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Senior Program Manager

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Jounce Therapeutics, Inc.

Cambridge, MA 02138
Immediate Start
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We are seeking an experienced program manager for Jounce immunotherapy programs. The ideal candidate will have a strong scientific background with experience developing biologics, preferably in oncology. In collaboration with the Program Leader, you will work with Jounce's cross-functional teams, including research and clinical, to drive scientific ideas derived from our groundbreaking translational science platform into new medicines to treat serious unmet medical needs. This role reports to the Senior Vice President, Program and Portfolio Strategy.


Proactively define (with cross-functional team) program strategy, goals, decision points, investments and areas of risk and associated mitigations on development and research-based programs.
Ensure roles and responsibilities are well-understood within the program teams to maximize forward progress on the program while maintaining alignment between and across functions
Drive execution of program plan while providing visibility to progress versus timeline & changes to risk profile; communicate program status and issues to key stakeholders and senior management.
Facilitate collaborative decision-making discussions with senior leaders and alliance partners
Establish and maintain detailed integrated program plans with input from all functions; engage in robust scenario planning for evaluation of alternatives
Maintain visibility and operational oversight of resource planning and cost vs budget
Facilitate establishment of program goals and track their execution to deliver on overall corporate goals
Lead efforts to further develop the program management function and new initiatives in accordance with the needs of the business
Encourage and demonstrate true Jounce spirit of collaboration and fun throughout the organization


Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with 7 yrs experience or Master's Degree with 5 yrs experience in pharmaceutical development. 3 years experience in pharmaceutical project or program management.
A thorough understanding of the drug development process and working knowledge of the essential activities for all key functional areas.
Discovery and early (phase I & II) clinical trial experience required
Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire people to action through their influence.
Highly flexible, with an aptitude to adjust to new information and translate into options and actions for others
Expert in project management tool suite (Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

Reference: 1152635731

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