Be Bio is looking for an experienced Program Manager to provide operational leadership for our therapeutic and platform research programs. Reporting to the Head of Program & Project Management, this role will partner with functional leads to define program strategy and drive execution. This role will be responsible for translating program strategy into an operational plan that takes our programs for early research to the clinic, and beyond. This role also presents an opportunity to shape the Program & Project Management function both near and long term.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Partner with function leads to define/refine program strategy and set program goals
  • Develop and drive execution of operational plans for early research programs that integrate non-clinical, CMC, clinical, regulatory, activities and dependencies
  • Build, maintain, and communicate critical path timelines
  • Drive clarity, decisions, and communication on goals, milestones, assumptions, risks, budget, and other key deliverables
  • Prepare for and facilitate cross-functional team meeitings, working sessions, and collaborative discussions
  • Proactively identify and manage risks and enable timely problem solving
  • Build strong relationships with cross-functional stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Establish a culture of accountability, alignment, and collaboration with colleagues and external stakeholders.
  • Bring ideas to help shape the Program & Project Management function and establish best practices across Be Bio.
  • In partnership with the Head of Program and Project Management, provide support across all functions and therapeutic areas as needed.

Minimum Experience, Education, and Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

Must thrive in a fast-paced, growing, and innovative environment where flexibility, resourcefulness, resiliency, and communication skills are key. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to develop important relationships with colleagues, and being an all around good company citizen are essential.

  • MBA, MSc in Science (Biology, Engineering, Pharmacy, Chemistry, etc.), or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years' experience in Program Management or Management Consulting, preferably in a Biotech, Pharma, or Cell & Gene Therapy environment
  • Knowledge of Program & Project Management best practices
  • Experience managing projects from early research to IND and early phase clinical trials
  • Oncology experience preferred
  • Advanced MS PowerPoint and Smartsheet preferred
  • Process-oriented but can recognize when flexibility is needed
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage across multiple programs and projects
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to influence without authority

About Be Biopharma

Be Biopharma (“Be Bio”) is pioneering Engineered B Cell Medicines (BeCM) to dramatically improve patients’ lives who are living with cancer, rare diseases and other serious conditions. With eyes locked on the patient, our team of purpose-driven scientists, technologists, manufacturing experts and business builders collaborate to create a bold new class of cell therapies. Be Bio was founded in October 2020 by Longwood Fund and B cell engineering pioneers David Rawlings, M.D., and Richard James, Ph.D. from Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Be Bio is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, Atlas Venture, RA Capital Management, Alta Partners, Longwood Fund, Bristol Myers Squibb and Takeda Ventures. Since our founding, Be Bio’s investors have committed over $180 million to enable the Company to re-imagine medicine based on the power of B cell therapy. For more information, please visit us at Be.Bio and our LinkedIn page.

Culture

The beating heart of Be Bio is our People and together we are building a culture driven by purpose, passion, and that’s full of character.  We are “all-in” as we align ourselves with patients who need our medicines, and we embrace the highest standards of transparency, excellence, candor, collaboration, and team-based science with a shared ownership of company milestones and successes. 

Our commitment to our team members is to deliver a compelling, dynamic work experience that enables them to continually stretch, grow, and learn, that enriches their lives, that fosters a sense of belonging and community, and that goes above and beyond to support them in big, meaningful ways in both their personal and professional lives.  Be Bio is a team that works hard, plays hard, and supports each other on our shared journey to get transformative medicines to patients who need them. 

 

 

 

 

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