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Programme Manager

With over 35 nationalities and a range of backgrounds represented in our Benevolent team, we aim to build an inclusive environment where our people can bring their authentic selves to work, be respected for who they are and the exceptional work they do. We welcome and actively encourage applications from all sections of society and are committed to offering equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, age, citizenship, or any other basis. We see our diversity as an asset as we tackle challenging problems that bridge the gap between drug discovery and technology.


The Role

Reporting to the Director of Portfolio Management you will be working in a growing team of professional Programme Managers supporting the drug discovery portfolio. The purpose of this role is to provide support to programmes from lead compound identification through candidate selection and preclinical development with a desire to have a seamless transition to clinical development. In each programme, you will partner with a leadership team representing the key functions and coordinate the activities of an extended group of highly skilled individual contributors, collaborators and CROs. You will follow project management best practice to drive programme execution to ensure the successful delivery of our drug discovery portfolio which is at the core of our business.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Guide teams to create a well-structured plan with a timeline and budget and work with partners across geographies and functions to determine resource needs
  • Challenge assumptions for time, costs and risk in order to optimise project delivery
  • Manage and expose risks and dependencies to identify sources of limitation and constraint. Access priorities and create clear mitigation plans
  • Leverage a broader network to ensure continued engagement from stakeholders
  • Collate qualitative and quantitative information on project performance and produce project reports for internal management and decision making
  • Manage the team towards effective governance decisions
  • Coordinate with other areas of the business such as product management and design and development
Additional Responsibilities
  • Champion best practices in project management and embed better ways of working across the organisation
  • Facilitate outsourcing discussions, including the negotiation and approval of contracts

We are looking for someone with

  • A track record of success managing complex drug discovery projects across early discovery to preclinical development in either pharmaceutical/biotech/life sciences or tech environments
  • Proven experience in collaborating with functional teams across geographies to accomplish defined goals in a timely manner
  • Excellent organisation skills. Ability to multitask and work independently to demanding, changing schedules and priorities
  • Effective communicator with decisive yet collaborative leadership style and ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships across organisational boundaries
  • Can-do attitude, proactive and collaborative approach to problem solving and issue resolution
  • Comfortable and confident working with ambiguity in a fast paced environment with the ability to scale frameworks and activities to balance delivery, cost and risk
  • Excellent working knowledge of project management tools
  • A professional project management qualification e.g. PMP, PRINCE2, AgilePM is not essential but a bonus

We share a passion for being part of a mission that matters, and we are always looking for curious and collaborative people who share our values and want to be part of our journey.  If that sounds like a fit for you, hit the apply button and join us.

About us

BenevolentAI unites AI with human expertise to discover new and more effective medicines. Our unique computational R&D platform spans every step of the drug discovery process, powering an in-house pipeline of over 25 drug programmes. We advance our mission to reinvent drug discovery by harnessing the power of a diverse team, rich with different backgrounds, experiences, opinions and personalities.  In our offices in London and New York and research facility in Cambridge (UK), we work in highly collaborative, multidisciplinary teams, harnessing skills across biology, chemistry, engineering, AI, machine learning, informatics, precision medicine and drug discovery.

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