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Project Manager

Kelly Services
Cary, NC 27512
Kelly Services has been providing outstanding employment opportunities to the most talented individuals in the marketplace. We are proud to offer an opportunity to work as **Project Manager** located in **Cary, NC** .

**Summary of Role**

The Project Manager is an essential partner with the Operations and the site management team and is accountable for driving results in a dynamic environment by driving projects to completion. The Project Manager has a strong scientific and technical understanding of company services with the ability to effectively interact and communicate directly with highly educated, innovative industry thought leaders. The Project Manager leads cross-functional project teams to deliver against contracted commitments and timelines. The Project Manager must have in depth knowledge of a product lifecycle through the regulatory phases from pre-clinical to commercialization to identify and propose the necessary activities to achieve successful regulatory approval. This role includes assessing the scope of services in the contract and developing project plans, directing project activities, tracking project status, and serving as the primary point of contact for all customer communications. The position requires superior leadership behaviors of the company core competencies and non-negotiables, as well as expertise in functional competencies included in this profile. In addition, this role requires the ability to lead and influence multi-disciplinary project teams meeting standards in a GMP environment, and demonstrated skills and abilities in critical thinking, problem solving, detail and results orientation, managing multiple and sometimes competing priorities and excellent verbal and written communication. The position requires execution of the Company Values and non-negotiables, as well as expertise in functional competencies included in this position profile.

**Essential Functions**

Establishes, leads and manages a project team of technical and scientific team members to deliver against contracted commitments and timelines for company services.

Assesses the scope of services included in the contract and creates a detailed timeline outlining actions, deliverables and risks.

Identifies and requests resources, including technical and scientific resources required to execute the project from functional areas (i.e. operations, formulation development, analytical development, quality, engineering, etc.).

Reviews the contract scope and project schedule with the project team to identify gaps, risks and additional proposed services that may be required to successfully execute the project.

Identifies and communicates any required items that are out of scope and may require amendment to the contract.

Leads the project kick-off meeting with the customer introducing the team and presenting the scope, timeline, risks and proposed additional activities.

Leads project team activities and actions, monitoring progress against the established timelines and providing regular updates to the internal stakeholders and customers. Leverages own technical and scientific knowledge to recognize and manage activities at risk to exceed timeframes or scope of the contract.

Resolves conflict by providing proactive escalation of project or customer relationship issues to internal stakeholders and provides a proposed corrective course of action. Manages the response and action plan with the customer to resolve conflict.

Maintains accurate timelines using MS Project, open actions using MS Excel, monitors forecasted revenue, and tracks and manages GMP documentation.

Demonstrates fiscal responsibility to monitor, forecast and calculate the profitability of the assigned project(s).

Works closely with the Sales and Business Development Manager to generate change orders and new proposals for additional work associated with the project.

Serves as main point of contact for the customer for all project related activities and issues, including any questions or disputes related to invoices.

Partners with the site Commercial Manager to implement improvements to the Project Management processes and systems.

Ensures timely completion and compliance with cGMP and all other relevant company training requirements.

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

**Key Competencies**

Technical and scientific knowledge and understanding of company services within the customers project and contract.

Knowledge of a product life cycle through the regulatory phases from pre-clinical to commercialization to identify and propose the necessary activities to achieve successful regulatory approval.

Technical and scientific aptitude to lead the project team, set reasonable timelines and milestones.

Ability to interact and communicate confidently and represent technical details when speaking with innovative thought leaders and highly educated individuals (Masters Degree, PhD, Physicians, etc.), both internal stakeholders and company customers.

Ability to organize and run business/project review meetings with a joint steering committee comprised of senior leaders representing company and the customer. Ability to answer impromptu questions and provide real-time updates.

Ability to drive successful resolution when conflict arises between the company and customer timelines, either by challenging and influencing the project team to adjust their course of action or to advocate for the company's position to the customer for successful resolution.

Knowledge of multiple validated GMP systems and strong business acumen to understand contracts and financial impacts.

Superior organizational skills and efficiency at updating and maintaining multiple files in a variety of systems.

Ability to manage multiple and often competing priorities.

Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

Ability to motivate and influence others.

Proficient in computer systems including Microsoft Office programs.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

**Education and Experience**

**All Levels**

Bachelors degree required.

Pharmaceutical or biotech experience preferred.

Prior experience in a customer-facing role preferred.

Formal project management training or certification preferred.


Related pharmaceutical or biotech experience preferred.

Experience leading multi-disciplinary project teams in a service business preferred.

**Level I**

1 year of related pharmaceutical or biotech experience required.

2 years of experience leading multi-disciplinary project teams in a service business required.

**Level II**

3 years of related pharmaceutical or biotech experience required.

3 years of experience leading multi-disciplinary project teams in a service business required.


5 years of related pharmaceutical or biotech experience required.

5 years of experience leading multi-disciplinary project teams in a service business required.

Ability to independently manage projects of any size, scope and complexity.

Ability to coach and provide direction to less experienced project managers.

**Travel Requirement**

Up to 5% travel required.



**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** **** **Science & Clinical?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire industry experts just like you. Our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the worlds most critical challenges. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills, interests, and career goalsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background and education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get your expertise 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 Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.


Posted: 2022-09-07 Expires: 2022-10-08

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