Director, Project Management

Position Summary:

The Director, Project Management is accountable for establishing and maintaining an integrated Project Plan to cover all aspects of the AG10 Development Program at Eidos. The successful candidate will track and provide logistical support of cross-functional plans and activities across Clinical Operations, Clinical Research, and Regulatory Affairs, integrating parallel activities within the Nonclinical realm (Toxicology, CMC, Drug Supply) as they need to be coordinated with the clinical and regulatory activities. In this capacity the Director, Project Management will primarily interact with and support the senior staff within the Clinical and Regulatory functions (Chief Medical Officer and heads of Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, and Regulatory Affairs) and Nonclinical Project Management to ensure that cross-functional planning and execution are integrated, that risks and mitigation of those risks are identified, and any gaps in resource needs proactively identified and addressed. The successful candidate must have the ability to lead and motivate people, encourage teamwork, an ability to communicate effectively with senior management and external partners, and a clear vision of what defines a successful project management process for all stakeholders.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Establish and maintain the integrated AG10 Development Project Plan
  • Plan Project Team Meeting agendas with enough advance time to accommodate the preparation and circulation of pre-reads and/or presentations for major topics driving project decisions; prepare and circulate minutes to focus on immediate assignments and follow-up of prior assignments; serve as meeting host and effectively manage time allocation to specific topics
  • Oversee ongoing development and maintenance of integrated cross-functional project plans as they influence the evolving Target Product Profile to enable accurate financial analysis and planning
  • Oversee all program management activities including planning, reporting, global risk assessment and mitigation, and lessons-learned
  • Reporting and presentation of program information to the Executive Team, functional heads, and other key stakeholders
  • Contribute to long-range planning and budgetary planning at the program level
  • Facilitate decision-making, collaboration, and problem-solving with people at all levels of the organization to accomplish shared program goals
  • Effectively manage multiple projects and responsibilities concurrently
  • Analyze risk and implement risk management strategies.
  • Establish contingency plans and identify trigger events and responsibility for initiating corrective action.
  • Track actual performance against the plan and propose adjustments consistent with plan objectives.
  • Keep all stakeholders informed of progress and issues.
  • Responsible for ensuring adherence to agreed-upon team goals and deliverables. Prepare agenda and keep track of action items of the Project Team meeting.

Additional Responsibilities and Duties:

  • This position will require some (<20%) amount of travel as appropriate.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline, advanced degree is a plus: PhD, PharmD or equivalent preferred; MBA or certification in project management also a plus.
  • A minimum of 10 years of biotech/pharma industry project management experience including 5+ years leading a cross functional core team and 3+ years in Rare Disease highly desired.
  • Demonstrated understanding of clinical and nonclinical drug development is required.
  • Experience in a functional supervisory role

Skills and Abilities:

  • Solid project management and organizational skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective communications internally and with external partners
  • Outstanding influencing skills up, down and across the organization including executive/senior management
  • Track record of delivering in a fast-paced, innovative, dynamic environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient
  • Familiarity with risk management strategies
  • Ability to work strategically and independently with internal and external groups on multiple projects
  • Expert planning and tracking skills, able to see big picture, well-organized, focused on results, capable of managing multiple projects, excellent time management with respect to priorities and self-management

Director, Patient Advocacy

Position Summary:

Putting patients first is a core value of Eidos. This means engaging patients, families, and caregivers throughout the drug development process to understand their challenges and desires, and adapt our efforts accordingly. The Patient Advocacy lead will direct Eidos’ and additional BridgeBio’s outreach to patient advocacy groups to educate and support all subsidiary companies. The position will represent patient communities to stakeholders within Eidos and possibly a few other subsidiaries of BridgeBio (Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Regulatory, Business/Commercial). Ideally, the position will be based at the Eidos Therapeutics office in San Francisco.

 

Essential Skills & Functions:

  • Work with Eidos, BridgeBio and other subsidiary management teams to incorporate patient and family objectives into clinical development plans
  • Maintain the highest level of ethics. Act with honesty, integrity, and transparency in collaboration with patients and patient organizations.
  • Develop plans for patient engagement, with patient advocacy groups and rare disease organizations.
  • Help to develop educational and recruitment materials with colleagues working in clinical trial programs. Work to ensure that all work at BridgeBio and affiliated companies is patient-focused.
  • Contribute to improvement of processes, systems, and tools for Patient Recruitment and retention activities.
  • Provide input on clinical documents, including protocols and patient recruitment plans, by advocating the needs and opinions of the global patient community to internal stakeholders.
  • Speak at patient organization meetings about the clinical programs, goals, and values of Eidos and BridgeBio subsidiaries.
  • Build and maintain strong global relationships with patients, families, support groups and other stakeholders in therapeutic areas of interest to BridgeBio
  • Ensure uniform messaging on clinical development based on identified patient and patient advocacy group needs. Ensure that the messages are aligned with the interests of internal stakeholders and are communicated appropriately.
  • Conduct patient advisory boards and other activities to listen to the needs, experience, and opinions of patients and their family members.
  • In the case of some programs, interact with physicians and other health care providers about their current work in a therapeutic area, and educating them about new programs.
  • Manage budgets to support patient events or advisory boards and organizations involved in therapeutic areas of interest to BridgeBio
  • Identify and work with specialty service providers of patient recruitment and retention services.

 

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in providing clinical care, engagement in clinical research or an advocacy role in a health related non-profit or biopharma.
  • Experience with rare diseases would be beneficial.
  • Preferred areas of therapeutic expertise: orphan diseases, cardiology, dermatology, neurology and oncology.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a relevant life science field.
  • A post-graduate degree in counseling, social work, genetic counseling, public health, nursing, pharmacy, or life sciences strongly valued.
  • A self-starter who loves to learn and will bring great energy to work
  • A passion for helping patients
  • Extensive knowledge of HIPAA and ICH GCP Guidelines. A commitment to the protection of patients’ privacy and interests and a strong sense of medical ethics is important for this position
  • Ability to travel up to 40%