Senior Director, Project Management

Gaithersburg, MD, US
Nov 06, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Vice President of Project Management, the Senior Director will be responsible for managing assigned projects and direct reports. The successful candidate will manage the scope, schedule and budget of the various projects and integrate all functional plans into a cohesive strategy. Develop and maintain documents and tracking tools essential to the project; schedule and facilitate meetings to ensure adequate communication at the core team and sub team level. Successful candidates must be capable of working collaboratively with the core team members from various functions (Clinical, Regulatory, Manufacturing Operations, Quality, etc.) to successfully drive their project to meet aggressive timelines and budgets. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, multi-task, and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Lead a team of project management professionals in planning activities including comprehensive project timelines, multi-year resource forecasts, and project risk plans
  • Drive the execution of project plans with matrix functions
  • Lead Core Team organization, communication, and accountability
  • Ensure project decisions are effectively made by the right stakeholders
  • Meet corporate project goals
  • For projects with major external components, participate in progress/status reporting, including Earned Value Management where required
  • Identify and resolve gaps/conflicts with function resources
  • Understand business unit portfolio / project priorities, and drive project progress accordingly
  • Play an active role in preparing contract and grant proposals to secure external funding
  • Perform other duties as assigned required

Minimum Education, Experience and Skills
  • BA/BS degree required, advanced scientific degree or MBA a plus
  • 10 years of experience within Project Management, or equivalent work experience.
  • Prior experience in one or more technical disciplines
  • The ideal candidate will have in-depth understanding of project management systems and processes, the interdependencies of development activities and projects, and the regulatory requirements for product registration.
  • Experience in vaccine research and development is required
  • Excellent management and communication skills, including expert prioritization, team building and the ability to synthesize project management for corporate leadership.
  • Exceptional leadership skills and proven ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Highly developed diplomatic negotiation, interpersonal, and communication skills and the ability to influence without formal authority.
  • Excellent analytical skills and experience developing and managing strategic business plans.
  • Proven ability to manage and execute projects on time and within budget
  • PM certification preferred
  • Able to implement Earned Value Management techniques and provide earned value metrics in monthly reporting on government contracts a plus
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project is required
  • Able to travel as required to meet with contractors, partners, or project funding entities

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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