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Associate Director/Director, Program Management

Philadelphia, PA

About the Position

Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer, this role includes facilitating the development of program strategy and driving the realization of that strategy through the development and management of executable plans. This includes planning and tracking progress for all internal and outsourced activities required to advance drug discovery projects forward. The ideal candidate has a strong scientific background and is experienced in drug discovery, vendor management and program / project management. This individual will demonstrate both attention to detail and the ability to think strategically.

Responsibilities Include

  • Lead program management activities for multiple programs in the development portfolio
  • Coordinate and drive cross-functional teams to efficiently advance development programs.
  • Partner with the program team and functional leaders to create and maintain integrated drug development plans that define critical path activities, key milestones, cross-functional interdependencies, risks, and resource requirements.
  • Proactively identify potential risks and challenges, escalate when appropriate, and seek resolution with input from program team members and senior leadership.
  • Establish and foster collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, and functional subject matter experts, to drive effective decision-making and timely issue resolution.
  • Partner with senior leadership to ensure strategic and operational alignment with program and company objectives.
  • Organize and manage team meetings, including preparing agendas, taking minutes, and ensure post-meeting follow-through.
  • Track progress and monitor health toward program goals and communicate program status to various stakeholders across the organization.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to continuously improve and implement best practices within program teams and across the organization.
  • May lead additional ad hoc projects.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced science degree preferred (MS/Ph.D.)
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant biotech or pharmaceutical industry experience is required.
  • 3 years minimum of hands-on experience in leading program management activities in early development is required.
  • Must demonstrate good leadership and team building skills, ability to influence cross-functionally, work with different personalities and styles and maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Experience in drug development (preferably in one or more focus areas) across multiple phases (pre-clinical and/or clinical Phase 1-3).
  • Proven track record of successful project management experience
  • Prior experience managing or working within cross-functional project teams with timeline management and budgetary responsibility.
  • Strong knowledge of project management tools and software
  • Must be adept at working in a fluid environment and foster a strong collaborative spirit internally and externally.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills as well as demonstrated organizational aptitude.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Project, Smartsheet, and timeline visualization software

How to Apply

Please email directly to submit an application.

Please include your CV along with the title of the position you are applying for.


Our most important asset is our people and we offer competitive benefits including health and retirement, PTO, and stock option plans.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Cabaletta Bio is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable law.