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Director, Program Management (Remote)


This is a Contract position in Novato, CA posted December 31, 2022.

This position is open to remote within the US or onsite at our headquarters in South San Francisco.

Why join Freenome?

Freenome is a high-growth biotech company on a mission since 2014 to create tools that empower everyone to prevent, detect, and treat their disease.

To achieve this mission, Freenome is developing next-generation blood tests to detect cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages using our multiomics platform and machine learning techniques.

Our first blood test will detect early-stage colorectal cancer and advanced adenomas.

To fight the war on cancer, Freenome has raised more than $1.1B from leading investors including a16z, GV (formerly Google Ventures), T.

Rowe Price, BainCapital, Perceptive Advisors, RA Capital Management, Roche, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, and the American Cancer Society’s BrightEdge Ventures.

Are you ready for the fight?

A ‘Freenomer’ is a mission-driven employee who is fueled by the opportunity to make a positive impact on patients’ lives, who thrive in a culture of respect and cross collaboration, and whose work makes a significant impact on the company and their career.

Freenomers are determined, patient-centric, and outcomes-driven.

We build teams around divergent expertise, allowing us to solve problems and ascertain opportunities in unique ways.

We are dedicated to advancing healthcare, one breakthrough at a time.

About this opportunity: The Director, Program Management is responsible for planning and driving the execution of primary clinical product development programs for the company.

This responsibility extends to overseeing the series of R&D initiatives, lab operations projects, and business-critical initiatives as dependencies of the program.

The Director will serve as a functional manager for the new product initiative program managers.

The Director will ensure the team’s framework and principles as a center of excellence for the broader organization.

This position reports to the Senior Director, Program Management and can be onsite at our headquarters in South San Francisco, California, hybrid or remote.

What you’ll do: Drive strategic programs and projects: Responsible for driving the cross-functional In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) product development programs Maintain a sustainable balance of workload and resources to deliver executive-level program status, decision trade-offs, or priorities to senior executive leadership Ownership over the list of dependent projects needed to deliver against integrated, detailed plans within budget and timelines by highlighting trade-offs and co-dependencies to meet overall goals and timelines Enable proactive communication in collaboration with functional directors and managers to assure integration of project, company, and functional goals towards achieving project milestones and timetables Develop, track, and analyze the project’s key performance indicators (KPIs), including the effectiveness of technical strategies, regulatory pathways, clinical development progress, project execution, and product development risks (adherence to schedule, scope, resources), to provide management detailed status updates Maintain oversight of all phases of the product development process (PDP) from Concept to Launch.

Understanding of Design Control principles and managing gate-keeping, design freezes, design reviews, change control, sign-offs, etc.

Organize regular team meetings to drive progress, track and mitigate risks, resolve/escalate issues, and review action items Generate the necessary documentation and assist teams with creating project plans, protocols, reports, etc.

Team and skill development: Lead a sustainable program function and cross-functional training to coach and partner with functions on the use of Project Management methodologies Recruit, train, manage and develop a diverse team of Program Managers, who can each lead individual project teams to success and growth within the organization Implement training and best practices for the Program Management team, introduce process excellence across the organization to improve overall performance and empowerment of teams Must haves: Undergraduate degree in molecular biology, genetics, or closely related field, advanced degree preferred At least eight years of experience in medical diagnostics or biotech At least five years of program management experience with at least three years in a management or leadership role Experience leading the development of IVDs and interactions with FDA
– Center of Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) regulators/reviewers Direct experience with laboratory testing or clinical study operations from a diagnostics perspective Solid understanding of systems biology or computational biology, ideally cancer biology Systems engineering, bioengineering, or regulated software development experience for healthcare or medical devices Demonstrated track record of excelling in a process-driven function Demonstration of measurably improving organizational success and processes Demonstration of leading complex trade-off decisions between functions Experience leading the development of decision frameworks and approaches to drive prioritization Demonstrated success in presenting to executive-level audiences to facilitate decision making Certification or formal training in Program Management and experience using a resource management tools.

Benefits and additional information: The US target range of our base salary for new hires is $212,500
– $280,000.

You will also be eligible to receive pre-IPO equity, cash bonuses, and a full range of medical, financial, and other benefits dependent on the position offered.

Please note that individual total compensation for this position will be determined at the Company’s sole discretion and may vary based on several factors, including but not limited to, location, skill level, years and depth of relevant experience, and education.

We invite you to check out our career page for additional company information.

Freenome is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity.

Freenome does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.