Project Manager I

South San Francisco, CA 94080 | Contract

Post Date: 08/06/2018 Job ID: 4581 Industry: Project Management

Our client is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. They are among the world' s leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.


  • Provide project management expertise to cross-functional teams, including goal setting, scheduling, facilitation, and team building.
  • Drive the planning, formation and execution of timelines.
  • Facilitate project team meetings, cross-functional communication and decision making.
  • Facilitate resolution of issues relating to project schedules, priorities & team dynamics.
  • Communicate, document, and archive project team activities and decisions.
  • Partner with initiative leaders to ensure effective and timely completion of deliverables and to ensure the team achieves and maintains a high level of sustainable performance.
  • Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for streamlining team and business processes.
  • Proactively identify and manage risks.


  • Proficient with project management practices, tools, and methodology with specific experience in drug development a plus.
  • 3 years’ experience in applying project management principles and processes.
  • Prior experience working in a scientific or technical environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written & oral.
  • Well organized and efficient, with strong attention to detail.
  • Results and detail-oriented; self-motivated.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to develop important relationships with customers and key stakeholders, good conflict management skills.
  • Strong record of managing multiple stakeholders, & a desire to deliver service excellence.
  • High degree of flexibility, adapting to the organization’ s priorities.
  • Strong team facilitation skills.
  • Ability to function effectively with limited direction.
  • Ability to translate strategy into action.
  • Strong proficiency with standard office software (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint) Ability to work effectively on multiple projects simultaneously.


  • BS/BA (Engineering/Science preferred).
  • Minimum 3 years Project Management experience.
  • Experience with implementation of process improvement initiatives.
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