Jim King – A Brief Intro

I am currently working in pharmaceutical industry, responsible for a portfolio of capabilities in the Research and Development space. The scope of R&D as defined in this role is covering everything from research and early development functions, through our drug safety, medical and regulatory affairs, and clinical operations capabilities. This scope is also encompassing non-regulated, pure research functions through the highly regulated areas in drug safety, clinical and so on. The breadth of this area and variety of engagement needs keeps the job continuously interesting and provides constant learning opportunities.

As a part of my work, I am responsible for leading our innovation pipeline efforts, and this is where I would focus the bulk of my time, if I had that luxury. The need to innovate and continuously learn and apply is the foundation of our corporate success and also our personal growth, both in the field of medicine, and technology. Look for postings on this topic, and related disciplines throughout the blog.

Background & Foundation

Early in my career, I served in the United States Marine Corps with the 3rd Light Armored Infantry. With the Marine Corps, I enhanced my leadership skills, and most critically, the skill to continually adapt to any situation in front of me, and drive to a positive outcome.

Following that with time in the steel industry and manufacturing engineering, I learned to look at life through a process and supply chain lens. This has served me well as many business challenges boil down to a break down in a link of the supply chain – information, product, manufacturing, distribution or otherwise. I have applied and grown my learnings through roles consulting to a wide range of industries, then transitioning to primarily pharmaceutical and healthcare related roles for roughly the last twenty years.

I am a continuous learner, and the variety of work I have had opportunities to engage in have improved my adaptability and ability to bring the right tools to the situation at hand, from business process, to technical and domain specific, anchored in strong communications and personal connections.

My strengths lie in understanding a business or opportunity, and then driving or supporting the development of a vision, developing a strategy for execution, and distilling that to action. I have developed and led large scale PMOs in support of this type of work and have extensive experience in presenting and selling ideas as well as partnering at the executive level. As a part of these activities, I also have direct experience driving programs of change management and communications in conjunction with transformations or capability uplifts.

I have my roots as a developer and an engineer, but a long focus on Business Relationship Management (Business Partner) roles and through that, Delivery and Portfolio Management in the Pharma / Science R&D space. I have a strong interest in Data and related Analytics capabilities as well as Cloud and AI related technologies. I enjoy what I do and look forward to connecting and collaborating!

You can find out a bit more about many of the roles and what my colleagues have said about me by clicking through the roles below.

CoreTech Merck Wyeth Pfizer Celgene

CoreTech  |    Merck   |    Wyeth   |     Pfizer

On a personal note…

On a personal note, my wife, younger children, and I operate a working dairy farm with Nigerian Dwarf goats, chickens, ducks and an assortment of other animals, as well as Kangal livestock guardian dogs, also known as Anatolian Shepherds, or Turkish Mastiffs.  We are practicing “modern homesteading” which is really primarily about being self-reliant as a family, and as a community.

We are active in our community, as well as 4-H clubs, and our local American Legion. We enjoy working with and supporting a local homeless outreach program and a shelter for young mothers. So if you are interested in supporting either of those causes, please let us know, we are always happy to coordinate donations of supplies, food, clothing, diapers and such! We are outdoors people and enjoy fishing, hiking, working on our property which is in a continuous state of “projects” and you can follow that process on my wife’s site over at www.BlueBarnyard.com