Project Manager

Posted 05 Apr 2019

Carlsbad, California - United States

Req Id 190388


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 51,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role:


Position will be integral part of SAFC’s Carlsbad Operations, with approximately $50 Million in annual sales.  Coordination with both internal and external stakeholders as well as other Millipore Sigma sites, primarily the BioReliance sites in Rockville (USA) and Glasgow (UK), will also be necessary.  The Project Manager has account project management duties.  This position is the primary contact with the customer for Contract Manufacturing projects.  This role is responsible for maintaining client satisfaction during the execution phase of the contract and success relies heavily on the PM’s ability to communicate, set, and maintain clear expectations with all stakeholders involved, including Corporate.   This position is also the liaison with the Operational groups within the Millipore Sigma Organization, including Manufacturing, QA, QC, PD and Testing.  


  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with internal departments
  • Become primary point of information for customer projects once contract signature is effective
  • Ensure that project deliverables are met by external and internal team members.  Identify and communicate to team those critical areas that have the potential of delaying timelines if milestones not met
  • Identify and communicate to team when scope of work changes have been identified as necessary and are agreed to by the client
  • Coordinate the interaction with internal departments in the areas of procurement (Manufacturing), kick-off calls (Sales), resource assignments (all Operations), and document review (QA)
  • Prepare management reports to report on client satisfaction, success of prior projects in terms of resource allocation, project profitability, and gap analyses for continuous improvement.  Communicate to the Director of Program Management, Business Development, Quality and Sr. Management, issues that may affect contract performance and execution
  • Primary responsibility for ensuring that internal and external product testing is performed according to contractually agreed specifications
  • Ensure that billing milestones are forwarded for proper and timely invoicing
  • Maintain SharePoint system (CorasWorks) as needed for forecast accuracy
  • Work with Operations and Business Development to provide resource and technical estimates for ongoing proposals
  • Provide input on prospective contracts for ability to meet deliverables based on projected resource utilization
  • Participate in integration activities within the Life Science Services Unit including, but not limited to, BioReliance testing
  • Some travel may be required, up to 25%. 


Who You Are:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline required
  • 5+ years of Project Management experience
  • 3+ years of experience working with biological systems including manufacturing, process development, product assays, and testing
  • 3+ years of experience working with FDA regulated Quality systems
  • 3+ years of experience working with MS Project, MS Excel, CorasWorks (SharePoint Database or equivalent) and MS Word.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the life sciences.
  • Experience working with Process Validation of Biomanufacturing systems
  • Experience managing late stage, commercially viable biomanufacturing programs
  • SAP experience is preferred
  • Strong communication skills with ability to build professional relationships with external and internal Clients
  • Client Resource Management, Sales and Customer Service abilities
  • Attention to detail and accuracy with respect to internal and external reporting
  • Strong business acumen
  • PMP® certification preferred


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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