Associate Director, Program Management

San Diego, CA, United States
Feb 23, 2021
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Vividion is a privately held biotechnology company based in San Diego that is leveraging an innovative and proprietary chemical proteomics platform to efficiently discover novel drugs in multiple areas including oncology and immunology. We aim to transform the future of human health through the limitless creation of highly selective small molecule medicines that reach unreachable targets. Vividion is looking for energetic and experienced candidates with a desire to work in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment. We believe that the whole team contributes to the overall mission. We succeed as a team, and we grow as a team.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Head of Alliance and Program Management, the Associate Director, Program Management will be responsible for driving programs from pre-clinical settings into clinical studies. He or she is responsible for coordination and management of cross-functional team effort in support of reaching program milestones. The ideal candidate will be an innovative, highly motivated experienced program manager with a strong scientific background in preclinical drug discovery research and project management.

Essential Duties and responsibilities:
  • Coordinates the design and execution of cross-functional project plans for taking programs from pre-clinical settings into clinical studies. This will involve the mapping of preclinical, early development and all other relevant team information, with a variety of project management tools.
  • Maintains frequent communication with the cross-functional project team members and key internal stakeholders so that all parties are aware of current project status, issues, contingencies, and milestones.
  • Prepares summary information on program progress, timeline updates and risk assessment for periodic presentations to Senior Leadership.
  • Facilitate the setting of program strategy and objectives, key milestones and scope.
  • Lead team meetings and ensures that clear actions and decisions are documented, communicated, and committed to, enabling timeline achievement.
  • Builds strong working relationships across departments, with key stakeholders, and Senior Leadership to ensure transparency and to facilitate communication.

Experience and education requirements:
  • Master’s or Ph.D. in Biology or Chemistry with 10+ years industry experience preferred.
  • A minimum of 10+ years of relevant drug development experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including cross-functional program management with clinical-stage development teams.
  • Demonstrated in depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and drug development and approval process.
  • Previous experience in the preparation and submission of non-clinical and clinical regulatory documents
  • PMP or similar certification highly preferred

Required Key Attributes:
  • Effective troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Be an effective team player and strong individual contributor, flexible, and able to handle multiple tasks and deliver high quality results under tight timelines.

Further Information:

In addition to a competitive compensation package with stock options, Vividion also offers a comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance. Vividion Therapeutics, Inc. is an EEO employer.