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Associate Director, Portfolio & Program Management

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Job Description

General Summary:

The Associate Director, Portfolio & Program Management is a global role within the Program and Portfolio Management (PPM) organization. The incumbent is responsible for driving cross-functional project management excellence to programs across the drug development lifecycle (Research, Pre-clinical and Clinical Development, Registration and Commercialization). This incumbent is expected to provide leadership in project management to shape objectives and drive execution of global strategy for cross-functional drug development teams and portfolio operations initiatives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee integrated project planning processes for one or more teams including scheduling, risk management, communication plans and reporting
  • Oversee completion of project team deliverables and contribute to content development, when appropriate
  • Independently facilitate cross-functional team discussions and drive the team toward decisions
  • Partner with team lead(s) to set strategy, goals and milestones
  • Proactively identify roadblocks and/or constraints impacting project execution
  • With support, determine approach and stakeholders for cross-functional decision-making and issue resolution
  • With support, establish project team operating norms and measure performance
  • Apply professional experience to mentor professionals in assigned team(s)
  • Provide active meeting management by capturing minutes and tracking action items, when required
  • Manage one or more direct reports
  • As a people manager within the organization, the incumbent may have financial accountabilities and human resource responsibilities for assigned team(s)
  • Knowledge and Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of project and portfolio management principles, best practices, tools, technology and methods
  • Leadership experience managing cross-functional teams
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including well-developed presentation skills
  • Pharmaceutical drug discovery and development comprehensive knowledge across multiple disciplines
  • Organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong collaboration skills to effectively interact with internal or external stakeholders at all levels in the organization
  • General business management knowledge to assess the impact of project decisions on financial and corporate objectives
  • Education and Experience:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or a relevant field
  • Typically requires 8 years of experience and 2 years of management experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience within the Life Sciences industry or similar
  • Flex Designation:

    Hybrid-Eligible Or On-Site Eligible

    Flex Eligibility Status:

    In this Hybrid-Eligible role, you can choose to be designated as:
    1. Hybrid: work remotely up to two days per week; or select
    2. On-Site: work five days per week on-site with ad hoc flexibility.

    Note: The Flex status for this position is subject to Vertex’s Policy on Flex @ Vertex Program and may be changed at any time.

    Company Information

    Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

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