Head of CPM, Carlsbad

Posted 14 Mar 2024

Carlsbad, California - United States

Req Id 272843

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Your Role:

  • Leading a high-performing team of Client Project Managers who ensure superior client experience when using Millipore CDMO services from the xy site through smooth delivery of projects and transparent/proactive communication.
  • Ensure the team applies best project management practices and adopts systems, tools, and processes according to the CPM playbook for efficiency and scalability.
  • Align CPM resources with existing and forecasted project portfolio & pipeline and ensure prioritization of resources in alignment with PU commercial strategy.
  • As member of the site leadership team facilitate alignment between commercial pipeline & site execution regarding commitment, schedule, timelines and resource needs across functions at the sites.
  • Create connectivity to other sites that are part of delivering the full value chain of the respective modality
  • Responsible for the management of project risks & mitigation of client concerns through resolution of cross-functional resource, process & systems challenges.
  • Responsible for driving resolution for client escalations, within Site leadership and key stakeholders ensuring organizational elevation when required.
  • Direct Management of high profile and key strategic client projects 
  • Accountable for management of forecasting / invoicing / revenue recognition and meeting commitments to quarterly and yearly landing targets & project KPIs
  • Accountable for ensuring financial health of ongoing & executed projects. Provide lessons learned / feedback to Site, Contracts / Proposals, & Commercial teams to improve future engagements.
  • Drive professional development of your team members, foster an entrepreneurial spirit and ensure high enagement of the team
  • Actively contribute to the LSS-wide community of practise to support best practise sharing and further improve Client Project Management practices, tools and processes across LSS.


Who You Are:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in CDMO project management, with a focus on API (Drug Substance) development and manufacturing.
  • People Management experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Business fluent in English, fluent in local language strongly preferred
  • Deep understanding of the relevant process & analytical development, clinical and commercial manufacturing activities of APIs incl. current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) regulations and Quality Management Systems (QMS).
  • Extensive experience working for a clinical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) or testing facility (CTO) and strong understanding of their respective client management and project execution processes
  • Commercial focused mindset with excellent communication skills, able to interface effectively with top internal and external management teams
  • Detailed and process-oriented, with the ability to deliver within a matrixed organization by instilling effective collaboration alongside efficient processes.
  • Ability to prioritize and allocate resources along business priorities and KPIs, demonstrating first class organization skills and time management as well as willingness to “roll up your sleeves”.
  • Ability to lead and influence across and up into the organization and motivate others in a dynamic matrix environment
  • Strong business acumen
  • Project management certification (e.g. PMP) preferred


Pay Range: $73,000-219,000


Our ranges incorporate all levels and career types available within this specific role, and are derived from relevant industry market data.  Should we decide to make an offer, we will consider several factors, including but not limited to your location, skills, experience, career level, and other job-related factors.  This role may offer the following benefits: medical, vision, and dental insurance; life insurance; disability insurance; a 401(k) matching program; paid time off; and paid holidays; among other employee benefits. This role may also be eligible for short-term or long-term incentive compensation, including, but not limited to, cash bonuses. 

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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