Senior Project Manager - Biologics CDMO

Posted 21 May 2023
Salary Competitive
Job type Full Time
Discipline Cell & Gene TherapyLarge Molecule
Contact NameOnur Dilek

Job description

Mantell Associates is partnered with a pioneering Biologics Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Project Manager to join their dynamic team. You will play a crucial role in overseeing and managing complex biologics projects, ensuring their successful execution from inception to completion. Your exceptional project management expertise combined with your deep understanding of the biologics industry will be instrumental in driving the timely and efficient delivery of high-quality biopharmaceutical products for their clients.


  • Provide overall leadership and direction for biologics projects, overseeing the entire project lifecycle from initiation to closure, ensuring alignment with client objectives, timelines, and budgetary constraints

  • Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders, including research and development, manufacturing, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, and supply chain teams, to ensure effective coordination and timely execution of project deliverables

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for clients, maintaining regular communication, addressing inquiries, and providing updates on project progress, timelines, risks, and mitigation strategies

  • Develop comprehensive project plans, including scope, timelines, resource allocation, and budget, while adhering to regulatory requirements and quality standards

  • Identify and proactively manage project risks, implementing appropriate risk mitigation strategies and contingency plans to minimize potential project disruptions

  • Monitor project milestones, budgets, and resources ensure adherence to established timelines and budgets, and promptly address any deviations or issues



  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific or engineering discipline. Advanced degree (MSc, PhD, MBA) preferred

  • Proven experience (minimum 5 years) in project management within the biopharmaceutical industry, specifically in a CDMO setting, with a strong focus on biologics

  • In-depth understanding of biologics drug development, manufacturing processes, and regulatory requirements (e.g., FDA, EMA) for biopharmaceutical products

  • Demonstrated success in managing and delivering complex projects on time and within budget, with a track record of successfully leading cross-functional teams

  • Strong knowledge of project management methodologies, tools, and software, with proficiency in project management software (e.g., Microsoft Project, JIRA, Smartsheet)

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders, both internal and external, and facilitate collaboration and alignment

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