Senior Project Manager
As a member of the Site Project Management Office (PMO), the Senior Project Manager will be responsible for leading Manufacturing Site Priority 1/Priority 2 (P1/P2) projects for a growing BioPharma company. The role includes project managing a diverse portfolio of Strategic, Capital, Process Improvement and Productivity projects to support the commercial manufacturing of a rich pipeline of biologics products. The individual will have frequent exposure to senior management as they execute projects that shape our overall strategy and transform our site into a best-in-class BioPharma facility. The individual will utilize Project Management Framework (PMF) to provide standard project management processes, guidelines and templates to manager and deliver projects in a consistent and effective way while focusing on safety, quality, schedule, and budget.
Lead planning and execution of Site P1/P2 projects as project manager. Projects may include, but are not limited to, strategic run-the-business initiatives, Capital, Process Improvement and Productivity Improvement. Define project team and project management resource requirements. Proactively identify, facilitate resolution and escalate issues. Leads project activities including kickoff meetings, recurring status meetings, executive sponsor meetings, reporting, risk tracking, steering committee meetings, and conflict resolution. Develops and drives detailed plans, identifying critical path and timing while meeting strategic intent and achieving key milestones. Manage resources to attain project deliverables and coordinate project communication for all stakeholders. Ensure problem solving and decision making addressing major risks and issues by identifying, documenting, resolving, communicating or escalating to senior leadership when appropriate. Collaborate with key stakeholders to manage expectations. Drive consistency in project management tools and templates in line with PMO best practices and PMF. Influence key stakeholders, develop project communications strategy, approach and plan. Foster diverse/inclusive high performance teams and maintain strong relationships with operational and functional leadership.
B.S. in engineering, Pharmacy, science or technical discipline, advanced degree preferred. PMP certification highly desirable. Understanding of cGMPs. Knowledge of laboratory, manufacturing facilities, utilities and infrastructure, construction, maintenance, and operations is preferred. Demonstrated experience of managing to deliverables and milestones: on time/within budget while meeting business needs. Experience in project management of complex projects involving cross-functional teams in a matrix organization. Experience with manufacturing sites and staff. Proficiency with project management and Microsoft tools, e.g. Project, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint. Ability to achieve results and exercise influence across a global matrix organization (e.g., operations, manufacturing technology, quality, supply chain, finance). Ability to work independently with high level of accountability. Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills and have the ability to deal effectively with all levels of management. Strong analytical skills, well organized and capable of managing multiple projects with respect to priorities.