Senior Manager, Program Management

 

Myovant Sciences is a biopharmaceutical startup company focused on delivering innovative women’s health and prostate cancer solutions.  We are currently seeking a qualified, highly motivated, experienced individual for the position of Senior Manager, Program Management. The location of the position is in Brisbane, CA.

Summary Description

The Senior Project Manager (Senior Manager), Program Management is based in the Product Development department. The purpose of the position is to drive the development and manage the execution of high quality, realistic, global, integrated cross-functional and functional plans for projects within Development & Commercial stages of drug development. The SPM provides cross-functional support for one or more project subteams, filing teams, launch teams, and/or functions coordinating planning and execution with functional project team leads. The SPM is expected to apply project management best practices in the development, initiation, planning, execution, control, and closing of projects

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • High quality, integrated, cross-functional plans and high-level functional plans for projects within programs working in conjunction with the Global Program Manager
  • Facilitating and managing Project Sub-teams and Working Groups
  • Communication of project information, project reports and timelines to key stakeholders
  • Ensuring alignment between project and functional plans
  • Conducting and contributing to high performing team sessions and development
  • Leading and/or participating in special department, cross-functional, or team projects
  • Applying best practice project management processes

 

Key Activities

Integrated Project Plans:

  • Develop and manage global, integrated cross-functional plans (IPP) for key projects (e.g. indication) within a program by:
    • Identifying key deliverables for each function
    • Understanding and outlining inter-dependencies
    • Integrating the information into a cross-functional timeline
    • Ensuring cross-functional alignment and accountability
    • Monitoring progress and adherence to timelines
    • Identifying project issues and facilitating resolution
    • Conducting risk management and scenario planning; drive development of contingency and/or risk mitigation plans
    • Identifying and managing resource gaps
  • Support vision of the IPP as the official source of project information
  • Ensure functional plans are aligned with project strategies
  • Ensure alignment with PT contracts, PT/sub-team goals, and functional plans
  • Implement decisions from the Product Development Committee, review boards, PT, and Department Heads (in conjunction with PM Management)
  • Facilitate resource planning, financial, and capacity assessments
  • Coordinate activities with external business partners and alliances, where applicable; contribute to achieving partnership contract deliverables
  • Conduct subteam/functional level scenario planning and risk analysis. Drive the development of contingency and risk mitigation plans.

 

Cross-functional Communication and Alignment:

  • Serve as a single point of contact for managing project information (content and quality):
  • Provide project information for incorporation into project deliverables and program timelines
  • Provide project information at functional sub-team meetings and to other stakeholders, as appropriate
  • Create management reports, as needed
  • Escalate project issues to PM Management or functional sub-team leader, as appropriate
  • Manage communication of plans across functions and regions
  • Assist development of Product Development Committee deliverables
  • Assist planning and implementation of Project Team operations
  • Lead ad-hoc project meetings, as needed
  • Document issues, decisions and action items from team meetings
  • Contribute to team effectiveness; facilitate resolution of team dynamic issues

 

Core Competencies, Knowledge and Skill Requirements

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or a relevant field
  • Advanced degree preferred or strong demonstration of equivalent combination of relevant educational and professional training

 

Experience

  • Six (6) to Eight (8) years industry experience in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, or other Healthcare related field
  • Three (3) years of experience in a drug development Project Management role either supporting a Development function (e.g. Clinical Operations or Regulatory Affairs) or Commercial operations or supporting Project Subteams within a drug development program
  • Experience in managing cross-functional teams preferred

 

Knowledge

  • Drug Development knowledge with basic to strong understanding of other functions relevant to the position which may include: Research, Pre-Clinical, Clinical, Manufacturing & Operations, Commercial, and Regulatory
  • Women’s Health or Oncology therapeutic Area Knowledge preferred
  • Utilization of Project Management tools, methodologies, practices, and infrastructure, as related to the Biopharmaceutical Industry
  • Familiarity with the Project Management principles and practices

 

Competencies

  • Strong project management skills
  • Significant experience utilizing Project Software including Microsoft Project (or equivalent), SharePoint, Excel, etc. in support of functional and/or cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to lead and manage cross-functional projects from concept to completion
  • Quick learner, proactive, takes initiative
  • Distinguishes proper balance between strategic and tactical thinking
  • Strong interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, active listening, and relationship management skills
  • Good skill in interfacing effectively with all levels, including senior management
  • Ability to influence others while fostering a value-based environment of high performance and fairness
  • Ability to understand, plan, and navigate in a matrix and, at times, ambiguous environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly and effectively present information
  • Demonstrates creativity and foresight in anticipating and solving complex project issues
  • Goal oriented and results driven
  • Awareness and ability to navigate and conform to Drug Development and Corporate Governance processes

 

Travel, Physical Demands, and Work Environment

  • Regularly required to operate standard office equipment
  • Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time
  • Regularly required to sit for long periods of time, and occasionally stand and walk
  • Regularly required to use hands to operate computer and other office equipment
  • Close vision required for computer usage
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, climb and lift up to 20 pounds

 

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

 

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