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Associate Director, Clinical Project Management

AbbVie Stemcentrx

San Francisco, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Oncology is a key
therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of three marketed
products — Imbruvica, Venclexta, and Empliciti — and a pipeline containing
multiple promising new molecules that are being studied in nearly 200 clinical
trials in 19 different types of cancer.

AbbVie is expanding its
oncology hub on the West Coast, with three sites in the San Francisco Bay Area
(South San Francisco, Redwood City, and Sunnyvale) focused on the discovery and
development of novel oncology therapies. More than 1,000 AbbVie scientists,
clinicians, and product developers with strong entrepreneurial roots work
across these three sites. They combine their expertise in immuno-oncology, stem
cells, and cell-signaling with their knowledge of bispecific antibodies,
antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), and covalent-inhibitor technologies to
discover and develop novel cancer treatments.

position is based at Stemcentrx, AbbVie’s South San Francisco, CA location.

Associate Director,
Clinical Project Management

The Associate Director,
Clinical Project Management manages the Product Development Team (PDT) for 2-4
early development oncology programs. The role includes partnering with the
Program Lead to set the strategic direction for the molecule, building a
comprehensive plan through the end of Phase I, and coordinating a cross-functional
team to execute to strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Sets agendas and conducts PDT
    meetings and/or works with PDT Lead to set PDT agendas. Manages PDT
    members in the development and execution of the project development plan
    and governance body deliverables. Conducts risks assessments and leads the
    PDT in contingency planning.

  • Manages projects for external
    development partnerships/alliances and works with Partner PM as
    appropriate. May lead joint development meetings with external partners.

  • Collects and compiles project
    information through various reporting systems and develops scenarios for
    portfolio analysis and applies portfolio decisions to project plans.

  • Provides analysis of the impact
    of portfolio decisions on projects and communicates appropriately to the
    PDT and executive management level.

  • Monitors, tracks and reports
    timelines, budgets, resource and risks related to all PDT activities and
    aligns these with therapeutic area strategy

  • Manages multiple major projects
    with PD or other stakeholders.

  • Analyzes the impact of
    portfolio decisions on projects, programs and TA’s. Assists in developing
    and establishing strategies for portfolio. Leads and designs contingency
    plans with assistance from team.

  • Assists management in the
    selection of action plans that best meets business objectives.

  • Builds and manages overall
    project budget through close communication with the functional areas.
  • Provides overall project
    timeline and cost estimates to assess project and licensing opportunities
    impacting the therapeutic area.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS, MS or PhD in a science or
    business-related field

  • 5+ years project management
    experience required, including management of large complex programs and
    cross-functional teams. 5-7 years of Drug Development/ Clinical
    Development/Safety experience preferred

  • Proven experience leading teams
    as a project manager

  • Basic knowledge of drug development,
    specifically clinical development, and generally accepted project
    management practices, including budget, finance and portfolio review, and
    team management skills

  • Team and drug development or
    project management related experience. Demonstrated leadership skills with
    broad business orientation.


  • Advanced knowledge in project
    management practices, including budget, finance and portfolio review, drug
    development process and team management skill

  • Led clinical development
    projects, preferably with experience leading Phase I studies.

  • General knowledge across
    multiple therapeutic areas, preferably oncology
  • Master’s or PhD in a
    science or business related field preferred.