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Director, Program Management (Commercial)

Rockville, Maryland, United States

DIRECTOR, PROGRAM MANAGEMENT (COMMERCIAL)

Join a pioneering biotech with a collegial atmosphere and a passion for harnessing every individual’s unique set of skills in our fight against disease.

At Immunocore, we have a vision to transform the way we understand and treat the most challenging medical conditions of our time, including cancer, autoimmune disorders and infection. In January 2022, in the U.S., we launched the world’s first T-cell receptor therapy, built on a novel technology designed to overcome the limitations of our natural immune systems.

Joining us at the most exciting time in our history, you will be part of a team that values trust and innovation, and that cherishes different ways of thinking.

The Role:

The Director, Program Management (PM) will partner with the Head of Global Melanoma Medicines and Global Medicines Lead (KIMMTRAK®) to lead the cross-functional Global Product Team (GPT) for:

  • Strategic and tactical planning of the ongoing KIMMTRAK® launch, commercial supply planning, and Lifecycle Management (LCM) projects including internal and external clinical trials.
  • Delivery of projects within scope, budget, and schedule.
  • Assessment and management of project risks.
  • Communication and support of timely decisions with key stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for driving cross-functional excellence within the GPT:

  • Drives the efficient operation of the GPT including managing development, monitoring and maintenance of overall project plans, priorities, risk register and mitigation planning, 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 supplies project management- related tasks and issues.
  • Tracks performance of product 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.
  • Partners with the Executive Director, Program Management to build the PM framework ensuring continued integration and utilization of standardized project management tools by project team members.
  • Facilitates effective product team meetings and ensures meeting agenda, minutes, action items and team decisions are documented.

This role will also partner with the meeting chair, Head of Commercial (CCO) to coordinate and facilitate the Global Medicines Committee (GMC) governance meetings.

Qualifications: 

  • Experienced pharmaceutical program manager with a successful track record of delivering overall project results within agreed scope, time, quality, and cost.
  • Excellent working knowledge of project management tools (e.g., MS Project, Smartsheet, SharePoint, MS Teams) and processes.
  • Experience effectively engaging and influencing key stakeholders without direct authority and supervising PM staff with direct authority.
  • In-depth knowledge of drug development process from IND through BLA/NDA submission, post approval product launch in global markets, and LCM activities including Externally Sponsored Research (ESR) process.
  • Experience in oncology, a plus.
  • Travel may be required 5% of the time.
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree, preferably in life sciences; MS or MBA desirable but commensurate experience is acceptable.
  • 10+ years of pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience.
  • 7+ years' of progressively responsible Project/Program Management experience in a cross-functional, multinational program team.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, a plus.
  • A resourceful problem-solver who seeks out effective and efficient solutions.
  • Strong project leadership presence including communication and presentation skills, conflict management, and constructive challenge.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, written, and verbal communication 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.

Lead with Science and Discover What is Within:

  • We value Entrepreneurship and Diversity
  • Respect, Trust, and Integrity
  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical benefits, beginning your first day of employment
  • Vision benefits
  • 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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