Manager/Sr. Manager, CMC Program Management - Monrovia, CA | Biospace
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Manager/Sr. Manager, CMC Program Management


Monrovia, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
CMC, Manager, Program Manager,

Job Description

Xencor Inc. is an innovative biotechnology company located in the Los Angeles area (near Pasadena) and in San Diego.  We have a very deep drug development pipeline including three programs currently in clinical testing with one more expected to start clinical testing in 2017 and have an excellent opportunity for a Manager/Sr. Manager, CMC Program Management to join our team.  We use our pioneering XmAb® technology to develop better biotherapeutics – antibodies that target new biological mechanisms and have the potential to be more potent, safer and longer lasting – with the goal of improving patient outcomes and quality of life.  In addition to generating a pipeline of novel drug candidates, with ten in clinical testing by Xencor or our partners, our XmAb® technology has enabled multiple collaborations  with leading biopharmaceutical companies including Novartis, Amgen,  Morphosys, Merck, CSL, Janssen(J&J), Alexion and Boehringer Ingelheim.  

Our employees are the most important factor in our success and we have assembled a highly talented group from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to execute our business plan and shape our future. Xencor employees value new ideas and flexibility and demand from each other scientific rigor, a passion for innovation, and a willingness to take risks.

We seek a Manager/Sr. Manager, CMC Program Management to

Job Duties include :

•   Manage CMC/Operations projects
•   Work within CMC function to help drive and deliver CMC/Operations output for product candidates
•   Track, monitor, and report performance metrics related to operations, quality, and cost
•   Support contract negotiations for technology transfer, manufacturing and supply agreements
•   Deliver high quality and timely deliverables via the use of appropriate PM tools and methodologies
•   Develop and distribute periodic reports on performance, issues, risks, and schedules of key activities, events, or milestones
•   Serve as a CMC project contact with external and internal clients as needed
•   Participate in identifying, creating, and sustaining CMC processes in order to successfully support the growing pipeline of product candidates

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


•   Bachelor’s degree in engineering, life/physical sciences or other technical degree with at least 5 years of related experience
•   Demonstrated interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and cross-functional, cross-cultural project teams
•   Business knowledge of Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical manufacturing operations, product and process development and supply chain operations
•   Proven collaboration management, decision making skills and goal-orientation
•   Ability to communicate and/or present to all levels of staff and management
•   Ability to tactfully and effectively negotiate and influence stakeholders
•   Experience in managing several complex projects simultaneously and prioritizing individual and team efforts accordingly
•   Be a team player and self-starter who is capable of growth and increased responsibility
•   Proficient in basic project management methodology and tools
•   Good analytical problem solving skills
•   Detail-oriented
•   Proficiency in MS office suite including Excel, Power Point, and Project

Preferreed Qualifications:

•   Advanced degree (MS, PhD) in engineering, life/physical sciences or other technical degree
•   Expertise in Drug Substance/Drug Product Manufacturing, Process Development, or other related functional areas within the Pharmaceutical/Biotech or Healthcare industry
•   2+ years experience as a CMC project manager
•   Advanced degree in Business (MBA) a plus
•   Experience working with or for a Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) a plus
•   Certified as Project Management Professional a plus

We strive to create an environment that will challenge, motivate, and reward our employees for meeting the changing demands of creating breakthrough therapeutics. Xencor has a highly collaborative structure that integrates co-workers with different skill sets into teams for product and technology development.  With an emphasis on attaining the best and most highly qualified candidates in their respective fields, we offer a competitive salary & benefits package. Please submit a cover letter & resume.  For further information about Xencor, please visit our website at   EOE