Position Description

Associate Director, Program Management (Remote)
Location United States
Requisition ID 1962
# of openings 1
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Associate Director, Program Management

Position Summary

Please be advised that Amicus has entered into a Business Combination Agreement for the purpose of launching Caritas Therapeutics, Inc. (“Caritas”) a next generation genetic medicine company. Upon the closing of that transaction, Amicus and Caritas will be two separate publicly traded companies and this position will reside in the Caritas organization.

The Associate Director, Program Management, drives program execution to ensure objectives are met on time, within budget and with high-quality results.  Using program management tools and technical expertise in specific functions and/or broad experience in drug development, the Associate Director, Program Management, will partner with the relevant Medicines Lead(s) and functional leads to execute on development plans and budgets, with direct responsibility for the day-to-day, cross-functional execution.  In situations where the Program Manager also serves as the Medicines lead, some additional duties may be assigned as appropriate.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Planning, Documenting and Tracking: Facilitates achievement of program goals by proactively planning and tracking tasks, documenting meeting outcomes including actions and decisions, and monitoring ongoing progress of deliverables.
  • Governance and Continuous Improvement: Ensures key recommendations flow through the Core Team, various Sub Teams, and appropriate governance committees in the right order to ensure vertical and horizontal integration across functional areas and senior management. Identifies and analyzes problems, and recommends solutions as part of continuous improvement
  • Communication: Ensures effective, accurate and timely communication of key issues and progress to the Medicines Lead, program team members, and other functions or governance committees as appropriate.
  • Budget Management:  Work closely with functional leads/business owners to maintain spend levels in line with board-approved budget, support contract request process from teams as needed to ensure requests align with program priorities and approved budget.
  • Risk Identification, Mitigation and Communication: With the Medicines Lead(s) identify potential risks, develop and execute mitigation plans and communicate these in a timely fashion to the cross-functional team and the Medicines Lead.
  • Supportive Leadership: Provides operational support and leadership to provide direction aligned with the Medicines Lead(s) and senior management, to cross-functional teams.
  • Contribute to alliance management for key collaborations supporting the VP Program and Alliance Management
  • Medicines Lead:  If these duties are assigned, they entail but are not limited to the following:
  • Providing strategic leadership for the programs and representing their respective programs to key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Leading the development of asset strategy by partnering with key stakeholders including but not restricted to CMC, Clinical, Clinical Operations, Regulatory, Patient Advocacy, IP/Legal, Finance, and Alliance Management for partnered assets.
  • Creation of the high-level target product profiles, the quality target product profiles and clinical development plans including IND-enabling toxicology studies.


Educational Requirements

  • BS/MS in life sciences required; Advanced degree (PhD) preferred.
  • PMP certification preferred.

Professional Work Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant program management experience in drug development managing preclinical and clinical stage programs.  Other functional experience in drug development preferred (e.g. Clinical Operations, Regulatory Operations, Technical Operations, etc.).

Experience and Skills

  • Experience in rare diseases and/or genetic medicines a plus
  • Experience in biologics manufacturing a plus
  • Experience in marketing authorization submissions and approvals in US/Europe, a plus
  • Facility with tools and technology including MS Project/Powerpoint/Excel, SharePoint, teleconferencing platforms required.
  • PMP certification a plus


  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Able to work effectively in a cross-functional environment.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized.
  • Works independently and under tight deadlines.
  • Comfort with ambiguity.
  • Able to resolve conflicts in a positive and collaborative manner.
  • Constantly looks for ways to improve (processes, own behaviors).
  • Able to manage up and down.
  • Self-awareness.

Location and Travel

  • Corporate Headquarters is in Philadelphia, PA
  • It is expected that any remote workers are able to travel to the office up to 10% of the time


We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.  Our unique experiences, backgrounds and range of cultural perspectives enrich how we approach opportunities, pushing ideas as far and as fast as possible with patients always our top priority. Employee expertise, intelligence, and creativity drives our innovation, and our passion and commitment to excellence.  Our “Three Pillars of DEI” are interwoven into our Caritas culture and expands one person, one word, and one act at a time. For our employees, these three pillars are a touchstone for inspiration, guidance, and encouragement.

Caritas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will judge all applicants based on their qualifications for the job, without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, disability status or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.



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