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Senior CMC Project Manager, Cell Therapy

Kelly Services
Seattle, WA 98194
Kelly Science is the worlds most recognized brand in Scientific Staffing with more than 100 locations in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Our scientists contribute to the research and development of products that are used daily in the home, such as medical devices or pharmaceutical products. **This is a 6-month contract with potential for extension.**



**Job Description**



Senior Project Manager is responsible for the direction, coordination, implementation, control and completion of projects, while remaining aligned with company strategy, commitments and goals. The Project Manager (PM) oversees initiating, planning, and executing Cell Therapy Development and Operations (CTDO) projects with end to end remit, specifically from early development through launch support. The primary focus of the CTDO PM will be to manage critical projects in support of specific product programs. This includes partnering with the project leads to identify scope, work, and project strategy. The PM is responsible for developing detailed project plans in support of the project scope and cross-functional stakeholders. This position works closely with the drug product CMC Project Leads and functional PMs in order to coordinate and organize the deliverables associated with the CTDO product programs. The position will also work closely with functional leadership and representatives to ensure alignment and coordination across CTDO priorities. Assisting in the development of business analysis for projects and programs is in scope as is helping teams to define processes, criteria, etc. in order to support key decisions.



The Senior PM will be responsible for using CTDO PMO best practices, tools and templates. The successful candidate will be a demonstrated leader with the breadth of professional experience and the drive to work with both internal and external partners to define and implement effective project management plans. Must have the ability to work in a highly matrixed and cross-functional organization, against tight deadlines, and with world-class partners, suppliers and business leaders alike.



**Primary Responsibilities:**




+ Partner with project and work stream leads to successfully achieve project objectives inclusive of program assets as well as strategic initiatives.

+ Apply project management expertise across the portfolio for standard and complex projects, managing multiple projects in parallel.

+ Provide strong team leadership and drive to ensure projects are executed on-time and within budget

+ Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables

+ Create project plans; scope, work, resources, scheduling, etc.

+ Maintain project objectives through project lifecycle

+ Monitor execution and quality to customer/stakeholder/sponsor standards

+ Identify and resolve issues and risks

+ Report on project progress, offer viable solutions and opportunities as they arise

+ Implement appropriate project change control

+ Manage resources to make sure schedule is on track

+ Facilitate all project team meetings; attend related project team meetings as necessary to ensure alignment

+ Evaluate and assess result of project

+ Provide structure and leadership across departments to ensure team meets project objectives

+ Work with internal and external stakeholders to manage project deliverables, e.g. CMOs, Supply Chain, etc.

+ Develop and communicate status to PMO, Project, and CTDO Leadership

+ Champion innovative project management tools to support programs; identify and drive project management and portfolio solutions across Pipeline & Product Lifecycle Strategy (PPLS).



**Competencies & Experiences**




+ 7+ years experience in biotech/life sciences project management. Cell Therapy experience preferred.

+ Bachelors degree in Life Sciences-related discipline. Advanced degree in Life Sciences-related discipline and/or an MBA strongly preferred.

+ Experience in cellular therapy is preferred.

+ Project management qualification achieved or planned to achieve (i.e. Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent).

+ Proficiency with related software tools such as: MS Project, OnePager, SmartSheets, MS PPT, MS Excel, etc.

+ Strong knowledge of biopharma industry. Familiarity/experience with end to end CMC drug development.

+ Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.

+ Ability to work cross-functionally, with matrixed teams; maintaining strong business partner relationships.

+ Strong leadership skills and executive presence; ability to positively influence outcomes.

+ Expertise in conflict resolution.

+ Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

+ Willingness to do what needs to be done in a dynamic environment.




**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. 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. at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm

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Posted: 2020-12-16 Expires: 2021-02-15

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