Associate Director, Program Management

Cambridge, MA, United States
Sep 17, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Our mission:

Developing curative genome editing treatments that can positively transform the lives of people living with severe and life-threatening diseases.

At Intellia, we are committed to solving the complex challenges of making CRISPR/Cas9-based medicines a reality for patients suffering from genetic diseases and to create novel engineered cell therapies for immuno-oncological and autoimmune diseases.


Intellia is searching for a Program Manager to lead one of our exciting programs to IND and into early clinical development. The position reports to the Director, Head of Program Management and serves as the strategic thought partner to the Program Team Leader (PTL). S/he will lead a multi-disciplinary program team, comprised of functional representatives from Research, Preclinical and Clinical Development, Regulatory, CMC, Legal, and Commercial. The Associate Director, Program Management will oversee the execution of program strategy and should have experience managing and developing high performing cross-functional teams. This individual will drive the development of global program plans and partner closely with Portfolio Management, Finance, and Executive Leadership to ensure alignment with corporate strategy and vision. As a member of the growing Program Management team, this individual will have the opportunity to partner with the Head of Program Management to build upon and implement company-wide tools and develop new processes for the organization. This is a high visibility position with frequent opportunities to interact with the both R&D and Executive Leadership Teams.

    • Serve as strategic thought partner with Program Team Lead (PTL), responsible for development and execution of program strategy in line with corporate strategy and goals
    • Responsible for creation, management, and communication of Integrated Development Plan
    • Facilitate cross-functional communication, and in partnership with PTL, drive strategic and operational alignment with the program team, functional leads, and Executive Leadership Team
    • Build high performing teams, establish and promote positive team operating principles in line with Intellia's company values
    • Identify critical issues/risks and develop contingencies and mitigation plans as appropriate
    • Drive agenda topics for program team discussion and alignment, and partner with Strategy/Portfolio Management team for incorporation of key strategic decisions into appropriate governance forums
    • Participate in most/all sub team meetings to ensure overarching strategic perspective is represented in all discussions
    • Partner with project management support in functional areas for incorporation of detailed project plans into integrated program plan, and ensure functional plans are aligned with overarching program goals/timelines
    • Partner with business development for evaluation of potential business opportunities, assessing project and development plans and their feasibility
    • Drive strategic & tactical program planning in partnership with Finance and Strategy/ Portfolio Management, including the long-range planning process and annual detailed investment planning
    • Responsible for oversight of program financials, ensuring resources in place to support program goals, and escalate resource needs where appropriate
    • On partnered programs, work with the alliance manager to ensure appropriate assignment of costs in Intellia's partnered programs
    • Collaborate with BD and Alliance Management to ensure execution of program goals in accordance with partnership agreements
    • Partner with the alliance manager and support timely and accurate communications with Intellia's partners, specifically as it relates to timelines and goals
    • Participate in alliance management meetings with Intellia's partners on an as needed basis
    • Organize team meeting, record meeting summaries, decisions and action items, clarify specific responsibilities and requirements
    • Track deliverables against program timelines, analyze successful completion of short- and long-term goals
    • Partner with broader Program Management team and functional areas to develop new processes and company-wide program and project management tools
    • Ensure cross-functional and cross-program sharing of key learnings, and drive change management as applicable

    • Bachelor's degree in life sciences required. Advanced degree preferred.
    • PMP certification is a plus
    • Minimum of 5 years multi-disciplinary/cross-functional leadership experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry, with 2+ years of program management/program leadership experience in drug development
    • Knowledge of early development, CMC, and regulatory path to IND/CTA, with early to mid-stage clinical development experience preferred
    • Proficient prioritizing and driving complex programs to milestone completion
    • Demonstrated leadership, with ability to influence and effectively communicate at all levels of the organization
    • Ability to drive alignment with senior/executive leadership is crucial
    • Demonstrated proficiency in program management tools (e.g. Smartsheet), and methodology. Willingness to constantly improve PM tools, implement best practices, and foster change management.
    • Familiar with alliance management principles, direct alliance management experience a plus
    • Financial acumen with ability to develop and manage program plans, budgets, and timelines
    • Strong time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work efficiently and productively in a highly dynamic, scientifically rigorous, and fast-paced environment


What Intellia Stands For:

We push boundaries. We are focused on positively disrupting health care treatment of patients with genomic diseases. The values we live by and drivers we look for are:

- One is respect for individuals; our unique qualities and strengths; our own ways to understand, learn and improve. One is our single-minded determination to excel; to succeed together. One is you and us - trusting and counting on every single one of us.

- Explore because we seek new ways to tackle disease. Explore with unbounded from assumptions, open to ideas. Explore by staying curious, by pushing boundaries, overcoming obstacles. Explore means thinking of new ways.

- Disrupt by thinking courageously...and creating a better future. Disrupt by defying conformity; interrogating the status quo; questioning our momentum. Disrupt with challenging thoughts...with that breed of skepticism that shows you have better solutions.

- Deliver with your focus on the objective and your determination to complete the task. Deliver by advancing relentlessly and by maintaining high standards...even when nobody is watching. Deliver by staying accountable and pulling your weight. Deliver because patients are counting on us to make the promise reality. Get it done.

POSITION: Full-Time, Exempt

EEOC Statement: Intellia believes in a diverse environment, and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Intellia will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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