Pharmacyclics, LLC

Associate Director, Program Management

Location
Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Posted
Aug 05, 2019
Ref
2819
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Pharmacyclics is committed to the development and commercialization of novel therapies intended to improve the quality and duration of life and to resolve serious unmet medical needs for cancer patients. Pharmacyclics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company. Oncology is a key therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of three marketed products and a pipeline containing multiple promising new molecules that are being studied in more than 200 clinical trials for over 20 different types of cancer.

More than 1,200 Pharmacyclics and AbbVie research scientists, clinicians, marketing, operations and corporate professionals work in the San Francisco Bay Area. 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. Together, we are striving to outsmart cancer.

We are seeking an Associate Director, Program Management who will serve as a strategic partner on Imbruvica cross-functional strategy and life cycle management team(s), working closely with team lead(s) to drive cross-functional alignment, planning for, and generation of team deliverables. This position will be located in the Sunnyvale office of Pharmacyclics.

Key Responsibility Areas:
  • Provide Program Management support for assigned Asset Team Sub-teams/working teams
  • Supports development of sub-team plans and drives aligned execution for functional components
  • Ensure accurate and timely tracking and reporting of sub-team deliverables and identification, communication and management of sub-team risks
  • Actively participates in the advancement of Program Management and asset development at AbbVie

  • Detailed Responsibilities:
  • Provide Program Management support for assigned Asset Team Sub-teams/working teams
    • Serves as a core member of the assigned sub-team(s)
    • Serves as a key business partner for the asset sub-team leader in developing core strategies and meeting the sub-team's goals
    • Operates with a strategic, cross-functional mindset
    • Coordinates sub-team activities and deliverables and supports the sub-team leader in driving cross-functional alignment within sub-team and structures sub-team meetings and discussions to drive good decision making practices
    • Ensures effective management of sub-team meetings including scheduling, agendas, minutes, action item follow-up
    • Responsible for partnering with Asset Team PM and helping sub-team prepare key messages and deliverables for, and navigate the governance process effectively and efficiently and appropriate use of each forum
    • Actively contributes to sub-team discussions both from a PM functional perspective, and a cross-functional strategic perspective
    • Ensures high performing sub-team through monitoring and assessing team's performance and effective partnership with the sub-team lead and Asset Team PM
  • Supports development of sub-team plans and drives aligned execution for functional components
    • In partnership with the sub-team lead, drives development of (and participates in) creation of sub-team plans and deliverables to inform asset strategy, and to translate asset strategy into execution by the sub-team and associated functions
    • Maintains awareness of upcoming deliverables as a part of the asset development lifecycle to ensure sub-team preparedness
    • Proactively identifies challenges or potential issues for execution, both within sub-team and partnering with asset PM cross-functionally, managing or escalating as appropriate
  • Ensure accurate and timely tracking and reporting of sub-team deliverables and identification, communication and management of sub-team risks
    • Partners with project planners to ensure appropriate and accurate tracking and reporting of team deliverable timelines
    • Maintains operational awareness of the sub-team deliverables and upcoming needs by the asset team
    • Ensures appropriate team document management practices and repository of key program information for the sub-team
    • Partners with sub-team members to proactively identify, communicate and manage sub-team risks, including escalation as appropriate for asset level risks
  • Actively participates in the advancement of Program Management and asset development at AbbVie
    • Proactively seek learnings from other teams and share best practices
    • Partners with colleagues in the PM organization and sub-teams to seek process improvement opportunities and participate as needed in developing and implementing change
    • Actively champions the AbbVie drug development process for assigned sub-teams and seek opportunities to increase sub-team effectiveness within the AbbVie model

  • Qualifications and Experience:

    Required
    • 7+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a variety of roles in at least one role/functional area associated with drug development (research and development, commercial, project management, operations)
    • 4+ years in a cross-functional project / program management role
    • Strong program management skills and knowledge of program management practices in the pharmaceutical industry and common tools utilized
    • Well-developed communication skills - both written and oral
    • Well-developed strategic thinking and leadership skills

    Preferred
    • Experience in late stage drug development, including being a part of a launch team
    • Experience with both global and regional teams in the pharmaceutical industry
    • Experience in oncology / heme-onc

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