Staff Program Manager

Staff Program Manager

02 May 2024
Missouri, St louis, 63011 St louis USA

Staff Program Manager

Job DescriptionCompany informationAs part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific team, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our global teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while helping to take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges, like protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe or helping find cures for cancer.Discover Impactful Work: The Staff Program Manager demonstrates advanced project management capabilities and life sciences industry knowledge. The ability to independently manage a portfolio of complex client projects through creative problem solving, cross-functional teamwork and enables successful project delivery in this role!Key Responsibilities:Be the project contact for both the customer and the core project team in all matters related to the development, characterization and technical transfer of the biologic manufacturing processes! The position requires a highly motivated and tenacious, self-starter who is able to assimilate new information quickly and enjoys working closely with others within a fast-paced environment. The individual must have bioprocess technical knowledge, as well as traditional program management and leadership skills.As Demonstrated By:Program Management Skills and Experience

Independently manages a large, complex project portfolio or multiple client projects, planning and delivering at all project stages.

Experience in the biopharmaceutical industry and working with external clients for contract manufacturing and development is strongly preferred.

Structures project(s) in line with client strategy by demonstrating an entrepreneurial approach; optimizes processes to identify needs, defines resources requirements, tracks performance and identifies improvement opportunities.

Develops methods to proactively identify, monitor, and evaluate project challenges and partners with cross functional teams to identify solutions and deliver positive outcomes. Mentors other team members on project resolution.

Pro-actively defines, tracks, and negotiates expenses, budgets, and revisions in response to project milestones and performance.

Client Relationship Management

Highly skilled at performing and interpreting comprehensive need analyses which reflects the customer's target market and value proposition.

Resolve project team issues and facilitate decision making within the team. Drive progress to completion to the required standard (both internally and with the customer).

Communicate regularly with the business team, technical team, and customer team. Report on the initially agreed upon customer and internal achievements and share progress, issues, and risks.

Technical Knowledge

Demonstrates advanced technical capabilities and strong expertise in cGMP processing, industry requirements, and problem solving.

Manages project efficiently in different systems to provide accurate forecasting information to core team, leadership and the client. Maintains Accountability for individual and team outcomes.

Proactively advances the efficiency and effectiveness of work processes, procedures, and outputs.

Solid understanding of financial analysis, forecasting, tracking, and reporting for projects vs. the allocated budgets.

Project Management Leadership

Collaborates well, builds effective business relationships and brings new or alternative perspectives forward to overcome difficulty or uncertainty and builds a coalition.

Crafts S.M.A.R.T. objectives and forms a realistic action roadmap with timelines.

Assumes the leadership role on projects as appropriate, manages and supports cross-functional teams to be successful, and strategically plans an effective and efficient timeline to be completed on time.

Understands causal links between the Company's integrity policies and its value to the customer.

Open to challenge and to be challenged on ideas and opinions as part of a collaborative decision making process.

Key Requirements:

Education and Experience: BS degree in a relevant scientific area with 8 years experience in project management. Higher education (Graduate degree, MBA) is highly desired with 6 years of experience. Equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered.

Certification: PMP certification or similar preferred

Should possess working knowledge of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical product lifecycles with experience managing development and/or commercial manufacturing programs.

This position requires someone with good technical, excellent organizational and time management skills, an understanding of Pharmaceutical development and/or commercial manufacturing and also possesses strong leadership and excellent communication skills.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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