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Director to Sr. Director, Development Project Management - United States  

Incyte (company)

Posted on : 29 June 2017

Project Description

This position is responsible for providing program management expertise and leadership to development projects spanning from early through post marketing life cycle management

 Job Responsibilities

  • Lead cross-functional development teams through tactical execution of project plans
  • Guide project teams to proactively anticipate challenges and define solutions
  • Collaborate with clinical and functional group leaders to ensure critical path activities are identified and prioritized to achieve program objectives and milestones
  • Independently contribute to the development of program strategy
  • Independently contribute to defining clear go/no-go criteria for each phase of development
  • Document key team information, decisions, actions, key modifications to scope, resources, timelines and milestones and ensure project management systems are up to date (MS Project, etc.)
  • Actively track leading indicators of teams progress towards reaching major milestones
  • Monitor performance vs. plan (budget and timeline)
  • Coordinate program updates to Sr. Management
  • Ensure appropriate coordination of drug substance and drug product for program
  • Contribute to process improvement initiatives in Project Management to accelerate development timelines and phase transitions, incorporate strategic option analysis and risk management into project strategy/plans and foster high performance teams

  Minimum Requirements 

  • Bachelor?s degree in a scientific or health related field required. Advanced science degree preferred 
  • Minimum 12 years of experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry with at least 8 years of the experience specifically in program management 
  • Experience in early and late stage oncology drug development programs
  •  In-depth knowledge of the drug discovery and clinical development process
  • Strong managerial and mentoring ability with a clear vision to lead team members on challenging tasks and complex issues
  • Highly motivated and able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills