Director, Project Management at Kleo Pharmaceuticals Inc.
New Haven*, CT, US

Kleo is seeking a director of project management. The director's primary role will be to successfully execute the project strategy, drug development and life cycle plan.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Manage internal and externally partnered projects of high complexity with supervision from the project leader

  • Support the Project Team to execute the project strategy, accountable to the project leader

  • Develop and coordinate resource planning across functions to assure that adequate resources are being applied to the project

  • Maintain both high level and detailed timelines with input from the functional departments, and assure that the functional timelines are aligned with global project timelines

  • Track the various parts of the timeline with the sub-teams and bring issues to the project leader’s attention, participate in resolution and update the timeline on an on-going basis to allow transparency to the organization

  • Serve as a member of sub-teams to assure that functional deliverables are completed on time, on budget and according to quality standards

  • Establish a close partnering relationship with the clinical study managers to follow up on execution of clinical programs

  • Assist the project leader in assuring a high performance team spirit and high functioning team

  • Coordinate compilation of global project scope documents and plans

  • Maintain the “playbook”; which includes all key project tools and documents

  • Prepare monthly progress reports and ad hoc reports as required

  • Responsible for the conduct and deliverables of Project Team meetings

  • Identify project risks with input from the line functions, and support resolving project issues

  • Ensure all decisions made at the Global Project Team meeting are assessed as to their impact - positive, negative or neutral on the current plan, budget and available resources

  • Partner with Project Management Operations to implement best practices across project teams e.g., resource capacity planning, project risk management, team performance, timeline development, portfolio management

  • Assure that the Kleo values are demonstrated in all aspects of the team work

  • Responsibilities may vary based on project and stages of development (early, late, and life cycle)

Candidate Qualifications

  • Prior experience in early drug development project management

  • Excellent project management skills, including experience in planning activities

  • A global understanding of the drug development process, including clinical operations

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and planning skills.

  • Strong strategic thinking, creativity, interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills

  • Knowledge of the project budgeting process including financial planning/expenditures

  • Ability to hold oneself and others accountable for commitments in a productive and assertive manner

  • Proven track record in a cross-functional matrix environment, with ability to influence to outcomes without direct organizational authority

  • Effective knowledge/familiarity with planning systems and project management tools including systems (e.g. MS project, Microsoft Visio, Excel)

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others within and across functions/teams and with external partners/collaborators

  • Capable of managing meetings within a multicultural environment

  • Familiar with multiple aspects of development, including research, disease areas, regulatory, reimbursement etc.

Required education: Bachelor's

Required experience: Project Management: 2 years