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Open Positions: Director, Project Management R&D

Arvinas is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company leading the way in targeted protein degradation therapeutics. Arvinas is the first company to focus solely on protein degradation and its platform technology is the most advanced in the field. Since its founding in 2013, Arvinas’ PROTAC® Discovery Engine has been driving the most significant breakthroughs in the industry. Arvinas’ pipeline encompasses a range of validated and undruggable targets in oncology, immuno-oncology, and neuroscience. This includes two clinical-stage programs: ARV-110, which is being developed as a potential treatment for men with late-line metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer, and ARV-471, which is being developed as a potential treatment for patients with breast cancer.

#TeamArvinas is made up of more than 200 passionate and curious employees, whose diverse thoughts and perspectives are highly valued. Arvinas employees embrace the freedom to pursue innovation, think creatively, and give back. They are driven by the company’s values and purpose – to improve the well-being of patients and families impacted by the devastating diseases Arvinas is working to treat. It’s an exciting time to be in drug development and it’s an exciting time to be at Arvinas. But don’t just take our word for it – here’s what Arvinas employees are saying. For more information, please visit www.arvinas.com.

Position Summary

This position is a key cross functional leadership role facilitating the planning, execution, timeline oversight and budgets for the one of our key clinical assets. The position will be a key integrator of all Development related activities for the asset, partnering with the Development team lead and working closely with Clinical, Operations, CMC, Commercial and others. This role will also lead and enable the development of Project Management capabilities across the enterprise, for example Project and Portfolio Management, Governance, Reporting, etc.

The Enterprise Project Management organization has integrated Project Management accountability for Research, Development, CMC, IT and Medical Affairs.

This position reports to Head of Enterprise Project Management and Governance and will can be remote, hybrid, or located at our headquarters in New Haven, CT.

Principal Responsibilities

Key responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Partners with Development Team Leadership and team, in creating and maintaining integrated cross-functional program plans, including development and assessment of scenarios and options, decision criteria, and internal and external Cross-functional communication and stakeholder management strategies.
  • Partners with Discovery teams and their leadership to support Clinical transition planning, engaging with key Development stakeholders to support downstream planning and engagement.
  • Challenges team think about and anticipate risks, proactively manage risks and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Manages sub-team meetings as appropriate and accurately incorporates functional area objectives into overall development plan.
  • Drives adherence to Arvinas Drug Development and governance processes, including delivery of timely and quality project team and/or sub team deliverables.
  • Ensures alignment of asset integrated development plan and corporate strategic and operational plans.
  • Drives decision making and asset team deliverables cross functionally and is a key contributor to strategic planning process
  • Adheres to Project Management Standards and Deliverables
  • Develops and maintains integrated program budget and forecasts in collaboration with Asset Team leaders, Cross-functional team members and Finance
  • Develop and maintain high performing teams
  • Ability to manage multiple high priority projects.
  • Seeks participation in corporate initiatives outside the scope of the assets
  • Ability to conduct process analysis and develop and implement plans
  • Ensure effective communication with external stakeholders and collaborative partners
  • Willing to identify, develop and/or implement forward thinking research and development initiatives, processes, or tools to support company growth and transformation
  • Thought leader with the ability to provide creative solutions, with the support of the PM team, and pragmatic delivery of project

Qualifications

  • 15+ years in the pharmaceutical industry in roles associated with drug development
  • 8+ years supporting cross-functional early and late-stage drug development teams in core function
  • Drug development knowledge with basic to strong understanding of other functions relevant to the position which may include: research, toxicology, clinical pharmacology, clinical, manufacturing, and regulatory.
  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, matrixed, team environment consisting of internal and external team members.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills; effective interaction with cross functional team members.
  • Experienced in managing multiple initiatives while working in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated planning, organization and time management skills including the ability to support and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter able to work with minimal supervision and direction
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Skilled in managing multi-disciplinary teams both internally and externally
  • Proficiency with Project Management related and Microsoft Office Software Programs.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or Pharmacy or higher.

Arvinas is proud to offer a competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, and much more. To learn more about Arvinas, please visit www.arvinas.com

Arvinas is an Equal Opportunity employer

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