Dir, Late Dev Program Mgmt (DG)
Southern, NJ - Pharmaceutical & Biotech - Hybrid
Date Posted: 3/2/2023 1:58:30 PM
Director, Late Development Program Management
Mid-sized pharma – Oncology
Southern, NJ - Hybrid (2/3 days onsite)
International biotechnology company specializing in the invention and development of differentiated human antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other important human diseases.
The Director, Late Development Program Management is accountable for implementation and execution of the end-to-end compound development plan. As a core member of the Compound Development Team (CDT), the DPM provides cross-functional operational and program management leadership for the development of therapeutic products. This position will work closely with the Compound Development Team Leader (CDTL) to drive the multidisciplinary CDT to execute by pro-actively identifying and escalating risks, work with team to help resolve issues, and develop contingency plans, within established budget and timelines.
The DPM will support these planning activities from first in human trials through submissions and life-cycle management. Experience in all phases of drug development is preferred, but late development experience is required. The Director, Late Development Program Manager will report to PM leadership and will actively contribute to build program management capabilities.
The Director, Late Development Program Manager works in partnership with the CDTL, Clinical Leader and other CDT members to achieve the following results: Establish compound strategy with goals and objectives that are aligned with broader organizational objectives. Translate development strategy into a comprehensive cross functional operational plan that align functional and team priorities for optimized project outcomes. Lead and direct integrated teams to plan, execute, control, report and close-out all program related work across all functions (e.g., integrated program budget, risk, timeline, resource, and stakeholder management). Drive teams to exceed goals by providing superior global cross-functional leadership and management in a matrix organization. This includes ad hoc scenario planning, transparent & proactive risk management, issue resolution, problem-solving, contingency planning and decision-making. Accountable for the operational alignment between compound development plan and portfolio goals. Work with the CDTL to celebrate successes by the team and manage disappointments. Foster an inclusive, company culture to drive success and create high performing teams. Actively manage stakeholders both within and around the CDT (line managers, senior managers, Project Board members, etc.). Work with Finance to track the budget, identify potential risks, and estimate resources requested for new opportunities/amendments in collaboration with CDT and development partners. Identify budget trade-off options, and approaches to accelerate compound development. Manage CDT information, documentation, and team communications to ensure timely and accurate communication of strategy and operational status for review at project and portfolio boards, and via portfolio summary documents, and co-development partners and/or other external partners (as required). Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict and influence teams beyond individuals who are direct reports. Actively contribute in driving the success of the Project Management Department goals & objectives aligned with company goals. Build program management capabilities in collaboration with PM leadership and work closely with PMO to develop tools and templates. Work closely with Alliance Management for partnered products as needed.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required. Post-graduate degree in life sciences, engineering, or business management preferred. Professional project management certification and/or diploma is a plus.
A minimum of 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical R&D of with at least 3 years in cross-functional program management in late-stage development. Management of multiple trials concurrently and/or large Phase 3 program with increasing levels of complexity and functional/external interactions. Oncology experience is required; hematology highly desired. Demonstrated advanced capability with Microsoft Project (and/or some enterprise-wide planning software such as Planisware) and visualization software is preferred. Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict and influence teams without formal authority is required. Successful leadership and management of a cross functional team in a matrix, global, or virtual setting.
Position will be located at Princeton, NJ with some work from home. Travel: As required to support CDT, and team deliverables.
Please contact Darren Gutowski at email@example.com