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Vice President, Program Management

Company: Vedanta Biosciences, Inc.
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Title: - - - - - - - - - Vice President, Program Management
Location: - - - - - -Cambridge, MA OR Hybrid
Reports to: - - - -Chief Medical Officer
The Role:
As Vice President, Program Management, you will lead the execution and program strategy for Vedanta's portfolio of clinical and non-clinical programs. You may be the program lead for one or more programs and you will manage a team of program management professionals covering the other programs. You and your team will lead cross-functional program groups to ensure delivery of best-in-class programs in line with established timelines. You will manage and develop a team of program managers to support your efforts. This position requires equal parts operational team leadership, cross-functional strategic planning, and disciplined project management.
In this role, you will work directly with the Chief Medical Officer and executive team to help establish and document our overall program management practices and procedures, communicate these throughout the organization, and ensure operational excellence in their execution.
Here's What You'll Do:

  • Lead program management activities at Vedanta, including establishing and executing program management best practices. You will ensure consistent understanding of Vedanta's program management structure and approach across the organization.
  • Develop a high-performing team of program managers and grow your team as needed to support Vedanta's program and project management needs.
  • Act as "CEO" for any programs you may be leading, fostering a sense of mission, creativity, urgency, and buy-in with cross-functional program teams. Instill that sense of ownership/leadership in the Program Management team.
  • Serve as a member of the corporate Operations Leadership Team
  • Serve as a point of escalation for all program teams to executive leadership. Similarly, act as information conduit from executive leadership to program teams.


    • 12+ years of experience in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical or Medical Device industry, with a majority of that time in program management/program leadership, or equivalent.
    • Team leadership experience, with ability to recruit, develop and mentor a high performing team.
    • Prior experience successfully leading cross-functional strategic programs, with a strong preference for specific experience in bringing clinical programs from early through late stages and agency approval. This should include a track record of setting, being accountable for and successfully delivering on key program objectives, on time and on budget.
    • Expertise in operations, program governance and project management, with the ability to design, implement and achieve organizational buy in for best-in-class practices and procedures.
    • Strong internal and external executive presence required.
    • Superb writing and communication skills, with ability to correspond effectively with internal and external contacts in a professional manner.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills, and excellent attention to detail.
    • Ability to set objectives, prioritize and drive projects, ensuring teams are aligned and working effectively together to meet all deadlines.
    • Highly adaptable to a dynamic atmosphere of changing requirements and scope.
    • Analytical mindset and strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

      Why join Vedanta Biosciences
      Vedanta is pioneering the development of a new class of therapies that act by modulating the human microbiome. Modulation of the human microbiota holds enormous promise to treat a broad range of immune and infectious diseases in ways that are completely different to existing drug classes. Breakthrough discoveries of our scientific team in the field of mucosal immunology have led to the first rationally designed drug candidates in the microbiome field. Vedanta was founded by PureTech Health and a team of world-renowned experts in immunology and microbiology. -
      We invite you to explore our site to learn more about our company and how our discovery platform enables identification of bacterial consortia with drug-like properties and their manufacture to GMP standards.
      Our Vision:
      We are harnessing the human microbiome to enable a new drug modality based on rationally defined bacterial consortia
      Vedanta is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vedanta will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
      Vedanta Biosciences requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to their employment start date. Vedanta Biosciences will consider accommodations for individuals who are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 due to a qualifying medical condition or disability or a sincerely held religious objection.

Keywords: Vedanta Biosciences, Inc., Cambridge , Vice President, Program Management, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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