Cytokinetics is a late-stage, specialty cardiovascular biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing first-in-class muscle activators and next-in-class muscle inhibitors as potential treatments for debilitating diseases in which cardiac muscle performance is compromised. As a leader in muscle biology and the mechanics of muscle performance, the company is developing small molecule drug candidates specifically engineered to impact myocardial muscle function and contractility.

We are currently seeking a Senior Manager, Supply Chain and Technical Project Management in our Global Supply Chain & Technical Operations department. 

This position is integral to the advancement of Cytokinetics growing portfolio of drug candidates and technology programs and will coordinate cross-functionally to ensure project deliverables are met on-time, on-budget, and with a high degree of quality.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Supply Chain Planning and Analytics, this role will be responsible for the creation, and management of timelines, and deliverables to support the technical development, validation, and commercialization of drug substances, formulated drug product and packaging using Cytokinetics internal resources and an external network of providers.

Responsibilities

  • Provide project management support at any stage of the drug development lifecycle (e.g., early to late-stage development, market authorization, or post-launch phases)
  • Develop charters, integrated schedules, deliverable lists, status updates, resource requests and related communications for assigned projects and programs
  • Maintain a positive, results-oriented work environment by building partnerships, modeling collaboration and communicating in an open, balanced and objective manner to enable a high-performing team
  • Proactively monitor timelines, KPIs, critical path, and resources for assigned projects using appropriate tools, project management principles and practices to deliver on project objectives
  • Work cross-functionally to coordinate interdependencies with other projects. Resolve and/or escalate conflicts and issues to remove barriers to project success
  • Leverage risk management tools and techniques to proactively identify, mitigate and manage risks throughout the project lifecycle to avoid deviations to the project goals and objectives
  • Engage sponsors, functional senior leadership, and key stakeholders in regular and meaningful project communications (dashboards, reports, metrics, etc.) to ensure delivery of expected business outcomes
  • Lead and/or support continuous improvement of processes and tools
  • 10-20% Travel, as necessary according to project needs

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Scientific, Technical, Engineering or Business discipline (advanced degree preferred) with 8+ years total work experience, and at least 5 or more years relevant experience in project management within the life sciences (pharmaceutical / biotech / medical device) industry
  • Sound technical knowledge in one or more of the following categories: Chemical Development, Clinical, Manufacturing, Analytics, Packaging, Serialization, Planning, or Logistics (small molecule drug development is a plus)
  • Outstanding project management, planning, organization, prioritization, and time management skills
  • Strong ability to effectively and efficiently manage and complete multiple, large-scale and complex priorities and projects on-time and on-target
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations, and effectively manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Ability to think creatively in order to provide non-standard solutions
  • Strong partnering skills – ability to thoughtfully cultivate strong and highly effective working relationships with internal and/or external customers and stakeholders
  • Strong influencing, organizational and interpersonal skills – consistently achieves targeted results without authority by leveraging expertise, business knowledge, and partnerships
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred
  • Six Sigma or other Operational Excellence related certifications is a plus

Our employees come from different backgrounds, and we celebrate those differences. We are looking for the best candidates for our open roles, but do not expect applicants to meet every qualification in order to be considered. If you are excited about what you could accomplish at Cytokinetics and believe you can add value to our team, we would love to hear from you.

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Our passion is anchored in robust scientific thinking, grounded in integrity and critical thinking. We keep the patient front and center in all we do – all actions and decisions are in service of the patient and their caregivers. We champion integrity, ethics, doing the right thing, and being our best selves.

Please visit our website at: www.cytokinetics.com

Cytokinetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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