Full-Time

Senior Program Manager

R&D

Posted on 6/5/2024

MycoWorks

MycoWorks

201-500 employees

Produces sustainable non-animal leather alternatives

Consumer Goods
Biotechnology

Senior

Oakland, CA, USA

Required Skills
Communications
Management
Requirements
  • 3+ years working in project/program management
  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree
  • Proven track record in leading large technical projects and building collaborations between teams with different expertise
  • Exceptional data and file organization, spreadsheet/task management skills (Google Suite), and ability to work with PM software (Monday.com, Smartsheet), Slack, and cloud storage systems
  • Strong people management and communication skills are required
  • Flexible working in a dynamic environment remote/onsite
  • Experienced in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Ability to constructively give and receive feedback
  • Flexible employee that can juggle competing priorities and navigate ambiguity
  • Strong soft skills to engage stakeholders
Responsibilities
  • Work with Director of Program Management and VP of Technology Development and Innovation to ensure plans are aligned with Company Goals and internal Innovation Center strategy
  • Drive Innovation Center strategy and workplan according to the priorities set by R&D Leadership
  • Develop comprehensive and concise project plans and get buy-in from key stakeholders to drive projects to completion
  • Schedule and moderate key meetings to drive work plan execution, learnings, and next steps
  • Consistent follow-up on open action items, ensuring all loops are closed
  • Escalate project risks and gaps, working with team members to develop clear mitigation plans and outline processes for smooth team execution
  • Measure project progress and performance using appropriate KPIs
  • Strategically roll-up status, learnings, and help requests in clear and consistent format to give R&D Leadership visibility for decision making
  • Manage Innovation Center workflow from initial design of experiment, through experiment execution, data summary, and through to tech transfer in Production Plant
  • Summarize project status, key learnings, and next steps for external parties (e.g. Board of Director, Investor, Client presentations)
  • Vendor relationship management for R&D development projects

MycoWorks is pioneering the development of sustainable, non-animal leather alternatives through their proprietary Fine Mycelium™ technology. This positions them well within the luxury goods market, especially as global demands shift towards environmentally conscious materials. The company's dedication to merging biotechnology with sustainable practices offers employees a unique opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge, eco-friendly innovations within an industry that values both tradition and modernity.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding

$187.2M

Headquarters

Emeryville, California

Founded

2013

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

1%

1 year growth

40%

2 year growth

61%
INACTIVE