Senior Project Manager

Redwood City, California
Oct 07, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Title:                          Senior Project Manager
Reports To:               Vice President, Operations & Alliance Management
Location:                   Redwood City, CA
Classification:           Exempt


Consistent, reliable project management of cross functional activities to support the overall Product Development Strategy, Execution and Control of key Coherus’ Program.


The Senior Project Manager is responsible for coordinating internal cross-functional activities (clinical, CMC, regulatory and commercial) required to enable successful execution of Coherus’ Development Programs.


  • Partner with cross-functional leadership to establish comprehensive, functionally-integrated, end-to-end project timelines
  • In collaboration with internal project teams and external vendors:
    • Implement a project plan
      • Identify and manage critical path activities and their interdependencies
      • Identify and proactively mitigate roadblocks
      • Identify and document risks, likelihoods of occurrence, severities, and key mitigations
    • Capture and communicate progress; escalate potential delays with proposed solutions
  • Communications
    • Responsible for all project team documentation, including: agendas, minutes, actions, decisions, timelines, scorecards, goals, and dashboards
    • Facilitate internal project team meetings and weekly working team calls with vendors
    • Present project updates, issues, path forward options, and recommendations to program team and functional Senior Management in timely fashion
    • Collaborate with personnel across Product Development and other key functions (e.g., purchasing, finance, legal, product development teams) to ensure alignment around key business objectives
  • Ensure that projects adhere to agreed-upon scope, timelines, resources, and budget
  • Support Product Development Teams with managing Program specific Projects  


  • Undergraduate degree in chemical engineering, bioengineering or related field. A postgraduate qualification (e.g. PhD, MS) will be a plus
  • 5+ years of Pharmaceutical/ Biotech industry experience
    • experience in managing drug-device combination program development and in managing late stage development programs and Regulatory submissions (IND, NDA, BLA) are preferred
    • 3+ years of Project Management experience and knowledge of project management methodologies, concepts and techniques is required; Project Management certificate is a plus
    • Prior experience working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, development-stage company
  •  Ability to manage complex, cross-functional projects with internal and external stakeholders
    • excellent written, communication and organizational skills
    •  expertise using Project Management software to build timelines and manage resources, risks, and costs
    • rapidly integrate new information into existing plans
    • work well under tight deadlines, with the ability to prioritize workload against deadlines and corporate objectives

Beginning July 19, 2021, Coherus BioSciences requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date.  This requirement is a condition of employment at Coherus BioSciences, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located at a Coherus BioSciences facility or is fully remote.  If you are unable to receive the vaccine due to a disability or serious medical condition, or because it is prohibited as a result of your sincerely held religious beliefs, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.