Director/ Senior Director Project and Alliance Management

Job Description

The Director/ Senior Director Project and Alliance Management
is responsible for overseeing the Project/Alliance function and providing professional management for projects to successful and timely decision points from early stage research through clinical proof of concept. This role contributes to project strategy and guides the project core and sub teams to deliver on project/corporate objectives. This position reports to the TBD.

  • Manage strategic alliances
  • Interface with Clinical, Development, and Senior Leadership on setting and tracking corporate Preclinical & Clinical/R&D objectives
  • Establish and maintain functionally integrated project schedules to enable accurate project, financial and portfolio analyses and ensure accurate inputs are provided to governance bodies
  • Ensure alignment within project teams, between project teams and functional units, and with relevant governance bodies
  • Oversee and prepare project team budget including resources and costs, collaborating with Finance and other cross-functional departments
  • Directly support and manage nonclinical and clinical stage development processes
  • Oversee/manage external vendors for development programs
  • Communicate, document and archive project team activities, risks, milestones, deliverables and decisions
  • Act as a primary contact for project team related information
  • Actively facilitate project team meetings (including the preparation of meeting agendas, minutes, and follow-up on action items), cross-functional communication and decision making, ensuring alignment with internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for streamlining programs
  • Ensure the team achieves and maintains a high-level of sustainable performance by implementing project management best practices

Job Requirements

  • Minimum 15 years of multi-disciplinary experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry
  • Minimum 10 years direct project management experience in drug development with knowledge of the overall drug development process (nonclinical, CMC, and clinical)
  • Experience using Project Management software to manage complex project timelines and resources
  • IND filing experience desired
  • Prior CMC project management experience desired
  • Vendor management experience is required
  • Bachelor’s degree in the Life Sciences. Advanced degree is preferred
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) certification or advanced degrees (MS, MBA)- an advantage
  • Working knowledge of therapeutic antibody research and development, with an understanding of antibody discovery and screening for clinical candidates
  • Knowledgeable in life science related to drug discovery, and its applications within the oncology and immunology therapeutic areas
  • Strong proficiency with project management practices, tools and methodology
  • Financial acumen with capability to plan and oversee project budgets and product valuations
  • Strong experience is managing vendor selections (RFP process)
  • Understanding of portfolio management concepts
  • Excellent time management, organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop important relationships with customers and key stakeholders
  • Good conflict management skills
  • Exceptional problem solving, analytical and strategic planning skill
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to communicate complex information effectively
  • Ability to translate strategy into action
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Proven track record of good decision making with the ability to achieve consensus and exercising sound judgment. Embraces working in a culture where receiving and providing feedback is encouraged valued.
  • Results and detail-oriented
  • Position may require international and domestic travel (~15%)


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