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Associate Director, Project Management (Development)

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, United States

Associate Director, Project Management (Development)

Immunocore is a late-stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of a novel class of TCR bispecific immunotherapies designed to treat a broad range of diseases, including cancer, infectious and autoimmune disease. We are developing a deep pipeline in multiple therapeutic areas, including five clinical stage programs in oncology and infectious disease, advanced pre-clinical programs in autoimmune disease and multiple earlier pre-clinical programs.

It is an exciting time to join Immunocore. Our first commercial product, tebentafusp, was formally approved by the FDA earlier this year for metastatic uveal melanoma, a cancer that has historically proven to be insensitive to other immunotherapies. The company also recently completed its Initial Public Offering and was listed on the NASDAQ.

This position is located in Conshohocken, PA or Rockville, MD.

The Associate Director, Project Management (PM) will partner with a Program Leader (PL) to lead cross-functional project teams (PT) for:

  • Strategic and tactical planning of oncology development projects.
  • Delivery of projects within scope, budget, and schedule.
  • Assessment and management of project risks.
  • Communication and support of timely decisions with key stakeholders.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position is responsible for driving cross-functional excellence within PTs.

  • Drives the efficient operation of the PT including managing development, monitoring and maintenance of overall project plans, priorities, risk register, and actions, issues, and decisions logs by directly liaising with functional leads and team members.
  • Ensures alignment across internal departments and external resources on pre-clinical, CMC, clinical, regulatory, and commercial project management- related tasks and issues
  • Tracks performance of project team (e.g., objectives and key results) as well as other key performance indicators and achievement of goals.
  • Proactively identifies issues and mobilizes team towards agile decision-making.
  • Reinforces deadlines, ensuring specific goals are set with realistic timeframes, prioritized and then each deliverable is tracked to ensure on-time completion.
  • Works closely with regulatory group to support the preparation of appropriate regulatory submission documentation (e.g., pre-IND, IDE, IND, BLA, MAA).
  • Fosters and promotes stakeholder communication between research, development, commercial, finance, and other business departments (across US and UK offices), with partner alliances coordinating Joint Steering Committee meetings, and to functional area heads, governance bodies, committees, and Immunocore Leadership Team.
  • Contributes to continued integration and utilization of standardized project management tools by project team members.
  • Facilitates effective program team meetings and ensure meeting agenda, minutes, action items and team decisions are documented.

This role will also partner with the meeting chair, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to coordinate the Clinical Strategy Review Committee (CSRC) and Protocol & Safety Review Committee (PCRC) meetings.

The role will report to the Executive Director, Head of Project Management.

EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE

  • Experienced pharmaceutical project manager with a successful track record of delivering overall project results within agreed scope, time, quality, and cost.
  • Ability to effectively engage with and influence senior stakeholders.
  • Excellent working knowledge of project management tools (e.g., MS Project, Smartsheet, SharePoint, MS Teams) and processes.
  • Strong project leadership presence including communication skills, conflict management, and constructive challenge.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • A fast learner that leverages core talents and skills rapidly in new and complex environments
  • An analytical thinker who is energized by delving into complex projects.
  • A resourceful problem-solver who seeks out effective and efficient solutions.
  • In-depth knowledge of drug development process from IND through BLA/NDA submission.
  • Travel may be required 5% of the time.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree, preferably in life sciences; MBA desirable, but commensurate experience is acceptable.
  • 6-8+ years of pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience.
  • 3+ years' of progressively responsible Project Management experience in a cross-functional development project role.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Project.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Ability to influence without direct authority.
  • Ability and technical experience to thrive in a remote environment, as appropriate.
  • Strong emotional intelligence.
  • Experience in oncology, a plus
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), a plus

 

KEY BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Openness and Honesty Readily offering information pertaining to work in hand whether positive or negative.
  • Taking Responsibility Being prepared to accept full responsibility for tasks entrusted to them; seeing tasks through to completion and dealing with the consequences of failure or success.
  • Flexibility Being flexible to new ideas and approaches; changes of plans, objectives and/or priorities. Handling disjointed tasks effectively.
  • Team spirit Being able to work productively with others to achieve tasks. Showing consideration for the needs and feelings of others.

Lead With Science And Discover What Is Within

  • We value Entrepreneurship and Diversity
  • Respect, Trust, and Integrity
  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical and vision benefits, beginning your first day of employment
  • Fully paid Dental Insurance
  • 20 days’ vacation plus holidays
  • Fully paid Life Insurance and Disability
  • 401(k) with Company Match

Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization. F-1 visa holders with Optional Practical Training (OPT) who will require H-1B status, TNs or current H-1B visa holders will not be considered. H1-B and green card sponsorship is not available for this position.

Immunocore is an E-Verify employer.   

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