Director of Project Management - South San Francisco, CA | Biospace
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Director of Project Management

Catalyst Biosciences, Inc.

South San Francisco, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Clinical Project Manager, Clinical Research, Development, Manufacturing, Project Management, Project Manager,

Job Description

Reporting to the Vice President, Manufacturing Operations, the Director of Project Management will be responsible for all aspects of project planning, activity directing & tracking and status communication for Catalyst Biosciences drug development programs. The position will be responsible for ensuring that cross functional program activities are aligned and integrated. The role contributes to both the short term tactical and longer term strategic success of the company.

• Planning and execution of product development projects while adhering to budget, scope and schedule requirements  
• Ensure consistent practices throughout all phases of the project life cycle  
• Prepare project schedules, resource requirements, project presentations & summaries, scenario planning
• Execute high quality, integrated cross-functional plans for projects including risk assessment and contingency planning for projects, including issue identification, resolution, escalation
• Apply best practices in the development, initiation, planning, execution, control and closing of projects  
• Partner with management to define project development strategies and drive successful execution of projects
• Identify missing project activities and independently or through collaboration with Management obtain associated relevant information for inclusion in master project schedules
• Follow up with Management and outside service providers to proactively ensure activities are completed on schedule
• Take on and complete project sub sections and activities when asked by Management


• Doctoral degree with 10+ years in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry or MS or BS with 15+ years in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry
• Project Management experience on drug candidate advancement through Manufacturing, CMC and Clinical activities
• Training and experience in use of diverse PM tools, including MS Project, document management systems (e.g. SharePoint, ShareFile, Box)
• Knowledge of regulatory requirements, minimally US FDA, EU (ROW a plus)
• PMP certification or equivalent preferred
• Experience working on Global Project Teams preferred
• Attention to detail
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Problem solving with various working assumptions, intangible variables and incomplete information
• Demonstrated excellence in all of Catalyst’s Core Competencies: Leadership, Innovation, Creativity, Communication, Teamwork, Collaboration, Technical & Professional Knowledge and Initiative