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eGenesis Bio Director or Senior Director, Product Development in Cambridge, Massachusetts

COMPANY MISSION:

At eGenesis, we aspire to deliver safe and effective human transplantable cells, tissue and organs utilizing the latest advancements in genome editing.

POSITION SUMMARY

eGenesis is seeking an innovative Director / Senior Director, Product Development] to provide tactical and strategic leadership to eGenesis?s Research and Development programs. The ideal candidate demonstrates strength in communication and team leadership in a role that is broadly engaged across the organization. In this position you will bring strong drug development experience and the ability to build and deploy tools and best practices to ensure the successful execution of R&D programs at a rapidly growing organization. You will guide programs through key development milestones and decision points.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a spokesperson for programs and remain accountable for team deliverables and value creation

  • Create and own a product development plan in partnership with functional leaders to govern project strategy

  • Maintain project timelines with input from the functional departments and scientific project leaders and ensure that the corporate timelines are aligned with project timelines

  • Proactively identify risks in the project timelines regarding key milestones and deliverables and work closely with the scientific and functional leaders to mitigate downstream impacts

  • Assist the scientific project leader in fostering a high-performing and high functioning team through the creation of team norms and operating principles

  • Facilitate effective, science-based business decisions including scenario planning, highlighting all potential downstream impacts of strategic decision making (including resource allocation, team capacity, risk and overall portfolio management)

  • Develop and coordinate ongoing resource planning across functions to ensure adequate resources are applied to the project at any given time

  • Drive annual operating budget planning for programs. Together with Finance, support the tracking of actuals to budget and communicate deviations to budget and prospectively identify variations throughout the year

  • Manage the scientific communications plans for the project(s) and integrate with overall corporate communications plan

  • Prepare monthly progress reports and ad hoc reports as required

  • Responsible for the conduct and deliverables of Project Team meetings

  • Additional responsibilities as needed and directed

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD or BS/MS in a scientific discipline with 5+ years of experience

  • 2-4+ years of experience leading multi-disciplinary Development Teams preferred; prior involvement on biologics development programs required

  • Project management and leadership training

  • Demonstrated effective leadership skills, has an easily recognized executive presence, and is a proven relationship builder who is effective via influence

  • Proven track record of effective interpersonal and communication skills with ability to develop strong positive relationship with senior management as well as all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to operate effectively within an entrepreneurial and science-driven company environment; self-motivated, assertive, able to inspire others, driven and hands-on with unquestionable integrity and the highest ethical standards.

  • Requires a strong understanding of overall drug development strategies, spanning across all critical product development disciplines (nonclinical, clinical, CMC, RA/QA, commercial strategy and development)

  • Working knowledge of GXPs and other applicable compliance requirements.

  • Core competency for the application of traditional program management principles and practices

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