Associate Director Project Management

Concentric Analgesics seeks an Associate Director Project Management, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The position is responsible for providing project management expertise to support key programs at Concentric Analgesics, including leading project teams and translating project strategies operationally to create and manage Product Develop Plans with Nonclinical, Clinical, Regulatory and CMC input.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Develop project plans with established goals, milestones, timelines, and budget. Partner with function heads, external partners and the project team to ensure project is on track and aligned with corporate goals.

  • Closely monitor and track project schedules toward milestones and issue status reports to Project team members and to stakeholders, including assessment of critical path activities. Deliver objective assessment of progress and potential risks.

  • Anticipate, identify, and resolve discrepancies in project priorities, plans, and activities in a timely fashion.

  • Responsible for project meeting management, including set agendas, facilitate and document meetings, and issue meeting minutes.

  • Develop and track project budgets, identify variances, anticipate scope changes, and communicate changes and issues that may impact the current project budget to the head of Project Management, Finance, and other appropriate key stakeholders.

  • Facilitate resolution of issues between departments and across functional lines pertaining to project priorities and team dynamics.

  • Partner with scientific and clinical leaders to ensure that the development functions perform optimally within the framework of a specific project by preparing and harmonizing the relevant processes, both in terms of content and adherence to timelines.

  • Conduct debrief meetings and lessons learned sessions, when needed, including a development of best practices and remediation plans.

  • Partner with project team members for coordination and development of project presentations to company leadership and external parties. Prepare and/or present periodic updates at appropriate meetings.

  • Manage the interface with external partners to support and promote communication between contract companies and CROs.

  • Support the organization in maintaining a work environment focused on quality and that supports learning, respect, open communication, collaboration, integration, and teamwork.

  • May include additional duties as needed.

  • Position reports to EVP Program Management & Strategy.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Advanced degree preferred in life sciences, with 8+ years' successful project management track record in the biopharmaceutical industry.

  • Significant experience in biopharmaceutical product development. Knowledge of drug development functional areas, including nonclinical, clinical, regulatory affairs, and manufacturing; demonstrated ability to leverage drug development acumen to enable robust and efficient project plans.

  • Excellent communicator with strong business judgement.

  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office Suite, including Excel, Word and Power Point. Demonstrated strong proficiency in the use of MS Project. Experience with Smartsheet a plus.

  • Proven ability to execute and perform autonomously in a fast-paced environment.

  • Proven ability to make sound judgments and decisions. Possess the ability to quickly assess problems/situations and provide effective resolution/solutions.

  • A positive, forward-thinking professional who will work proactively both with internal and external resources to drive results.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain positive work relationships to effectively interface at all levels across the organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence teams to consistently meet or exceed project deadlines.

  • Excellent negotiation skills. Flexible, high level of integrity, action- and goal-oriented. Collaborative and team-oriented.

  • Ability to summarize/process essential subject matter as well as outcomes of complex information/problems and to convey this information in the form of a brief working report or meeting minutes.

  • PMP certification is a plus.

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