Sr. Program Manager / Associate Director, Program Management

Redwood City, CA
Jun 01, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time



Adicet Bio, Inc is a clinical stage biotechnology company discovering and developing allogeneic gamma delta T cell therapies for cancer. We are advancing a pipeline of “off-the-shelf” gamma delta T cells, engineered with chimeric antigen receptors (CAR) and T cell receptor-like antibodies (TCRL), to enhance selective tumor targeting, facilitate innate and adaptive anti-tumor immune response, and improve persistence for durable activity in patients. Our approach to activate, engineer and manufacture allogeneic gamma delta T cell product candidates derived from the peripheral blood cells of unrelated donors allows us to generate new product candidates in a rapid and cost-efficient manner. For more information, please visit our website at



This position will be responsible for providing Program/Project Management expertise and support to Adicet Bio programs to ensure all milestones and deliverables are met, and that tasks are well executed and managed. Responsibilities include partnering with the Program Leader to create the program plan and budget, as well as day-to-day planning, coordinating, and tracking of critical activities. Also responsible for driving the timelines to keep the program on schedule and within budget. Additional responsibilities include planning, facilitating, and following-up on regular program team meetings; anticipating and managing potential program issues; understanding the scope, schedule and resources for the program; utilization of Gantt charts and other project management tools to facilitate communication within the team, and across the organization.



  • Partners with the Program Leader to optimize team effectiveness and decision making. Works with the Program Leader and team to develop a detailed project plan and associated budget.
  • Creates and drives timelines to keep program(s) on schedule. Prepares program timelines (Gantt chart) identifying all significant activities, dependencies, resources and milestones. Assists the Program Leader in planning, coordinating, and tracking cross-functional activities for the Adicet Bio program. Continual review and analysis of critical path activities.
  • Facilitates highly effective team building and communication. Works with the Program Leader and team to develop and distribute agendas for regular team meetings. Helps facilitate meetings and keeps them on track. Provides meeting minutes and drives follow up on Action Items. Proactively identifies and resolves program team challenges.
  • Performs effective risk management assessments with the Program Team, the Program Leader, and stakeholders.
  • Drives information flow and communicates program status to all stakeholders in collaboration with the Program Leader. Produces regular status reports (milestones, status, issues, decisions), following review by the Program Leader and Program Team, for senior management.
  • Maintains effective communication with the program team through oral and written correspondence and ensures adequate documentation of each communication.
  • Identifies, develops and/or maintains an appropriate electronic platform (SharePoint, Shared Folders, etc.) for reporting/archiving/documentation of relevant program information, records, etc.
  • Interfaces internally by acting as a liaison and facilitator of cross functional teams (i.e., Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Technical Operations, Regulatory, Quality Assurance, Finance, etc.) in planning and executing trials.



  • BA/BS is required, while an advanced degree (PharmD, PhD, MS, MBA, MD) is desirable.
  • 6+ years of work experience in industry, 5+ years of Program/Project Management experience, within a matrixed pharmaceutical or biotechnology organization. PM Certification is a plus.
  • Clinical development project planning experience is required.
  • Oncology experience is highly desirable.
  • Proactive mindset with strong leadership, facilitation, teamwork and influence management/negotiation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as exceptional organizational capability.
  • Prior experience in leading and managing interdisciplinary or cross functional pharmaceutical or biotech teams is required.
  • Ability to drive program plans and timelines (across multiple functional areas) is essential. Proven success in goal setting, prioritization and time management is required.
  • Understanding of FDA and/or EMA quality and regulatory processes is required and experience with regulatory filings is highly desired.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project is required.

Adicet Bio requires all workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including the booster dose.



Adicet Bio offers both comprehensive benefits and Paid Time (PTO) plans for employees, which begin on the first day of employment, as well as the opportunity to work in a growing, dynamic environment.

Adicet Bio is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.