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Director of Program Management

AnaptysBio, Inc.
San Diego, CA
Start date
Feb 3, 2024

Job Details

Job Type Full-time

Position Summary

The candidate in this position is responsible for supporting and executing project plans for AnaptysBio’s pipeline of antibody development programs. Responsibilities include planning, implementation, and driving the development and execution of high-quality, realistic, cross-functional activities and supporting internal project teams to progressively advance development of novel therapeutic antibodies according to established timelines.  


Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate closely with senior management, project team leaders, and functions to define and execute project(s) strategy, and ensure projects achieve key deliverables and progress toward milestones and regulatory filings in alignment with company timelines
  • Accountable for the integrated cross functional plan and its vision as the single source of program information
  • Ensure global, cross functional thinking and appropriate analytical rigor in the development of program strategies
  • Conduct program level scenario planning including pros/cons, impact to cost/resources, recommendation, and rationale
  • Collaborate with alliances, where applicable in activities with partnering, in-license, out-license, due diligence, joint meeting preparation eg. scheduling, agendas, minutes, action items, etc.
  • Drive the development of contingency and risk mitigation plans
  • Manage and track progress of internal project plans, generate regular status updates, and communicate progress, issues and risk mitigation plans to senior management
  • Develop, manage, and communicate the program plan and ensure alignment across functions and alliances
  • Manage operational aspects of ad hoc and sub team meetings as deemed appropriate
  • Drive the development of team internal communication plans
  • Distribute meeting agendas, drive meetings, publish meeting minutes, and track action items through completion
  • Proactively identify impediments to team effectiveness and drive the development of related solutions and ensure team commitment to team effectiveness improvements.
  • Escalate program and team issues to stakeholders, as appropriate
  • Forecast and monitor project budgets and provide reconciliation of actual expenses to budget in collaboration with Finance, if required
  • Perform and/or facilitate functional activities as needed 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or a relevant technical/scientific field
  • Advanced degree preferred or strong demonstration of equivalent combination of relevant educational and professional training
  • 10 years of combined technical and program/project management experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical field
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in managing cross functional drug development teams
  • Preferred global experience within all phases (end to end) of drug development and commercialization process knowledge

Knowledge & Competencies:

  • Strong understanding and knowledge of issues associated with biologics drug development with advanced understanding of other functions; including, but not limited to Research, Pre-Clinical, Clinical, Manufacturing and Operations, Commercial, Regulatory, and Medical Affairs
  • Experience in alliance management e.g. partnering, in licensing, and out licensing, etc.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with MS Project and One Pager Pro to develop and manage integrated project plans and generate GANTT timelines
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a broad and integrated perspective when planning, problem solving, and assessing impact across functional areas, including the identification of potential issues and risk mitigation strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to drive cross functional activities such as integrated plan(s)
  • Experience in developing agendas, driving meetings, publish meeting minutes, and track action items through completion
  • Experience in performing scenario planning including decision analysis
  • Therapeutic area knowledge preferred, but not required
  • Application of Project Management tools, methodologies, practices
  • Proficiency working with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong leadership, collaboration, negotiation, and presentation skills with ability to interact at all levels of the organization (internally and externally)
  • Ability to think strategically across functions towards successful completion of program activities
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional project teams and functions from program concept to completion
  • Seasoned interpersonal and relationship management skills capable of fostering positive, open relationships with internal and external key stakeholders
  • Forward thinking, proactive, and takes initiative
  • Demonstrate a high degree of creativity and foresight in anticipating and solving complex program issues
  • Ability to influence behaviors and outcomes in the absence of direct authority
  • Ability to coach, motivate others, and teams towards high performance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to clearly and effectively present information formally and informally
  • Goal oriented, results driven, and strong work ethic
  • Strong organization skills, humble, aware, and efficient


Approximately 10% travel (domestic and international) may be required

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus in order to read.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job, typically an open office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

· May be required to travel by plane or car

Position may require working with biological and/or chemical hazards  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. 

Salary Description $150k-$190k, 20%bonus, 10%401k, RSU &Stock Options


AnaptysBio is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on delivering innovative immunology therapeutics. We are developing immune cell modulators, including two checkpoint agonists in clinical-stage development, for autoimmune and inflammatory disease: rosnilimab, our PD-1 agonist program in a Phase 2 trial for the treatment of moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis; and ANB032, our BTLA agonist program, currently in a Phase 2b trial for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis. Our preclinical immune cell modulator portfolio includes ANB033, an anti-CD122 antagonist antibody for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. In addition, AnaptysBio has developed two cytokine antagonists available for out-licensing: imsidolimab, an anti-IL-36R antagonist, in Phase 3 for the treatment of generalized pustular psoriasis, or GPP, and etokimab, an anti-IL-33 antagonist for the treatment of respiratory disorders that is Phase 2/3 ready. AnaptysBio has also discovered multiple therapeutic antibodies licensed to GSK in a financial collaboration for immune-oncology, including an anti-PD-1 antagonist antibody (Jemperli (dostarlimab-gxly)), an anti-TIM-3 antagonist antibody (cobolimab, GSK4069889) and an anti-LAG-3 antagonist antibody (GSK4074386).

Our corporate vision is to transform patient health by delivering innovative immunology therapeutics. Find out more about us by following us on Twitter.




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10770 Wateridge Circle
Suite 210
San Diego

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