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Remote Sr Project Manager, Production Readiness

Thousand Oaks, CA 91320

Posted: 02/15/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Project Management Job Number: 599731 Is job remote?: Yes Country: United States

Job Description


The Sr Project Manager, Production Readiness – Contract will be responsible developing and managing project schedules and tracking project schedules, resources, materials and budgets to ensure production readiness across the external manufacturing network. 

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provides Project Management services as needed to support to External Manufacturing related initiatives
  • Facilitates functional project meetings and sub-teams by preparing meeting schedules, agenda, minutes, action items list, Gantt charts and timelines
  • Tracks material requirements for production, ensures material change controls are in place and in proper state, and drives cross-functional team to completion to ensure timely resolution for manufacturing
  • Works with External Manufacturing site leads on production readiness assessments for reagents, intermediates, and materials (orders, inventory, testing and release) to support both short-term projects and long range planning
  • Partner with program teams to ensure effective communication and alignment regarding manufacturing related issues
  • Work with the project leads and teams to identify and mitigate risks to meeting project schedules and escalates when necessary
  • Conduct lessons learned sessions to identify areas for improvement and maintain tracker for implementation of short and longer-term corrective and improvement measures into standard project management practices

Qualifications:
  • 6+ years experience in the biopharma industry, with an understanding of the lifecycle of a biopharmaceutical product development
  • BA/BS degree in life sciences or business required, advanced degree is preferred
  • Experienced in project and/or program management
  • Basic knowledge of preclinical, clinical, regulatory, CMC, medical affairs, and commercial functions
  • Experience synthesizing, organizing, and communicating deliverables and timelines
  • Proficiency with MS Project, MS Excel, and other tracking tools
  • Knowledge of GxPs, FDA guidelines, and other relevant international and domestic regulations
  • Flexible, with positive attitude, and highly self-motivated. Can work independently, able to prioritize, and works effectively under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong customer focus and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously and in a timely manner.
  • Self-motivated with a "can do" attitude
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