Senior Director, Program Management
LifeMine is searching for a full-time, seasoned program manager to guide a pre-clinical development candidate and a second discovery-stage program to the clinic and beyond. The program manager will work with the with a cross-functional hybrid team including representatives from pharmacology, toxicology, regulatory, CMC and clinical. Project management is a leader at the company. As such, the individual will serve as leader of the function with opportunities for further career growth.
- Manage the development plan and coordinate moving pieces to deliver on execution.
- Work across all functions to develop timelines and budgets for asset progression, tracking progress; identify risks and any mitigations when appropriate.
- Manage the vendor and collaborative partners including contracting and oversight of preclinical CROs and consultants when appropriate.
- BS, MS or PHD in pharma/biotech
- 7+ years experience in early drug development (preclinical through Phase II) – involvement with small molecules a plus
- Strong project management experience in early drug development
- Experience working with CROs and virtual project teams
- Proven ability to work collaboratively internally and externally, with the ability to manage external vendors
- A track record of accomplishment effectively working with senior management
- The ability to push timetables and manage budget while keeping the team motivated in a "results oriented" way
Additional Skills Required
- Scientific Acumen: Strong understanding of the biotech industry, including knowledge of drug development processes, regulatory requirements, and scientific principles
- Project Management Skills: Proven ability to oversee multiple complex projects simultaneously, with a track record of delivering results on time and within budget
- Strategic Thinker: Capable of developing and executing strategic plans for the successful progression of drug development programs
- Communication Skills: Excellent communicator who can effectively liaise between cross-functional teams, stakeholders, and external partners, ensuring clear and concise information flow
- Problem-Solving Abilities: Adept at identifying potential bottlenecks or challenges in the drug development lifecycle and implementing effective solutions
- Team Leadership: Experience in leading and motivating interdisciplinary teams towards common objectives, fostering collaboration and cohesion
- Adaptability and Resilience: Able to navigate uncertainties inherent in early-stage drug development, adapting strategies as needed and maintaining focus amid setbacks
- Data-Driven Decision Making: Proficient in utilizing data analytics and metrics to inform decisions and optimize project outcomes
- Business Acumen: Understanding of the financial aspects of drug development, including budget management, resource allocation, and cost-effective strategies