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Director, Alliance And Project Management

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Mannkind Corporation Westlake Village , CA 91361

Posted 2 months ago

MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD) focuses on the development and commercialization of inhaled therapeutic products for patients with diseases such as diabetes and pulmonary arterial hypertension. MannKind is currently commercializing Afrezza (insulin human) Inhalation Powder, the Company's first FDA-approved product and the only inhaled rapid-acting mealtime insulin in the United States, where it is available by prescription from pharmacies nationwide. MannKind is headquartered in Westlake Village, California, and has a state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Danbury, Connecticut. The Company also employs field sales and medical representatives across the U.S. For further information, visit

Position Summary:

We are currently seeking an individual to lead our newly created Alliance and Project Management function. Our primary product is Afrezza and our primary market is the United States. Therefore, MannKind has focused resources deployed to the commercialization of Afrezza in the US. This person will play a critical role as we explore products/potential products outside of Afrezza, or outside of the United States, ensuring we have the capability to drive projects forward with speed, quality and a sense of urgency, and that items are not falling into the "white space" between functions of our company.

These needs will in part be filled by building a portfolio management capability within MannKind, led by this Director of Alliance and Project Management. This newly created position will report to the CEO and, effectively, the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) of the company, and will help the team to deliver on commitments and aggressive timelines outside of our commercialization of Afrezza in the US.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility will be project managing the recently announced collaboration with United Therapeutics (UT)

  • Manages ongoing UT Alliance as the business representative for MannKind to extract the most value from the relationship

  • Serve as the lead MannKind project manager supporting the MannKind-UT Steering Committee, including managing agendas and minutes

  • Keeps the CEO and ELT updated on progress of current or impending roadblocks, ensures ELT is aware of needed decisions or resources to keep projects moving forward at desired pace

  • Closely monitors activities across all functions involved in the program to ensure achievement of key decision points and milestones according to time, cost, and quality parameters of the endorsed plan

  • Create and own the "MannKind-UT Dashboard" and present the dashboard and project update to the ELT on a regular basis

  • Leads the team in the preparation, implementation, maintenance, communication, and management of integrated risk management plans, including risk assessment and risk mitigation strategies

  • Drives creation/maintenance of project plans, recognizing and driving delivery of key interdependencies across functional lines

  • Leads development of the program critical path, decision criteria, and milestones/stage gates. Ensures all lines understand the strategy, key milestones and interdependencies

  • Responsible for the development and management of the communication plan for the program, including stakeholder management plan

  • Ensures effective, accurate, and timely communication of program information to meet the needs of the asset team and stakeholders

  • Conducts lessons learned and after action reviews

  • Proactively identify improvements to project/portfolio management systems and reporting mechanisms

  • Partner with CEO and other members of ELT to prepare for business development meetings/conferences

  • Lead ad-hoc projects, as assigned

  • Ensure compliance with policies, standards, local laws and regulations


  • BA/BS required; MBA/MS degree preferred

  • 10+ plus years of related physician, payer and patient marketing experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry

  • Product launch experience preferred

  • Experience in digital marketing preferred

  • Previous experience in diabetes preferred

  • Strong strategic thinking, operational planning and field execution required

  • Small company environment able to successfully adapt to the demands of the business by being receptive to a rapidly changing environment

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