The Director, Development Project Management, provides program management expertise and leadership to development projects spanning from early through post marketing life cycle management.
Lead cross-functional development teams through tactical execution of project plans.
Guide project teams to proactively anticipate challenges and define solutions.
Collaborate with clinical and functional group leaders to ensure critical path activities are identified and prioritized to achieve program objectives and milestones.
Independently contribute to the development of program strategy.
Independently contribute to defining clear go/no-go criteria for each phase of development.
Document key team information, decisions, actions, key modifications to scope, resources, timelines and milestones and ensure project management systems are up to date (MS Project, etc.).
Actively track leading indicators of teams progress towards reaching major milestones.
Monitor performance vs. plan (budget and timeline).
Coordinate program updates to Sr. Management.
Ensure appropriate coordination of drug substance and drug product for program.
Contribute to process improvement initiatives in Project Management to accelerate development timelines and phase transitions, incorporate strategic option analysis and risk management into project strategy/plans and foster high performance teams.
Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or health related field required. Advanced science degree preferred.
Minimum 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry with at least 8 years of the experience specifically in program management.
Experience in early and late stage oncology drug development programs.
In-depth knowledge of the drug discovery and clinical development process.
Strong managerial and mentoring ability with a clear vision to lead team members on challenging tasks and complex issues.
Highly motivated and able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.