Affimed (Nasdaq: AFMD) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company which engineers targeted immunotherapies, seeking to improve patient outcomes through the power of innate immunity. Affimed’s fit-for-purpose ROCK® platform allows innate immune engagers to be designed for specific patient populations. We are developing single and combination therapies to treat cancers.

To strengthen our highly motivated Operations Team in Heidelberg, Germany, we are looking for a

Senior Program Director (f/m/d)

(Reference No. OP2110)

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  • Take full product development accountability for one of Affimed’s key programs
  • Partner/Co-develop activities and represent the program to senior internal stakeholders within the R&D Leadership Team (RDLT) and Executive Team (ET)
  • Define the overall program vision and strategy in alignment with the RDLT and ET including required adaptations due to novel insights
  • Develop and implement a strategic communication plan in alignment with the ET and the Communication Department
  • Lead a cross-functional Program Team (XPT) to implement and execute the program strategy by leveraging the expertise of all functions and internal/external subject matter experts, ensuring alignment with the RDLT
  • Facilitate partnering or Co-Development activities in close collaboration with business development
  • Lead assessment of program risks, implementation of risk management strategies in coordination with XPT and in accordance with Affimed’s Enterprise Risk Management System
  • Lead cross-functional teams and successfully drive oncology clinical phase programs with the goal of later stage development
  • Demonstrate the ability to take accountability and ownership for the program


  • Degree in Life Sciences (preferably PhD, PharmD, MD or equivalent)
  • Minimum 5 years experience in program/project management in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Proficient in project management practices and tools, including project controlling
  • Experience in working in a cross-functional environment
  • Ability to work in a highly structured and organized manner
  • A high degree of self-motivation
  • Strong team player and collaborative mindset
  • Strong cultural fit with Affimed’s values: Passion, Innovation, People and Performance
  • Proficient user of MS Office applications incl. MS Project
  • Professional working proficiency in German and English, with excellent oral and written communication skills


The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work in a dynamic, highly motivated, multidisciplinary, and collegial team.
For any queries, please contact Susanne Hering (Tel: +49 6221 6743 675, e-mail:

November 2021

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