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Director, Program Management

Revolution Medicines

Redwood City, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Product Mangement
  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Post Date: 07/01/2024
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  • Company Address: 700 Saginaw Dr, Redwood City, California 94063, US

About Revolution Medicines

REVOLUTION Medicines discovers and develops new drugs that harness the therapeutic potential of frontier oncology targets on behalf of cancer patients.

Job Description

Revolution Medicines is a clinical-stage precision oncology company focused on developing novel targeted therapies to inhibit frontier targets in RAS-addicted cancers.  The company’s R&D pipeline comprises RAS(ON) Inhibitors designed to suppress diverse oncogenic variants of RAS proteins, and RAS Companion Inhibitors for use in combination treatment strategies. As a new member of the Revolution Medicines team, you will join other outstanding professionals in a tireless commitment to patients with cancers harboring mutations in the RAS signaling pathway.

The Opportunity:

This is an exciting, high-profile, and highly visible Program Management opportunity to advance a first-in-Class RAS(ON) Inhibitor through clinical development.  The ideal candidate is a very proficient and self-motivated program manager with a solid understanding of drug development. The Director, Program Management partners with the Project Team Leader (PTL) on the translation of program strategy into an efficient execution plan; they understand the competitive landscape and clinical context to manage the cross-functional dependencies and connections. They understand the breadth of cross-functional activities and can foster productive collaborations to ensure successful execution.

Overall, the Director, Program Management makes things happen via productive collaborations in an organization that is rapidly developing its capabilities and infrastructure. They not only care about the outcomes but how we get there. The successful candidate will draw upon their experience to:

  • Partner with the PTL in defining program strategy, stakeholder management, and overall program leadership topics.

  • Establish and maintain functionally integrated project plan and project assumptions (accounting for goals, key objectives, deliverables, risks) to enable accurate project, financial and portfolio analyses for business planning processes.

  • Ensure identification and management of program risks; working with subject matter experts to construct appropriate mitigation plans.

  • Evaluate alternative development scenarios (comprising costs, timelines, risks, and project strategy) during progression of the program through stage gates and as per business need.

  • Lead the global development team through the preparation and update of key project documents and communications.

  • Lead an efficient information flow within the global cross-functional project team, and internal advisory & governance bodies.

  • Demonstrate effective meeting and information management including prioritizing the right topics for discussion, ensuring the objectives of the meeting are achieved, communicating decisions to key stakeholders and ensuring that action items are assigned and completed in a timely manner.

  • Serves as the owner of project team information including the project plan, budget and program assumptions as approved by PRG and the Senior Leadership Team.

  • Partner with the PTL to ensure the team achieves and maintains a high-level of sustainable performance.

  • Apply drug development expertise to coach and mentor project team members to ensure efficient and effective project team operation.

  • Identify, recommend, and implement opportunities for streamlining team and business processes.

  • Participate in establishment and implementation of project management systems and best practices.

  • Coach and mentor members of the Program Management team to ensure a strong bench of future leaders.

  • Support new corporate development activities or other initiatives supporting department, portfolio, or corporate needs.

Required Experience, Skills, and Education:

  • B.A. or BSc. in Life Sciences and at least 8 years’ experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry with at least 5 years’ direct development project management experience managing cross-functional global development teams.

  • Broad knowledge of the clinical drug development process and regulations, coupled with strong proficiency in project management practices, tools, and methodology.

  • Expertise in developing and managing project scope, deliverables, risk & resource requirements including, Schedule / Timeline management, and Risk management.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including clear, succinct, and timely communication and proven ability to foster important relationships with key stakeholders.

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with the ability to summarize complex information into simple concepts; has the ability to effectively interact across team line functions as well as with external key stakeholders.

  • Proven track record of good decision making and exercising sound judgment.

  • Experience using Project Management software to manage project timelines and resources (e.g., MS Project, SmartSheet, OfficeTimeline, and OnePager Pro etc.).

  • Strong computer proficiency with MS Office suite, SharePoint and similar document archiving systems.

Preferred Skills:

  • MSc. or MBA or Ph.D. in Life Sciences a plus

  • PMP (Project Management Professional) or other PM certification or equivalent is a plus.

  • Experience in Oncology therapeutic area is strongly preferrable.

The expected salary range for this role is $195,000 to $245,000. An individual’s position within the range may be influenced by multiple factors, including skills and experience in role, overall performance, individual impact and contributions, tenure, and market dynamics. Base salary is one part of the overall total rewards program at RevMed, which includes competitive cash compensation, robust equity awards, strong benefits, and significant learning and development opportunities.

Revolution Medicines is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, and veteran status.

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