Radius Health, Inc.

  • Associate Director/Director, Program Manager

    Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/2/2018 4:44 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Research - Dept
  • Overview

    The Associate Director or Director, Program Management will provide project leadership to the cross-functional program teams to  successfully support the delivery drug development projects in all phases, lifecycle management projects, regulatory submission projects or sub projects within a major program. These responsibilities will include providing strategic support to the team through proactive planning and risk management to ensure successful and timely  execution of programs; driving the team to identify and resolve issues; managing external partners/collaborators; and supporting decision-making processes within the team and to facilitate discussions with Senior management. This position will be responsible for working closely with the Program Lead to ensure that the  scientific strategy is clearly integrated into the project budget and operational plans.


    • Accountable for ensuring all program deliverables are appropriately planned and delivered to program strategy, timelines and budgets. Scope includes early clinical development through regulatory submission, commercialization and post-marketing commitments.
    • Drives annual program strategic planning process (i.e. integrated development plans) in conjunction with the Program Leads and the
    • Manages the operational plan and formulates the project scope, project plan, critical paths and risk-mitigation strategies with the Program Team.
    • Manages external partner/consultant interactions including contracts and tactical activities.
    • Identifies and drives program and resource priorities that align with the business objectives and identifies ways to accelerate the project execution where possible while maintaining high quality standards.
    • Support /manage emergency response teams and quickly identifies with the team the strategy to handle issues. 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.
    • Track and monitor program objectives/goals and milestones
    • Works with appropriate functions in support of ensuring GxP guidelines


    • Requires a Master’s degree or equivalent and a minimum of 10+ years’ experience as a program manager leading complex pharmaceutical projects in a multi-disciplinary, global environment. PhD, MD, PharmD , MS or MBA a plus.PMP certification 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.
    • Ideal candidate has worked on a program(s) that lead to successful regulatory approval (i.e., NDA, BLA, MAA, or SNDA).
    • 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
    • Ability to work with and support functional team members across R&D ranging from research to manufacturing
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Outlook and Visio. Solid knowledge of Sharepoint with Site Owner capabilities such as building a Sharepoint site based on the Sharepoint platform.

      Work Environment:

      The work is performed in a typical office environment with heavy computer duties.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.   Frequent travel required.

      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to type, handle paperwork and sort, file or manipulate documents.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 

      Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.





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