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VP, PMO Leader

Employer
Annexon, Inc.
Location
Brisbane, CA
Start date
Nov 22, 2022
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Company Summary

Annexon Biosciences is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering the development of a new class of medicines for patients with classical complement-mediated autoimmune, neurodegenerative, and ophthalmic disorders. The company’s pipeline is based on its platform technologies addressing a broad spectrum of well-researched classical complement-mediated autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases triggered by aberrant activation of C1q, the initiating molecule of the classical complement pathway. Annexon is advancing a portfolio of innovative product candidates designed to block the activity of C1q and the entire classical complement pathway. Annexon is deploying a disciplined, unbiased biomarker-driven strategy designed to improve the probability of technical success of its portfolio and striving to deliver precision medicine to patients with classical complement driven diseases in the body, brain and eye.

VP, PMO Leader

Job Description

Company Summary

Annexon Biosciences is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of complement medicines for patients with classical complement-mediated autoimmune, neurodegenerative, and ophthalmic disorders of the body, brain, and eye. The company’s pipeline is based on its platform technology addressing a broad spectrum of well-researched classical complement-mediated autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases triggered by aberrant activation of C1q, the initiating molecule of the classical complement pathway. Annexon is advancing a portfolio of innovative product candidates designed to block the activity of C1q and the entire classical complement pathway: ANX005 (intravenous administration), ANX007 (intravitreal administration), and ANX009 (subcutaneous administration). Annexon is deploying a disciplined, biomarker-driven strategy designed to improve the probability of technical success of its portfolio.

Desired Candidate Profile:

Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President, Portfolio Strategy and Operations, the Head of the Program Management Office will lead the program manager team, work with functional leaders to set and achieve program goals and shape the Annexon pipeline. You will ensure that the program management office coordinates, tracks and helps advance both program activities as well as activities of internal functional areas (as needed), external collaborators and service providers to achieve program milestones/goals and corporate objectives. You will leverage a strong scientific background, coupled with excellent leadership and project management skills. In this role, you will consistently and effectively communicate with senior members of management, and others, regarding program strategies, resources, timelines, etc. You will be a key resource in proactively integrating multiple functions and activities, as well as proactively identifying and helping to drive decision making and resolution of program related matters and the overall Annexon portfolio as appropriate. This role will be part of the Annexon Leadership team.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manage the PMO and provide senior level oversight of all programs
    • Oversee and mentor the professional development of PMO members
    • Leverage PMO resources to support both programs and functions as needed
    • With SVP, PS&O, continually optimize core team structure / function
    • Ensure development of product development plans, including realistic timelines, budget, risk assessment and contingency planning (partnered with SVP, PS&O)
    • Facilitate development of annual operating plan and mid-year reforecasting (in partnership with finance) including
    o Development of near term and long term program objectives
    o Identification of key decision milestones
                o Link program timelines to functional areas and budgets to ensure optimal utilization of capital and human resources
    • Facilitate prioritization of resources / budgets within programs and across programs November 2021
    • Ensure cross-functional alignment and organizational support for the execution of the
    operational plan
    • Ensure adherence to program timelines and budgets
    • Communicate progress of all programs through activities including:
             o Monthly program reviews
             o Maintain program dashboards
    • Constantly identify key hurdles across programs, with PMs, and paths to addressing these
    • With SVP, PS&O, ensure appropriate governance review of program activities, including capturing and communicating key decisions

Key Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate should have an advanced degree in life sciences or medicine (PhD or MD) and/or commensurate experience. He/she will have at least 10 years of industry experience in drug development, including experience in early phase non-clinical and clinical drug development, regulatory knowledge and pre-commercial market preparation.
    • Will have a proven track record of being a results-oriented leader and will have 5+ yrs. of people management experience
    • Advanced project management experience
    • Expert planning and tracking skills, able to see big picture, well-organized, focused on results,
    capable of managing multiple projects, excellent time management with respect to priorities and self-management
    • Excellent cross-functional team and relationship building skills
    • Understands financial aspects, including knowledge of resource planning (headcount and budget) and management
    • Ability to critically and objective interpret and evaluate scientific and competitive, business related information.
    • Strong verbal communication. Expert in written communications
    • Experience with both small molecule and biologic development preferred
    • Start-up company experience, highly desirable

Annexon’s VP, PMO Leader will be required to be fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus. An applicant is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2- dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. You will be required to show proof of vaccination status upon hire. The Company provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable state, federal and local laws.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, BELONGING ARE IMPORTANT TO US

We believe that diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are essential for the strength of our business and the vitality of the communities we serve.

Internally, we want to make sure all employees feel welcome, appreciated and can be themselves at Annexon. We continually educate, inform and hold accountability for improving our diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts. We ensure that open and real dialogue happens on important diversity topics.

Externally, we continuously work to build our pipeline of underrepresented candidates for our workforce, enhance, recruit and develop a best-in-class, diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce; ensure that Black, LatinX and other underrepresented businesses have long-term sustainable opportunities to work with Annexon; and hold our vendors to the same standards under which we operate.

 

DISCLAIMER

Annexon Bio is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

Employment is conditioned upon full vaccination against the Covid-19 virus. An applicant is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. You will be required to show proof of vaccination status upon hire. The Company provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable state, federal and local laws.

Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Annexon Bio does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to Annexon Bio or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by the HR Team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of Annexon Bio, and Annexon Bio will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto.

Company

We’re passionate about bringing game-changing therapies to patients suffering from serious complement-mediated autoimmune, neurodegenerative and ophthalmic disorders.

CSO, Larry Mattheakis, Ph.D
CFO, Jennifer Lew

Company Ownership: Public
Stock Symbol: ANNX
Stock Exchange: NASDAQ

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Website
Phone
650-822-5500
Location
1400 Sierra Point Parkway
Building C, 2nd Floor
Brisbane
California
94005
United States
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