Director, Program Management

Precision Life Sciences - Baltimore, MD, United States

Job Description: Director of Program Management

Join our pioneering team at Client company, a cutting-edge biotechnology company dedicated to revolutionizing healthcare through innovative drug development. At Client company, we are committed to pushing the boundaries of science to address unmet medical needs and improve patient outcomes. Our team is comprised of passionate individuals who are driven by a shared mission to make a meaningful impact in the lives of patients worldwide.

Position Overview: Client company is seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Program Management to lead our programs from IND forward. This position will play a pivotal role in driving the strategic planning, execution, and oversight of our drug development programs, ensuring alignment with corporate objectives and timelines.


  1. Program Leadership: Lead cross-functional program teams to achieve program objectives, milestones, and deliverables in alignment with corporate goals.
  2. Strategic Planning: Develop and implement strategic plans for the successful execution of drug development programs, including timelines, budgets, and resource allocation.
  3. Cross-Functional Collaboration: Foster collaboration and communication among internal stakeholders, including research, development, regulatory affairs, clinical operations, manufacturing, and commercial teams.
  4. Risk Management: Proactively identify potential risks and issues impacting program timelines or objectives and develop mitigation strategies to ensure successful execution.
  5. Resource Management: Optimize resource allocation and utilization across programs to maximize efficiency and ensure timely delivery of milestones.
  6. Performance Monitoring: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to track program progress and performance, providing regular updates to senior management and stakeholders.
  7. Vendor Management: Oversee relationships with external vendors, including contract research organizations (CROs) and other service providers, to ensure quality, timeliness, and compliance with contractual agreements.
  8. Regulatory Compliance: Ensure that all program activities adhere to regulatory requirements and guidelines, collaborating closely with regulatory affairs to support successful regulatory submissions.
  9. Continuous Improvement: Drive continuous process improvement initiatives to enhance program management capabilities and efficiency.
  10. Leadership and Development: Mentor and develop program management team members, fostering a culture of excellence, accountability, and professional growth.



  1. Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, engineering, or related field; advanced degree (e.g., MBA, PhD) preferred.
  2. Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, with at least 5 years of experience in program management or related roles.
  3. Proven track record of successfully leading cross-functional drug development programs from early-stage research through Phase II
  4. Strong understanding of drug development processes, including preclinical, clinical, regulatory, and manufacturing requirements.
  5. Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  6. Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, managing multiple priorities and adapting to changing business needs.
  7. Experience working in a matrix organization and leading teams in a collaborative, cross-functional setting.


Posted On: Thursday, June 13, 2024

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