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Senior Manager / Associate Director & Project Management - United States  

Aduro Biotech (company)


Posted on : 26 February 2017

Project Description

  • Senior Manager / Associate Director, Project Management Reports Into: VP, Project Management Summary & Scope of Position:  
  • This position is responsible for the management and coordination of activities involved in the planning, conduct and on-time completion of assigned drug development projects including the management of deliverables, adherence to budget, and ongoing risk mitigation.  
  • The Project Manager will support the Project Team Leader(s) and cross-functional project teams to ensure the project is completed on time, within budget, and with high quality to support corporate strategy. 
  • Cross-functional team members may include any of the following: research, development, manufacturing, quality, supply chain, regulatory, clinical operations, finance, accounting, business development and marketing. 

Primary Responsibilities:   
  • Support the Project Team Leader to ensure the execution and control of project activities
  • Develop detailed project plans in conjunction with program team leader and team members including timelines, resources, risk management, communication plans, and  budgets
  • Provide project coordination and communication in support of cross-functional teams
  • Identify and track the project's critical path - identify risks, formulate and monitor corrective courses of action
  • Identify and track key study metrics in order to identify/anticipate issues (early) and conduct root-cause investigations for issue resolution and/or escalation (as needed)
  • Identify changes to the approved project plan and manage through a change control process which reviews impact on timelines, budget and resources
  • Integrate understanding of constraints across and within projects and recommend alternatives
  • Track project activities & budget and communicate status to management and accounting
  • Schedule, develop agendas, conduct and draft minutes for project team meetings and ensure regular, efficient team and stakeholder communication
  • Communicate information to team members and senior management.  
  • Communication methods include distribution of minutes, creation of project dashboards, careful document archiving and face-to-fact interactions, as appropriate.
  • Conduct project/program reviews at significant milestones or gates to evaluate successes as compared to baseline estimates
  • Support oversight of contracts and outsourced activities with multiple vendors, CROs, CMOs, and business partners
  • Candidate must also be willing to be challenged to take on new opportunities and apply their project management and other skills to support diverse company initiatives beyond management of a project development team.  

  • BS Biology or science-related field
  • 5+ years pharma/biotech industry experience, specifically in the development of therapeutics
  • 3+ years in project management desired
  • Oncology experience a plus.
  • Superior written, verbal communication, organizational and people skills.
  • Facility with MS Office suite, MS Project & excellent Excel skills are required.  Experience with analytics software and use of intranet to distribute project information is a plus.
  • Ability to travel, about 10%  

About Us:
  • Our company  is at the forefront of discovery, development and commercialization of breakthrough immunotherapies, alone or in combination that make transformative advances in the treatment of challenging diseases. 
  • We provide a workplace where employees excel, thrive and deliver value to patients, their families and our partners. 
  • Our company  offers a competitive salary and benefits package.