Project Manager

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Job Summary: 


The Project Manager is responsible for managing integrated development and Chemistry, Bioconjugation Development and manufacturing programs, ensuring alignment with Abzena’s functions, goals and values. The Project Manager manages planning, scheduling and budgeting of site-related development activities. The position will primarily participate in cross-functional teams with Technical Operations, Quality, Regulatory, Finance and Supply Chain. 



  • Create project plans to meet site needs. 
  • Track, adjust and report milestone deliverables to the Director of PM. 
  • Assist with risk and mitigation planning. 
  • Communicate all changes, plans and goals to partnering functions and key stakeholders. 
  • Drive all financial aspects of projects including but not limited to ERP system activities, invoicing, cost control, revenue recognition, forecasting, profitability, and change management. 
  • Drive project budgeting in partnership with finance and the Director of PM including but not limited to: review cost/price analysis’, pressure test and align assumptions in the forecast, ensuring transparency and communication of the approved plan and funding status of activities. 
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to more junior personnel. 
  • Provide support for the transfer of services between sites. 
  • Maintain positive personnel and communication. 
  • Operate to the highest ethical and moral standards and participate effectively as a team player in all aspects of Abzena’s business and adhere to quality standards set by regulations and Abzena policies, procedures, and mission. 
  • Other related duties as assigned. 


Qualifications/ Skills Required:  

  • MS in Life Science, Engineering or related field. 
  • 2 years CMC experience in small molecules, biologics, or antibody drug conjugates and broad knowledge of all aspects of CMC including process development, regulatory and quality requirements, analytical development, formulation and drug product technologies. 
  • 5+ years project management experience, leading multiple complex projects/programs  
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a client facing position. 
  • Knowledge of project management best practices and proficiency with supporting project management tools.  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in both individual and group settings. 
  • Excellent Analytical and problem-solving skills  
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, lead, and execute on a variety of assignments and action plans. 
  • A understanding of CMC development milestones from Phase 1 to commercialization.  
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting and managing budgets.  
  • Current industry knowledge of relevant regulations, guidelines, policies and CMC requirements.  


Physical Requirements:    

  • Ability to stand for 1-2 hours at a time, sit for 2 to 3 hours at a time.  
  • Visual abilities including near and far sight, color, peripheral vision, depth and ability to focus.  


Travel between Abzena sites (Bristol PA, San Diego CA and Sanford NC) as needed.    


FLSA: Exempt 

 Abzena is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. 

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, and training. 


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