Sr. Project Manager

Job Post Index 229D82-Sy##
Location Virtual, US
Description: Description
  • Responsible for the direction, coordination, implementation, control and completion of projects, while remaining aligned with company strategy, commitments and goals.
  • Oversees initiating, planning, and executing Cell Therapy Development and Operations (CTDO) projects with end to end remit, specifically from early development through launch support.
  • Manage critical projects in support of specific product programs. This includes partnering with the project leads to identify scope, work, and project strategy.
  • Developing detailed project plans in support of the project scope and cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Works closely with the drug product CMC Project Leads and functional PMs in order to coordinate and organize the deliverables associated with the CTDO product programs.
  • Will also work closely with functional leadership and representatives to ensure alignment and coordination across CTDO priorities.
  • Assisting in the development of business analysis for projects and programs is in scope as is helping teams to define processes, criteria, etc. in order to support key decisions.
  • Responsible for using CTDO PMO best practices, tools and templates.
  • Partner with project and work stream leads to successfully achieve project objectives inclusive of program assets and strategic initiatives.
  • Apply project management expertise across the portfolio for standard and complex projects, managing multiple projects in parallel.
  • Provide strong team leadership and drive to ensure projects are executed on-time and within budget
  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables
  • Create project plans; scope, work, resources, scheduling, etc.
  • Maintain project objectives through project lifecycle
  • Monitor execution and quality to customer/stakeholder/sponsor standards
  • Identify and resolve issues and risks
  • Report on project progress, offer viable solutions and opportunities as they arise
  • Implement appropriate project change control
  • Manage resources to make sure schedule is on track
  • Facilitate all project team meetings; attend related project team meetings as necessary to ensure alignment
  • Evaluate and assess result of project
  • Provide structure and leadership across departments to ensure team meets project objectives
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to manage project deliverables, e.g. CMO’s, Supply Chain, etc.
  • Champion innovative project management tools to support programs; identify and drive project management and portfolio solutions across Pipeline and Product Lifecycle Strategy (PPLS).
Skills: Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences related discipline; OR
  • Advanced degree in Life Sciences related discipline and/or an MBA strongly preferred.
  • 7+ years’ experience in bio tech/life sciences project management.
  • Project management qualification achieved or planned to achieve (i.e. Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent).
  • Proficiency with related software tools such as: MS Project, OnePager, SmartSheets, MS PPT, MS Excel, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of biopharma industry.
  • Familiarity/experience with end to end CMC drug development.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally, with matrixed teams; maintaining strong business partner relationships.
  • Strong leadership skills and executive presence; ability to positively influence outcomes.
  • Expertise in conflict resolution.
  • Cell Therapy experience preferred.
  • Experience in cellular therapy is preferred.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated leader with the breadth of professional experience and the drive to work with both internal and external partners to define and implement effective project management plans.
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and cross-functional organization, against tight deadlines, and with world-class partners, suppliers and business leaders alike.

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