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Celgene CMC Project Manager, Cell Therapy in Seattle, Washington

Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company committed to changing the course of human health through bold pursuits in science, life-enhancing therapies, and a promise to always put patients first. At the core of that mission are the talented individuals who contribute their unique skill sets to help us drive innovation and deliver truly life-changing drugs for our patients. As we continue to pursue that mission, we’re looking for talented professionals like you to join our team. What unique gene will you bring to Celgene?

Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence, and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Celgene is developing clinical-stage, novel cellular immunotherapies based on two distinct and complementary platforms – Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CARs) and T Cell Receptors (TCRs) technologies. Our goal is to revolutionize medicine by re-engaging the body’s immune system to treat cancer.

Job Summary

CMC Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the direction, coordination, implementation, control and completion of projects, while remaining aligned with company strategy, commitments and goals. CMC PM oversees initiating, planning and executing Cell Therapy Development and Operations (CTDO) projects. The primary focus of the Project Manager will be to manage early stage viral vector projects in support of specific product programs. The Project Manager is responsible for developing detailed project plans in support of the viral vector project scope and cross-functional stakeholders. This position works closely with the viral vector CMC Project Leads in order to coordinate and organize the deliverables associated with the CTDO product programs. This position will also work closely with functional leadership and representatives to ensure alignment and coordination across CTDO priorities.

The CMC PM will be responsible for using CTDO Project Management best practices, tools and templates. The successful candidate will collaborate with the CTDO Project Management organization to share ideas, tools, best practices, training, lessons learned, establish core competencies, conduct peer reviews of project management deliverables, etc.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work in a highly matrixed and cross-functional organization, against tight deadlines, and with world-class partners, suppliers and business leaders alike. The CMC PM must have the drive to work with both internal and external partners to define and implement effective project management plans.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partner with viral vector CMC lead(s) to successfully achieve project objectives

  • Provide strong team leadership and drive to ensure projects are executed on-time and within budget

  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables

  • Create project plans; scope, work, resources, scheduling, etc.

  • Maintain project objectives through project lifecycle

  • Monitor execution and quality to customer/stakeholder/sponsor standards

  • Identify and resolve issues and risks

  • Report on project progress, offer viable solutions and opportunities as they arise

  • Implement appropriate project change control

  • Manage resources to make sure schedule is on track

  • Facilitate all project team meetings; attend related project team meetings as necessary to ensure alignment

  • Evaluate and assess result of project

  • Provide structure and leadership across departments to ensure team meets project objectives

  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to manage project deliverables, e.g. CMO’s, Supply Chain, etc.

  • Develop and communicate status to viral vector CMC, Project and CTDO Leadership

COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE

  • 3+ years’ experience in bio tech/life sciences project management

  • Experience in cellular or gene therapy is preferred

  • CMC PMP certification and project management experience preferred

  • Proficiency with related software tools such as: MS Project, OnePager, SmartSheets, MS PPT, MS Excel, etc.

  • Working knowledge of biopharma industry

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills

  • Ability to work cross-functionally, with matrixed teams; maintaining strong business partner relationships

  • Strong communication skills

  • Experience in conflict resolution

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Willingness to do what needs to be done in a dynamic environment

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences-related discipline

  • Advanced degree in Life Sciences-related discipline and/or an MBA strongly preferred

  • Project management qualification; CMC PMI’s Project Management Professional (CMC PMP) or equivalent preferred

At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our mission is to focus on the discovery, development, and commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions. Energizing this mission are the uniquely talented individuals that bring their passion, creativity, and innovation to work every day. Bring your unique gene to our team.

Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WORLDWIDE

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