Executive / Sr. Director, Program Management

San Carlos, California
May 15, 2022
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Executive / Sr. Director, Program Management

Allakos Inc. is a clinical-stage company developing therapeutic antibodies for inhibitory receptors on the surface of immune effector cells involved in allergic, inflammatory and proliferative diseases.

Allakos is committed to developing innovative therapies that transform patients’ lives.  We are looking for bright and talented individuals to join our team and share in our passion and commitment to improving the lives of patients.

Position Summary:

The Executive/Senior Director, as a core member of the Lirentelimab Product and Clinical Development teams, drives development programs for clinical and pre-clinical assets in order to maximize portfolio value and patient benefit.

This position reports directly to the Senior Vice President of Strategy & Operations and will work across the organization to accelerate decision-making, coordinate timelines across functions, partner with clinical sub-teams to escalate options-based recommendations, and be a thought partner to the Chief Medical Officer.

Your Role:

  • Contribute to shaping the program strategy and enable its execution by translating the strategy into tangible outcomes via effective project planning, team management including human resource allocation, and process management using agile methods and tools. 
  • Drive the identification of opportunities to accelerate program execution including leading working groups and advising and coaching working group leads.
  • Partner with senior stakeholders to make informed decisions more quickly.
  • Facilitate Clinical Development Team meetings in alignment with CMO.
  • Drive communication within the program to ensure awareness and alignment of project decisions, priorities and key milestone updates
  • Accountable to maintain key milestones and to manage the project plans of the program.

Qualifications and Expertise:

  • Successful candidates will have a minimum of 7 years of relevant drug development experience in the pharma/biotech industry, including a minimum of 5 years supporting cross-functional teams.
  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Strategic and analytical thinking skills to assimilate complex information to inform decisions.
  • Strategic leadership and influence to be effective in a highly matrixed organization with geographically dispersed teams.
  • Operate effectively in situations of ambiguity and guide teams through challenges, simplifying/distilling complex issues and influencing change in a skillful and mindful way.
  • Anticipate the needs of the program/business and proactively drive teams with portfolio context in mind.
  • Effective use of interpersonal skills and influence to drive optimal team performance.
  • Display of leadership competency, executive presence, and emotional intelligence.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Allakos Values are: Selflessness, Drive, Clarity, Thoughtfulness, Fun, and Leadership

Allakos is an equal opportunity employer. Allakos will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.