Senior Director, Project Management & Alliance Management

Nimbus has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Director of Project Management & Alliance Management to join our team. This individual will manage key projects within preclinical/development in the therapeutic areas of oncology, immunology / inflammation, and metabolic diseases. You will report to our Vice President of Program Management, R&D Strategy and Operation.

In This Role, You Will:

  • Partner with Therapeutic Area Heads, Clinical Leads and other functional leaders to optimize the Project Team’s effectiveness and decision making; facilitate team building and communication, create and drive timelines to keep project(s) on schedule
  • lead and coordinate R&D alliance management with potential external partner, pending program assignment
  • Manage the planning and day-to-day execution of program(s), ensuring that deliverables are achieved and milestones are met; provide cross-functional activity tracking/oversight and contribute to development of longer term strategy for the program in partnership with the Project Leader(s) and R&D management
  • Establish and maintain functionally integrated project plans/timelines; accurately track and provide timely reporting on progress, budget, etc.
  • Ensure cross functional input and integration of all functions into the Clinical development plan
  • Facilitate continuous identification of opportunities, risks/mitigations, and resolution with Project Team input
  • Coordinate development of strategic project plans with Project Team input
  • Schedule, organize, and drive team meeting(s): prepare and distribute agendas/minutes; identify and track decisions and action items, escalate areas of concern as appropriate at the program level and possibly at the department level
  • Collaborate with Therapeutic Area Head, Finance, and Department Heads as needed to develop and update project budgets
  • Coordinate resources, timelines, and deliverables with other Project Managers
  • Assist, manage and coordinate program related CRO contracts and work orders

These Qualifications Will Help This Role Be Successful:

  • 15+ years experience in R&D in pharma or biotech (small-to-medium size company experience preferred), with 8+ years in project management on interdisciplinary or cross-functional project teams
  • BA/BS in scientific discipline.  Advanced degree (PhD, MS, MD, MBA) in relevant drug development field preferred in a scientific discipline is required; an advanced degree (PhD, MS, MBA, MD) in a field relevant to drug development is desirable
  • Extensive small molecule development experience required, ideally within the therapeutic area of Oncology
  • Experience in alliance management and/or business development activities and joint meetings
  • Extensive experience with programs in preclinical and/or clinical development required; involvement in regulatory submissions, including INDs/CTAs, and regulatory agency interactions is desirable; some experience with discovery-stage research is desirable
  • Must have a proactive mindset with strong leadership, facilitation, teamwork, influence management, organizational skills, and ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required, along with an ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders and work collaboratively, skilled in conflict management/negotiation
  • Highly proficient in utilizing project management best practices, project planning, and facilitative decision-making. Skilled in goal setting, prioritization, and time management
  • Broad understanding of biopharmaceutical drug development, including working knowledge of relevant ICH, GLP, and GCP guidance and regulations
  • Experience managing collaborations with consultants, pharmaceutical partners, CROs, and other external organizations is desirable
  • Excellent written and oral communication and information management skills; ability to interact with a diverse groups of individuals
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Project
  • Project Management Certification (PMP or equivalent)


A Snapshot of Nimbus 

Our Science  

At Nimbus, we design breakthrough medicines. Utilizing our powerful structure-based drug discovery engine, we create potent and selective small molecule compounds targeting proteins that are known to be fundamental drivers of pathology in highly prevalent human diseases and which have proven difficult for other drug makers to tackle. With a decade-plus track record of success, we’ve built a world-class team in both computationally driven drug discovery and early clinical development while continuing to move the needle for patients.  

Our Culture 

Nimbus is a close-knit company (our employees are Nimbi, if you are curious!) that values a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, intellectual-stimulating, and collaborative environment. We live by our Core Values: Integrity, a Passion for Excellence, Teamwork, and Authentic Communication and strive to build a community where we bring out the best in each other professionally and personally.  

Our Company 

Founded in 2009, Nimbus is a private, growing biotechnology company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Learn more about us by going to 

Join Nimbus. We are making a difference and you can too. 

At Nimbus, we believe our diversity of backgrounds and experiences strengthens our community and our ability to design breakthrough medicines. We prioritize creating an inclusive, welcoming culture that promotes our core values and encourages every Nimbi to bring their whole selves to their work. Nimbus is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value and celebrate all our employees and recognize that our diversity and inclusion are keys to our success. Nimbus is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable law. Nimbus does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates.


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