Associate Director, Program Management

Intercept Pharmaceuticals   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


8 - 10 years

Posted 242 days ago

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Associate Director, ProgramManagement

Job ID:  483
Job Location:  San Diego (La Jolla), CA 
Job City:  San Diego 
Date Updated:  April 19, 2018

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This position will serve as a senior-level Program Manager on one or more program teams at Intercept.Program teams are cross-functional teams responsible for implementing the company’s strategy and overseeing global drug development activities for obeticholic acid (OCA) including primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), biliary atresia (BA), and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). This position may also serve as the program management lead for cross-department projects and initiatives.


• Partner with the Program Leader and program team members to:
o Develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan to support Intercept’s corporate objectives
o Develop plans to enable successful and timely completion of team goals 
o Ensure seamless communication within team, and between team and senior management
• Facilitate program team meetings: 
o Ensure collaborative and productive team meetings
o Actively manage team meetings, ensure appropriate topics brought to the team for discussion and decision-making
o Prepare and distribute team meeting agendas and minutes
o Identify action items and manage execution in collaboration with the team leader
• Partner with the core team members and Regulatory Affairs to complete regulatory submissions 
• Partner with the program team, Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Commercial, Medical Affairs, Product Development and other key functional areas to develop plans to move program forward
• Coordinate and monitor all project activities in collaboration with the program leader and program team members
• Ensure team charters, state gate contracts, Go/No Go decision criteria, development plans and other key project documents are prepared and have team agreement 
• Responsible for development and maintenance of project timelines/Gantts; identify potential timeline risks, issues, and deviations from plans
• Work with senior management and the finance department to track project budgets and resourcing needs; participate in annual budget and forecasts
• Communicate with program team members to ensure that each team member is aware of both individual and team responsibilities and deliverables and that team members follow through on execution 
• Serve as the central point of contact for all program-related communications 
• Assist program team to effectively communicate across key functional areas, including Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Commercial, Medical Affairs, Finance, etc., including posting regular meeting minutes and hosting cross-functional meetings
• Other duties as assigned


• Bachelor’s degree requiredadvanced degree strongly preferred
• Minimum of 7 years of drug development experience is required
• Minimum of 5 years of project management experience in the biopharmaceutical industry is required
• PMP certification is desirable


• Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential
• Ability to understand the science of the indication/therapeutic area and the molecule in order to effectively document issues and agreements
• Strong understanding of drug development processes from strategic and operational perspectives (including regulatory understanding, clinical operations feasibility, etc.)
• Able to facilitate activities across many disciplines represented on drug development project teams
• Ability to manage and direct work in a matrix environment; ability to work collaboratively across all levels of the organization
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Excellent organization and multi-tasking skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and problem-solving capabilities
• Proven meeting planning and team facilitation skills
• Ability to work independently in a proactive manner
• Able to create, track and plan timelines and budgets
• Proficient in Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint & Word
• Occasional travel (up to 15%)