Senior Project Manager, Program Management

Brisbane, CA, United States
Nov 14, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Myovant Sciences aspires to be the leading healthcare company focused on innovative treatments for women's health and prostate cancer designed to improve the lives of millions. We are on a mission to develop and deliver empowering medicines for women's health and prostate cancer through purpose-driven science and transformative advocacy. We are looking for passionate and hard-working individuals who share our excitement for this mission.

Myovant Sciences' lead product candidate is relugolix, an oral, once-a day small molecule that acts as a GnRH receptor antagonist. The company has three clinical programs for relugolix consisting of five international Phase 3 clinical trials, two in women with heavy menstrual bleeding associated with uterine fibroids (LIBERTY 1 & 2), two in women with endometriosis-associated pain (SPIRIT 1 & 2), and one in men with advanced prostate cancer (HERO). Positive results have been announced in all five trials.

Two New Drug Applications have been submitted to the FDA, including one for relugolix for men with advanced prostate cancer in April 2020 and one for relugolix combination tablet for women with heavy menstrual bleeding and uterine fibroids in May 2020. In June 2020 the FDA granted Myovant priority review for Once-Daily, Oral Relugolix for Advanced Prostate Cancer. If approved, relugolix would be the first and only oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor antagonist treatment to lower testosterone for men with advanced prostate cancer. A third NDA is expected to be filled for relugolix combination tablet for women with pain associated with endometriosis.

In anticipation of FDA approval, Myovant is preparing for inaugural commercial launches in the U.S. of two distinctly branded products, relugolix monotherapy tablet for men with advanced prostate cancer and relugolix combination tablet for women with heavy menstrual bleeding associated with uterine fibroids and pain associated with endometriosis.

We are currently seeking a qualified, highly motivated, experienced individual for the position of Senior Project Manager in our Program Management department . The position reports to the Director, Program Management and is located in Brisbane, CA.

Summary Description

The Senior Project Manager is part of the Product Development organization. The purpose of the position is to drive the development and manage the execution of high quality, realistic, global, integrated strategic plans for one or more cross-functional teams. The initial focus of this position will be to support the cross-functional teams preparing for the inaugural commercial launches of both products in the U.S.. The Senior Project Manager ensures coordination of planning and execution with team members and is expected to apply project management best practices in the development, initiation, planning, execution, control, and closing of projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Overall, Program Management at Myovant is responsible for the management of cross-functional teams focused on the following areas:
  • Drug Development and Lifecycle Planning - collaborating with the Project Leader to advance the assigned product/program franchise
  • Global Filing Teams - collaborating with the Regulatory Affairs Submission Lead and the Global Filing Team to create the regulatory filing strategy and create and implement individual submission plans
  • Launch Readiness Teams - collaborating with the Launch Team Leader to develop and implement the launch plan for the assigned product including all required elements of organizational/ infrastructural planning and delivery

Each of these cross-functional teams provides oversight to cross-functional subteams and workstreams. For the assigned cross-functional team/subteam/workstream, the Senior Project Manager will:
  • Translate agreed project strategy into high-quality, realistic, integrated cross-functional project plans and maintain them throughout the project life-cycle
  • Drive the execution of approved project plans, by facilitating decisions and operations and proactively removing obstacles and addressing impediments to team effectiveness
  • Facilitate communication of project information to key stakeholders through a variety of forums, including cross-functional team meetings, individual stakeholder meetings and by facilitating workshops
  • Ensure alignment between the cross-functional team and its subteams/workstreams
  • Conduct and contribute to high performing team sessions
  • Apply best project management practices in the development, initiation, planning, execution, control, and closing of projects

Key Activities

Cross-Functional Team Operations
  • Lead assigned team meetings
  • Set agendas, document key discussion topics, identify risks, decisions and action items
  • Promote dynamics of a high performing teams
  • Identify team disagreements and facilitate resolution

Integrated Project Plans
  • Develop and manage execution of integrated cross-functional plans for assigned projects:
    • Capture and maintain project assumptions
    • Identify key deliverables for each function or workstream
    • Understand and outline inter-dependencies
    • Integrate the information into a cross-functional timeline
    • Ensure cross-functional alignment and accountability
    • Monitor progress and adherence to timelines
    • Identify project issues and facilitate resolution
    • Conduct risk management and scenario planning; drive development of contingency plans and/or risk mitigation plans
    • Identify and escalate resource gaps
  • Support the vision of the integrated cross-functional plan as the source of project timeline information
  • Ensure functional, subteam and workstream plans are aligned with overall cross-functional plan and project strategy
  • Implement decisions from Governance Committees and the cross-functional team
  • Support Governance Committees, coordinate activities with external business partners and contribute to achieving partnership contract deliverables where applicable

  • Serve as a single point of contact for project information for assigned teams
    • For subteams and workstreams, provide project information to cross-functional team for incorporation into deliverables and timelines
    • Provide project information at team meetings and to other stakeholders, as appropriate
    • Create management reports, as needed
  • Escalate project issues, as appropriate
  • Manage communication of cross-functional plans across functions
  • Assist with development of deliverables for Governance Committees and cross-functional teams

Cross-Functional Team Governance
  • Support the cross-functional team in preparing for governance meetings
  • Coordinate with the Committee Chair, Committee Project Manager, Topic Sponsor and Topic Presenter(s) to define the topic and objective for each meeting
  • Collaborate with the Topic Sponsor and Topic Presenter(s) to ensure adequate planning and preparation occurs to facilitate an effective discussion and decision making

Program Management Department
  • Contribute to the success of the Program Management Department by facilitating onboarding of new department members, sharing best practices and participating in development of new department processes and tools

Core Competencies, Knowledge, and Skill Requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to translate strategy into cross-functional operational plans and to successfully drive execution of the plan
  • Experience managing cross-functional teams within drug development or commercial product launch
  • Drug development, regulatory submission and/or product launch knowledge with understanding of other functions which may include Non-Clinical, Clinical Development, Manufacturing, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Medical Affairs and Commercial functions
  • Mid-level to strong experience using and understanding Project Management tools and processes including timeline and team communication (e.g. Microsoft Project, Smartsheet & Sharepoint)
  • Strong computer literacy, with demonstrated proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of Project Management principles and practices and experience implementing in cross-functional teams in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Relevant therapeutic area knowledge preferred
  • Must have customer-service orientation, high degree of professionalism, "can do" attitude and ability to work independently
  • Comfortable in understanding and planning in ambiguous situations
  • Effective time management and organization skills
  • Able to multi-task and shift priorities quickly while working under tight timelines
  • Skilled in developing collaborative internal and external relationships including the ability to influence and motivate others outside direct line authority
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to interface effectively with all levels in the organization including executive management. Excellent facilitation, negotiation, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Proven experience handling confidential and sensitive information with discretion and good judgment
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to take independent ownership of agreed tasks, projects and initiatives


  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences or a relevant field

  • Minimum of six (6) years of industry experience in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, or other Healthcare related field
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a Project Management role managing cross-functional teams within drug development or commercial product launch
  • Professional qualification in project management such as PMP certification preferred

  • Regularly required to operate standard office equipment
  • Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time
  • Regularly required to sit for long periods of time, and occasionally stand and walk
  • Regularly required to use hands to operate computer and other office equipment
  • Close vision required for computer usage
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, climb and lift up to 20 pounds

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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