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Requisition Number 18-0006
Post Date 7/30/2018
Title Sr Mgr or Assoc Dir Project Management/Strategic Alliance
City Mountain View
State CA
Description Responsibilities:

Project Management
• Manage multiple Alexza R&D projects internally and with corporate partners
• Work efficiently across multi-disciplinary teams, including pharmaceutical development, device development, manufacturing, regulatory and quality
• Generate and manage overall project schedules to minimize resource utilization conflicts and ensure timely completion of milestones
• Track progress against plans for the various activities, identify areas of schedule risk and recommend solutions
• Coordinate between cross-functional groups and between projects to identify hurdles and facilitate resolution to ensure efficient progress in the project
• Work with team members to ensure proper documentation is maintained in compliance with FDA Design Controls and cGMP requirements for combination medical products
• Lead and schedule key technical and project meetings and issue meeting minutes
• Follow-through on action items to facilitate timely closure
• Build and monitor project budgets
• Support the team leaders in general management of the project

Alliance Management
• Understand and track contractual obligations to ensure timely deliveries of materials and/or information to partners
• Responsible for ensuring Alexza’s team members understand obligations and timeline for meeting deliverables
• With partners, build trust and maintain open and honest relationships through clear communication, alignment of goals and mutually acceptable solutions
• Monitor overall health of alliance partnerships and report findings to supervisor
• Point-person to manage existing partnerships
• Successfully implement business agreements through alliance management

Requirements Skills Required:

• Extensive experience in project management in the pharmaceutical and/or medical device industry
• Scientific and technical background with strong written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively internally, with corporate partners and with different levels of management
• Excellent interpersonal skills and track record of productive management of multi-disciplinary teams
• Expertise with the use of Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Word and Excel
• Familiarity with medical device and or drug / pharmaceutical development in a regulated environment
• Ability to balance “attention-to-detail” and “big picture” perspective
• Self-starter with strong problem-solving skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced start-up environment on multiple projects within milestone-driven time lines

Education and Experience:

• BS or BA, preferably in a technical field (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering, or Life Sciences)
• Knowledge of product development, medical device (combination product) development, and inhalation products is a plus
• A minimum of 7+ years’ experience in the biopharmaceutical industry
• Understanding of product commercialization (sales and marketing)
• Hands-on experience in project and alliance management (research collaborations)

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