Job Details

  • Title: Project Manager - non CA
  • Code: RCI-9784
  • Location: Summit New Jersey (NJ) 07901
  • Posted Date: 09/15/2020
  • Duration: 12 Months
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  Job Description

Quality (QC) Project Manager and/or Quality (QC) Project Portfolio Management & Operations (PPMO)

Duration = One year from start date

Typical Daily Work Hours = Mon-Fri, 40 Hrs/Wk, 8am to 5pm (some flexibility in daily start/end times)


Location: Summit, NJ


The client is seeking an experienced and motivated candidate to join the Project Management Office (PMO) team to manage and optimize the Project Portfolio for the CAR T Quality (QC) group


This position plays a critical role in facilitating and guiding business planning, process governance, and portfolio decision-making for the Quality group in partnership with the PMO Group and Site leadership. This role requires strong pharma operations acumen as well as experience facilitating effective organization-wide processes and communication.


This position requires a willingness to play a very active, behind-the-scenes role to support business operations, portfolio decision-making, and project management.


The roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


Project Portfolio Management

  • Develop project portfolio management process for cell therapy capital projects and new technology projects.
  • Implement the portfolio governance processes, system structure, and decision pathways to foster transparency, efficiency, alignment and scale in partnership with cell therapy function stakeholders and customers.
  • Collaborate effectively with Global Quality, Global Engineering, Finance, and other Cell Therapy functions stakeholders and customers to align on the structure and processes enabling the portfolio management system.
  • Support portfolio insights and analytics to enable strategic discussions, scenario planning, and decision and trade-off analyses for investment options.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance portfolio management and implement appropriate industry best practice portfolio management tools and methodologies.
  • Support functional project leaders with development of business cases for capital projects and new technologies, and facilitate data-driven decision-making.
  • Assume project manager role.


Project Management

  • Project management, change management and risk management.
  • Work with project teams to understand timing, resource requirements, and scope.
  • Work with project sponsor to develop business case for additional resources as needed.
  • Create project timelines and Gantt charts to ensure visibility of project tracking.
  • Drive for data and risk-based decisions through-out project lifecycles.
  • Track team activities and timelines to ensure that the deliverables and milestones within the project plan are met.
  • Develop, publish, and maintain, agendas, minutes, and action logs. Participates and supports team meetings, projects, and strategic initiatives as necessary.
  • Work with project teams to identify roadblocks, identify solutions, and escalate for resolution / recommendation.
  • Prepare, distribute and present project status reports to project team members and management.
  • Assist in developing and promoting an organic project management capability at the Manufacturing site over time, including embedding standard project management tools.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives and special projects as assigned.
  • Assist with monthly Site reporting of goals and KPIs, reviews, and meeting preparations in partnership with Manager and MSAT team.
  • Assist with management of S12 PMO Sharepoint hub, and support the S12 PMO & CAR T community with Site / Project Status communication.



  • Required: 5 years of experience in portfolio development, project portfolio management, and/or portfolio operations in pharma operations setting.
  • Desired: PMP certification.
  • Experience in PM, engineering, Quality, finance, MS&T, OE, Lean Six Sigma, supply chain, pharma manufacturing operations, and business analytics a plus.
  • Masters and/or Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Operations, or Technical discipline.
  • Experience collaborating on teams to achieve project objectives.
  • IT proficiency, including project & portfolio management tools, analytics, business intelligence tools, visual reporting applications, enterprise systems (e.g. Sharepoint, MS Project, PowerBi, Tableau, SAP, etc…).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications a must; experience with Smartsheet a plus.
  • Adept communication skills including ability to summarize complex issues concisely and listen effectively to stakeholders to understand needs and challenges
  • Proven ability to innovate and drive processes and change in a cross-functional matrixed organization with multiple stakeholders and constituents
  • Highly collaborative with outstanding relationship management skills, high emotional intelligence
  • Strong initiative with the ability to manage multiple projects of varying complexity and timelines simultaneously
  • Self-starter who identifies and helps solve problems, and can deal with ambiguity
  • Strong planning and organization skills
  • Team player mindset