Senior Director & Project Team Leader

Gritstone Oncology

Emeryville, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Prod Mgmt/Dev
  • Post Date: 01/14/2021
  • Website: gritstoneoncology.com
  • Company Address: 5858 Horton Street Suite 210, Emeryville, CA, 94608

About Gritstone Oncology

Gritstone Oncology is headquartered in Emeryville, California with key functions located in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Pleasanton, California.

We have brought together a group of distinguished scientific founders and advisors, a highly experienced and diverse leadership team and a seasoned and successful board of directors to tackle fundamental challenges at the intersection of cancer genomics and immunotherapy.

Job Description

Leader for cross-functional strategic planning and focused execution for one or more development Project Teams (pre-IND to Phase 3/Commercial) 

Qualifications
• Advanced degree in life sciences or medicine (PhD or MD) or commensurate experience
• 10+ years of industry experience in drug development, including experience in early phase non-clinical and clinical drug development and regulatory knowledge, and including 3 – 8 years direct cross-functional project leadership in drug development
• Understanding / experience in manufacturing of complex therapies desirable (e.g., biologics, vaccines, gene therapies, personalized therapies)
• Demonstrated ability to integrate data, assess strategic alternatives, and forge alignment of functions and executive management across business objectives, development strategy, and operational plans
• Track record in leading teams to strong results in a matrix environment and demonstrated skills in motivation of teams
• Ability to cultivate excellent cross­functional collaborations
• Strategic thinker with strong decision-making and analytical skills
• Excellent communication and influencing skills with a proven ability to work with executive management to obtain endorsement of development plans and budget / personnel support

Responsibilities
• Working closely with functional leaders and sub-teams, leading the Project Team in development, evolution, and execution of an integrated global strategic project plan, including scientific, clinical, regulatory, CMC, commercial, and corporate/business considerations. Securing executive management endorsement of the plan.
• Leading the Project Team in meeting the requirements of a Target Product Profile
• Working with the Project Manager to create and maintain an integrated program timeline detailing the development paths to registration across treatment settings and geographies
• Working with the Project Team and executive management to ensure timely execution of the project plan within allocated budget. Securing executive management endorsement of changes to the agreed plan.
• Anticipating major risks to achievement of key deliverables and putting appropriate mitigation plans in place
• Leading the Project Team in development of cross-functional program budget drivers and Long-Range Plan (LRP) assumptions
• Performing integrated scenario planning / assessment for the development plan
• Working with the Project Team and executive management on scientific messaging and competitive positioning (including publication plan)
• Working with the Project Manager to monitor team goals and team effectiveness

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