Radius Health, Inc.

Director, Project Management

US-MA-Waltham
1 month ago
Job ID
2017-1639
# of Openings
1
Category
R&D Management

Overview

The Director, Program Management is accountable for the successful delivery of drug development programs according to the program strategy in all phases of development, lifecycle management projects, regulatory submission projects or sub projects within a major program. In collaboration with the Project Leader, the responsibilities of the Program Manager include leadership of the team in predicting and planning solutions to achieve successful operational execution; driving the team to achieve clarity on issues and focus on effective contingencies; managing external partners/collaborators; interfacing with senior management and influencing decision-making on projects.

Responsibilities

  • Accountable for program deliverables and timelines.
  • Manages operational activities and drives team performance to ensure successful and timely execution of established strategy. 
  • Manages external partner/consultant interactions including contracts and tactical activities. 
  • Leads the planning efforts for assigned development programs in defining and implementation of the Program Team strategy and operational plans.
  • Manages the operational plan and formulates the project scope, project plan, critical paths and risk-mitigation strategies with the Program Team and the Senior Management team.
  • Identifies and drives program and resource priorities that align with the business objectives and identifies ways to accelerate execution where possible while maintaining high quality standards.
  • Develops a plan based on the strategy and drives the team to quickly and successfully resolving issues.
  • Develops strong logistical skills to manage activities across functions and regions.
  • Manages the identification and escalation of potential issues/risks or obstacles and achieves resolution or plans contingencies and follows issues through to resolution ensuring that all issues arrive at a singular conclusion or recommendation.
    Establishes, communicates, integrates and executes plans that drive toward goal achievement.
  • Generates collaboration, cooperation and communication across cross-functional teams to achieve stated goals.
  • Responsible for setting and managing expectations, highlighting and proactively resolving issues, ensuring regular communications and managing internal and external activities. Facilitates the system to track and monitor program objectives/goals.
  • The scope of responsibilities extends from early clinical development through regulatory submission, commercialization and post-marketing commitments.
     

Qualifications

  • Requires a Master’s degree or equivalent and a minimum of 8+ years’ experience as a program manager leading complex pharmaceutical projects in a multi-disciplinary, global environment. PhD, PharmD or MBA a plus.
  • Extensive drug development experience with drugs in Phase I-IV and Commercialization is preferred.
  • Proven leadership experience in managing a global, cross-functional team with demonstrated skills in strategic planning, risk mitigation, and operation problem solving.

  • Solid working knowledge of functional BLA and NDA components/requirements required.

  • Ideal candidate has worked on a program(s) that lead to successful regulatory approval (i.e., NDA, BLA, MAA, or SNDA).

  • Experience in bone and breast cancer or related therapeutic program preferred. Experience with combination products is a plus.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and organizational communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate others, influence without authority and develop important relationships with key stakeholders.

  • Ability to drive decision-making within cross-functional teams.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Sharepoint, Outlook and Visio.

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