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Associate/ Director, Program Management

This is a full-time position and an exciting opportunity to establish the program management function. This position will report to the VP of Corporate Development and Operations. The level of the position will be commensurate with the candidate’s education and industry experience. Occasional travel may be required.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Manage, optimize, track and coordinate multiple workstreams across preclinical research, development and operations to ensure key objectives are met

  • Develop, implement, regularly re-evaluate and optimize data and program management tools, processes and capabilities in partnership with the VP of Corporate Development and Operations

  • Build relationships and work closely with key stakeholders (Program Team Leaders, Functional Leads, external vendors and partners) to ensure alignment and drive execution of functional and program objectives, identify critical path activities, resource constraints, risks and conflicts that could impact timelines and costs

  • In partnership with the Program Team Leader, facilitate cross-functional team meetings, coordinate team efforts to develop impactful presentations to summarize complex data to facilitate decision-making, prepare clear agenda and meeting minutes, define and follow-up on action items

  • Maintain a current overview of program status, and clearly and pro-actively communicate progress, identify and highlight possible deviations from timelines and budget

  • Assist in budget development and tracking in close collaboration with program team leads, the finance team and the VP of Corporate Development and Operations

  • Assist VP of Corporate Development and Operations with contract review and negotiation as needed

  • Foster and contribute to a team culture of ownership, accountability, transparency, continuous re-assessment, productive collaboration and conflict resolution in a matrix organization

Preferred qualifications and past experience: 

  • Bachelor degree required, graduate level degree preferred

  • Formal project/program management training preferred

  • Knowledge and experience with drug discovery and development of biologics and in oncology preferred

  • Minimum of 5-years of experience in life sciences Program Management or related function, across various stages of drug development, with proven track record of success managing multiple projects/priorities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact with diverse stakeholders (internal and external), and ability to multi-task, manage priorities, focus, negotiate, influence and resolve conflict

  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to efficiently, productively and pro-actively, both orally and in writing

  • Prior experience managing and working with cross-functional teams in a matrix environment

  • Must be adept at handling ambiguity, and work well in a fast-paced environment

  • Motivated, energetic, highly organized, detail-oriented, flexible, self-starter, collaborative

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