Director/Senior Director, Head of Program and Alliance Management

Seattle, WA or Remote /
Program Management and Operations – Program Management and Operations /
Full time
/ Remote
Alpine Immune Sciences is a leading clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering and developing innovative, protein-based immunotherapies for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Exciting challenges lie ahead—guided by our core values, we’ll meet these challenges. Join us!

The Director/Senior Director, Head of Program and Alliance Management is a key leadership position and is responsible for overseeing the Program and Alliance Management functions at Alpine to ensure consistency across these functions and drive cross-functional partnerships to implement practices which support efficient drug development with high-quality deliverables. This role will also serve as a Program/Alliance manager on programs as needed.  

You are: Collaborative | Energetic | Agile | Organized |Courageous | Inclusive | Curious | Forward-Thinking

Key Responsibilities
• Day to day management, coaching and leadership for the Program Managers across research and development
• Establish program management infrastructure buildout and process development within Alpine Immune Sciences. Work closely with leadership and key stakeholders to establish standards, policies, and practices across organization. Partner with functional leadership to drive operational excellence across the organization.
• Enable efficient drug development by establishing highly effective and collaborative teams and ensuring inclusive and robust discussions
• Support Governance and decision making to ensure best practices and robust and durable decision making
• Ensure clear and consistent program communications across the organization including establishing systematic reporting to ensure transparency across the organization
• Partner with Finance and other cross functional stakeholders to support corporate program planning, including cross-functional resource planning and financial assessments.
• Support initiatives and special projects as needed
• Serve as Program and/or Alliance Manager on one or more Alpine Core Team(s) as needed 

Desired Skills And Experience
• At least 10 years of industry experience with 8 years of those in program management a pharmaceutical/biotech setting and at least 4 years of personnel management. Successful experience in oversight of global clinical programs and lifecycle required; experience in thru BLA/NDA and ex-US equivalent(s) and commercialization, as well as alliance management, strongly desired.
• Demonstrated strong leadership capabilities in scientific multi-disciplinary setting
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a science or health-related field, advanced degree preferred 
• Demonstrated project management excellence in drug development
• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including attention to detail
• Strong technology skills including PowerPoint, MS Project, Excel, MS Teams
• Expertise in Smartsheet required
• Demonstrated ability to support multiple programs and initiatives in a fast-paced nimble environment

At Alpine we engage equitable workplace strategies to ensure fair compensation. Actual compensation is dependent upon current market data, experience, and pay parity within our organization. This position is a Director level position, with a compensation range of $175,000 - $256,000.  This range could vary based on geographic location. We take care of our employees with a competitive benefits package that includes stock options, annual bonus, premium medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their dependents, as well as life and disability benefits, FSA, and 401(k) plans. We believe quality time outside the office is vital to our employees’ satisfaction at work, so our flexible PTO plan of 160 hours, generous holiday time (generally 12 days), and parental benefits encourages team members to take time off so they can come back refreshed. Alpine team members enjoy competitive salaries and equity participation (stock options).

Alpinists share a passion for meaningful work and are committed to solving the most complex problems in immunology to create new therapies for patients. We believe in innovative thinking, collaboration, flexibility, bias for action, and healthy debate. To foster our team of outstanding scientists and business professionals, we provide a premier work environment with a state-of-the-art lab and office spaces with truly inspiring views, and an open design to facilitate teamwork.

Our treasured culture has been shaped by our diverse team who truly enjoys working and playing together. We nurture Alpine’s culture in many ways, including all-company social events and happy hours, lunch-and-learn and education opportunities, interest groups like book club and movie nights, peer-to-peer recognition programs, a robust wellness program to help support physical, mental, and emotional health, and more.

Alpine is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Alpine is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Our office and lab are located in the blossoming biotech neighborhood of Eastlake in Seattle. Alpinists enjoy the flexibility to work onsite, remotely, or a hybrid schedule, with evolving options as we prioritize keeping Alpinists safe and healthy. Onsite employees enjoy an open-office layout with comfortable huddle rooms and Zoom Room-enabled conference rooms, a spacious breakroom and kitchen with a coffee bar and snacks, and rooftop access to enjoy gorgeous views of Lake Union and Gas Works Park.

Exciting challenges lie ahead—guided by our core values, we’ll meet these challenges.  Join us!