1+ months

Operations Project Manager

Kelly Services
Nashville, TN 37230

**Location: Nashville, TN**

**100% On-Site**

**Vaccination Requirement**

Kelly Science & Clinical is seeking a Project Manager - Operations to join a growing Project Management Organization! The Project Manager is a technically knowledgeable team member with proven abilities to support operations and customer project activities.

The Project Manager will be hands-on with a passion for driving results in a customer centric environment. The Operations Project Manager will provide project leadership on internal initiatives that are strategic in nature, span across functional areas, provide practical and effective solutions for the business and will also coordinate activities related to drug discovery, pre-formulation, formulation development, analytical development, cGMP manufacturing and stability studies for drug product development from clinical to commercial manufacturing. The Project Manager will receive cross-functional assistance from each department to absorb and understand project variables within each business segment. The Operations Project Manager reports to the Director of Project Management who is responsible for providing operational leadership for operations and customer projects in drug discovery, drug development and manufacturing.

For this position, a scientific background with global experience in process improvement, current Good Manufacturing Processes (cGMP) and pharmaceutical manufacturing in a regulated environment is highly desired. The CDMO and CRO environment is fast-paced and requires an elevated level of multi-tasking skills that is essential to the success of this position. Internal partnerships are also a must as project managers will be required to learn and understand the capabilities of each business segment in collaboration with the rest of the organization to successfully drive project completion.


+ Determine and maintain project timelines, estimated level of effort, and resource/budget requirements

+ Prioritize project activities, ensuring deadlines are achieved and the project team effectively communicates about progress and obstacles, both within the project team and to stakeholders

+ Manage and track all project related activities to ensure successful completion of objectives

+ Ensure that process improvements are both effective and durable by assisting process owners with training, documentation, and establishing process controls

+ Prepares meeting agendas, manages, and leads video/teleconferences, tracks action items via meeting minutes, and coordinates team activities as assigned.

+ Develops a communication plan that will ensure seamless communication with the project team, customer, project steering committee, and all stakeholders.

+ Manages changes in scope of projects by requests of change orders via Requests for Proposals.

+ Manages client relationships ensuring on-time project execution and within-budget delivery.

+ Accountable for hosting client visits to site. Ensures that all personnel involved with these activities on site are fully briefed regarding the nature of the business enquiry, the customer, and their business interests.


+ A Bachelors Degree in scientific or engineering discipline required

+ Experience (5+ years) managing cross-functional teams or projects in a CDMO, pharmaceutical development, or GLP/GMP manufacturing setting, or analogous technical industry. 7-12 years preferred

+ Experience in process improvement methodologies, such as Lean or Six Sigma, or related practical approaches (5 Whys, 6 Ms, 7 Wastes, brainstorming, 2x2 prioritization matrix, Exploratory Data Analysis, etc.)

+ Proven analytical skills, with the ability to approach problem s logically and systematically

+ Knowledge and experience in the application of project management techniques and tools.

+ Excellent leadership, written and verbal communication skills and ability to influence others.

+ Ability to lead multi-disciplinary project teams.

+ Understanding of pharmaceutical product development and manufacturing.

+ Knowledge of FDA regulation/ICH guidelines, U.S. drug development process and project management practices preferred.

+ Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and MS Project.

+ Smartsheet, ERP, CRM, and Documentation Systems.

**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: 2022-06-29 Expires: 2022-08-18

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