Director, Project Management

South San Francisco, CA
Jul 17, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

LOCATION: South San Francisco

DEPARTMENT: Program Management

DIVISION: Product Development

REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Program Management

Day One was founded to address a critical unmet need: children with cancer are being left behind in a cancer drug development revolution. Our name was inspired by the “The Day One Talk” that physicians have with patients and their families about an initial cancer diagnosis and treatment plan. We aim to re-envision cancer drug development and redefine what’s possible for all people living with cancer—regardless of age—starting from Day One.



The Associate Director/Director, Project Management, will be responsible for assigned project management activities for product portfolio and initiative projects.  The individual will also support cross-functional team(s) to ensure timely execution of all program activities on the critical path to delivery of key program and corporate milestones.



  • Serve as project/program manager for technology transfer activities from/to licensing partner and development-related projects
  • Build and maintain assigned project/program(s) timelines and interdependencies
  • Provide project coordination and communication in support of cross-functional team(s)
  • Establish and maintain metrics to track projects and provide real-time reporting of project status
  • Identify issues and risks and work with the team to develop mitigation strategies
  • Coordinate and lead all aspects of internal project meetings, including agenda drafting and documentation of key discussion points, decisions, and action items
  • As needed, support oversight of contracts and outsourced activities with vendors and business partners
  • As the project advances, lead project management work for global NDA/MAA of select assets and support grow the function accordingly
  • Work with other project/program management personnel to ensure functional alignment, development of appropriate tools and good PM practices for the Company




  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or relevant field


  • 10+ years of relevant experience in (bio)pharma project management and/or related discipline


  • Superior written, verbal communication, organizational and people skills
  • Highly collaborative and a strong team player
  • Solid capabilities with project management tools, experience with Smartsheet a plus
  • Experience working with external partners
  •  NDA submission experience in a supportive role required, in a lead role preferred
  • Oncology drug development experience preferred
  • PMP certification preferred



The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job