Project Manager

Posted 20 Apr 2020

Bedford, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 199686


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 56,000 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: 


The primary responsibility of this role is to support the Cell Therapy Bioprocessing group in planning, implementation, communication and execution of special projects related to cell therapy manufacturing. Strong focus on communicating with internal and external project team members and stakeholders as needed to identify and drive the completion of all project tasks and workstreams. Additionally, this role will support the execution of the Cell Therapy Bioprocessing mission and vision.


Responsibilities for this position will include but are not limited to:  Maintain the Master Project Plan and manage project documents according to the Product Development Process (PDP);  Drive closure/completion of action items and deliverables through follow up with stakeholders and contributors; Responsible for managing the project to desired timeline;  Anticipate project risks and actively drive towards resolution;  Manage and coordinate with external engineering firms and review by internal team;  Present project status to sponsors and stakeholders, maintain visibility into milestones and deliverables;  Represent the project at key meetings, record and distribute minutes with action items and due dates;  Generate monthly updates including tracking any relevant metrics for stakeholders;  Liaise with internal groups (R&D, applications, business development) and external groups (partner, collaboration efforts) for planning, securing resources and execution;  Track budget data to ensure accurate forecasting;  Coordinate invoicing and payments;  Manage the project SharePoint site/EVA Room;  Ensure alignment across divisional needs.


This is a global project and can involve conference calls at non-standard hours.  Some domestic and international travel may be required, up to 25%. 


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years post-educational experience in biology, chemistry, engineering or related field
  • 3+ years Project Management experience with a focus on global projects with a high level of technical complexity 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP® certification preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience
  • Previous exposure to bioprocessing concepts preferred
  • Experience in product launch activities desirable
  • Technical understanding of biological systems including R&D, Manufacturing, Process Development
  • Technical understanding of Medical Device development and validation
  • Proven understanding of project management software and platforms and willingness to expand knowledge in this area. Experience with a stage gate process
  • Demonstrated ability to manage stakeholders and influence contributors across a variety of levels
  • Experience working on large-scale projects in a global, matrixed organization
  • Self-motivated with experience building a capability from the ground up
  • Agility, flexibility, adaptability due to shifting landscape of priorities – the job may evolve with the business need
  • Previous work experience in international and multidisciplinary project teams
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to perform in a virtual environment and to interact effectively with staff at all levels of the organization in face to face and remote settings
  • Strong decision-making skills as well as strong business acumen
  • Exhibits efficient use of Human Resources
  • Attention to detail and accuracy with respect to internal and external reporting



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!

Curious? Apply and find more information at

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.

Apply Now

Let’s stay connected

Do you want to receive company news and information about career opportunities tailored to your preferences? Sign up here. You want to check the status of your application or change your candidate profile? Enter our job portal.


You have accessed, but for users from your part of the world, we originally designed the following web presence

Let's go

Share Disclaimer

By sharing this content, you are consenting to share your data to this social media provider. More information are available in our Privacy Statement