Biotech Associate Director, Program Management (Contract)

Precision Life Sciences - Jupiter, FL

Precision Life Sciences is working with a client, in the life science / biotechnology industry, to fill a contract Associate Director, Program Management role.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate defining and setting overall strategic program scope, and deliverables
  • Partner with the Research and Discovery functions to integrate activities across multiple programs. As programs mature, liaise with functional leaders in CMC, clinical, non-clinical, regulatory, quality, and legal to ensure seamless program progress towards milestones.
  • Build comprehensive and integrated plans for each program and manage resources both within and between programs.
  • Develop and own status trackers and other tools to support successful program development monitoring; track programs against approved timelines, milestones, and budgets while adhering to agreed-upon team objectives and deliverables
  • Partner and support project teams to identify program risks, develop, and implement mitigation strategies for assigned programs.
  • Implement and document key project decisions and changes/interventions to achieve project results.
  • Schedule and lead key technical and project meetings and issue meeting minutes. Follow-through on action items to facilitate timely closure.
  • Ensure effective, proactive, and open communication to achieve clarity of program goals, progress, and issues; report regularly on project status to all stakeholders, cross-functional teams, and senior leadership.
  • Develop departmental processes, procedures, and tools to improve functioning and portfolio management.

Requirements: Proven Experience, Skills and Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 5 years industry experience
  • Experience in neurological and/or rare diseases is a plus, but not required
  • Highly proficient in program planning and budgeting software
  • Minimum of 8 years with direct work experience in project/program management
  • Extensive knowledge and application of key management techniques and tools
  • Previous work and leadership experience in multidisciplinary drug/pharmaceutical research and development teams and broad operational experience and understanding of the drug discovery and development process


  • Possess excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, as well as effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a high degree of focus towards internal and external stakeholders; ability to build and maintain positive relationships
  • Excellent listener and facilitator; ability to recognize when small details can have a big impact
  • Achieve results with and through others by effectively collaborating with project teams, listening, and respecting other ideas and suggestions
  • Ability to understand the big picture strategic priorities while managing detailed execution of deliverables even under uncertainty and unexpected challenges
  • Self-driven with the ability to multitask and drive towards deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic small company environment
  • Critical thinker with a demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate across teams and functional areas
  • Capacity to synthesize and integrate complex ideas and to see the big picture as well as critical components
  • Skilled at identifying and solving problems early; forward-thinking to minimize program risk
  • A success-oriented individual with a relentless drive towards the company and team goals and timelines
  • Curiosity, passion, and urgency to make a difference
  • Contribute to our company culture, sense of team, and collaborative spirit

Posted On: Monday, January 30, 2023

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