Senior Director/Director, Program Leadership
Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Flexion Therapeutics, Inc.
Do you want to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients? Do you want to be around others who are inspired and empowered to discover, develop and commercialize transformative therapies? We are seeking an outstanding, seasoned program manager to join our team. The ideal candidate finds excitement in taking ambitious, complex ideas and translating them with cross-functional teams into focused strategies and actionable plans, then seeing them through. S/he is the voice of the program, being as much an active contributor/influencer in team dialogue and debate as a driver of effective execution.
Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer, the Senior Director/Director, Program Leadership will lead drug development program teams spanning preclinical development through post-commercialization, depending on the asset stage, oversee/manage ex-US alliances, and directly manage future PM hire(s). This includes effectively:
Partnering with Flexion's scientific/technical, clinical and regulatory leadership to define program strategy.
Leading cross-functional program teams in setting the target product profiles and aligned integrated global development plans.
Managing program teams to deliver against set strategies and operational plans and ensuring continual alignment between technical plans, commercial objectives, and overall corporate goals.
Driving through critical decisions within the team and strategic and operational adjustments as necessary throughout development.
Exploring opportunities and innovative approaches to accelerate speed to market, increase value of program, and minimize risk, and guiding teams to go-forward recommendations.
Communicating program status to leadership through routine Portfolio Reviews and as needed.
A minimum of 10 years of relevant pharmaceutical industry experience
A minimum of 5 years of relevant Project Management experience
Sound knowledge of all aspects of the drug development process, with early phase drug product development experience preferred
Demonstrated experience in cross-functional drug development strategy, planning and process, evidenced by making clear, concrete and pivotal contributions to advancing multiple compounds into clinical development and/or commercialization
Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally up to 20%
Bachelor of Science degree in life sciences or relevant to medicine, human disease, or pharmaceutical development. Relevant advanced degree or certification, a plus
Experience leading biologic drug development teams (gene therapy experience a plus)
Excellent ability to embrace ambiguity and complexity and demonstrate problem-solving leadership with limited oversight; ability to translate complex concepts into actionable, measurable tasks
Superior written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong knowledge of team dynamics, structure, roles and responsibilities
Demonstrated ability to influence outcomes and key project decisions without authority
Demonstrated ability to manage and lead others through change
Proficient at approaching issues with professionalism, confidence and decisiveness, engaging in active problem-solving, and driving issues to resolution
Ability to respond quickly and effectively to changing environments
Skilled facilitator and negotiator with a keen eye for detail
Ability to identify the need for, engage, and effectively work with external experts