Sr. Manager, Launch Readiness (Project Management)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Non-Executive Management

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Company Description
Aurinia is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapies in disease areas of high unmet medical need. We are currently developing voclosporin, an investigational drug, for the treatment of lupus nephritis (LN) and focal segmental glomerularsclerosis (FSGS). Additionally, we are advancing voclosporin ophthalmic solution (VOS), a topical formulation, for the treatment of dry eye syndrome (DES).

The position of Sr Manager, Launch Readiness will play an important role ensuring Aurinia is prepared in all cross functional areas for a new product launch. This role will deliver project management oversight of the launch plan while leading cross functionally to ensure momentum in all areas meets critical timelines. The role reports to the VP Commercial Operations and is located in the Commercial headquarters in Rockville, MD. The candidate will have previous experience in project management, new product launches, and will be highly skilled at managing multiple priorities. The candidate must have previous experience in the Life Sciences industry.

Project Management Oversight of the integrated launch plan
Manage end to end launch of new products by partnering with all functions (Commercial, Medical, Advocacy, Finance, Legal, Regulatory, HR, IT, Investor Relations, etc.) to ensure a well-integrated launch plan
Cross functional leadership skills to ensure all departments have developed robust launch plans and manage their progress against the plan on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis while paying close attention to must win areas
Conduct frequent working sessions to ensure all appropriate tasks are incorporated into the launch plan
Lead monthly Integrated Launch Plan meetings
Manages and tracks all interdependencies, must wins , risks/threats, priorities, and all components of the launch plan
Work in close alliance with Finance to ensure appropriate budget management
Deliver project management support for ad-hoc projects as assigned
Document management
Comply with all policies, rules, and regulations as set out and communicated by the company pursuant to good business practice.

Minimum of 5 years experience in Project Management
PMP certification preferred
Highly organized with strong attention to details
Recent Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology product launch experienced required
Ability to travel up to 15%
Life Sciences industry experience preferred
Expert skills in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook
Expert skills in Microsoft Project and similar tools
Proactive problem solver
Bachelor s degree required
Successful experience in fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
Ability to operate in a highly analytical and performance-oriented culture of accountability
Strong communication skills
Strong collaboration skills
Superior listening and interpersonal/political savvy skills
Ability to possess a positive attitude and an understanding of the dynamics involved with organizational growth and change

Additional information
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

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