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Sr. Program Manager

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
San Rafael, California
Start date
Mar 27, 2024

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From research and discovery to post-market clinical development, our WWRD engine involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with genetic diseases.

Location: San Rafael   Role Summary:  Global Project Management (GPM) Strategically enables the development of medicines through program management best practices and
timely/informed program/portfolio decision making. GPM drives strategy, planning and execution of assets, through cohesive leadership and
strong partnerships, to bring transformative therapies to the communities we serve. The Sr. Program Manager position is a key transitional role to becoming a leader in the organization. A Sr. PM is an excellent communicator an
advanced problem solver and decision maker, rigorous in applying a logical approach and focused on solutions. The Sr. Program Manager –
Early Research will be responsible for independently executing on program management activities supporting key cross functional teams to ensure
efficient team function and the achievement of key deliverables such as operational plans, timelines, budgeting and resourcing using Microsoft Project
(MSP), risk and issue management in collaboration with the respective Team Leader. Needs to be comfortable with multiple modalities and
therapeutic areas.   Role Responsibilities: Strategic Planning ●  Strategic thought partner to Therapeutic Area (TA) Team Leads, including building high-performing teams and maintaining alignment of
Partner Teams and functions to the overarching program strategy. ●  Partner with the Therapeutic Area Team Leads in the development of, and updates to, the TA owned program plans. ●  Provide guidance on the business operating model, including but not limited to issue escalation and guidance on early stage
(eRRC, RRC and xRRC) governance (including when needed, preparation, facilitation, and meeting minutes) ●  Facilitate development of program strategic deliverables and OKRs   Operational Execution ●  Timeline and Budget Management and Oversight ●  In collaboration with team members, develop high-level program timelines with clearly identified assumptions and risks. As needed, lead
program-level scenario planning initiatives ●  In conjunction with team leads, oversee execution (planned vs actuals for high-level timeline) ●  For Therapeutic Area Team, proactively develop execution plans for near-term and longer-term deliverables and oversee execution. ●  Development and oversight of program-level timeline that reflects the critical path for key deliverables, and milestones for Stage appropriate
objectives (e.g., Integrated Master (cross-functional), Program Overview) ●  Manage or oversee project budgets for internal and external cost, and FTE requirements utilizing MSP   ●  Issues, Risk and Decision Management ●  Develop the Program Risk Register and facilitate routine review of risks and mitigations of critical / high risks with team leads / teams and risks
that impact multiple cross-functional teams or programs. ●  Manage, resolve or, when needed, escalate interdependencies, issues, key decisions.   Stakeholder Management, Communication and Facilitation ●  Encourage a culture of collaboration and communication across cross-functional team to align on objectives, plans, timelines, and activities
according to the team charters. ●  In conjunction with Therapeutic Area Team Leads, holding team members accountable for assigned actions and roles. ●  Communicate objectives, plans and timelines to the cross-functional teams. ●  Facilitate governance and team meetings and provide oversight of supporting materials. ●  Facilitate program reporting / communications (including CEO executive summary, monthly program report) ●  When applicable, attend program team meetings as ancillary team member on agenda-driven basis and providing recommendations for
program-level topics for team discussion / escalation. ●  For Therapeutic Area Teams: ●  Provide support for and/or facilitation of team meetings (e.g., meeting request, scheduling, agenda, minutes, deck preparation, pre-reads) ●  Provide oversight of the creation and maintenance of team systems for collaboration, communication, and document storage (e.g., MS Teams,
Distribution list, Team Calendars, SharePoint logs) ●  Request Lessons Learned sessions after major milestones, as appropriate.   Education Required ●  Ph.D., Masters or minimally BA/BS (with at least 3 years of experience in a research organization), in a relevant scientific field.   Experience Required ●  Minimum of 8 years total relevant experience (including industry, project management, or academia), with at least 5 years in a project
management role. PMP or comparable certification a plus. ●  People management experience a plus.   Supervisor Responsibility ●  No supervisor responsibility Competencies Required  Behavioral  ●  Agility: Demonstrates ability to push past problems and continue work progress. ●  Leadership: Maintains composure while acknowledging and listening to differing viewpoints, identifying discrepancies, and gathering additional
information ●  Communications: Able to facilitate small and large meetings efficiently and effectively across functions, promoting candid communication,
collaboration, meeting stakeholder needs, and accomplishing meeting objectives   Technical  ●  Project Management: Demonstrates command of a wide range of project management tools and techniques and appropriate leverages the
appropriate PM tools to make progress. ●  Product Development Lifecycle: Demonstrates solid understanding of cross-functional interdependencies and potential conflicts throughout the
product development lifecycle and proactively leverages this knowledge to coordinate effective discussions within team settings. ●  Product and Therapeutic Area Knowledge: Draws on experience, lessons learned, best practices to ask relevant questions about product and
therapeutic modalities to identify project management considerations and propose mitigating actions.   Note: This description is not intended to be all-inclusive, or a limitation of the duties of the position. It is intended to describe the general nature of
the job that may include other duties as assumed or assigned.
      We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

In the U.S, the hiring range for this position is *76.00* to *100.00* per hour. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity, and
may also vary depending on candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience amongst other factors.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 


BioMarin is a global biotechnology company dedicated to transforming lives through genetic discovery. In 1997, the company was founded to make a big difference in small patient populations, focusing on giving much-needed attention to the underserved communities of those with rare diseases. BioMarin sought to help patients whose voices could not always be heard and treat conditions that were not always in mainstream medical conversations. Throughout its history, BioMarin has worked tirelessly to make a difference by pursuing bold science. The company’s first approved therapy was inspired by a father who refused to accept there was no therapy for his son’s rare diagnosis. That relentless pursuit to change the course of his son’s future through the power of science is at the core of who BioMarin is today.

Through the company’s expertise in genetics and molecular biology, BioMarin has developed eight first or best-in-class targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions it seeks to treat, helping to better the lives of those struggling with rare genetic disease. The company’s purposeful and scientifically precise team of physicians and scientists has honed each treatment modality to seek transformative therapies.

Now, BioMarin seeks to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled the last 25 plus years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Each drug candidate pursued is guided by a fundamental understanding of the genetics and underlying biology of the condition it will address. The company believes that applying its knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The more innovative solutions developed, the more lives BioMarin can impact.

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