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R&D Program Manager / Sr. Program Manager - Late Stage

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Post Date: 08/03/2017 Job ID: 1231 Job Category: Clinical: R&D Program Management

My client is seeking a talented, motivated, and goal-oriented individual to join a growing Program Management team. The successful applicant will play an important role in supporting drug development teams.  This individual will work closely with internal cross-functional teams to ensure clarity of strategy, to manage specific projects/programs, and to facilitate communication across all parties.   The ideal candidate will have a scientific background and experience with clinical-stage drug development.  This role is highly cross-functional, and may involve close interaction with external partners.

Job  Responsibilities:
  • Serve as project/program manager for one or more drug development teams, providing leadership, coordination, and cross-functional communication to enable teams to meet their goals;
  • Work with team members to compile high-quality, detailed, integrated cross-functional project/program plans, manage project activities, timelines, and resources;
  • Work with the project/program lead to facilitate decision making and resolve conflicts;
  • Work with the project/program lead and project/program team to identify key risks, timeline and resource constraints, and develop mitigation plans;
  • Effectively communicate project/program strategy, status, critical path activity timing, resource requirements, and related issues and/or risks, both internally and to partners, as appropriate;
  • Manage and maintain the team SharePoint site;
  • Effectively lead and manage team meetings by developing agendas, defining and communicating meeting objectives, capturing and disseminating meeting outcomes/information/minutes/action items, and following up on action item; 
  • Facilitate and contribute to the financial planning process, integrating inputs from functions and project/program teams into financial plans in collaboration with the Financial Planning & Analysis partners.
  • Help to create and improve program management tools and best practices.
  • Organize events to recognize team accomplishments.


Qualifications/ Requirements:
  • A 4-year degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience including some project or program management.
  • Late Stage drug development experience. 
  • Able to express ideas and present information clearly and effectively within teams, across functions, and with external partners.
  • Able to effectively lead team meetings and facilitate discussions within the team.
  • Demonstrate active listening and constructive feedback within team.
  • Ability to facilitate problem solving, decision making, and issue resolution.
  • Demonstrated analytical and technology skills, including proficiency in project planning tools, content management tools, and the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong program management and organizing skills: 
  • Communicating across the organization to align on shared goals and responsibilities;
  • Working with teams to clarify vision and direction;
  • Developing work plans to meet goals;
  • Managing multiple projects at the same time;
  • Managing teams to meet goals and deliverables, tracking progress toward plan;
  • Highlighting areas of risk and developing mitigation plans;
  • Identifying options and facilitating decisions to enable projects to move forward;
  • Working with teams to develop budgets, and tracking progress towards plans;
  • Ability to plan and facilitate effective, efficient meetings, and prepare clear meeting minutes.

Rachel Ambroziak
Senior Recruiter

Rachel brings nearly 15 years of experience to The Steely Group, and specializes in Clinical Staffing. She is respected greatly for her tenacity, determination and great attention to detail. Her success in the recruiting industry is based, in part, on her passion for understanding the needs of both clients and candidates, as well as a commitment to providing exceptional customer service.
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