Senior Manager of Project Management Office - Small Molecule

Posted 10 January 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Full Time
Discipline Small Molecule
Contact NameLuke Heath

Job description

Mantell Associates is currently partnered with a market leading CDMO, in their search for a new Senior Manager of Project Management Office.

Are you looking to grow and progress your management skills?

Are you looking to join one of the most highly respected companies in the industry?

The company provide market leading services in the development and compliant manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Drug Product Intermediates; Due to their dynamic and forward thinking attitude, and their use of innovative and exciting new technologies, they have established themselves as one of the most reputable and high quality service providers in the industry.  

Senior Manager of PMO Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of the Project Management area vision, strategy and measures, ensuring these are aligned to the overall business, in collaboration with the Senior Director PMO

  • Develop and sustain standardized PM processes, implemented in a consistent and repeatable manner

  • Develop organizational governance frameworks, hierarchies, and relationships

  • Monitor portfolio, program, and project performance (actual versus planned) and key performance indicators

  • Implement a PM continuous improvement system, to optimize the existing processes and adapt to new challenges and realities, in the line with the overall Corporate PMO strategy

  • Develop and propose for approval the short and mid-term goals, annual budget and budget plan in line with the corporate strategy, in order to align activities with strategic objectives

  • Comply with all applicable GMP and HSE guidelines, internal and external requirements as well as promote the implementation and maintenance of policies, systems and procedures (COPs, HBR, SOPs and others) within his/ her TMs

Senior Manager of PMO Requirements:


  • University degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or equivalent degree in a scientific area

  • Relevant years’ experience in Project Management leadership across a variety of projects within in the Pharmaceutical Industry, most preferably a significant proportion from a CDMO environment

  • Strong Technical experience in a scientific area, preferably within an industry environment, having worked in areas such as process development and optimization, engineering, production, analytical chemistry or quality assurance

  • Fluent in English


  • Professional Project Management certification, e.g. PMP by PMI®

  • Possess extensive knowledge of project and program management principles and practices, planning and risk management tools, and is able to lead others on them

  • Skilled at developing and driving processes and tools, training, coaching and mentoring others in their use

  • Experience of, and comfort with different cultural environments and styles as befits a worldwide manufacturing network and client base

  • Track record of overachieving targets


Mantell Associates is a specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences headhunting firm. For more information on this role, please contact Luke Heath on +44 (0) 203 854 7700 or