National Occupational Standard for Contract Manufacturing Project Manager

Definition of Occupation

The Contract Manufacturing Project Manager leads and coordinates cross-functional project projects from product design to delivery, including technology transfer to the client if required while partnering with internal and external resources. The Contract Manufacturing Project Manager supports the account managers/designated departmental representatives in all aspects of client contact and coordinates the project through the scope, schedules, and budgets to meet client needs, including planned and unplanned adjustments. They may recruit, engage, manage, inform, and actively collaborate with legal, logistics, technical development, manufacturing, and regulatory and quality departments and interface with other Project Managers. They work with the business development team to perform technical assessments, budget development, project proposals, contract negotiations, and statement of work development while managing stakeholder relationships and resource allocations. Contract Manufacturing Project Managers must think critically and broadly, be effective problem solvers/identifiers, and employ effective communication, leadership, and team building/efficient meeting skills to evaluate impacts and reorganize and manage continually changing project needs. Contract Manufacturing Project Managers work for Canadian biotechnology companies of different sizes (small, medium, large) and in various biotechnology areas, such as:

  • Agriculture
  • Aquaculture
  • Bioenergy
  • Bio products
  • Biosciences
  • Food processing
  • Forestry
  • Genomics
  • Human health
  • Product manufacturing
  • Life Sciences
  • Medical devices
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Pharmaceuticals

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