to interact with & influence senior stakeholders
  • Ability to understand the drug development process in detail & add value to drug development teams
  • Strong written & oral communication skills & attention to detail
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves & get in the weeds of projects
  • Ability to think outside of the box & challenge the status quo
  • Natural entrepreneurial spirit with unrelenting dedication to delivering results

Experience & Education Requirements:

  • 6+ years of experience at a life sciences, consulting, financial services, or technology company or experience in an operational role in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry & familiarity with clinical development plans is strongly preferred
  • Bachelors degree required; MBA preferred

Working Conditions:

  • Dynamic, interactive, fast-paced office environment
  • Limited domestic or international travel may be required


  • Competitive compensation & benefits package, including initial equity options grant
  • Pay-for-performance culture, including significant bonus compensation & annual equity options grants for top performers
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