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Vice President Program Management

Reference Number: 3255
Location: NYC

Our client is a specialty pharmaceutical company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Vice President, Program Management.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Oversees the development of a comprehensive set of plans, made up of discipline specific project plans, integrated into a program plan spanning all aspects of the initiative, including internal and external deliverables.
  • Drives business decisions to align planning assumptions, applying knowledge of drug discovery, development, manufacturing, commercialization, and uptake to create plans that are both comprehensive and achievable.
  • Deploys effective program management tactics to manage toward key dates and to proactively identifies internal and external deliverables and critical paths; resource demands and manage associated planning; dependencies within discipline specific plans and across the larger program, and risk areas, and where warranted, proactively initiate contingency plans.
  • Provides leadership throughout the execution of the program, and establish business processes to: monitor progress and ensure issues are identified and resolved; escalate issues to resolution removing barriers or hurdles; prioritize needed actions and secure timely decisions; and proactively communicate timeline slippage and identify mitigation action.
  • Leads long term contractual alliances usually characterized by multi-functional agreements spanning development, manufacturing, and commercialization.
  • Infuses project and program management skills into the organization; mentoring others, sharing business processes and best practices, creating and maintaining relevant tools.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Must have PhD or MD in relevant scientific discipline, with progressive pharmaceutical or biotech industry experience.
  • Must have 20+ years of pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry experience, with deep working knowledge in drug discovery, pre-clinical and clinical development, regulatory approvals and product registration, manufacturing and commercialization, and product introduction.
  • Must have substantial program and project management experience leading comprehensive initiatives, with internal and external deliverables.  Experience in a virtual operating model preferred.
  • Requires a working knowledge of project management methodology and tools.
  • Previous alliance management experience preferred, ideally with large scale relationships spanning development, manufacturing, and commercialization.
  • Previous global health experience preferred, with working knowledge of developing country regulatory and access challenges.
  • Must have a strong leadership and communication skills; ability to drive decisions through influence and strong interpersonal relationships.


Do you have the skills and experience we seek and want to advance your career with one of the world’s leading companies? If so, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3255. No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.