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R&D Program Manager / Sr. Program Manager

Location: HQ: Cambridge
Job Code: 538
# of Openings: 1

Description

Description:

We are seeking a talented, motivated, and goal-oriented individual to join Ironwood’s Program Management team. The successful applicant will play an important role in supporting Ironwood’s drug development teams in their quest to bring new human medicines to market.  This individual will work closely with internal cross-functional teams to ensure clarity of strategy, to manage specific projects/programs, and to facilitate communication across all parties.   The ideal candidate will have a scientific background and experience with both discovery and clinical-stage drug development.  This role is highly cross-functional, and may involve close interaction with external partners.

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as project/program manager for one or more drug development teams, providing leadership, coordination, and cross-functional communication to enable teams to meet their goals;
  • Work with project/program lead and project/program team to identify key risks, timeline and resource constraints, and develop mitigation plans;
  • Work with project/program lead to facilitate decision making and resolve conflicts;
  • Work with the project/program lead and project/program team to identify key risks, timeline and resource constraints, and develop mitigation plans;
  • Effectively communicate project/program strategy, status, critical path activity timing, resource requirements, and related issues and/or risks, both internally and to partners, as appropriate;
  • Manage and maintain the team SharePoint site;
  • Effectively manage team meetings by developing agendas, defining and communicating meeting objectives, capturing and disseminating meeting outcomes/information/minutes/action items, and following up on critical action items; 
  • Facilitate the financial planning process, integrating inputs from functions and project/program teams into financial plans in collaboration with the Financial Planning & Analysis department;
  • Help to create and improve program management tools and best practices;
  • Organize events to recognize team accomplishments.

 

 

Basic qualifications:

  • A 4-year degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience including some project or program management.

 

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Able to express ideas and present information effectively within teams, functions, and with external partners.
  • Demonstrate active listening and constructive feedback within team, ability to facilitate problem solving, decision making, and issue resolution.
  • Demonstrated analytical and technology skills, including proficiency in project planning tools, content management tools, and the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong program management skills: 
    • Communicating across the organization to align on shared goals and responsibilities;
    • Working with teams to clarify vision and direction;
    • Developing work plans to meet goals;
    • Managing teams to meet goals and deliverables, tracking progress toward plan;
    • Highlighting areas of risk and developing mitigation plans;
    • Identifying options and facilitating decisions to enable projects to move forward;
    • Managing teams to develop budget, tracking progress towards plan;
    • Ability to plan and facilitate effective, efficient meetings.
  • Experience in the following areas is a plus:
    • Clinical stage drug development;
    • Discovery stage drug development;
    • Collaborating with external partners.

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity employer welcoming diversity in our workforce.





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