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POSITION: Senior Director, Corporate Operations/Program Management

LOCATION: New York, NY (Midtown)

STATUS: Regular, Full-Time

REPORTS TO: TBD

SUMMARY:

In this newly created position, a talented, independent, and motivated operations manager will provide cross-functional leadership and broad program management support across multiple programs, including our clinical pipeline. The candidate will be responsible for driving the integrated strategy and development plan, ensuring overall organizational alignment and driving seamless cross-functional execution. This broad and dynamic position within a small organization offers a significant career growth opportunity.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Primary responsibilities include developing the clinical program road map, assisting with the execution of the clinical development plan, preparing timelines in collaboration with cross-functional leads, forecasting clinical drug supply, coordinating trial activation efforts, and other critical path activities leading towards commercialization across all functions (clinical, CMC, regulatory, finance, legal, etc).

  • Lead cross-functional teams to plan and execute fully integrated development and CMC program plans. 
  • Provide corporate operations management support.
  • Manage operational aspects of the development program, including developing tactical implementation plans, building, maintaining and tracking program timelines and dashboards using appropriate tools, and ensuring that they are functional, consistent, and integrated to reflect cross-functional dependencies.
  • Track activities and deliverables against strategic plan, and monitoring key milestones and decision points to drive delivery of program objectives and communicate progress within designated programs vs milestones and critical activities to help ensure goals are achieved.
  • Ensure team alignment on the strategic context of key topics/events related to product development, including prioritization and strategy.
  • Facilitate cross-functional integration and alignment.
  • Facilitate problem-solving, contingency planning, and decision-making through proactive issue identification and contingency planning and drive cross-functional resolution. 
  • Proactively identify challenges to goals and suggest solutions to move the work forward.
  • Plan, forecast, and manage clinical supply in partnership with Tech Ops. 
  • Responsible for team meetings, including creating agendas, capturing meeting minutes, ensuring the completion of action items, and tracking deliverables, and for preparation of presentation materials for internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Ensure effective and transparent communication within teams, across functions, through sub- teams, and to key stakeholders throughout the organization, including senior management. 

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Prior experience in supporting a cross functional project team and/or across corporate operations.
  • Proven ability to manage project teams and coordinate cross-functional projects (including clinical, regulatory, manufacturing) to achieve milestones and deliverables on schedule.
  • Ability to handle several projects at once, while paying close attention to details.
  • Ability to effectively communicate information both in oral and written form.
  • Ability to collaboratively work internally and externally with key stakeholders.
  • Excellent time management skills, able to thrive in a fast-paced small company environment.
  • Must be flexible and able to cope with and manage competing priorities.
  • Strong leadership, project management and problem-solving skills. 
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills; ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to identify and resolve issues using sound business judgment. 
  • Proficiency with MS Project, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline.
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • At least 5 years experience in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry.
  • Project management certification preferred.
  • In depth understanding of drug development process, including clinical trials.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their resume to careers@sellaslife.com.




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