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Loxo@Lilly Manager/Senior Manager, Project Management, Oncology Research in Albany, New York

Loxo@Lilly conducts discovery research, clinical development and regulatory affairs for oncology, with the goal of creating a pipeline of therapies that have the potential to make a meaningful difference for patients. Loxo@Lilly was created in December 2019, combining the Lilly Research Laboratories oncology organization and Loxo Oncology, which was acquired by Lilly in early 2019. The unit has team members in Louisville, CO, Indianapolis, IN, New York City, NY, South San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA, Stamford, CT, and Madrid, Spain.

The Manager/Sr. Manager will play a critical role in establishing program strategic goals and implementing them through project execution as a part of the Loxo Oncology Research, specifically focusing on Target Discovery and Translational Sciences portfolio. Loxo Oncology Research focuses on early discovery research, translational, preclinical, and early development within Loxo Oncology at Lilly.

The role will be responsible for facilitating program strategic goals, planning and execution of deliverables within scope, budget and timeline, in a cross-functional, dynamic environment. The role will work closely with Target Discovery and Translational Sciences team members as well as project team leads to create and implement project strategic plans for programs from early discovery to translational (supporting early and late phase clinical assets). This includes assessment of external outsourcing needs in the form of actively engaging, identifying, establishing, and managing external collaborators and vendors to meet any outsourcing needs.

Roles and Responsibilities for the Position

  • Facilitate and support project teams in establishing and translating strategic program goals into project plan(s) with clearly outlining deliverables, milestones, and go/no-go decisions.

  • Engage with team members of discovery biology, discovery bioinformatics, discovery signaling, and translational sciences to track project activities ensuring alignment of project deliverables with strategic goals.

  • Actively facilitate project meetings with internal and external stakeholders (create agendas, minutes, and track action items).

  • Drive day-to-day operational activities by coordinating with stakeholders from different functional departments – business operations (third party contracts initiation and tracking), procurement, finance, and other relevant functional areas as needed.

  • Excellent in adaptive communications; effectively manage communications vertically and horizontally in a cross-functional environment involving external and internal stakeholders.

  • Contribute to project communications and identifying gaps and ambiguities in communication channels and addressing them to maintain alignment across the team.

  • Actively contribute to create project updates, reports, presentations, and memos and maintain project document repository.

  • Identify and assess the needs for outsourcing, establish relationships with external collaborators, and manage alliances on an ongoing basis.

  • Drive day-to-day operational activities by coordinating with stakeholders from different functional departments - legal/Business operations, procurement, finance, and other relevant functional areas.

  • Adaptive to change in priorities and able to drive project outcomes ensuring re-alignment with program deliverables in changing landscape.

  • Contribute to building positive, collaborative teams across various scientific disciplines, and encouraging sharing of new ideas, and creative ways to solve problems often needed in discovery research.

  • Support the creation of an organizational project framework for different functional groups and build operational guidelines and processes.

Required Qualifications and Preferred Background

  • BS degree with 5+ years project management experience in relevant scientific fields (e.g., Biology) or Master’s degree with 3+ years project management experience in within Biotech, pharmaceutical, or healthcare research setting.

  • Prior experience is in program management in early drug discovery or translational research setting will be preferable.

  • Excellent verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills, efficient, with strong attention to detail

Additional Preferences:

  • PMP certification is desirable

  • Experience in managing external suppliers, vendors, and other external alliances and seasoned in navigating through ambiguities associated with early-stage discovery research

  • Ability to anticipate key challenges and proactively propose solutions

  • Adaptive to changes and apply creative problem-solving skills to meet project and other operational needs

  • Proficient in identifying and applying tools to effectively manage and track projects - MS Office suite, MS Project, other Project Management tools

  • Create and implement new tools and work towards creating and implementing processes customized for furthering discovery research

Loxo Oncology, Inc. (Loxo) currently anticipates that the base salary for the Manager level position could range from between $103,200 to $151,423 and anticipates that the base salary for the Senior Manager level position could range from between $118,700 to $174,137 but will depend, in part, on the successful candidate’s qualifications for the role, including education and experience. This position will also be eligible for a company bonus (depending, in part, on company and individual performance). In addition, Loxo provides a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees, including vacation, medical, dental and vision benefits; participation in a 401(k) plan; life and accidental death and disability coverage; parental leave benefits and employee discounts for certain items. The compensation described above is subject to change and could be higher or lower than the range described.

PhysicalDemands/ Travel:

The physical demands of this job are consistent with light office duties. Travel - up to 25%

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the role and responsibilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Loxo Oncology, Inc. is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company (subject to applicable law).

Loxo Oncology, Inc. (“Loxo”) is committed to help individuals with disabilities participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process for positions at Loxo, please email for further assistance. Please note, this email address is intended for use to request an accommodation as a part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.