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Project Management & Strategic Operations Senior Project Manager (Small Molecule)

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Administration, Operations
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Project Management & Strategic Operations Senior Project Manager (Small Molecule) for Commercial Manufacturing and Supply Chain (CMSC) and is responsible for managing strategic projects that are critical to achieving business objectives for the commercial small molecule portfolio. The Sr. Project Manager will be responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, and tracking of multiple complex projects. The successful candidate will ensure that all projects are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate internal resources and third-party vendors to ensure that projects are executed flawlessly.
  • Develop detailed project plans, including schedules, and resource allocation, and monitor progress against these plans.
  • Manage project scope and ensure that all project deliverables are completed on time, within scope, and within budget.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate project risks and develop contingency plans as needed. Build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, including team members across CMC (Chemistry Manufacturing Controls) and external partners.
  • Communicate project progress, risks, and issues to stakeholders using appropriate channels and methods.
  • Ensure that project documentation is complete, accurate, and up to date.
  • Oversee and manage project teams

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, life sciences or related field. Advanced degree (MS, PhD, or MBA) and/or PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification preferred.
  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in project management of pharmaceutical products
  • Experience interacting with and/or managing CMOs/service providers.
  • Working knowledge of biotechnology, GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices), and drug development lifecycle.
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional, matrixed environment, prioritizing and managing multiple tasks simultaneously, integrating cross-functional issues and balancing competing priorities effectively.
  • Expertise in Microsoft suite (Project, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Word, Excel, Outlook). Experience with other PM tools a plus (e.g., Smartsheet, Primavera, One Pager, Kidasa, etc.).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation and facilitation skills, to effectively inform key updates & issues across all levels of the organization.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills, including an ability to combine attention to detail with a big picture perspective.
  • Experience with regulatory submissions, manufacturing, or QC/QA experience a plus.



Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

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