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LogicBio Director/Senior Director, Program Management in Lexington, Massachusetts

About Us

LogicBio is a company dedicated to extending the reach of genetic medicine with pioneering targeted delivery platforms. Our GeneRide™ platform enables the site-specific integration of a therapeutic transgene in a nuclease-free and promoterless approach by relying on the native process of homologous recombination to drive lifelong expression. In addition to GeneRide, LogicBio is developing its next generation capsid platform for use in gene editing and gene therapy. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., we are committed to developing medicines that will transform the lives of patients and their families. We aim to ride Smart, Fast and Together for Patients.

The Opportunity

LogicBio is seeking a similar minded, highly motivated Program Manager to join us as a “GeneRider” within our Portfolio Strategy, Alliance and Program Management group. The successful candidate will leverage a strong background in research and development with exceptional program management skills to help lead the both research and clinical-stage projects at LogicBio. This candidate should be goal oriented, disciplined, and have the ability to independently lead and manage programs with a sense of urgency. Experience in managing and leading external collaborations is highly desirable.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work closely with cross functional team to develop project strategy and ensure that the strategy is translated into a robust project plan. Develop project timelines and budgets based on detailed project plans.

  • Provide continuous support for teams to proactively plan project activities as well as track and monitor project progress. Work with teams to identify criteria for decision making and messaging. Support team in creating forums for presentation of new information, timely decision making and responsiveness.

  • Efficiently and collaboratively drive execution of program strategy and the integrated development plan with a sense of urgency

  • Partner proactively with the Project Leader and team members to identify risks, gaps, and resource bottlenecks and then develop and implement mitigation plans

  • Inform key stakeholders of status, issues and proposed solutions; execute effective and timely communication to line functions and senior management; proactively communicate issues and concerns providing transparency with key stakeholders.

  • Demonstrate excellent leadership skills to tactfully influence individuals at all levels of the organization.

  • Support commercial / licensing / partnering / intellectual property activities related to the programs/technology as needed

  • Able to create and drive process while also recognizing when flexibility is needed

  • Collaborate with finance, function heads and team representatives to develop and manage the program budget, and long-range plan, including scenario planning as needed

  • Ability to build strong relationships and take a lead role with external collaborators on complex, multi-national research and development stage projects.

  • Summarize complex topics and relay information regarding project status, issues, decisions, etc. to team members and senior leadership as appropriate.

  • Expertise with project management tools; responsibilities include creation and implementation of scalable processes and tools necessary to manage projects and communicate program and portfolio status.

  • When needed, work with project sub team leads from all functions to support outsourced work related to program deliverables.

  • Work with project and sub team leads to create a highly functional team environment. Develop strong and trusting relationships with team members.

  • Interact with support functions (legal, finance) to ensure transparency, alignment and prioritization for programs within the portfolio.

    Qualifications

  • BS degree required, MS degree or MBA preferred

  • 7+ years of experience managing cross-functional teams in mid-to-late stages of clinical development in the biopharmaceutical industry required

  • Strong preference for experience managing gene therapy projects

  • High level of mastery in basic project management including scope, time, and cost management

  • Experience guiding teams through goal setting, planning, budgeting, timeline management, and transition through stage gates

  • Leadership skills, personal integrity and the ability to work well with others in a fast-paced environment is critical

  • Leading teams in a collaboration or alliance preferred

  • Good working knowledge of various functional groups including science, pharmacology/safety, CMC, Clinical, and Regulatory

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

  • Negotiation skills are a plus

  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring team members to improve communication, planning and collaboration skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new situations or emerging challenges. Proactively takes the lead to resolve an issue or challenge.

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