Senior Director, Head of Program Management

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Altavant is seeking a Senior Director of Program Management. This role will report directly to the SVP, Business Operations and will be responsible for overall management of the programs in Altavant’s portfolio.  This person must have extensive drug development experience.  They will be a key contributor to setting strategy and a critical leader in the planning, execution and monitoring of tactics and operations for the development of life-saving medicines for patients with rare respiratory diseases.  


  • Contribute to the creation, analysis, and refinement of drug development strategies for multiple programs
  • Create and update program timelines, in collaboration with teammates from Clinical, Nonclinical, Regulatory, and CMC functions
  • Maintain program budgets in partnership with Accounting and Finance teammates
  • Facilitate Program Team Meetings to ensure timely decision making, a full understanding of progress and interdependencies between teams, and tracking of emerging issues on the programs
  • Prepare materials to visualize program and budget status and forecasts for use by the team, including Senior Executive members


  • BS/BA (minimum); MS, MBA and/or PhD (preferred)
  • >15 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry with broad exposure to all functions/activities (Nonclinical, Clinical, CMC and Regulatory) involved in drug development
  • >10 years of project management experience in drug development
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Office Timeline or similar visualization application
  • Demonstrated experience working with cross-functional teams, outsourcing partners, and consultants, preferably with experience working in a small pharma/biotech organization
  • Knowledge of global (FDA, EMA, PMDA) regulatory requirements for small molecule and/or biologic drugs
  • Demonstrated experience or knowledge with cost management and forecasting

Preferred but not required:

  • Project management in the respiratory therapy area
  • PMI certification


  • Strong communication skills, including ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) technical and non-technical information clearly to a diverse, remote audience
  • Proven ability to work at a high level of integrity, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Ability to make thoughtful, integrated, timely and meaningful recommendations and/or decisions and take corresponding actions
  • Willingness to work collaboratively by incorporating diverse perspectives and appropriately managing relationships to strengthen decision-making
  • Resourceful, enthusiastic, and results-oriented

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