Project Coordinator

94520, Concord
Jun 15, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Provide project coordination support for project teams in the in support of the INTERCEPT Blood System.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for directing, organizing and controlling project activities, under the direction of a Project Manager (PM). 
  • Assist the PM in the drafting and issuance of project proposals, RFP’s, tenders, budgets, cash flows and preliminary schedules.
  • Manage the contract manufacturers, contract laboratories, and supplier base for Cerus development projects.
  • Manage the review and approval of contracts and work orders with contractors.
  • Follow up on work orders, verify delivery of products or services, and maintain necessary records.
  • Track and monitor the progress and quality of work being performed by project team members.
  • Assist the PM in the creation and archival of various project artifacts, including the Design History File.
  • Assist the PM in facilitating team meetings and other key project-related meetings; prepare agendas, meeting minutes, and action items.
  • Communicate outcomes from team meetings and supplier meetings to team and PM via monthly reports, timelines and project reviews.


  • Requires a Bachelor’s in a scientific or technical discipline with a minimum of 3 years experience in the healthcare, biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry. 
  • Experience with contract manufacturing, contract negotiation, planning, or outsourcing experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Passion for business analysis and utilizing quantitative metrics to guide successful business outcomes.
  • Strong quality orientation with demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Experience using project scheduling and control tools to monitor projects plans, work hours, budgets and expenditures.  
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office and project scheduling tools such as MS Project.  Experience with Earned Value Management systems is preferred.
  • Works well in a collaborative team environment and communicates effectively with all levels of the organization. 
  • Ability to identify and independently manage priorities, task assignments, and dependencies within a project. 
  • Understanding of medical device regulations (EU Medical Device Directives, US Quality System Regulations), design control (e.g. ISO 13485), and risk management (e.g., ISO 14971). 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience using Agile Project Management Methodologies preferred.
  • CAPM certification preferred.