Associate Director/Director, Program Management – Metabolic and Neuro

Location
Menlo Park, California
Posted
Jun 08, 2021
Ref
982
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Program Director will lead one or more cross-functional drug development program teams including research, development, and commercial representatives.

Essential Duties/Tasks
  • Lead and coordinate all cross-functional activities related to clinical development, CMC, and regulatory for a new therapeutic
  • Develop integrated development plans and drive execution. Anticipate issues and proactively mitigate risks and roadblocks.  Direct program team to achieve targets within appropriate quality standards, deadlines, budget, and resources
  • Drive program level decision-making
  • Ensure appropriate and effective communication within the program team, senior management, and the executive team, including the CEO
  • Represent development point of view in commercial planning and decision making
  • Provide formal and informal reports of program status to stakeholders
Education and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in a life science or related field or equivalent experience
  • At least 10 years project management experience in drug development in the pharmaceutical industry, including Phases 1-3, regulatory filings and product launch
  • PMP or other Project Management Institute certification
Skills, Qualifications or Technical Proficiencies
  • Demonstrated program leadership skills and ability to manage, motivate, and integrate complex, cross-functional drug development teams
  • Analytical skills and ability to focus on both details and the big picture
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and influence/negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of regulatory guidelines for drug development functions (ICH and FDA)
  • Able to navigate uncertainty with creative problem solving
  • Ability to achieve business results with colleagues of diverse levels, functional expertise, skills, and priorities. Effective as both a team player and a team leader
  • Ability to take a hands-on, “roll up your sleeves” approach

Position Location – Must be located in the North California/Bay Area.  Out of state applications will only be considered if you have indicated that you are willing to relocate to the Northern California/Bay Area.