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Program Manager - Biotechnology

San Mateo, CA 94404

Employment Type: Direct Hire Position: Biotechnology/Pharmaceuticals Job Number: 600845

Job Description

Position Summary:

  • Provide project management support on clinical development project teams
  • Apply PM tools and methodologies to facilitate alignment with key stakeholders and ensure communicate
  • across project teams
  • Drives strategic team decision-making and delivery of team goals and objectives
  • Champions improved efficiency, quality and performance
  • Collaborates with teams to deliver on commitments to the organization and to patient

Essential Functions of the job:

  • Responsible for planning and executing projects in accordance with program development strategy.
  • Planning, tracking, and managing the progress of the global development project to defined milestones
  • Identify and manage risks across the project; escalate whenever appropriate
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path using appropriate tracking tools
  • Develop and facilitate team planning sessions
  • Deliver minutes, progress reports, and other means for project team communication and collaborations
  • With team input, draft and manage project budgets and highlight budget changes where necessary
  • Work with team leadership and governance bodies to develop project plans and in translating detailed scientific information into high level strategic presentations
  • Liaise with internal and external key stakeholders
  • Provide internal project management support to sub teams, as necessary
  • Coordinate regular team meeting schedules, draft agendas and provide meeting minutes, action items and progress reports according to project management best practices
  • Assume additional responsibilities and leadership that are commensurate with their experience and
  • expertise such as independently providing alliance management for drug and/or diagnostic partners, independently leading sub teams

Job Requirements

  • BS, with advanced degrees preferred, in a scientific or healthcare discipline
  • 5-7 years minimally in clinical and drug development in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry. 
  • Efficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, and Outlook
  • PMP certification a plus
  • Travel, 10%

Meet Your Recruiter

Heather Keller
Vice President of Operations

Heather has over twelve years of pharmaceutical and medical device staffing and consulting experience gained from roles with global staffing and professional services firms. Heather's focus is on strengthening client relationships to become a trusted partner and talent advisor. Heather’s expertise includes developing creative and efficient sourcing and recruitment processes, uncovering channels of top talent for hard to fill roles and optimizing organizational design in order to deliver top talent to clients. Prior to joining the staffing industry, she conducted biomedical research and conducted drug target validation studies. Heather has a bachelor of science in Biological Sciences from UC Davis with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior.

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