Assoc. Director, Program Management


Posted on: June 20, 2022

Closing: July 20, 2022

Salary: Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

Job Description

At BioCryst, we are passionate about advancing novel therapeutics for patients with rare and serious diseases. Our structure-guided drug design process leads us to the discovery and development of novel small-molecule drugs. We integrate traditional biology and medicinal chemistry along with a wide array of advanced technologies to understand the three-dimensional structures of active sites of target enzymes. Our scientists then design molecular structures to create bespoke drugs for patients. We focus on therapeutic areas with either no available treatments or large unmet patient needs. BioCryst’s US headquarters are located in Durham, North Carolina, our European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and our Discovery Center of Excellence in Birmingham, Alabama. We are proud of our culture of engagement and accountability that rewards people for innovative thinking and achievement of key objectives. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at


The Associate Director, Program Management, is responsible for fostering operational excellence by leading the standardization and harmonization of the portfolio toolkit. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring visibility into key activities, milestones, decision gates, resources, and budgets to enable decision making across all levels of the organization. This position works closely with key stakeholders, including senior leadership to align on reporting and dashboard needs that provide transparency across the drug development pipeline in line with corporate goals.


• Manage the design, implementation, training, and rollout of the Program Management portfolio, project, and resource management system.
• Enable growth and management of the BioCryst portfolio by implementing operational best practices across the enterprise. Collaborate across teams, functions, and management to collect reporting requirements to develop a standard set of reports and dashboards providing visibility into key activities, milestones, resources and budgets. Ensure best practices are deployed across teams.
• Act as liaison with vendors and consultants to foster an environment of continuous technical and operational improvement evaluating and evolving systems and processes to offer best-in-class solutions.
• Identify organizational impediments related to technical support, reporting and portfolio management and work cross-functionally to effectively resolve them.
• Partner with HR to establish and execute an operational and reporting framework for resource management across project teams.
• Develop and maintain governance tools, templates, guidelines, procedures, and processes.
• Establish catalog of drug development templates (integrated timelines) to support early and late stage drug development.
• Partner with Finance colleagues to ensure integration of budget data.
• Design, configure, and maintain PM intranet SharePoint site.
• Provide training in use of reporting systems; establish and track metrics.
• Provide drug development timeline management support to PM team.
• May manage direct reports.
• Other duties as assigned.



• Minimum of bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
• Minimum of 8 years of experience in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology environment with a focus on project management.
• Knowledge of portfolio management and timeline development in pharmaceutical/biotech space.
• Firm understanding of the drug development lifecycle.
• Experience is developing resource management processes.
• Ability to build partnered relationships with various functions, teams, leaders, and coaches.
• Advanced problem-solving skills. Ability to work autonomously.
• Experience with MS Project Online and SharePoint required. Experience with PowerBI preferred.


The statements in this position description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. The manager may assign additional responsibilities and assignments from time to time.

BioCryst is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, Veterans status, disability and/or other protected class characteristics. Additionally, BioCryst is committed to achieving its business objectives in compliance with all federal, state and local law.


Posted on: June 20, 2022

Closing: July 20, 2022

Salary($): Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

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