Director, Program Management

  • Location:Cambridge,MA
  • Department:Program Management
  • Type:Full Time
  • Min. Experience:Senior Manager/Supervisor


The Program Manager (PM) will successfully partner with the Program Leader (PL) in implementing the overall program strategy to be carried out through product launch.  The candidate, together with the PL, will be responsible for creating and maintaining an integrated development plan that will be used to identify interdependencies, assess risks, and guide decision making.  The PM will also be responsible for building high-functioning, cross functional Product Development Teams (PDTs) delivering on corporate strategy and goals. 


  • Provide operational leadership to 1 or more programs and effectively motivate program development teams toward shared goals
  • Establish processes to execute on the overall program strategy
  • Develop and maintain integrated program level timeline tracking which includes key cross-functional deliverables.  Lead, along with PL, risk management and mitigation planning that may impact program timelines
  • Drive PDT objective setting and track overall program progress
  • Ensure effective communication within the PDT and to key internal and external stakeholders.   Includes facilitating PDT meetings, providing regular timeline status reports, creating agendas/minutes, and ensuring accountability for action items
  • Collaborate with finance in defining budget and aligning on Long Range Plan (LRP) models
  • Identify work-flow challenges/bottlenecks and make recommendations for improved processes
  • Foster team building through a culture of mentoring and coaching more junior PDT members
  • Build strong relationships with team members to create an environment of mutual respect, trust, and delivery of exceptional results
  • Other duties as assigned


  • M.S. preferred
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical company
  • Previous participation in a successful biotherapeutic program from IND submission through clinical development
  • Knowledge of oncology or cancer immunotherapy drug development process/principles
  • Previous experience supporting companion diagnostic development for a biotherapeutic program preferred
  • Thrives working in a matrixed, team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills and ability to work with internal and external teams
  • Strong presentation skills to audiences of all levels and technical abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with close attention to detail
  • Well-organized and able to support multiple projects simultaneously
  • Solid understanding of the applications, principles, concepts, practices, and standards of pharmaceutical project management