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AD / Director Project Management, Clinical

Redwood City, CA 94063

Posted: 02/02/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Clinical Development and Operations Job Number: 544101 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

AD / Director Project Management, Clinical 
The Position

This is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company developing tumor-targeted therapies that leverage the power of the innate and adaptive immune systems. Our vibrant culture is defined by our relentless pursuit of innovative therapies and data-driven decision making. We are a community of fearless innovators who are rigorous and honest in our research, while remaining committed to listening to new ideas with open minds.
Reporting to the VP of Portfolio and Program Management, we are seeking an experienced Director or AD level Project Manager supporting one or more of our cross-functional programs. This role is critical in ensuring development programs are aligned across functions and advance efficiently to support our corporate development program objectives

Key Responsibilities
• Develop and maintain an integrated project plan for each of the programs. Adjust the plan according to updates from internal team members and external partners
• In partnership with the Project Team Leaders assigned to each program, manage project Core team meetings including developing agendas, facilitating, and documenting meeting discussions, following up on action items, and updating the integrated project plans as needed
• Identify and document program risks and actively play a role in developing solutions while communicating updates to the appropriate team members. Maintain Risks, Actions, Issues, Decisions (RAID) log for the program
• Facilitate sub-team discussions and document decisions to improve efficiency within the team. Support sub-team information sharing with the cross functional Core team and vice versa
• Support project budget planning and actuals tracking against original budgets
• Facilitate effective, accurate, and timely communication across internal and external teams, including development and maintenance of trackers and status reporting tools
• Recognize when cross functional discussions and alignment are required. i.e., Regulatory updates, legal buy-in, finance approvals, etc.
• Assist in preparing program status updates for the program Core team as well as the company leadership team
• Develop and implement tools, templates, and infrastructure to maximize team and company efficiency

• Bachelor's Degree in engineering or science with 10+ years of multi-disciplinary experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry. 5+ years direct project management experience in a research, development, and/or manufacturing setting
• Strong knowledge of project management techniques and concepts as they apply to Biotechnology drug development and pharmaceutical industry
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to lead teams in a matrix management environment - ability to direct, collaborate and influence with logic, rationale, and experience; comfortable with informal structure, dynamics, and culture to get things done
• Proficient in relevant software: Smartsheet, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, MS Project, etc.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to strategically adjust approach to manage diverse personalities, cultures, and working styles
• Ability to drive problem solving, decision making, and issue resolution
• Unquestionable ethics and integrity

Exceptional project management skills:
a. Tasks, timelines and opportunities for risk-based plan decisions
b. Proactive project management and ability to rapidly address unforeseen issues
c. Budget development and financial planning
d. Experience working in collaborations with third parties
e. Ability to capture technical discussion in the form of meeting minutes, decision points and action items. Organization skills to maintain presentations, distribute meeting minutes, and close out open items in a timely fashion
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