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Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager
Accepting BioReady
Full Time

Evonik Canada Inc.

not disclosed
British Columbia
Date Posted
20/09/2018 - 13:15
Closing Date
20/10/2018 - 13:15
Job Description


  Evonik Industries, its Burnaby, B.C. site, specializes in parenteral formulation development and manufacturing process design and implementation at small, intermediate, and large/commercial scales. This enables manufacturing of complex lipid-based formulations of therapeutic agents for preclinical and clinical testing in its state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing facilities and transfer of drug product manufacturing to commercial facilities. Core manufacturing technologies include liposome extrusion, micro-mixing, tangential flow filtration (TFF) and sterile filtration with availability of small to large-scale equipment.

Education & Qualifications: 


  • 10+ years of experience in pharmaceutical product development or manufacturing with focus on late-stage product development and commercialization.
  • BS degree in chemistry, pharmaceutics, engineering or related field; advanced degree strongly preferred.
  • Project Management certification or equivalent experience desirable.
  • 2+ years of management experience preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in a pharmaceutical product development environment, including project or program management, preferably with projects at full development and registration stage.
  • Experience of managing complex projects involving multidisciplinary teams and ideally collaboration with third parties successfully
  • Experienced in matrix management
  •  Demonstrated ability to forecast revenue, work plan estimates, and resource utilization across projects. A demonstrated ability to successfully meet and achieve goals and objectives with consideration of budget and time schedules for projects of appropriate scope and complexity.
  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple responsibilities, priorities, tasks and projects of complex nature and to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated use of effective communication, influencing and negotiation skills with a wide variety of audiences, including senior management, to facilitate successful project implementation and effective issue resolution.
  • Basic understanding of intellectual property principles.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience of project planning software particularly MS Project and Excel.
  • Understanding of technical areas outside of formal training (e.g. formulation, manufacturing – including GLP/GMP – clinical, regulatory, quality, business and contracts management) at a level sufficient to lead project teams and interact with customers.
Duties & Responsibilities: 

Senior Project Manager


  •  Creates and manages (initiate, plan, execute, control, close) project plans utilizing project management tools based on  project goals as stated in the technical proposal and input from business development.
  • Defines resource requirements; assembles project team; creates functional project sub-teams. 
  • Leads the project team.  Delegates roles and responsibilities appropriately among project team members. Motivates team members. Facilitates conflict resolution, decision-making, and risk mitigation within the project team and sub-teams. 
  • Leads meetings between internal and customer project teams.
  • Communicates project status, risk, financials and changes to Evonik and Customer stakeholders. Advocates for project internally to Evonik management and functional groups.
  • Writes SoWs and change orders.
  • Provides monthly and annual forecasts of current and potential project revenues to aid controlling and senior management in preparing corporate financial goals and estimating operating budgets.
  • Ensures the project as executed adheres to the terms of the contract.  Translates contract terms to project execution.  Maintains awareness of contract provisions for assigned project; interacts with the legal group.
  • Participates in the development of agreements and contract terms related to project requirements
  • Drives development of intellectual property by project team members.  Monitors project activities to ensure appropriate protection for confidential information and intellectual property; interacts with legal group and senior staff members as necessary
  • other duties as assigned
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