Project Manager – Contract Manufacturing Biotech/Pharma (JP4301)

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Date Posted: 05-29-2018
Job Title: Project Manager – Contract Manufacturing Biotech/Pharma (JP4301)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit:  Corporate MFG/Contract Manufacturing
Duration:  18+ months (likely extensions)
3Key Consulting Inc. is looking for role for an Project Manager with 5+ years’ experience in project management and lean manufacturing methodologies in pharmaceuticals or biotechnology for a global, CA-based, bio-pharmaceutical company.
Job Description:
Incumbent will be responsible for overall coordination, status reporting and stability of project-oriented work efforts.
  • Establishes and implements project management processes and methodologies for the IT community to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards and meet customer expectations.
  • Responsible for assembling project plans and teamwork assignments, directing and monitoring work efforts daily, identifying resource needs, performing quality review; and escalating functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately.
  • Responsible for tracking key project milestones and adjusting project plans and/or resources to meet the needs of customers.
  • Coordinates communication with all areas of the enterprise that impacts the scope, budget, risk and resources of the work effort being managed.
  • Assists Program Manager(s) in partnering with senior management of the business community to identify and prioritize opportunities for utilizing IT to achieve the goals of the enterprise.
  • This is a management role with human resource management responsibilities (e.g., hiring, performance management).
  • Manages one or more cross-functional projects of medium to high complexity.
Top Must-Have
  • Understanding international pharmaceutical industry landscape and business principles (Lean Business Manufacturing experience).
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of analytical tools within MS Excel (expert level), Smartsheet, ThinkCell, MS Office Suite and other software programs.
  • GMP environment work experience and thorough understanding of biological/chemistry technology transfer processes and timelines (5+ years of experience).
  • Must possess extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools, resource management practices and change management techniques.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Coordination of Amgen Contract Manufacturing (ACM) Operating Model (meeting management).
  • Project management of resource planning, generating metrics/ KPIs and presentation materials for management reviews and governance meetings.
  • Enhance process alignment and driving strategic discussions in ACM management and among the ACM site teams.
  • Manage multiple cross-functional projects of medium to high complexity.
  • Responsible for building project plans and team assignments using Gant charts in MS Project, estimating project cost and adhering to budget, directing and monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, identifying resource needs, performing business quality reviews, and escalating functional, quality, timeline and cost issues appropriate.
Why This Position Is Open:
This is a back fill role.
Employee Value Proposition:
This person would have exposure to a broad network both internal and external to Amgen manufacturing. Would give this person the opportunity to manage executive level to staff level. Will enhance their leadership skills. Potential to turn into full time role.
Red Flags:
No GMP manufacturing experience.
Interview process:
Phone interview if not local (use telepresence if possible) to In-Person if local.
 (Targeting local candidates)
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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