Program Manager

Job Description

Job Title:             Program Manager

Reports To:          Director Program Management

Location:               Boston, MA

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director, Program Management, the Program Manager will be responsible for managing the global cross-functional development teams, from early stage to late stage activities including supporting NDA/MMA filing and launch.

What makes this role special:

  • Seek to have a profound impact on young children and their families
  • Potentially be part of the first launch of a medicine for a rare pediatric liver disease
  • Work on a portfolio of multiple potential therapies
  • Gain a rare diversity of commercial experience
  • Develop strategy, as well as manage execution
  • Help shape the culture and future of an emerging biopharma with a big vision
  • Collaborate with a small, collegial team of good people
  • Learn from leadership with deep experience and a history of success
  • Be part of an early biopharma company in an excellent financial position
  • Enjoy great work/life balance, including flex hours, ability to work remotely on Friday’s, generous holiday schedule and business-casual work environment

Responsibilities (may vary):

This description is not intended to provide an all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Duties may change at the discretion of management, and/or management may request duties be performed that are not listed. This job description is not a contract of employment and does not change your status as an at-will employee.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Play a critical role in the project planning and execution of early and late stage development programs.
  • Coordinate cross-functional teams and activities to create and manage clinical development plans, develop program goals, milestones, and timelines and identify critical path activities.
  • As the owner of the risk management plan, work with the development team to identify assumptions, risks, alternative scenarios and facilitate solutions to potential obstacles and challenges.
  • Regularly track progress against agreed program goals.
  • Contribute to program and study documents (timelines, project plans, IB, protocol, other regulatory documentation).
  • Manage development team meetings, including creating agendas, capturing meeting minutes, ensuring the completion of action items, and tracking deliverables.


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a program management role in biotech/pharma industry
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the drug development activities.
  • Prior experience in identifying critical path activities, risks, and creating contingency plans.
  • Prior experience in managing a cross functional project team, minimally through an IND/CTA, ideally through later stage development (phase 3 program).
  • Excellent communication skills, able to effectively inform key stakeholders and management of the status, issues and solutions.
  • Proficient with MS Project.
  • Proven experience in influencing others and bringing teams together to make decisions.
  • Clinical development and/or regulatory experience with late stage programs (phase 3) and NDA/BLA filings a plus
  • Ability to travel 10% to 20% of the time, both domestic and internationally


Equal Opportunity Employer

Albireo Pharma, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law.

All applicants should be legally entitled to work for any employer in the U.S.

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