Director, Program Management

Myovant Sciences Ltd. Brisbane , CA 94005

Posted 3 weeks ago

Myovant Sciences aspires to be the leading healthcare company focused on innovative treatments for women's health and prostate cancer designed to improve the lives of millions. We are on a mission to develop and deliver empowering medicines for women's health and prostate cancer through purpose-driven science and transformative advocacy. We are looking for passionate and hard-working individuals who share our excitement for this mission.

We are currently seeking a qualified, highly motivated, experienced individual for the position of Director, Program Management. The position reports to the Vice President, Development Operations. The location of the position is in Brisbane, CA.

Summary Description

The Director, Program Management is part of the Product Development department. The purpose of the position is to advance the assigned product/program by driving the development and managing the execution of high quality, realistic, global, integrated project plans for one or more cross-functional teams. The Director, Program Management is expected to apply project management best practices in the development, planning, initiation, execution, control, and closing of projects. This position has responsibilities for recruiting, training and supporting staff in Program Management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Management

Responsibilities include management of a variety of different cross-functional teams focused on drug development, global regulatory filings and/or launch readiness.

Drug Development and Lifecycle Planning

  • Co-chair Project Teams with the Project Leader to advance the assigned product/program franchise

  • Collaborate with the Project Leader to create and maintain the lifecycle strategy and strategic context, target product profile, overall development plan

Global Filing Teams

  • Collaborate with the Regulatory Affairs Submission Lead and the Global Filing Team to create the regulatory filing strategy and individual regulatory authority submission plans

  • Collaborate with the Regulatory Affairs Submission Lead and the Global Filing Team to facilitate development of the submission storyboard and key messages

Launch Readiness Teams

  • Co-chair the Launch Readiness Team with the Launch Team Leader to develop the launch plan for the assigned product including all required elements of organizational/infrastructural planning and delivery

Responsibilities Common to all Cross-Functional Teams

  • Translate agreed project strategy into high-quality, realistic, cross-functional integrated project plans and maintain through the project lifecycle

  • Drive execution of approved project plans; facilitate decisions and operations and proactively remove obstacles and address impediments to team effectiveness

  • Collaborate with Team Leader on progress, decisions, risk identification and mitigation and overall functioning of the project team

  • Conduct high level scenario planning and risk analysis. In collaboration with the Team Leader, drive the development of risk mitigation and contingency plans

  • Provide organization-wide visibility to status, issues, risks and changes in assumptions

  • Facilitate adherence to Myovant governance processes; work with the key stakeholders to prepare for those interactions; lead/support as appropriate, depending on the topic. Ensure implementation of governance decisions

  • Serve as the single point of contact for team information

  • Build productive and collaborative working relationships with team members and key stakeholders to develop and maintain high performing teams

  • Manage operational aspects of assigned meetings: setting agendas, issuing pre-reads, issuing minutes, capturing action items and decisions, and project risks and issues on the program log

  • If relevant, collaborate with assigned Alliance Manager for corporate partnership(s) to facilitate conduct of governance committees and working groups and ensure timely delivery of contractual obligations

Cross-Functional Team Governance

  • Manage one or more governance committees including planning, scheduling and all operational aspects (setting agendas, issuing pre-reads, issuing minutes, capturing action items and decisions)

  • Coordinate with the Committee Chair, Topic Sponsor and Topic Presenter(s) to define the topic and objective for each meeting

  • Collaborate with the Topic Sponsor and Topic Presenter(s) and Program Manager to ensure adequate planning and preparation occurs to facilitate an effective discussion and decision making

Program Management Department

  • Contribute to the success of the Program Management Department by facilitating onboarding of new employees to assigned teams, onboarding new department members, sharing best practices and participating in development of new department processes and tools

  • Apply project management best practices to all projects

Staff Management

  • Recruit, motivate, coach, develop and retain direct reports

  • Conduct regular meetings with direct reports and conduct performance evaluations per Myovant's process

Core Competencies, Knowledge, and Skill Requirements

  • Experience assisting the Team Leader to create strategic plans

  • Demonstrated ability to translate strategy into cross-functional operational plans and to successfully drive execution of the plan

  • Experience managing cross-functional teams in all phases of drug development and commercialization eg product launch. Experience with organizational planning to support first/initial asset commercialization a plus

  • Drug development and commercialization knowledge with broad understanding of key functions; including, but not limited to, Non-Clinical, Clinical Development, Manufacturing, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Medical Affairs and Commercial functions

  • Broad knowledge of, and experience implementing, project management best practices in the biopharmaceutical industry to guide cross-functional teams

  • Experience with portfolio management and strategic planning

  • Experience conducting risk analysis, decision analysis and contingency planning

  • Budget management and resource capacity planning experience preferred

  • Relevant therapeutic area knowledge preferred

  • Experience serving as a project manager on joint teams in an alliance with an external partner preferred

  • Must have customer-service orientation, high degree of professionalism, "can do" attitude and ability to work with limited direction

  • Comfortable in understanding and planning in ambiguous situations

  • Effective time management and organization skills

  • Able to multi-task and shift priorities quickly while working under tight timelines

  • Skilled in developing collaborative internal and external relationships including the ability to influence and motivate others outside direct line authority

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to interface effectively with all levels in the organization including executive management. Excellent facilitation, negotiation, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills

  • Proven experience handling confidential and sensitive information with discretion and good judgment.

  • Self-motivated, with the ability to take independent ownership of agreed tasks, projects and initiatives.

  • PC experience with demonstrated proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). In depth experience with MS Project.



  • Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Arts in a relevant scientific discipline


  • Professional qualification in project management such as PMP certification preferred

  • Minimum of ten (10) years industry experience within the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, or other Healthcare related field

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a Program Management role managing and/or leading cross-functional teams within drug development and commercial product launch.

Experience coaching, motivating and developing direct reports and mentoring others in the department


  • Regularly required to operate standard office equipment

  • Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time

  • Regularly required to sit for long periods of time, and occasionally stand and walk

  • Regularly required to use hands to operate computer and other office equipment

  • Close vision required for computer usage

  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, climb and lift up to 20 pounds

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

If you require any accommodations, please email

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