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Associate Program Management Director/Program Management Director

Associate Program Management Director/Program Management Director

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MacroGenics is a leader in the discovery and development of innovative medicines that utilize our next generation antibody-based technologies.  Our team of 300+ dedicated individuals is advancing a pipeline of product candidates to treat patients with cancer as well as various autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases.  Our products and platforms have attracted multiple partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies around the globe.


The Company considers its employees to be its most valuable asset and we are committed to providing opportunities for individuals to learn and grow as a means to further their professional development. MacroGenics' corporate culture promotes an atmosphere of innovation, open communication and teamwork where employees can see firsthand how they contribute to the success of the organization.

Summary of Position

The Associate Program Management Director/Program Management Director is responsible for the effective management (organization, planning, execution, control and evaluation) of all aspects of pharmaceutical drug development programs. He/she will develop and manage the cross functional integrated program plan, ensuring milestones and goals are met. This individual, in concert with the Product Development Team, will design and execute the program strategy and drive program execution in accordance to product development process and design control. This individual will also be responsible for serving as an alliance manager as well as upholding good program management practices and principles, helping to build a strong, efficient program management department.


Responsibilities and Job Duties

  • Provides cross-functional program management expertise to two or more development programs
  • Serve as Alliance Manager for two development programs. Assures adherence to contractual obligations and facilitating communications with partner(s) including overseeing the preparation of required reports and organizing required joint meetings
  • Leads teams in the creation of comprehensive development plans for the assigned programs. As part of this process, the Program Manager will analyze various development scenarios and related timeline and budget implications in cooperation with other functional area.
  • Partners with all functional areas (e.g. pre-clinical, manufacturing, regulatory, clinical, safety, data management) to refine and build realistic program timelines, identify the critical path, ensure that all parties are aware of short-term deadlines and long-term goals, and keeping the program on schedule. Proactively raises potential issues and assists with facilitating the resolution of problems. Provides detailed timeline information to assist in cross-portfolio planning and resource allocation and tracks and monitors timeline performance to assist in future forecasting efforts
  • Plans, coordinates and facilitates regular Product Development Team meetings ensuring appropriate individuals are invited and that the meetings meet their objectives and stays on schedule. Prepares agendas with input from key functional area representatives and provides pre-meeting updates to the team sufficiently in advance of the meeting. Prepares succinct and comprehensive meeting minutes with distinct action items that are promptly distributed to the team. The Program Manager will call additional ad hoc meetings as needed and be responsible for following up on the progress and completion of action items
  • Collaborates with Finance and other functional area leads to align on program goals in support of budget and forecast activities
  • Ensures that all key stakeholders are knowledgeable of program milestones, plans, program status, and decisions through regular reporting and communication. Maintains easily accessible, easily understood project documents in electronic format for key team members to review. Will develop and prepare high quality PowerPoint slides for internal and external program presentations as requested
  • Assists the head of Program Management as required in process improvements and other initiatives to improve organizational effectiveness
  • Supports Business Development activities by preparing necessary supporting documents and presentations related to the Program Manger’s assigned projects


Education & Credentials

  • BA/BS in a relevant scientific field




Associate Program Management Director


  • Eight years of relevant work experience.
  • Five (5) years experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry in project management leading multi-disciplinary program teams through the various phases of drug product development
  • Previous work and leadership experience in international and multidisciplinary drug development teams and broad operational experience with an understanding of drug development process


Program Management Director

  • Ten (10) years of relevant work experience in program management and other related areas
  • Five (5) years experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry in project management leading multi-disciplinary program teams through the various phases of drug product development
  • Previous experience in international and multidisciplinary drug development teams and broad operational experience with an understanding of drug development process


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Possesses a thorough understanding of the drug development process
  • Self-starter who can work with minimal supervision and effectively manage multiple programs
  • Superior ability to multi-task projects and drive focus on priorities
  • Strong Excel, PowerPoint, Word and MS Project skills
  • Excellent budget and resource planning, analytical and forecasting skills
  • Ability to demonstrate strong program management skills
  • Ability to critically and objectively interpret and evaluate scientific and competitive, business related information
  • Must possess solid leadership skills
  • Ability to integrate science, drug development knowledge, and regulatory expectations to execute program plans
  • Ability to travel minimal amounts both domestically and internationally


Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (science or public health) and/or MBA
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Experience with co-development partners/arrangement and/or international experience


Supervisory Responsibilities



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