Associate Director, Program Management



San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Job Title: Associate Director, Program Management

Location: San Diego


RayzeBio is a dynamic biotechnology company headquartered in San Diego, CA. Launched in late 2020 and recently acquired by Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) as a wholly owned subsidiary, the company is focused on improving survival of people with cancer by harnessing the power of targeted radioisotopes. RayzeBio will operate as a standalone entity within the BMS organization, maintaining its biotech culture with the opportunity to leverage the best-in-class oncology capabilities of BMS.


The Associate Director of Program Management will be accountable for the cross-functional planning and execution of one or more clinical development programs. This role will work with a cross-functional team to define the clinical development strategy, manage timelines, and identify and manage risk.

The ideal candidate will bring clinical-stage program management expertise, deep understanding of drug development and regulatory processes, and the ability to assess and drive deployment of tools and best practices to ensure successful product development. The role will report to the Head of Program Management.

Job Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Create and drive timelines to keep program(s) on schedule. Prepare program timelines (Gantt chart) identifying all significant activities, dependencies, resources, and milestones. Conduct continual review and analysis of critical path activities and communicate any perceived risks for budget or timeline in a timely manner.

• Challenge assumptions, timelines and expenses at the program level; pressure test plans; and create alternative scenarios, highlighting interdependencies and downstream impacts of strategic decisions.

• Manage team meetings including developing agendas and documenting decisions and action items.

• Proactively identify risks and ensure mitigation plans are implemented

• Maintain effective communication across the program team through oral and written correspondence.

• Work to foster a high performing team and monitor the health and operating efficiency of the team.

• As a project management subject matter expert, understand best practices, identify gaps and challenges, implement efficiencies and improved ways of working within the organization.

• 10% of travel may be required.

Education and Experience

• BA/BS required, in combination with drug development experience at various stages (pre-IND thru NDA approval). Advanced degree (MS, PhD, MBA) and PMP certification also preferred.

• Minimum of at least 5+ years work experience in Biotech or Pharma; prior experience in project management required.

• Experience with commonly used project management tools, including Microsoft Office Suite and Smartsheet

Skills and Qualifications

• Successful track record in managing clinical development teams and successfully advancing development candidates to global regulatory submissions (INDs/CTAs)

• Ability to execute diverse and novel strategies in a matrix environment; experience managing and influencing complex issues and a variety of key stakeholders.

• Demonstrated skill in driving execution and focusing on deliverables

• Strong organizational skills, persistent attention to detail, and ability to work independently and collaboratively to manage timelines and priorities

• Ability to manage complex situations and adapt to changing business needs

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to collaborate closely with individual project leads/teams and scientific leadership