Director of Program Management - CDMO

Posted 20 December 2022
Salary Competitive
Job type Full Time
DisciplineLarge MoleculeCell & Gene Therapy
Contact NameOnur Dilek

Job description

Mantell Associates is partnered with a rapidly growing CDMO on their search for a Global Director of Program Management, where you will be an integral member of the leadership team. Your responsibility will be to lead, execute, and deliver strategic client and internal projects, act as the primary crossing point with the clients and lead client meetings with the team. Do you have CDMO experience and aim to be a part of an innovative and globally respected organisation?

This company is experiencing an exciting period of growth and transformation, focused on various areas such as Drug Substance, Drug Product, Plasmid DNA, and mRNA. You will have the opportunity to work with a company focused on building a sustainable culture, offering a wide range of support, including further education, training programs and lucrative progression opportunities.


Director of Program Management Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading the Global PM department across several facilities around the globe and developing frameworks

  • Consistently organising, attending, and participating in stakeholder and client meetings

  • Thorough control of all client projects and management of portfolios

  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to develop project deliverables and meet overall goals within set budgets and timelines

  • Communicate and cooperate cross-functionally to ensure alignment, support company objectives and goals and build and maintain positive client relationships

Director of Program Management Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline

  • Native/Fluent German speaker

  • 5+ plus years of experience at a CDMO or within Biologics project management

  • High-level knowledge of process development and manufacturing of Biotechnological medicinal products and commercial awareness

  • Leadership, influencing and interpersonal skills – to lead and mentor PM’s globally


Mantell Associates is a specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Headhunting firm. For more information on this role, please get in touch with Onur Dilek at