Project Manager

Project Management · Redwood City, California
Department Project Management
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

We are seeking a Project Manager / Sr. Project Manager to join our growing team to work on-site at an exciting biotech in redwood City. The Project Manager / Sr. Project Manager will have solid understanding of drug development process, oversee and manage the operational aspects of ongoing drug development projects (IND-enabling, Phase 1 to 3 etc) and served as liaison between project teams and senior management team. He / She will be responsible for providing project management support, developing / maintaining project plans, timelines, status reports, strategic development plans in collaboration with cross functional teams. A successful Project Manager will apply PM tools and methodologies to facilitate alignment with key project stakeholders and ensure communication across project teams.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

 

  • Responsible for planning and executing projects in accordance with clinical development strategy. Moves project from original concept through completion.
  • Planning and tracking progress of timelines and defined milestones.
  • Identify and manage risks across the project; escalate whenever appropriate.
  • Manage regular team meetings schedules, draft and deliver meeting agendas, meeting minutes, action items and progress reports to key stakeholders.
  • Develops and maintains project plans, timelines, status reports, strategic development plans in collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Provide internal project management support to project team and management. Provide direction, management and assistance to the project leader and multiple sub-teams.
  • Assist with developing and maintaining management dashboards and reports.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path using appropriate tracking tools.
  • Provides decision making methodologies, identifies bottleneck and inconsistencies within interdependencies and facilitate brainstorming with the teams to help identify project issues and resolutions
  • Maintain MS Teams Database with project status, timelines and key project information.
  • Apply expertise as a project manager within the biotech industry to successfully deliver project and program outcomes while managing stakeholder expectation.
  • Executes project management processes, and follows best practices in project teams to foster continuous improvement by sharing of knowledge

 

Education and Experience Requirements:

 

  • BS/BA degree required.
  • 4 - 6 years’ experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical research organization; at least 5 years of relevant project management experience.
  • Strong knowledge of project management tools including schedules, communication plans, risk plans, resource plans, scope & change management tools, action item trackers, and project plans.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) to express complex ideas
  • Excellent facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution skills, and cross functional collaboration skills with the ability to network with different functional areas.
  • Project Management Certification is a plus.
  • Experience working with cross functional teams (R&D, Regulatory, Preclinical, DMPK, ClinOps, Clinical Sciences, CMC etc.)
  • Highly proficient using Microsoft Office Suites (MS Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of MS Teams / SharePoint is a plus.
  • Collaborative, team-oriented mindset with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented leader with exceptional organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent understanding of MS Project, Smartsheet or equivalent Gantt software

 

Industry:

  • Biotechnology

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  • Location
    Redwood City, California
  • Department
    Project Management
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced