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Executive Director, Project Management - Berkeley, California

Company: Meet
Location: Berkeley, California
Reference: SF_EDPM
Closing Date: 18 Dec 16
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits: Competitive Salary & Benefits

Job Summary:

My Client is an innovative Biopharma based in the East Bay Area of San Francisco, looking to recruit an Executive Director, Project Management reporting directly in to the CEO. As a member of the Management Team you will provide full oversight and overall leadership for the Project Management function. This is a hands-on leadership position that will implement and develop processes within the company as well as the development of project managers to support the company’s portfolio.


Company Background

A mid-sized BioPharma who specialise in the development for the prevention of infectious disease, the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases and the treatment of cancer. Currently in a crucial time in their history as they await the approvals for their first product to go to market.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and/or manage project teams to ensure development and operational plans are consistent with corporate strategic objectives, and oversee teams to achieve efficient and effective performance.
  • Serve as a neutral facilitator:  communicate openly and in a timely manner, horizontally and vertically, in order to achieve transparency of project progress and lead to resolution of conflicts.
  • Establish and maintain a Project Management Office to ensure consistent processes and techniques are deployed by project teams to deliver projects on time, on budget, and with appropriate quality.
  • Drive and facilitate project review process at management level.  Ensure appropriate team issues are elevated to management in a timely manner. 
  • Chair formal or ad hoc internal management processes regarding project decision points and or/project issue resolution.
  • Work collaboratively with functional heads to ensure appropriate internal and external resources are applied to projects and accurately reflected in the company budget.
  • Lead and mentor project managers and ensure training and development are focused towards building competencies to support both current and future needs of the business.



  • BS/MS physical or life sciences and at least 15 years’ industry experience in biopharmaceutical and/or drug development.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Project Management.  Demonstrated accomplishments in leading Project Management.  Proven ability to manage effectively by influence.
  • Solid conflict resolution, problem solving, and decision making skills required.
  • Strong familiarity with pharmaceutical drug development and FDA, ICH, cGMP, EU, and other regulatory guidelines.
  • Proven ability to interface in multi-functional teams and influence others to work together collaboratively.  Excellent interpersonal skills to establish cohesive teams and interact effectively at all levels in the organization.
  • Must be able to organize, lead, and direct diverse activities in a changing environment. 
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences. 
  • The individual must be self-motivated and strive to make a significant impact. 

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To discuss this role in more detail in confidence please call Sean Farrell on 628-229-9023 E-mail -

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Contact Information:

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Euston Tower Levels 32-34 286 Euston Road London
Tel:  +44 203 178 7488
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