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R&D Program Manager / Sr. Program Manager

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Post Date: 09/11/2017 Job ID: 1653 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 experience working with late stage/commercialization projects. An engineering background is preferred but they are open for the right candidate.

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/commercialization experience
  • 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;

Aaron Goldman
Clinical Recruiter

Aaron is a spirited guy who likes to make things happen. He has been a Clinical Recruiter for the past five years, and says his greatest reward comes when a candidate accepts an offer and he hears the excitement in their voice - You know you have helped someone change their life!
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