Spirovant is seeking an experienced industry project manager with exceptional leadership abilities who will be responsible for planning, tracking, and supporting timely execution of Discovery stage projects.  This position reports to the VP of R&D operations and is independent of the Research and CMC functions that the candidate will be supporting.  However, strong collaboration with the Project Leader is required.

This person will also be instrumental in building the PM function at Spirovant.


  • In collaboration with Project Leader, manage discovery stage project teams focusing on pharmacology, bioprocess research, analytical development, manufacturing, legal, and finance. Specifically:
  • Develop and execute integrated project plans, identify rate limiting factors and key dependencies
  • Organize and facilitate team agendas, meetings, and presentations; generate meeting minutes
  • Work with finance to manage project budgeting process and monitor project spend.
  • Externally assist in managing relevant stakeholders (e.g. academic collaborators, CROs, etc.) to ensure project plans remain aligned with current business or alliance strategies.
  • Key contributor in building long term project management capabilities including creation of a PMO to improve operational efficiencies that will support both discovery and development projects.


  • Master’s degree in biological or chemical sciences with a minimum of 8 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered), and at least 2 years managing cross-functional drug discovery projects.  PhD is preferred.  PMP certification is a plus.
  • Demonstrated successful experience influencing teams, both internal and cross-company, in a matrix management environment 
  • Working knowledge and experience with project planning software
  • Strong experience in problem solving skills, analytical thinking, and visionary skills.
  • Experience in project or alliance management desirable or managing high level cross functional teams or other external relationships.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication and negotiation skills are essential.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills capable of working with a diverse group of people.
  • Must be self-motivated, results oriented team player who leads by example, enthusiastically persevere until ambitious goals are achieved, and react to situations quickly and decisively. 

Spirovant is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.