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Project Management

Sr. Manager, Project Management - Drug Development


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Reporting to the Director of Project Management, the Sr. Manager of Project Management will work in concert with various functions within R&D, Finance and Commercial to define product development strategies and create plans to meet organizational goals.  This individual will be responsible for creating and implementing, detailed project timelines and financial forecasts throughout all phases of development.

Initially, this position will help to manage, in concert with Clinical Affairs, the start-up and maintenance of clinical trials associated with his/her projects (Clinical Operations experience required).    

Additionally, the person will require excellent communication and emotional intelligence to help lead cross-functional teams to achieve deliverables on-time and within budget.  A successful candidate would have demonstrated, in previous experience, the ability to implement effective processes and innovative solutions to support efficiencies in the management of programs.

Let’s talk about some of the key responsibilities of the role:

  • Works in concert with various functions within R&D, Finance and Commercial to define product development strategies to meet organizational goals
  • Collaborate and manage external resources including CRO’s and contract manufacturing partners to ensure they meet with the timelines/requirements of Tarsus.
  • Initially, oversee the execution of studies in assigned projects including managing the CRO selection and RPF process, country and site feasibility, and providing guidance to CROs to ensure study issues are addressed and resolved.   
  • Establish, implement, and maintain detailed project plans through partnering with functional leads.
  • Develop project timelines and critical path analysis, including scenario planning for risk mitigation.
  • Identify risks to the project schedule and develop contingency/mitigation plans to keep projects on track and help resolve team challenges.
  • Ensure project integration into overall plan, monitor project deliverables, and provide clear communication on probabilities and impact.
  • Facilitate and co-lead effective project meetings, manage change and conflict.
  • Support development and adherence to program budget through pro-active identification and resolution of any program or resource issues.
  • Ensure implementation of effective processes and innovative solutions to support efficiencies in management of programs.

Factors for Success:

  • Minimum 10+ years product development in biotech or pharmaceutical background, with at least 5 years of successful a project management role
  • 3-4 years prior Clinical Operations experience required
  • Experience managing drug development projects from pre-clinical to Phase III studies is essential.
  • Degree in a biopharmaceutical-related field (e.g., biology, chemistry, engineering, etc.)
  • Experience successfully managing external collaboration partners.
  • Ability to quickly pivot effectively regarding changing priorities with projects/resources.
  • Proficient use of IT / project management tools (Outlook, Excel, MS Project)
  • Excellent communication, influencing, stakeholder management and decision-making skills
  • Strong program / project management foundation (PMP, PgMP preferred)

A Few Other Details Worth Mentioning:

  • The position will be based in our beautiful Irvine office, complete with a courtyard, table tennis, snacks and drinks, occasional catered meals, and pet-days.
  • This position will be based in our beautiful office in Irvine, CA.
  • This position reports directly to the Director, Project Management.

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Project Management

Sr. Manager, Project Management - Drug Development


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