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Pharmaceutical Project Manager

ALC Staffing Associates
Germantown, Wisconsin, United States
November 25, 2016

Project Manager

Client Product Development and Manufacturing projects.

Germantown, WI

Salary: DOE

My client is a leading provider of services that encompass the entire process of pharmaceutical drug development from discovery through commercialization.

They specialize in analytical chemistry, formulation development, clinical packaging, oral drug delivery and contract manufacturing and is experiencing significant growth thereby requiring the services of additional highly skilled professionals in the industry.

Client offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package and the opportunity for advancement.

Position Summary:

The Manager, Project Management, is a key leadership position for growth and development in the Project Management office at my clients facility located in Germantown, WI.

This position also serves as part of the site leadership team, owns and reports metrics as they relate to the PMO and Operations relationship.

You will be a working manager acting as the liaison for Key Client Product Development and Manufacturing projects for the organization.

You are responsible for all assigned personnel management and daily project management and oversight of product development and CMC related activities (formulations, analytical, manufacturing, and packaging) to include the following:

*Serve as part of site leadership team, participating in strategy, decisions between Operations/Commercial/Quality teams, and driving metric reporting and improvements as assigned.

*Manage the Project Management Office team members at the site, providing coaching and developmental counseling from the appropriate departments (with input from working teams associated with individual personnel).

*Assist as needed in procuring resource assignments from appropriate departments and managing scope of work definition with responsible Project Managers.

*Drive accountability to department defined Leader Standard Work.

*Effectively communicate with Business Unit Leadership Teams and Executive Leadership Team.

*Support potential new business by serving as PM liaison with visiting clients and Business Development and providing appropriate draft timelines ahead of proposal awards.

*Interact closely with assigned customers to ensure project scope and milestones are well defined.

*Build relationships with customers through frequent communication throughout the project and by ensuring their needs are met.

*Appropriately kick off, execute, and close out projects.

*Educate client on company processes.

*Ensure team members understand project objectives, specifications, deliverables, timelines and tasks.

*Develop and track the project development plan using MS Project.

*Identify and track critical path/activities, risks, contingencies and alternatives.

*Communicate out-of-scope activities both internally and externally.

*Track project budget and implementing Change Orders.

*Facilitate team meetings with client and project team and setting-up sub-team meetings as necessary.

*Drive interdepartmental communications to maintain timelines.

*Provide project status information both internally and externally through the use of project team meetings, minutes, e-mail, teleconferences, and direct communication.

*Maintain Client Dashboard site with current and relevant project information for each Client’s project.

*Ensure the Project Coordinators have current information to maintain the Project Status Sheets and to execute on assigned project activities.

*Actively engage in and support business development efforts through ongoing contact with assigned clients.

*Provide input and feedback to Management on individual team member’s performance.

*Communicate budget related information to Business Analysts to aid invoicing and managing projected revenue.

*Lead business/project review meetings; support Clients during onsite visits, as needed.

Qualifications and Requirements:

*Bachelor’s degree in a scientific and/or engineering discipline with 2+ years of related pharmaceutical experience.

*5+ years of project management experience managing multi-disciplinary project teams in a service business.

*2+ years of supervisory/managerial experience.

*Strong understanding of pharmaceutical product development and manufacturing.

*Strong knowledge of FDA regulation/ICH Guidelines, U.S. Drug Development process, Project Management Practices and Tools, ERP, and MS Projects.

*PMP Certification preferred.

Requires excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, proficiency in MS Office, strong negotiation and facilitation skills, strategic thinking and leadership skills and a strong customer-service focus with the ability to professionally handle multiple priorities.


Located in Germantown, WI, my clients organization is part of the growing southeast Wisconsin Biotech/Pharma cluster.

The area boasts global market leaders in contract pharmaceutical services, and a rapidly growing number of academic incubators.

A short drive from Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee, Germantown offers residents a small town quality of life with convenient access to major Midwest cities.

Residents enjoy an excellent school district and many local recreation attractions, in addition to national sports teams (Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks), and a vibrant waterfront park community that includes world class art museums and children's museums.

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.