Job Vacancy Director, Project Management Exelixis

Job title: Director, Project Management

Company: Exelixis

Job description: SUMMARY/JOB PURPOSE:

The Director, Project Management partnerswith cross-functional project teams to develop and maintain project plans,Gantts/timelines, status reports, strategic development and filing plans.Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing oncology drugdevelopment projects (IND-enabling, Phase 1 to 3, NDA/BLA filing submissions) andserves as liaison between project teams and executive management.


Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Responsible for directly managing several clinical development projects and providing direction, management, and assistance to the Project Team Leader (PTL), project teams and sub-teams Works in partnership with the PTL and project team to develop and gain approval of the project strategy Drives project execution through the development and implementation of high quality, integrated cross-functional project plans Identifies risks and issues which pose a challenge to achieving strategic goals; develops and implements plans to mitigate risks, resolve issues and execute corrective actions Co-chairs project/program team meetings, prepares high quality meeting minutes and ensures that program information is communicated to team members and other project customersCoordinates communication within the organization as well as with external business partners, consultants or CROs Facilitates team discussion and agreement on clear, concise program goalsMeasures and reports progress against agreed milestonesDevelops options and recommendations for moving plans forward to maintain milestones and goals Supports the PTL in representing the project team to senior management and provides communication link between the Team, Sub teams, Development Functions and the Management Committee through written/verbal updates and presentations Ensures uniform processes/documentation between projects Leads or contributes to department initiatives to establish andimplement best practices

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises three or more Project Managers.


  • BS/BA degree in related discipline and 13 years of related experience;or, MS/MA degree in related discipline and 11 years of related experience;or, PhD in related discipline and 8 years of related experience; or, Equivalent combination of education and experience. PMP or equivalent certification is preferred.

Experience/The Ideal for Successful Entry into Job

  • At least 5 years of experience managing cross-functionaldevelopment-stage projects in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry Experience managing oncology projects and/or development of biologics ispreferred


  • Extensiveunderstanding of the full Drug Development process (oncology is preferred) Must be able to communicate scientific and business elements associatedwith assigned projects Self-motivated, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment withminimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities Effective communication, interpersonal, collaboration, and negotiationskills Demonstrated ability to drive results without formal authority Highly organized and efficient, close attention to detail and able toorchestrate multiple projects simultaneously High proficiency with MS Office Suite, MS Project, Smartsheet orequivalent project management software

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you’ll enjoy your career with us!


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Expected salary:

Location: Alameda, CA

Job date: Wed, 20 Jul 2022 03:45:16 GMT

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