San Rafael, CA

Sr. Program Manager

Senior Program Manager, Dept: Global Program Management (Pharmaceuticals)

Location: San Rafael, CA 100% ON-SITE, must be local

Pay Rate: $75-85/ HR

8-month W2 Full-Time Assignment, Potential to extend/ convert to FTE

The Senior Program Manager position at BioMarin Pharmaceutical involves strategically enabling the development of medicines through program management best practices and timely decision-making. This role drives strategy, planning, and execution of assets, working with cross-functional teams to bring transformative therapies to communities.


Role Responsibilities:

-Strategic Planning:

  • Partner with Therapeutic Area Team Leads to maintain alignment with program strategy.
  • Assist in developing and updating program plans.
  • Provide guidance on business operating models and governance

-Operational Execution:

  • Manage timelines, budgets, and resources using Microsoft Project.
  • Oversee program-level timeline and execution of deliverables.
  • Develop execution plans and oversee their implementation.

-Issues, Risk, and Decision Management:

  • Develop and manage the Program Risk Register.
  • Manage interdependencies, issues, and key decisions.

-Stakeholder Management and Communication:

  • Foster collaboration and communication across teams.
  • Communicate objectives, plans, and timelines.
  • Facilitate governance and team meetings.


Education and Experience Required:

  • Ph.D., Masters, or BA/BS with relevant experience.
  • Minimum of 8 years total relevant experience, with at least 5 years in project management.
  • PMP certification is a plus.


Competencies Required:

  • Agility, Leadership, and Communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Project Management tools and techniques.
  • Understanding of Product Development Lifecycle and Therapeutic Area knowledge.

  • Max. file size: 300 MB.