Job Details

  • Title: Project Manager
  • Code: RCI-42488-1
  • Location: Seattle, WA 98109
  • Posted Date: 10/13/2021
  • Duration: 12 Months
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  Job Description

Job Description:          

Position: Senior Project Manager – Cell Therapy Global Product Quality Analytical Transfer

Location: Seattle WA / Summit NJ


Senior Project Manager is responsible for:

  • The direction, coordination, implementation, control and completion of analytical transfer projects, while remaining aligned with company strategy, commitments and goals.
  • The Project Manager (PM) oversees initiating, planning, and executing Cell Therapy Global Quality (CTGQ) analytical transfer projects.
  • The primary focus of the Project Manager will be to manage critical method transfer and remediation projects in support of commercial products.
  • This includes partnering with the analytical transfer project leads and technical subject matter experts to identify scope, work, and project strategy.
  • The PM is responsible for developing detailed project plans in support of the project scope and cross-functional stakeholders.
  • This position works closely with the Global Product Quality Analytical Transfer leads and functional PMs in order to coordinate and organize the deliverables associated with the CTGQ product programs.
  • The position will also work closely with functional leadership and representatives to ensure alignment and coordination across 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.
  • The Senior PM will be responsible for using CTGQ PMO best practices, tools and templates.
  • The successful candidate will be a 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.
  • Must have the ability to work in a highly matrixed and cross-functional organization, against tight deadlines, and with world-class partners, suppliers and business leaders alike. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Global Product Quality Analytical Transfer lead, applying project management expertise, to successfully achieve project objectives as well as strategic initiatives.
  • Provide strong team leadership and drive to ensure product quality 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 to ensure Product Quality Team meets project objectives
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to manage project deliverables, e.g. CMO’s, Supply Chain, etc.
  • Develop and communicate status to Project Leadership
  • Champion innovative project management tools to support program 

Competencies & Experiences:

  • 5+ years’ experience in bio tech/life sciences project management. Cell Therapy experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences-related discipline. Advanced degree in Life Sciences-related discipline and/or an MBA strongly preferred.
  • 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.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness to do what needs to be done in a dynamic environment