Biologics Project Manager - Abzena

Biologics Project Manager

Location: San Diego, CA
Area: Operations

Position Responsibilities:

  • Direct and motivate multi-disciplinary project teams responsible for delivery of customer requirements.
  • Manage as the point of contact for all operational aspects of Program Ensure, verifying the project delivers to agreed-upon objectives for both Abzena and the customer.
  • Understand and advocate customer needs. Represent these within Abzena project teams responsible for delivering customer requirements.
  • Develop and maintain favorable relationships with new and existing clients. Ensure Abzena products and services consistently meet customer needs.
  • Define, organize and be responsible for all project communication.
  • Obtain commitment of the project’s scope and timelines from the project team, relevant stakeholders and customer.
  • Manage project to agreed-upon plan.
  • Responsible for managing financial aspects of assigned project(s). This includes invoicing, cost control, forecasting, profitability, and change management.
  • Determine and plan appropriate resources and capacity commitments. Coordinate plan among all relevant stakeholders, with the ability to obtain necessary agreements and commitments.
  • Maintain project risk assessment and risk mitigation plans.
  • Manage remediation plans, where applicable. Communicate adequately to stakeholders to ensure accountability and awareness.
  • Manage timely escalation of critical project issues.
  • Manage “Lessons Learned” process at appropriate key milestones within the project.
  • Communicate ongoing project opportunities to appropriate Sales and Marketing personnel.
  • Control project scope, managing any necessary and approved changes.
  • Submit applicable business reports.
  • Decommission the project when contracted activities are completed.
  • Support business development activities by evaluating customer’s proposals for scope of work.
  • Recommend enhancements to the organization’s products and services based on inquiries fromclients.

General Responsibilities:

  • Ability to execute as a highly resourceful team player.
  • Operates to the highest ethical and moral standards.
  • Complies with Abzena’s policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to quality standards established by regulations and Abzena’s policies, procedures and mission.
  • Communicates effectively with colleagues, staff, and clients.
  • Travels as needed.

Qualifications/Skills Required:

  • BS/MS in a related discipline (to the biotech industry) is required.
  • PMP Certification required.
  • Five (5), to seven (7) years professional experience in project management, managing large and complex projects from Initiation through closeout preferred.
  • MS Project skills are required.
  • Technical competency with Pharmaceutical Industry related to cGMP, regulatory standards and Biotech processes.
  • Leadership skills with the ability to motivate and maintain high morale within the project setting.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with attention to details.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Time management, written, oral and presentation skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to resolve conflict at all levels of the organization.
  • Experience in a matrix organizational structure.
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