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Project Manager II, Capital Projects BioTech

Ajinomoto Bio Pharma Services
San Diego, CA
Start date
May 7, 2023

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Science/R&D, Biotechnology
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Beach

Job Details

Why join Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma?

Our mission is to help improve the health of humankind.

We are a fully integrated contract development and manufacturing organization with sites in Belgium, United States, Japan, and India providing comprehensive development, cGMP manufacturing, and aseptic fill finish services. We pride ourselves in offering a unique environment in which the work we do every day plays a crucial role in society.

We hope to inspire employees to come to work engaged and ready to give their all. This allows Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma to meet the commitments it makes to partners, patients and employees.

Total Rewards package designed to make your life better:

We offer health benefits, annual performance bonus, generous paid time off, paid parental leave, matching 401k contributions (immediate vesting), tuition reimbursement, employee discount program and much more!

Your next career move:

We are currently seeking a Project Manager II who will be responsible for leading small and medium sized capital projects to successful completion. The role includes managing diverse capital projects, such as equipment and capacity upgrades, facility renovations, and infrastructure upgrades to support the growth of the company. This position is responsible for effective project management of all major project phases from initiation, design, procurement, construction, commissioning through qualification and final release. Project execution will focus on safety, schedule, and budget adherence in addition to complying with good engineering practices, company policies, regulations, and codes. This role requires excellent internal and external collaboration skills and the ability to lead diverse, cross-functional teams.


  • Responsible for full lifecycle project management including scope development, detailed engineering, execution, commissioning, qualification and close out.
  • Support Laboratory & Manufacturing departments in the implementation of new equipment for laboratories, biologics fermentation & purification, aseptic manufacturing and packaging.
  • Partner and manage projects with other groups/functions (Facilities, Engineering, EH&S, Manufacturing, Calibration, Validation, Quality Assurance) through full project life cycle to ensure all systems are designed, constructed, and documented properly.
  • Manages project costs, schedule and scope as it relates to the overall stakeholder requirements
  • Champions project team collaboration. Influences and negotiates with project team members and project stakeholders to gain alignment. Plan and manage team goals, project schedules and new information
  • Coordinates meetings including scheduling, presentation preparation, meeting minute taking and action item tracking
  • Manage project-related paperwork by ensuring all necessary materials are current, properly filed and stored
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal and external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices.
  • Embodies Aji Bio-Pharma’s cultural values and aligns daily actions with department goals and company culture
  • Requirements :

  • High School Diploma or equivalent experience required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 4 - 8 years project management experience is required
  • Strong organizational skills and comprehensive follow-through.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications including Project
  • Previous experience with Primavera P6 is preferred
  • The anticipated salary range for candidates who will work in California is $69,351.27 - $97,091.78

    The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job, type and length of experience within the job, type and length of experience within the industry, education, etc. Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services is a multi-state employer and this salary range may not reflect positions that work in other states.

    If you meet the requirements above, and would like to apply for this position, please visit our website at and click on the "Careers" section. Please be sure to note where you saw our ad posting.

    New hires will pass a background check and drug screen as a condition of employment.

    We are an EOE dedicated to a diverse work force and Drug Free work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.



    At Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services, our mission is to help improve the health of humankind. Our ultimate goal is to provide adaptive solutions, responsive service, trusted partnerships and peace of mind to our customers. Through innovation, accountability, compliance, communication and teamwork, we take pride in knowing our efforts are helping countless patients for years to come.

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    San Diego

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