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Sr. Program Executive - Immuno-oncology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Post Date: 07/24/2017 Job ID: 1577 Job Category: Clinical: Clinical Operations and Development

Reporting directly to the Chief Medical Officer, in this role you will lead the team(s) responsible for the development and implementation of the scientific and clinical strategy and plans for key programs  as they transition from the preclinical to clinical stage, working in close partnership with a senior program manager.  The successful candidate will have a proven track record in effectively leading biologics drug development teams as well as a strong scientific and/or clinical background preferably in immuno-oncology or a closely related therapeutic area.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop the overall program vision including scientific, clinical, and pre-commercial strategies and plans through BLA and commercialization
  • Lead the strategic planning, decision-making, and risk assessment processes to deliver quality outcomes
  • Ensures rigorous scientific debate and robust data quality through effectively gathering team, subject matter, and cross functional feedback
  • Possess a basic understanding of all functions represented on the team in order to ask probing questions and assess risk  
  • Ensure cross-functional alignment within the project team and with corporate/Management Team strategy, proactively communicate throughout all phases of program strategy and execution
  • Hold decision rights and advance program to its next agreed upon milestones through data-driven decisions
  • Manage all aspects of program timelines and deliverables, anticipate risks and proactively communicate potential impacts and mitigation plans to the Management Team
  • Represent the program to executive stakeholders including the Board of Directors
  • Contribute to the building of a strong alliance; ensure the program(s) fulfill their partnership responsibilities and effectively communicate with the joint committees
  • Foster a fun environment; mentor and develop a cross-functional team, create excitement and affiliation, sustain morale when tough times arise

Qualifications/ Requirements:
  • PhD, MD or equivalent in Immunology, Oncology or related field
  • 10+ years industry experience in Oncology, Immunology or preferably Immuno-oncology with demonstrated expertise in biologics drug development
  • Proven track record of leading, coaching and developing high functioning teams to drive programs through preclinical to clinical stage
  • Experience working in a small biotech company
  • Early stage strategy experience (preclinical/Phase 1)
  • Strong program/project management skills
  • Strong relationship building, leadership, and communication skills required

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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