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API Project Manager

Kelly Services
Madison, NJ 07940
+ **Job Title: API Project Manager**

+ **Location: REMOTE**

+ **Salary: 175-185k**

Kelly Scientific is seeking an **API Project Manager for a** Global Pharma client in NJ.

This person will join our Kelly FSP (Functional Service Provider) division, a managed solution provider and business unit of Kelly. This role is full-time and is offering full benefit options. As a Kelly FSP employee you may be eligible for Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, and a variety of other benefits to choose from. You may also be eligible for paid time off, including holiday, vacation, and sick/personal time.


We are looking for candidates whom can demonstrate strong Project Management skills with experience in Pharma API, technology transfer, and a highly regulated manufacturing and chemical environment. The candidate will be able to demonstrate achievements in process improvement and development as well as strong examples of prolonged partnership with external manufacturers and suppliers.

The API Technology & Portfolio Management group is the steward and owner of the science and technology and the associated processes for small molecule products in our company being manufactured by our external partners. The group is also responsible for the scale up and commercialization of new products. We practice excellence in the technical activities to support the sites including API validation, qualification, engineering and maintenance. The group helps ensure a compliant, safe, environmentally conscious and reliable supply for research and in-line products by leveraging appropriate technology, innovating and improving our processes. We manage the portfolio of project execution, troubleshooting and technical knowledge.


+ Leveraging external suppliers for API development and or full-scale production and the potential project types include sourcing, technical transfer, R&D, process improvement, and troubleshooting.

+ Operational excellence projects will be assigned as able.

+ Interfacing with the External Manufacturing & Global Procurement organization of our Animal Health Manufacturing Division and the different Animal health R&D departments to develop and manage the supply base and complete sourcing projects.

+ Define the requested services including generating technical packages, lead technical due diligence for supplier selection, and verify that the aspects of supplier selection are considered appropriately, including assurance of supply, quality, service, cost, and innovation.

+ Follow-up the quality and the timeliness of the delivered services

+ On Technical Transfer projects the individual will typically be the overall project lead and ensure the execution of the project is on time and in full.

+ Providing strong leadership and business acumen for project management and lead cross-functional team members effectively

+ Displaying leadership behaviors and demonstrate a high emotional intelligence

+ Creating and ensuring the overall technical transfer schedules including regulatory and formulation site inputs are appropriate for the project delivering end to end outcomes.

+ Working closely with external suppliers to assess the chemistry and processing equipment and limit risk on transfer

+ Evaluating material physical property and chemical comparability and mitigate risk

+ Conducting troubleshooting exercises and process improvements with the existing API suppliers.


+ As required, the individual will assist in communications with the suppliers and visit facilities to conduct due diligence and or resolve technical issues. Technical and project management skills are critical.

+ Ph.D. Degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry or equivalent

+ Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in human or animal health working within a cGMP environment

+ Extensive experience working with external suppliers.

+ Experience with process development and scale-up and or technical transfer and be familiar with chemical processes

+ A strong business acumen, communication skills, and a proven track record of managing projects in the areas of sourcing/commercialization/tech transfer/chemistry process troubleshooting supply of API products

+ Strong Leadership attributes including a global mindset

+ Demonstrated ability to lead a cross-functional teams with an end to end supply chain view

+ Ability to collaborate across functions and geographies

+ Strong interpersonal skills

+ Ability to maintain strong working relationships with technical, quality and operations leaders in the internal and external network

+ Ability to use Microsoft Project 2010

+ Ability to communicate with Chinese and Indian suppliers and manage across time and space is required.

+ The ability to travel up to 30%

**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (


Posted: 2022-04-29 Expires: 2022-05-30

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