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Project Manager
Ref No.: 16-10565
Location: Edison, New Jersey
Summary:
Please check minimum qualifications below. This position is NOT in the IT function. It is within the Business Development team for a CDMO.
The Project Manager will serve as the primary point of contact on our client's product development projects; coordinate project activities to ensure activities are completed on time and on budget; manage scope and communicate updates to the client; collaborate with functional departments and lead technical teams; and manage multiple projects concurrently.

Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Establish overall Project Plan/Scope, individual work plans for each phase of the project, and request resources from all the appropriate departments;
  • Form project teams and begins the project initiation process; educates Clients on processes and documentation;
  • Effectively lead the project team (Project Leadership); resolve any internal project team issues and coordinate decision making within the team;
  • Ensure project team understand project objectives, deliverables, timelines and tasks and are committed to meet or exceed plan; resolve resource constraints with appropriate individual(s);
  • Build relationships with customers through frequent communication throughout the project and by ensuring their needs are met;
  • Generate and review project timelines and deliverables status and promptly modify schedules or plans as required, notify client and internal stakeholders;
  • Establish and communicate major milestones both internally and externally; discuss with team when escalation is required based on progress against deliverables/milestones;
  • Confer with project team to outline work plans and to assess duties and responsibilities throughout project duration;
  • Manage internal conflicting resource demands with the objective of keeping the project on track; effectively work with internal stakeholders to resolve any resource constraints;
  • Facilitate regular team meetings with client and project team to review project activities and report status; communicate project challenges, scope changes, and timelines;
  • Communicate out-of-scope activities to client and project team and how the activities will be addressed;
  • Identify and track critical path/activities, risks, contingencies and alternatives; clearly communicate risks to client and/or key stakeholders;
  • Utilize project management tools and templates; improve processes and coach team members;
  • Provide technical advice (when appropriate) to project team and client; troubleshooting and direction as necessary;
  • Lead business/project review meetings; support the client during onsite visits;
  • Conduct project closeout and lesson learned meetings/activities;
  • Identify project scope changes (vs original plan) for assessment by technical evaluation team; provide justification including additional resources / time;
  • Cooperate with business functions on invoicing, revenue recognition, profitability, and other key financial metrics; provide financial forecast data to finance weekly for each assigned project;
  • Support sales & business development efforts; involvement with proposal generation as needed;
  • Provide input and feedback to Management on individual team member's performance.


Qualifications:
  • BS or MS in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 5 years working in a contract pharmaceutical development/manufacturing organization;
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in project leadership role leading multi-disciplinary project teams in a service business;
  • Proven leadership skills with a customer service focus;
  • Strong problem solving capabilities and strategic thinking;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; attention to detail.
  • PMP Certification preferred.


We offer competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits and relocation package, and advancement opportunity.
Alcami is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

More Information About the Job
Is Relocation Available?
Yes, nationwide
Are you open to sponsorship?
No
Are there flexible work hours?
No
Is there a possibility to work remote?
No
This position is:
New Position
Is there a bonus structure?
3%
Is there equity?
No
Who does this position report to?
Global Head of Project Management
Does this position have direct reports?
No
What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements on this position?
experience in Project Management in pharma/biotech/cro/cdmo experience adapting to changing client-demands good client-interface
What are the nice-to-have skills?
PMP certification
What is exciting about this opportunity? Please use this section to describe team and company culture.
Growing dynamic company, great time to join us Salary Tiers: PM 1 - No exp. in pharma, but has led PM in different sector. $60-$75k PM 2 - 1-2 years in pharma PM. $75k-$95k PM 3 - 3+ years in pharma - $110K max