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Program Manager

Company: Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

The Position

The Program Manager is responsible for effective cross-functional pharmaceutical product team leadership. The program manager will work with a broad group of stakeholders to define product strategy and operational plans to meet organizational goals, including successful global health authority submissions, approvals and commercial launch milestones. The program manager will use their strong scientific/ technical background and communication skills to deliver novel therapies to patients with intractable disease.


  • Build and define cross-functional Development and Commercial strategy and plan in accordancem with Arrowhead mission and objectives
  • Incorporate clinical, scientific and operational insights across the development program to deliver high-quality, safe and efficacious treatments to patients with medical need
  • Employ an enterprise approach to create and manage short and long-term program goals
  • Effectively communicate and manage a team with diverse skills/ expertise to accomplish program and organizational goals
  • Align with Program Team, organizational stakeholders and leaders regarding program strategy, tactical plans and risks
  • Develop and monitor the program operational plan and budget
  • Develop program timelines and critical path analysis, including scenario planning for risk mitigation
  • Timely escalation of key decisions, results, risks to Executive Team to ensure Corporate alignment
  • Develop and use methods to assess and track program/ team strengths and identify areas for improvement
  • Utilize corrective measures / tactical changes as necessary to meet program/ team expectations and deliverables
  • Provide feedback to ensure exemplary team performance
  • Regular and effective communication with stakeholders to minimize program challenges/ hurdles
  • Represents team in external communications (e.g. KOL, BD, Alliance discussions)


  • Degree in in a biopharmaceutical-related field (e.g. biology, chemistry, engineering, etc.; advanced degree preferred.)
  • Minimum 10+ years product development in biotech, medical devices or pharmaceutical background, with at least 5 years of successful leadership of a cross-functional/ matrix team
  • Prior responsibility for critical technical data / documents review
  • Direct experience with health authority communications/ submissions/ approval
  • CRO/ CDMO vendor interaction and oversight
  • Demonstrated success over multiple stages of development (preclinical, clinical, submission/ approval and commercial launch)
  • Proficient use of IT / program management tools (Outlook, Word, Excel, MS Project)
  • Excellent communication, influencing, stakeholder management and decision-making skills
  • Strong program / project management foundation (PMP, PgMP preferred)

Keywords: Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Pasadena , Program Manager, Other , Pasadena, California

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