Project Manager I

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 08/01/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Project Management Job Number: 6630

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.


You will contribute to the success of the team by:
  • Assuming accountability for all project management aspects of the assigned global projects
  • Having the ability to turn complex and ambiguous concepts into actionable plans for stakeholders
  • Developing, maintaining and tracking project plans and budget for GPS PHC Diagnostics Strategy efforts to enable accurate reporting and decision-making across global levels 
  • Ensuring projects are planned and executed end-to-end in a timely, high quality and within budget manner
  • Effectively communicating and engaging cross-functional stakeholders across varying organizational levels to develop a holistic view of key activities, milestones and interdependencies for highly complex and often ambiguous projects
  • Identifying and managing the critical path of projects and key project risks, and proactively helping identify solutions to manage these
  • Managing team-level and corporate processes effectively while being aware organizational transformations; using strong project and process knowledge to drive and adapt to meet team deliverables
  • Working closely with PHC Dx Strategy leaders to optimize project and project team effectiveness, efficiencies, time and resource allocation


To be considered for this position, you should possess:

  • 5 or more years’ multidisciplinary experience in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic or related industry (with 3 or more years’ leading large global projects)
  • Global experience managing projects in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic or related industry is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically when planning, managing teams, and managing processes
  • Demonstrated strong project management to enable precise execution
  • Experience building project management frameworks and plans for non-traditional projects
  • Prior experience managing and facilitating projects that span functions (R&D, commercial, diagnostics and external partners) and geographies
  • Skillful use of interpersonal skills and influence to accomplish work without formal authority and to ensure optimal team performance
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills, which enable successful collaboration across the organization
  • Comfortable interacting, influencing and presenting to senior managers
  • A Bachelor’s Degree required (Graduate Degree and certification in project management are preferred)
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