VP, Program Management

Program Management /
Salaried, full-time /
Who are we?
We are a next-generation gene editing company focused on discovering and developing potentially curative genomic medicines, with the most extensive toolbox of proprietary genomic editors in the industry. We have the unique ability to work backward from disease pathology and choose the optimal editors or combination of editors for the disease in question. Find out more at arbor.bio.

Who are you?
Passionate, determined, and accountable. Curious, resourceful, innovative, forward thinking, and resilient. Authentic, humble, open-minded and puts team above self.  At Arbor, our people embrace these qualities, so if this sounds like you then please read on!

Job Summary:
We are looking for a Vice President of Program Management that will report to the COO.  This is a highly visible role that will be accountable to lead the program management department and to lead cross-functional program teams. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in program management and drug development best practices from research through Phase 2 clinical studies.  The candidate must be scientifically adept, have great communication skills, in depth knowledge of drug development, able to motivate cross-functional teams, and be an inspiring group leader. If you enjoy working in fast paced, team-oriented environment with a technology that has the potential to revolutionize drug development for devastating diseases, we want to hear from you.  

What you can expect:

    • Lead the PM group as a role model and mentor
    • Establish best PM practices and tools that impact the company culture and performance
    • Create culture of high performing teams with clear accountabilities, robust scientific debate and respectful interactions that foster trust.
    • Advocate for PM group resources
    • Build relationships in the organization that foster collaboration, teamwork and achieving company objectives
    • Lead cross-functional programs
    • Build fully integrated timelines capturing all activities and resources needed to deliver individual program and corporate goals.
    • Monitor program progress and identify risks and opportunities to timeline, budget, or scope.
    • Identify clear program objectives, success criteria and recommend risk mitigation actions.
    • Drive program teams towards the delivery of project milestones on time, on budget, and within scope through utilization of project management tools.
    • Represent the team at decision meetings, company presentations and interactions with external parties such as Health Authorities or partners.  

What you bring:

    • Advanced science degree required, PhD preferred
    • 12 years biotechnology or pharma experience, with at least 5 years specifically in program leadership/ management
    • Full knowledge of and experience in leading cross functional teams through successful regulatory filings
    • Experience in leading cross functional teams through early clinical studies (Phase I/II)
    • Experience in rare or ultra-rare disease preferred
    • Motivated individuals who want to roll up their sleeves and apply drug development knowledge and experience to develop gene-editing therapies
    • Looking for individuals who embrace taking accountability for team dynamics, planning and deliverables
Our Values:
Our values govern the work we do at Arbor, and we’re hoping that they resonate as strongly with you as they do with us!
· Purposeful Action: Start with The Why
· Bold Resilience: Adopt a Growth Mindset
· Humble Authenticity: Start in the Heart

We promote diversity and inclusion not just in our recruitment processes, but in everything we do.  We’re an equal opportunity employer and we will continue to ensure our recruitment process is free of bias and our workplace is inclusive, positive, and free of discrimination and respecting of all backgrounds and beliefs.