Associate Director/Director, Program Management at Magenta Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA, US

Are you looking for a role with impact?

Magenta Therapeutics is a company dedicated to addressing significant needs across all aspects of transplant medicine with a culture fueled by an amazing, passionate group of people committed to the idea of “patients first” and making a difference.  We started with an idea— Significant needs remain for patients living with autoimmune diseases, blood cancers, and rare genetic diseases.  Bone marrow transplant is a potential cure for many, but its high risks, toxic side effects and complexity prevent many patients from being able to benefit. Magenta is working comprehensively to change the transplant journey for patients. By pioneering an innovative portfolio of novel therapeutics designed to make the entire bone marrow transplant process more effective, safer and easier, we aim to unleash the full potential of bone marrow transplant for those living with a wide array of conditions such as multiple sclerosis, scleroderma, acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, inherited metabolic diseases, and sickle cell disease.

The people at Magenta are at the very core of our progress in pursuing this vision. Our roles don’t dictate our daily activities – every employee is empowered to make an impact, seize opportunity and to develop skills and expertise.

You are perfect for this role if you are engaged by and want to be responsible for:

  • Partnering with Magenta project lead, guiding program strategy, setting program goals and leading team decision making for Magenta’s clinical-stage development program(s)
  • Leading program management activities, including program operational planning and milestones tracking, meeting management/minutes, and internal reporting
  • Facilitating strong cross functional communication by building strong working relationships across the organization
  • Efficiently and collaboratively driving implementation of program strategy and integrated development plan
  • Collaborating with finance, function heads and team representatives to develop and manage the R&D budget, including scenario/long range planning and reporting
  • Proactively identifying risk, gaps, and resource bottlenecks; working with teams to develop and implement mitigation plans
  • Partnering with project lead to present program updates/progress at internal company meetings
  • Helping to shape the program management function and establish best practices at a company that is growing rapidly

We would be thrilled if you brought the following with you:

  • 5+ years of program management or related experience in the biopharmaceutical industry required; advanced degree and PMP certification a plus
  • Experience in rare disease and/or oncology drug development a plus
  • Experience in both IND-enabling and clinical stage drug development a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to manage by influence and problem solve in a highly matrixed organization.
  • Prior success with managing cross functional development teams in a hands-on, highly collaborative, fast paced growth environment
  • Commitment to a high-performance, patient & people-first culture, where there is alignment around a common vision and individuals are supported in their growth path
  • Experience working in cultures where courage, commitment and excellence are the backbone of the leadership profile
  • Ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues, by using sound judgment that is consistent with business standards, practices, policies, procedures and regulations
  • Deep functional knowledge, coupled with business acumen, personal credibility, and outstanding leadership skills
  • Ability to think strategically and execute tactically


To be successful as a leader and contributor within Magenta, you must be:

  • Driven. You will be focused on the achievement of Magenta’s mission and major corporate goals.
  • Results-focused. Demonstrated record of exceeding stretch goals, and willing to bring creative problem-solving skills to challenges along the way.
  • Entrepreneurial. You will enjoy learning and being involved in the content of our whole business, thriving on a very fast-paced and growing business.
  • Intuitive. You will have a demonstrated ability to work in the “gray zone” and anticipate challenges before they arise.
  • A proven cross-functional leader. You will have demonstrated the ability to “influence without authority,” build teams, and achieve objectives across complex projects and organizational structures.
  • Process-oriented, yet flexible. You will appreciate and be able to create and drive process, and at the same time recognize when rules are meant to be bent.
  • Transparent and Articulate. You will have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all stakeholders.
  • Enterprise-focused and Business-savvy. You will always seek to put the goals of the company first, and help others understand the tradeoffs we need to make across the business. You’ll also be interested in new business development opportunities, being able to bring those to the attention of the right teams at Magenta and able to support those activities as requested.
  • Independent. You will be able to self-organize and operate effectively without significant day-to-day oversight, while staying tightly connected to key leaders and teams across the company.
  • A role model for the company’s cultural pillars; Courage Commitment & Excellence