Program Manager of Discovery and Early Phase Development

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We are seeking a highly motivated and strategic Program Manager of Discovery and Early Phase Development to support the advancement of our discovery portfolio of immune-oncology agents. We are looking for an industry-experienced PM with the ability to facilitate local and cross-functional activities, apply procedural solutions to operations, and execute on project related decisions for a portfolio of projects.


  • Drive activities leading to identification of development candidates and advancement from lead candidates through IND enabling programs to early phase programs.
  • Identify optimal resource allocation of development project resources
  • Provide accurate, traceable, up-to-date and consistent data as basis decision-making and planning, and transparency on portfolio risks, inter-dependencies, inconsistencies and need for alignment
  • Consult on harmonization of data sources, standardization of study designs, development project management and financial reporting tools
  • Engage multi-disciplinary and cross-functional project teams to constantly improve the ability of the organization to deliver on development commitments
  • Manage key stakeholders to increase alignment to strategic priorities
  • Ensure consistent communication of portfolio decisions and compliance to them, and ensure transparency on technology and product road-maps and their alignment with RPD strategy



  • 3-5 years of professional experience, including project management, strategy development, budget development, and vendor management
  • Experience in immunology, oncology, gene therapy, ATMPs, and/or cell therapy experience is a distinct advantage
  • Advanced degree in life sciences (MSc/PhD preferred) or related technical discipline paired with a practical business background
  • Knowledge of biologic drug development
  • Solid organization and project management skills, ability to think strategically and systematically, analyze complex business issues and opportunities, and utilize sound judgment in deriving conclusions to establish the appropriate objectives and direction
  • Strong interpersonal skills to successfully perform in a complex global matrix environment, excellent stakeholder management skills, proven track record of consensus building and conflict management in challenging situations
  • Strong leadership skills in cross-functional teams with and without direct reporting lines; demonstrated ability to achieve results
  • Experience in multiple external partnerships in early development and good understanding of research and laboratory operations
  • Proven ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects
  • Broad knowledge of research and biological testing, principles, concepts, methods, best practices
  • Broad knowledge of pre-clinical in-vitro assays
  • Extremely strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and ability to achieve results through other managers and people
  • Extremely strong written and oral communication and presentation skills


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