Executive Director, Program Management

Brisbane, CA, United States
May 01, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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.

We are currently seeking a qualified, highly motivated, experienced Executive Director, Program Management to head our Program Management department. The position reports to the Vice President, Development Operations. The location of the position is in Brisbane, CA.

Summary Description

The Executive Director, Program Management is responsible for leading the Program Management department to create the vision, drive the development and manage the execution of product development at Myovant. Program management must deliver scalable fit-for purpose approaches and strategies as Myovant continues its rapid transition as a commercial-stage organization. This position is also responsible for establishing and implementing efficient governance related to product lifecycle to ensure timely decision making and effective organizational communication.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Program Management at Myovant facilitates a variety of cross-functional project teams focused on product development and lifecycle management, including global regulatory filing teams. All teams are structured with a team leader and project manager.

The Executive Director, Program Management will foster the development of Program Management at Myovant:

  • Elevate the role of Program Management in the organization as a central source of information and broaden communication channels to facilitate team productivity
  • Ensure that Program Managers partner closely with Team Leaders and key stakeholders to translate agreed project strategy into high-quality, realistic, cross-functional integrated project plans and drive their execution by facilitating decisions and operations and proactively removing obstacles that create impediments to team effectiveness
  • Establish/improve efficient governance related to the product lifecycle that delivers timely decision making and effective multi-level organizational communication
  • Establish/improve dashboard reporting to meet the needs of key stakeholders and set standards/requirements for record keeping
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with executive leadership, key stakeholders and, where relevant, alliance partners essential to project success
  • Directly manage one or more governance committees including planning, scheduling and operational aspects
  • Partner with FP&A and engage with key stakeholders across the organization to align on assumptions to facilitate budgeting, forecasting and long-range planning processes
  • Lead the identification and implementation of readily accessible user-friendly technology solutions that support the department's objectives
  • Recruit, motivate, coach, and retain program management staff
  • Foster close collaboration with Alliance Management to ensure alignment on partnered projects. In addition to providing project management to alliance governance committees, project managers may also have alliance manager responsibilities

Core Competencies, Knowledge and Skill Requirements

Experience will include:


  • Strong leadership skills gained in a matrix organization
  • Highly collaborative workstyle with a track record of resolving team conflicts
  • Thorough understanding of, and experience implementing, project management best practices to guide cross-functional teams including familiarity with current technology for monitoring and reporting progress
  • Establishing and implementing portfolio management and strategic planning initiatives; ability to think strategically across programs
  • Demonstrated ability to impact both strategic and tactical initiatives
  • Conducting risk analysis, decision analysis and contingency planning
  • Establishing and implementing budget management and resource capacity planning
  • Robust experience of product development and lifecycle management with advanced understanding of other functions
  • Managing cross-functional teams in all phases of product development and lifecycle management including product launch
  • Relevant therapeutic area knowledge preferred

Additional desired competencies and skills include:



  • Comfortable operating in ambiguous situations
  • Effective time management and organization skills
  • 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
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to take independent ownership of agreed projects and initiatives
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). In depth experience with collaborative tools such as MS Project and Smartsheet




  • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or a relevant field, advanced degree is a plus
  • Professional qualification in project management such as PMP certification preferred
  • Minimum of 15 years of industry experience within the Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical industry, or other Healthcare related field. Experience with both large and small companies preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years in Program Management inclusive of at least 5 years of line management experience and previous department leadership experience
  • Demonstrated experience developing and scaling Program Management in a rapidly evolving environment including championing organizational change management
  • Extensive experience coaching, motivating, and developing direct reports at multiple different levels and mentoring others in the department




  • 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.

If you require any accommodations, please email careers@myovant.com.

Equal Employment Opportunity