Director, Program & Alliance Management

Brisbane, CA

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We are currently searching for a skilled professional to join a well-known client’s team as an Director, Program and Alliance Management. Their work will have a direct impact on not just the organization but the larger clinical industry making this an amazing career opportunity. 


  • The Director, Program and Alliance Management functions as a Global Program Manager
  • Drive the development and manage the execution of high quality, realistic, global, integrated strategic plans for one or more clinical & commercial phase drug development programs
  • The Global Program Manager ensures coordination of planning and execution with functional project managers
  • Exppected to apply project management best practices in the development, initiation, planning, execution, control, and closing of projects
  • Lead and manage the Project Team operational activities
  • Recruit, lead, manage, coach and retain staff
  • Develop & maintain high performing teams
  • Ensure alignment between project and program strategies and plans
  • Generate high quality global strategic integrated project plans (IPP), risk management and communication Plans
  • Drive adherence to the Drug Development and governance processes, including delivery of timely and quality Project Team deliverables
  • Managee of Joint Development Teams as part of partnerships / alliances
  • Drive cross-functional resource, financial and capacity assessments
  • Apply best practice project management to drug development processes


  • Minimum of ten years industry experience within the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, or other Healthcare related field
  • Minimum of three years experience in managing and/or leading cross-functional drug development teams
  • Drug Development knowledge with advanced understanding of other functions; including, but not limited to, Research, Pre-Clinical, Clinical, Manufacturing and Operations, Commercial, Regulatory, and Medical Affairs
  • Application of Project Management tools, methodologies, practices
  • Working Knowledge of Project Management principles and practices
  • Risk Analysis, Decision Analysis and Contingency Planning


  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or a relevant field

To be a best-fit your strengths must include

  • Strong Communicator. You will have extensive correspondence that relies on you being conversant in regulatory guidelines and clinical terminology 
  • Organized. You’re an efficient time-manager and can handle the pressure of meeting multiple strict deadlines 
  • Ability to work independently and with a team: You will be collaborating and often contributing to discussions amongst internal teams; you also work effectively without a lot of support or structure 
  • Problem-Solvers.  As an action-oriented self-starter, you’re eager to apply your expertise in diagnosing inefficiencies, determining root causes, and recommending solutions to complex challenges
  • Personable. You establish and nurture highly effective relationships with colleagues and key stakeholders that support and advance project goals and objectives   
  • Credible. Thorough understanding of clinical methodologies and providing sound analytical support, you quickly establish credibility as a reliable resource  

About Advanced Clinical

Advanced Clinical is an award-winning clinical development organization that provides global services including CRO, Functional Support, Quality & Validation, Patient Recruitment and Retention, and Strategic Talent Acquisition solutions for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device organizations. Our mission is to deliver a truly better clinical experience for our clients and candidates. To learn more about Advanced Clinical which has been named to Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces, Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies, and Best of Staffing Talent & Client, visit

Regarding your application

Please know that every completed application is carefully reviewed by the Advanced Clinical recruitment team. We understand the time commitment that is needed to prepare an application, so we respect your effort by thoughtfully reviewing and responding to each application. In return, we ask for your patience as careful review takes time, and we may not be able to respond to every application immediately.

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