Department: Project Management
Job Title: Associate Director, Project Management
Job Location: South San Francisco
Cytokinetics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel small molecule therapeutics that modulate muscle function for the potential treatment of serious diseases and medical conditions. Working collaboratively, Cytokinetics? devoted and passionate personnel are focused on advancing novel therapeutics to dramatically improve the lives of patients. With purpose and passion, we have committed to make an important impact on serious medical illnesses. Responsibilities: This position will have project management responsibilities for both research and development stage projects, with primary responsibility focused to our partnership with Astellas. They will be responsible for assisting program leaders and department head in defining, tracking and communicating research program advancement and on the clinical side multiple Phase I studies. This person will: ? The incumbent?s main responsibility is to ensure progress of projects according to the approved Joint Research Plan and Joint Development Plan, timeline and budget. ?Facilitate the coordination of the project activities between functional areas. ?Facilitate and lead effective project team meetings, including the creation of effective meeting agendas and clear documentation of meeting discussion points, decisions taken and assigned action items. ?Identify, track and lead resolution efforts for all project related issues and communicate positive and negative deviations for approved plans. ? Work with Finance and function department heads on project budgets, including headcount allocations, forecasts and to help track project costs. ?Work with Regulatory Affairs in ensuring high quality submissions. ?Build team spirit and positive team environment.
?Bachelors Degree or equivalent required (scientific or healthcare discipline preferred), MBA or advanced degree a plus ?5+ years experience in project management with strong pharmaceutical drug discovery and development experience including IND and Phase I/II experience (position level flexible based on candidates experience: Sr. Manager/Associate Director/Director) ?Must have strong analytical and interpersonal communication skills ?Experience with the development, deployment and maintenance of project management tools and customized project templates (Access, MS Project, SharePoint) ?Experience with planning and oversight of project budgets ?Experience writing, reviewing and editing drug study or regulatory documents ?Demonstrated success in a matrix management environment ?Bilingual English/Japanese highly desirable ?Computer Skills: SharePoint, Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint ?PMI certification is a plus Please visit our website at: www.cytokinetics.com Cytokinetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer