Celgene Senior 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.
Senior CMC Project Manager is responsible for the direction, coordination, implementation, control and completion of projects, while remaining aligned with company strategy, commitments and goals. Senior CMC PM oversees initiating, planning and executing Cell Therapy Development and Operations (CTDO) projects. The primary focus of the Senior CMC PM will be to manage late stage viral vector project(s) in support of specific product programs. The Senior CMC PM 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 product programs. This position will also work closely with functional leadership and representatives to ensure alignment and coordination across priorities.
The Senior CMC PM will be responsible for using CTDO Project Management best practices, tools and templates. Senior CMC PMs may be called upon to provide training and coaching for functional project managers. 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 will be a demonstrated leader with the breadth of professional experience and the drive to work with both internal and external partners to define and implement effective project management plans. 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.
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
6+ years’ experience in bio tech/life sciences project management
Experience in cellular or gene therapy is preferred
PMP certification and project management experience preferred
Proficiency with related software tools such as: MS Project, OnePager, SmartSheets, MS PPT, MS Excel, etc.
Experience in Agile teams
Strong knowledge of biopharma industry
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
Ability to work cross-functionally, with matrixed teams; maintaining strong business partner relationships
Strong leadership and communication skills
Expertise in conflict resolution
Excellent problem-solving skills
Willingness to do what needs to be done in a dynamic environment
Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences-related discipline
Advanced degree in Life Sciences-related discipline and/or an MBA strongly preferred
Project management qualification; PMI’s Project Management Professional (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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