Senior Programme Manager - Drug Discovery

  • Salary: £170,000
  • REF Number: 00052306
  • Consultant: Jonathan Hart Smith
  • Contact: +1 (617) 6922948
  • Date Published: 25.11.2021
  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Location: King of Prussia, USA (East Coast)
  • Discipline: Biochemistry

CK Group - USA are working with a long standing client to help recruit a programme manager with drug discovery experience to join our client on a permanent basis at their offices in King of Prussia.

Our client are a clinical-stage retinal gene therapy company developing and delivering gene therapy beyond rare disease to treat a leading cause of blindness.

You will play an helping hand to manage some of the leading drug development programmes both at the strategic and day to day operational level. As well as contributing to the set-up of the project management office, including tools, process and influencing behaviours within our client.


Responsible for the day to day planning and oversight of the successfuldelivery of long and short-term programme objectives. Work with the project leader and team to update programme driven business plans, budgets, forecasts, and report actual performance against plan, identifying and analysing key variances against plan, and highlighting critical path activities. Work with the team to identify risks and manage these with understanding of impact for this programme and others. Develop, maintain, and align an accurate, integrated programme timeline, resource plan(budget and people), and integrated cross functional plan with the ability to communicate this at the appropriate level, such as operational teams and senior leadership. Demonstrate the ability to work positively with a wide range of individuals involved in the programmes and across the organisation.


Demonstrable experience in programme management in big pharma and/or biotech. Understanding of the development of a product/device from concept through research, development, manufacturing, commercialisation and close. Some experience in managing product/device teams and in the pre-clinical and clinical phase of development. Ability to negotiate and influence the success of the team and project. Have an understanding ofthe financial and resource planning systems and processes and ability to coordinate programme-level budget/resource estimates and manage actuals vs. plan.

Entitlement to work in the USA is essential. If you would like to find our more about this role please contact us on +1 (617) 6922948 or email Please quote 52306 in all communication.

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