Program Manager/Senior Program Manager Commercialization, Global Program Managem
Gaithersburg, MD 
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description

Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVAX) is a biotechnology company that creates transformational vaccines that address some of the world's most pressing infectious diseases. We have more than a decade of experience contending with some of the world's most devastating diseases, including COVID-19, seasonal influenza, RSV, Ebola, MERS, and SARS. Hard-won lessons and significant advances illustrate that our proven technology has tremendous potential to make a substantial contribution to public health worldwide.

Our scientists are committed to developing vaccine candidates for some of the world's toughest viral threats by utilizing the power of our innovative recombinant nanoparticle vaccine platform. Our vaccine technology combines the power and speed of genetic engineering with the immunogenicity enhancing properties of our Matrix-M adjuvant to efficiently produce highly immunogenic particles targeting some of the most pressing viral infectious diseases.

Novavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic.

Summary of the Position:

The Novavax Global Program Management (GPM) department contributes to the company's strategic business objectives by driving the company's vaccine product development and commercialization programs. This is accomplished through managing end to end program and project quality, scope, schedules, and budgets, facilitating idea exchange, and identifying/escalating project risks, all within an established governance model.

We are seeking highly motivated full-time Program Manager / Senior Program Manager with experience in either overall vaccine development and commercialization or functional program management in supply chain, global commercial launch, lifecycle management, and late-stage commercialization who would like the opportunity to thrive, learn, and grow in a fast-paced, high-growth organization.

Location is flexible.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Build working relationships with members of the Commercial, Supply Chain, Project / Program, Alliance teams and cross-functional sub-teams to plan, schedule, monitor and control the execution of program and project activities.
  • Independently address key program risks by managing ad hoc teams to develop solutions for decision by senior management.
  • Implement project management best practices to ensure on-time completion of milestones in fulfillment of corporate objectives.
  • Apply advanced project and program management tools and techniques for issue and risk management: identification, mitigation, and escalation through the established project governance model.
  • Own and manage the project plan and schedule, interact regularly with the project leads to status project activities, and facilitate meetings and project team discussions.
  • Prepare project reports to internal and external stakeholders using established templates and processes; in particular, ensure submission of key deliverables to external funding organizations.
  • Help promote a culture of project and program excellence by applying best practices and standards in project and program management, and serve as a program management resource to functional areas.
  • Execute other duties as assigned to ensure programmatic success.

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred.
  • PMP certification highly desirable.
  • A minimum of 5 years of project management experience in the biotech and pharma or related industries; experience managing vaccine development and /or global late-stage commercialization and launches is strongly preferred.
  • Substantial experience in building and maintaining project plans using Microsoft Project is required.
  • Candidate must be comfortable working with high-performing cross-functional teams; and have an ability to engage and motivate teams to address mission critical problems.
  • Ability to establish collaborative working relationships across organizational disciplines, and throughout the organizational hierarchy.
  • Must enjoy a dynamic, fast-paced environment, operating independently and as part of a team.
  • Solid written and oral communication skills, and the ability to distill complicated issues into concise communications for senior leadership and external stakeholders.
  • Eager to be a member of a positive and high-energy team of program managers.

Novavax offers a base salary, annual bonus, equity grants, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Novavax is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment and advancement opportunities are available to all individuals on an at-will basis, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, protective hairstyle, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Except where prohibited by applicable state law, this position requires that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you need a reasonable accommodation or qualify for an exemption.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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