Executive Director/Vice President Project Leadership and Alliance Management

Here at Tizona Therapeutics, we value Patients First!
With this goal in mind, Tizona develops next-generation immunotherapies.
The successful development of immunotherapies represents one of the most important and exciting breakthroughs in cancer. Despite the recent progress in the field of immuno-oncology, existing immunotherapies are only effective in a relatively small number of patients and types of cancer – a limitation that we hope to overcome.  
Tizona’s therapies are designed to modulate the activity of immunosuppressive cells by targeting the cell types and biological mechanisms responsible for immune suppression in the tumor microenvironment. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead cross-functional Product Development Team(s), partnering with the functional leads to develop, adapt and drive the product strategies for developing early-stage clinical programs
  • Work closely to influence, advise and coordinate strategic and operational efforts across all key product development functions, including Development, Regulatory, CMC, and Translational to ensure strategic alignment and successful execution
  • Communicate with company leadership to address program needs, issues, resources and recommendations. Ensure that internal and external presentations and other product communications are clear and effective
  • Lead Alliance Management efforts to guide the Tizona team to successful execution and delivery of overall contract and key partnership deliverables to support portfolio and corporate objectives
  • Identify, understand, and ensure mechanisms are in place to enable effective communication and decision-making between Tizona and partners
  • Work efficiently with internal functional teams (e.g., Research, Clinical, Operations) to drive activities with a partnership mindset and ensuring a common understanding of partnership obligations, contractual commitments and key partnership deliverables
  • Ensure effectiveness and efficiency of joint governance and overall meeting management of joint team interactions
  • Drive team objective setting, prioritization and ensure adherence to plan and strategy
  • Drive risk management, issue identification and resolution and contingency planning
  • Create a positive and effective team environment that instills trust, encourages robust debate, and ensures clear transparent communications to align around the overall goal/vision for the product(s)
  • Lead the project management team to ensure alignment of portfolio priorities, effective execution of the project portfolio across functions, and implementing project management best practices



  • Minimum of 12 years of relevant experience, preferably in biotech or pharmaceutical companies
  • Proven ability to lead and influence data-driven strategy planning and implementation
  • A proactive and strategic thinker, with strong decision-making skills
  • Experience working with corporate partners and alliance management
  • Proven ability to function effectively across multiple functions and stakeholders, with the ability and strength to focus a team to work towards its goals
  • Strong leadership and communication skills (including presentation skills) with success in influencing all levels cross-functionally
  • Excellent business acumen with demonstrated ability to align teams to corporate strategy to achieve business and project objectives
  • Strong staff management and mentoring experience and skills
  • Highly collaborative with outstanding relationship building skills
  • Experience in biologics and immuno-oncology is desirable


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; MBA, PhD or other advanced degree in Life Sciences or Business is preferred


Tizona Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and are committed to providing employees a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business needs.

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