VP, Program & Alliance Management

Kelonia Therapeutics

Kelonia Therapeutics

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Here at Kelonia Therapeutics, we aren’t just a preclinical company; we’re trailblazers in viral engineering, pushing the boundaries of in vivo lentiviral gene and cell therapy. We're not just a team; we're dreamers on a mission to bring the promise of cell and gene therapy to every patient in need.
At Kelonia, we've gathered a group of pioneers in cell and gene therapy to lead our journey, with extraordinary scientific founders at the helm, providing the cutting-edge technology that sets us apart. We're not just building a company; we're cultivating a culture—one that values both skill and care.
Are you ready to be a part of our remarkable journey? We're looking for someone exceptional to join our growing team as a VP, Program & Alliance Management. You will be responsible for driving the successful execution of our company's programs and managing strategic alliances to support our overall business objectives. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in program management, alliance development, and cross-functional collaboration.
This isn't just a job; it's an opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking therapies, to be part of a company's inception, and to make a transformative impact on patients' lives. If you're passionate about scaling a company from the ground up, making a real difference, and shaping the inclusive culture we're proud of, this opportunity is tailor-made for you. Join us and be a driving force in achieving excellence in viral engineering.

What You'll Do:

  • Drive all aspects of program management, alliance development, and cross-functional collaboration.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive management strategies to ensure successful planning, execution, and delivery of projects.
  • Lead and mentor team of program managers, providing guidance on project scope, timelines, and resource allocation.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication, networking, and problem solving with cross functional teams, key partner representatives, and stakeholders to ensure alignment with organizational goals.
  • Work with project team to develop the integrated development plan.
  • Act as primary point of contact for partner organizations.
  • Develop and manage operational aspects of the alliance, including governance, committees, research plans, and budgets.
  • Monitor and assess partnership performance, ensuring timely achievement of milestones and contractual agreements while also implementing corrective measures as needed.
  • Regularly assess and report on the performance of programs and alliances to executive leadership.

What You'll Bring:

  • PhD, MS, or BS/BA/MBA degree 10 years’ experience of relevant pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience with at least 5+ years in Program and/or Alliance Management within various R&D, Commercial, and/or Corporate functions.
  • Proficiency in alliance management, business development, or related roles.
  • Experience in cross function integrated program management, pre-IND to IND and further into development strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of early drug discovery processes through IND.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and relationship-building skills.
  • Experience in risk management and strategic planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Our goal at Kelonia is to promote a healthy work/life balance and we hope the benefits we provide are a direct reflection of that goal. We offer a hybrid workplace that provides employees with flexibility to work in the office or remotely dependent on job responsibilities. *We also offer a team-focused environment with a top-notch benefits package (health, dental, flexible PTO, and commuter) to match. Kelonia fosters a collaborative and inclusive workplace that allows you to become a part of a small team that places equal value on talent development and meeting company goals.
Kelonia Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable law. Kelonia does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates.