Director, Program Management

92130, San Diego
Nov 02, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Come join our world-class team evaluating, in-licensing and developing innovative therapeutic products internationally.

HUYA Bioscience International is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company bringing innovations from China to global markets in multiple therapeutic areas. HUYA’s lead compound in oncology, HBI-8000, is in late stage clinical development in Japan and Korea as monotherapy for the treatment of hematological malignancies. In the United States, HBI-8000 is being developed in combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors in solid tumors. The Company’s lead cardiovascular program, HBI-3000, is in Phase 1 in Europe. Two additional compounds are in early evaluation for oncology and cardiovascular diseases. More information can be found at

Job Summary

This position reports to HUYA’s Global Head Clinical Operations & Program Management. Responsibilities include providing global program management and matrixed leadership to global, cross-functional teams to drive development and deliver results in early to late-phase pipeline or marketed assets. He or she will contribute to, and support, corporate goals to progress the company’s portfolio of products across therapeutic areas.

This is an office-based position that works in a cross-functional and dynamic environment.  Clear, timely, professional, and effective communication with all HUYA functional areas and global office sites is essential.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities include the cross-departmental, integrated global product team (GPT) strategy into an efficiently executable plan; predicting and planning solutions to achieve program goals and objectives; driving clarity and removing barriers to ensure team success; interfacing with management and influencing decision-making, proactive management and mitigation of development risks, and ensuring appropriate communication
  • Works closely with clinical operations, medical affairs, regulatory affairs, CMC, pre-clinical and quality assurance to ensure that the scientific and commercial strategies are incorporated into the asset strategy and integrated development plan
  • Lead key initiatives that have cross-functional impact that are critical to company objectives
  • Creates and maintains high quality integrated project plans and timelines (e.g. Gant Charts) ensuring alignment between overall program strategy and cross-functional plans
  • Communicates project status through monthly dashboards and other reporting materials. Includes collecting information and ensuring accuracy of reports
  • Assists with risk mitigation planning.  Escalates project issues and risk mitigations to executive management as appropriate
  • Facilitates financial planning process by integrating input from functions and project teams
  • Coordinates activities with external business partners and alliances, where applicable; contribute to achieving partnership contract deliverables
  • Supports department initiatives as needed
  • Applies project management best practices and processes
  • Collaborate with other departments to develop metrics and ensure the organization meets or exceeds these metrics
  • May be responsible for direct supervision or line management
  • Creates a positive and productive work environment for attracting and retaining highly qualified clinical professionals
  • Perform other duties as required

Job Qualifications and Requirements

  • Must have a working knowledge of all appropriate relevant regulatory guidance (e.g. ICH, FDA and EMEA)
  • Strong interpersonal skills with experience leading cross-functional teams in matrix environment preferred
  • Flexible and able to work independently to manage work priorities and follow tasks through to completion.
  • Proficient with Project Management best practices and tools including MS Project
  • Quick learner, goal oriented and results driven with excellent problem solving skills and ability to escalate issues appropriately
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Travel up to 10% of time on average, in accordance with company and/or project requirements
  • Computer skill should include proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of software
  • Fluent in written and verbal English
  • International experience is a plus

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree science or business-related field
  • Advanced degree in science or business is preferred
  • 10+ years of in-depth drug development experience in all phases of development.  Experience within related functions (e.g. Project Management, Clinical Operations, Research, Regulatory, CMC) preferred
  • Project Management Professional certification with PMI desired

The position is full‐time and the candidate must be within commuting distance to HUYA’s Del Mar, CA headquarters.