Sr. Director, Program Management

Our small-molecule client is looking to add a Head, Program Management to their team!  This role will lead a small team of PM’s and their lead Phase III programs into global commercialization!  In addition, will lead the Program Management function, have oversight for programs across all phases of development, and have direct people management responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have a scientific background and experience with late clinical-stage drug development and regulatory filings.  Responsibilities include but not limited to: 


  • Ensure robust program planning, including working with the Program Executive, Global Program Team members to develop/maintain and assess program options and scenarios, and develop risk mitigation plans
  • Lead the Program Management team to drive the successful achievement of program objectives aligned with the business strategy
  • Provide leadership, coordination, and cross-functional communication to ensure achievement of program goals and timelines
  • Implement program management tools and templates to facilitate effective planning and communication
  • Manage program timelines and work with the team to identify/define resource needs
  • Manage Global Program Team operations (scheduling meetings, sending agendas, defining meeting objectives, preparing minutes, and following-up with team members on critical action items)
  • Develop regular risk assessments and risk mitigations plans
  • Facilitate cross-program reporting and presentation of program information to the Executive Leadership Team, Functional Heads, and other key stakeholder
  • Facilitate decision-making, collaboration, and problem-solving with people at all levels of the organization to accomplish shared program goals
  • Maintain program-related documentation (including the MS project plan, decision log, risk register and key risks mitigation plan) and ensure appropriate archiving and access to shared information and critical program documents
  • Implement/pilot tools/technology within Program Management, or the Global Program Team to enable collaborative work and improve efficiency



  • Degree in a scientific discipline (e.g. BS, MS, PhD, PharmD, MD) with 12 years of biotech/pharmaceutical experience
  • 5+ years professional experience on managing complex programs, including experience on a late stage development product
  • Thorough understanding of the Program Management discipline and drug development across stages, especially late-stage development through regulatory filing and commercialization
  • Ability to support development of drug development project strategy and deliver on project plans, timelines, progress, and outcomes
  • Experience leading and motivating cross-functional teams and managing direct reports
  • Outstanding leadership skills including excellent verbal and written communication skills, problem-solving skills, and an integrated view of business and scientific issues