Project Manager - Custom Products

Posted 13 Feb 2024

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 271673


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This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US. 


Your Role:

MilliporeSigma in St. Louis, MO is seeking a Project Manager to lead projects and initiatives as well as continued administrative tasks primarily focused on bidding and order fulfillment for our Customs and Bulks business. Project stakeholders include leadership and individual contributors in R&D, Production, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Marketing, Procurement and Material Management functions. 


  • Build custom product and service proposals for external and internal customers with input from all functions required to fulfill order
  • Bid and order fulfillment for bulk inquiries and custom projects and ensure proposals are compatible with the capability and capacity of the operations site fulfilling the order
  • Facilitate customer interactions with operations sites by hosting technical discussions and ensuring proper communication and intellectual property control
  • Coordinate with operations to determine costs and lead times for bulk and custom opportunities.  Define and plan with limited starting information and assemble teams with specialized skillsets for specific projects 
  • Maintain regular progress and milestone communication to stakeholders and be responsible for documentation and systems setup for Custom and new product introduction
  • Write, review, and obtain approval for operations documents and set up of new products in SAP and document control systems such as eDOC or Mango
  • Aid in continuous process improvements aimed at decreasing lead times and increasing the competitive quality of our products and services
  • Maintain proactive safety and quality standards
  • Maintain and manage project costs to budget


Who You Are: 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering or other Science or Engineering field  
  • 5+ years of experience in biologics, pharma, food and beverage, or life science manufacturing


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering or related Science or Engineering discipline with 2+ years of industry experience
  • Project management certification
  • Customer interface experience
  • Technical knowledge of chemical or biologics processing
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and challenges
  • Technical writing experience
  • High level organization and communication skills   
  • Demonstrated skill in Project Planning and execution
  • Team leadership experience
  • Proficient in MS Office suite
  • Experience working within and/or lead multisite, cross functional project teams
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Experience pivoting priorities based on business needs
  • Proven proficiency in planning and scheduling, problem solving, project management, time management, prioritization & decision-making skills.
  • Proficient with MS SharePoint, MS Project, Smartsheets, Wrike, MS Access, Statistical Analysis, Process Flow software and other project management tools

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
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