Clinical Program Manager

5 - 7 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18


The Clinical Program Manager (CPM) is responsible for program management support for clinical development to include acting as the lead PM for the development and commercialization of assigned product/workstream. The CPM ensures projects are designed according to project scope, milestones and key deliverable dates; executed, tracked and prioritized according to guidance from program team; remain within scope and budget; and delivered on time. The clinical program manager will also facilitate clinical team meetings associated with the project as well as develop/manage the budget. Finally, the manager is a key team member and subject-matter-expert (SME) for program management’s processes, procedures, protocols and general best practices.

What you'll dive into

  • Appliesproject management expertise, methodologies and department standards to assist in building a world-class program management function (e.g., PMBOK)
  • Communicates effectively with team members and key stakeholders on assigned program’s progress, issues, risks, needs and opportunities
  • Communicates regularly with team members, key stakeholders and the broader organization on assigned program’s progress and status; Escalates critical issues and delays to leadership with a plan-of-action to address
  • Creates, modifies and actively supports the short- and long-term PM clinical strategies tied to assigned product
  • Develops and drives continuous improvements; tracks KPI’s and metrics; and implements best practices in support of the advancement of a broad portfolio of drug candidates
  • Develops, maintains, tracks and manages a high quality, integrated clinical project plan, including clearly identified critical paths and key risks as needed
  • Facilitates and coordinates clinical program meetings, ensuring results-oriented meetings and positive team dynamics
  • Supports the clinical development leader and sub-teams in the development and refinement of the clinical development strategy
  • Participates in development and improvement of key business processes, tools and templates related to program management, best practices, and cross-functional pharmaceutical product development
  • Supports Financial Planning & Analysis in developing, maintaining, tracking and managing the clinical budget and by identifying budgetary impacts of strategic and critical issues
  • Tracks progress against all targets, and produces timely and accurate status updatereports to the leadership/PM teams via a standardized dashboard

What we expect

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required; Advanced Degree (e.g., MBA, MS, PhD) is preferred
  • PMP or similar certification highly preferred
  • 5-8+ years of relevant and progressive experience
  • 3+ years of program/project managementexperiencerequired
  • 2+ year of direct clinical operations and/or clinical project/program management
  • Significant experience in full-cycle drug development/pharma required; Experience participating in the commercialization of therapeutics is highly desirable
  • Advanced experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Project, Excel, Power Point and SharePointrequired; Experience with SmartSheet is helpful
  • Ability and passion to work in demanding, dynamic, fluid and fast-paced environment
  • Advanced understanding of program management and associated deliverables, tools and expectations; PMBOK SME
  • Clear understanding of the critical path and a drive to find solutions to meet or exceed timelines
  • Demonstrated ability to act/think strategically and see “the big picture”, all the while being hands on
  • Demonstrated ability to organize multiple priorities and projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects, and to deliver high-quality work according to tight timelines
  • Demonstrated knowledge and hands-on experience in the clinical operations/study management process, including Good Clinical Practices (GCP)
  • Demonstrates excellent communication (verbal/written/presentation) skills
  • Detail-oriented with effective problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Process oriented with the ability to understand complex data and information
  • Travel up to 5% (US and International)

What you’ll get

  • To be a part a growing company and fantastic team passionate about developing novel drug therapies to improve people’s lives
  • Opportunities to learn and contribute creative solutions
  • Comprehensive health insurance ($0 premium on select medical plans)
  • Matching 401k retirement plan
  • Paid time off and holidays including a Summer & Winter break
  • Company celebrations.
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