Associate Director, Program Management

Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/18/2021 12:12 PM)
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The Associate Director, Program Management will be tasked with managing the cross-functional development and commercialization of ophthalmic products. The position will be responsible for establishing scope, schedule, resource and budgets for programs, and for facilitating operational execution across the functional matrix.



  • Lead core teams ensuring tight coordination of cross-functional deliverables
  • Define and document integrated program plan, to include the schedule, budget, and resource allocation in accordance with the strategic goals and priorities of the organization.
  • Proactively implement and manage changes to the integrated program plan to ensure program goals are met in a manner that is consistent with company values.
  • Monitor the scope of the programs and projects to identify and report on potential changes that may have an impact to quality, time or cost.
  • Proactively manage program risks and mitigation plans; follow a communication plan to escalate when necessary
  • Facilitate assigned governance forums ensuring delivery of accurate and timely program updates, and appropriate escalation and remediation of risks.
  • Develop and deliver engaging, informative and well-organized presentations that provide regular updates and recommendations on the program status, including milestones achieved, mitigation plans for identified delays or risks, and changes in scope and financials.
  • Collaborate with core team members to examine the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats associated with the program
  • Participate in the development of program management best practices for the team, including creation of templates and business process improvements
  • Ensure program execution to appropriate quality standards.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as assigned


  • Minimum 5 years of Project Management experience
  • 10+ years of experience in the Biotechnology or Life Science industry
  • Technical degree in Engineering or science fields preferred; advanced degree in science or business is preferred
  • Experience working with CMC or clinical development teams preferred
  • Ability to work in a fluid environment and foster a strong collaborative spirit
  • Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships
  • Solid judgement with ability to make good decisions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong knowledge of project management tools/software (Microsoft Project or Smartsheet), and digital solutions


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