Title: Project Manager

Job Summary

Accountable for overall management of assigned projects with goals of timely project completion and client satisfaction.  Responsible for resource planning for each project.  Interfaces with every department internally and with client representatives having various functions including, but not limited to: Formulation and Analytical R & D, Business Development, Finance, Regulatory Affairs, QA / Compliance, Quality Control, Logistics and Manufacturing.

Responsible for timely completion of project tasks and overview of all overlapping projects so as to understand the impact of one project’s resource utilization on the company’s ability to finish other projects.

CORE VALUES

INTEGRITY

Ability to follow policies/practices and make good morale decisions in every day life. Demonstrating superior honesty, fairness, and discretion based on a very high ethical and prudent moral character from a personal, organizational, and social perspective. Complying established policies, practices, and internal value system to ensure all actions are in line with the organization’s ethical standards.  Recognizing the impact of unfavorable ethical acts and goes out of the way to ensure behavior is unquestionable to represent the organization well.    

CARING/COLLABORATIVE TEAMWORK

Soliciting and sharing ideas, providing respective input and support. Consistently fostering collaboration and respect among all stakeholders (inside and community) by asking/ensuring that all feedback is heard and addressed within the group channels to help everyone collectively reach their goals.  Demonstrating “role model” behavior utilizing a high level of enthusiasm, commitment, and interpersonal skills to drive goals through collaborative synergies.  Communicating in a clear, friendly, respectful business-standard way to create positive relationships and interaction between both internal/external customers.

INNOVATION

Quickly learning the background, details, and processes to create quality work on time.  Researching, analyzing, and creating enhancements for area of responsibility that creates demonstrable impact to the goals. Networking with individuals for continual feedback and input to reflect and stretching thinking that creates synergies and enhanced ideas for stronger outcomes.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

Continually researching  new techniques and development opportunities to enhance current skill sets in the areas of dress, communications, presentation skills, and technical performance.  Providing recommendations on trends related to the area that may be transferable to other areas of the organization on an on-going basis. Willingly putting in extra time and effort in crisis situations; goes the “extra mile” to ensure goal is met.  Getting job done efficiently. 

ACCOUNTABILITY/OWNERSHIP

Taking ownership of the aligned goals and areas of responsibility to ensure objectives are fully met. Making themselves available to others and follows up, as needed, for mutual goal-attainment.  Setting  enhanced objectives for self to continually challenge the organization to rise to new heights. Demonstrating optimal inclusiveness and seeking diverse approaches/input on an on-going basis.

Responsibilities

  • Provides oversight and direction to ensure execution and delivery of all assigned projects on time and within budget.
  • Motivates the project team to achieve project objectives through successful completion of project tasks.
  • Effectively prioritizes and coordinates the activities of the team. This includes building and maintaining the project timelines with internal and external stakeholders.  Identifies resource conflicts and advises the senior management team when conflicts exist in order to keep the project on-track.
  • Arbitrates and resolves issues, conflict and interface problems within the project team and between functional partners and stakeholders.
  • Works closely with the clients and management/departmental leaders to overcome obstacles to project success.
  • Assures effective project team and internal/external communication, keeping all informed of progress and issues in order to manage expectations on all project requirements and deliverables.
  • Assures that project documentation is kept current, clear and transparent and is communicated as appropriate.
  • Escalates key decisions, issues, risks and opportunities as required to achieve project objectives.
  • Helps to manage and build relationships with external partners, e.g., vendors, as appropriate.
  • Represents projects at required internal and external meetings to assure that priorities are communicated and understood, and that progress/delays/issues are reported.
  • Assists Business Development team to prepare proposals for additional opportunities presented by existing clients.
  • Must participate and successfully complete all training as required by the company.                    
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or business with 4+ years related project management, R&D, and/or manufacturing experience (drug substance or drug product) or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Previous experience with pharmaceutical solid dosage manufacturing and working in a cGMP regulated environment.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Capable of making quick assessments; taking corrective action using good judgment and appropriate decision making steps.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Project) and business related application packages highly desired, plus the ability to learn company used applications. Knowledgeable in MS Project and JMP software highly desired.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. 
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers and facilitate resolution of issues that may arise.
  • Ability to effectively present information to both in-house and external top management.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Effective leader under time pressure, team player, accurate and patient.
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