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Senior Director, Program Management - Pro

Cambridge, MA 02142

Post Date: 08/13/2018 Job ID: 2045 Job Category: Clinical: R&D Program Management

With a successful on-market treatment and an industry-leading pipeline, client is seeking an individual who will provide super leadership and program management of company Global Asset Teams with emphasis on its Technology platform and oversight of its research program for an ultra-rare disease. The successful candidate should possess a scientific background and demonstrate understanding and experience in drug development and the regulatory requirements to plan, execute and deliver both NDAs and INDs to global regulatory authorities in this novel therapeutic area.

This role is highly cross-functional, and will involve collaboration with external partners, along with involvement from company senior leadership. The Sr. Director, Program Management is charged with having a command over the strategy and supporting critical path/activities, risks, contingencies and alternatives and proactively managing daily program/project management activities, including schedule development, budget, communication, status reporting, and resource plan development. The ideal candidate has strong communication and influence skills, ensuring that all team members understand priorities, objectives, deliverables, interdependencies and timelines.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Build and advance the development of integrated strategic Global Asset Plans with focus on its Technology platform, along with the supporting the advancement of the development program for an ultra rare disease
  • Lead development of program critical path, decision criteria and milestones/decision gates platform in order to support the launch of new therapeutic options for patients
  • Prioritize asset-level deliverables and align across functions
  • Develop and ensure accuracy of Global Asset timelines, align with each line function’ s plan
  • Lead development of goals for teams to ensure alignment with corporate goals
  • Drive process and accountabilities for creation of key, cross-functional deliverables
  • Modify strategic recommendations based on current status of programs and risk factors
  • Proactively identify operational and program issues, drive cross functional resolution, and Partner with functions and finance to maintain accurate Global Asset forecasts and ensure robust budget process
  • Lead team in the implementation of cross-functional program risk management plans including risk and opportunity identification, mitigation strategies and contingency planning.
  • Provide risk assessment on timing of data and readouts to support investment decision making
  • Lead vetting of alternative development options across team
  • Orchestrate the integration of sub-teams to support the efforts of the Asset Teams
  • Support continuous improvement efforts with lessons learned, updated governance

  • BS in technical discipline, Advanced degree preferred
  • At least 8-10 years’ experience with demonstrated success in leading large-scale programs with proven results and effective leadership and management skills
  • Demonstrated program management expertise and experience; project management certification preferred
  • Demonstrated success in leading through influence
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate information and apply creative thinking and proactive problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, build, and implement solutions to cross-functional team issues
  • Excellent balanced approach to process versus results-driven leadership and management skills
  • Excellent negotiating skills
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills up, down and across the organization
  • Strong business, analytical and planning skills

Demeika Roberts

Demeika is known for her enthusiasm in working closely with hiring managers to assess their needs, creatively solve problems, and passionately help candidates find their “perfect fit” dream jobs.

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