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Available Team Positions:



Director, Project Management

Reports to:  Chief Development Officer

Position Summary

Zogenix is currently seeking a senior Project Management Professional experienced in Pharmaceutical Drug Product Development, to drive project management at Zogenix.  Currently, the Project Manager will oversee the timeline and deliverables for the clinical trials for the company’s primary development product ZX008. In addition, he/she will manage other project teams as assigned and will manage key alliances across all projects as needed.  The successful candidate will apply strong fundamental project management expertise coupled with comprehensive knowledge of the drug development process and launch planning.  In order to enable Zogenix to meet critical business objectives, the Project Manager  will be responsible for the full integration of financial, development and commercialization activities.

Major areas of responsibility

  • Serves as Senior Program Manager for ZX008, a global orphan 505b(2) program for treatment of seizures in Dravet Syndrome
  • Responsible for hands-on program management of the program across internal stakeholders and external vendors, covering CMC, Clinical Development, Regulatory and Medical Affairs activities
  • Provide project templates to support ongoing public company requirements including financial auditing and project related information for quarterly earnings calls;
  • Successful collaboration and interactions with all levels of company personnel to manage quality program delivery on time and on budget; tracks overall program budget
  • Provide ongoing evaluation of the work flow processes, with strong planning and adaptations as necessary to support on time project execution
  • Facilitate establishment of appropriate project goals that enable Corporate and Functional Department goal-setting, and provide progress against goals
  • Establish a Zogenix Alliance Management system and provide Alliance support
  • Formalize and refine New Product Opportunity strategic decision-making process  


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline and 7+ years of relevant Program Management / Project Leadership in the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent
  • Strong organizational, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Experience in tracking >5MM budget to plan
  • PMPP certification
  • Advanced Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Excel capabilities


  • Demonstrated ability to provide strong direct project management/leadership skills and a proven track record of leading late stage development programs leading to global regulatory approval;
  • Strong understanding of all phases of pharmaceutical product development, and US and EU pharmaceutical regulations
  • Hands-on individual who appreciates the opportunities offered by a small, fast-growing pharmaceutical company;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; capable of negotiating and informing relevant information across all levels of the company
  • Detail oriented, able to problem solve and apply good judgment to address unexpected challenges


  • Neuroscience experience a plus


Based in Emeryville, CA office

Must be willing to travel as required

This job description is intended to describe the essential job functions of this position and is not intended to be an all-inclusive statement of job responsibilities.

We are an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We respect individual differences, embrace diversity throughout the organization, and value the unique strength of each employee.

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