Senior Project Manager – CDMO - North Carolina

Posted 19 May 2022
SalarySalary Competitive
Job type Full Time
DisciplineLarge Molecule
Contact NameDhiren Patel

Job description

Mantell Associates is partnered with a leading CDMO with a mission to change the way medicine is made – leveraging innovation to better serve scientific discovery, withstand disruptive events and reach those in need. This company offers a broad mix of customised manufacturing and development capabilities to serve the needs of the biopharmaceutical companies at all stages of the drug development process from pre-clinical development to commercial supply. They are currently seeking a Senior Project Manager who will be responsible for the on-site planning, oversight and execution of all project-related tasks and activities required to fulfil contracted scope and to satisfy the expectations of the company and its clients and more.

Senior Project Manager - Responsibilities:

  • Plans, executes and coordinates of all aspects of the project, on-site, in order to maintain schedule, budget, scope and quality in accordance with project requirements.

  • Ensures the dissemination of approved work scope to team members, working with operations leads and capacity planning to assign and schedule tasks related to the introduction of new projects within the site

  • Oversees all aspects of projects, sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities

  • Manages the project budget to include planning and cost/resource implications of the approved work scope, and tracking expenditures

  • Assists with development of project integrated master schedules

  • Provides project management leadership to a cross-functional Product Development Team (PDT) required to conduct the project scope of work (ex. PD, Manufacturing, QA, QC, RA) and helps to define the mission, vision and direction for the PDT.

  • Supports clinical and commercial development initiatives

  • Manages client and other project stakeholder relationships, communications, requirements and expectations, and interfaces directly with the client

  • Anticipates and proactively manages changes in project scope.

  • Creates and maintains the records and historical files for the project.

  • Manages project performance (through Earned Value or other methods).

  • Assists with writing reports and drafting SOPs (as necessary).

  • Assists with coordination and tracking of issue resolution.

  • Ensures excellent communications within the team, to leadership, to any other relevant stakeholders and to the client.

  • Provides primary point of contact with the client to include coverage of both technical and business-related discussions

  • Prepares and conducts program reviews and presentations of technical information with the department, across functional areas to clients and to senior management

  • Assists with coordination of the development of subcontractor Statements of Objectives and Statements of Work.

  • Coordinates and manages activities being conducted by subcontractors.

  • Maintains suitable information on project lessons learned and best practices and ensures dissemination within the PMO and to other project managers

  • Assists with new business proposal preparation, as required.

  • Interacts closely with Technical and Commercial Franchise Leads to support sales and business development

  • Assistance with identification of project risks and the development and implementation of risk mitigation strategies/solutions as appropriate.

  • Mentors the professional development and coordinates the work of subordinate PMs as appropriate.

Senior Project Manager Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or equivalent work experience

  • Proficiency in MS Project and/or Smartsheet required

  • Strong leadership and management skills required

  • Ability to manage large or multiple projects.

  • Demonstrated experience with timeline development.

  • Experience with project management concepts, practices, and procedures.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification required

Mantell Associates is a specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences headhunting firm. For more information on this role, please contact Dhiren Patel on +44 (0)33 3307 9882 or