Senior Project Management Specialist

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about. Job Summary We are seeking an experienced Senior Project Management Specialist for our Biologics group located in Shrewsbury, MA.   In this position, they will have overall responsibility for management of key client projects that require complex planning and in-depth analysis to ensure that deliverables meet client expectations and deadlines.  Interact with Client Services, Operational Staff, and Quality Assurance staff to organize, collect, prepare and disseminate information necessary to ensure project milestones are met from the development of contracts to final reporting.  Work closely with management to develop project management and customer-facing communication and service resources and establish the site as a center of excellence for biologics testing services.    They will act as a liaison for project communications between clients and site staff. Coordinate routine project update meetings, calls, and status reports. Publish and track deliverables and action items.  Act as a primary motivator to laboratory and related operational teams to meet on-time delivery schedules; and if not, to enforce optimal communication of adjusted timelines from operations to client. Applying insights gained through frequent communication with clients, partner with site resources to prioritize ongoing workload in order to manage and meet competing project deadlines thereby maximizing customer service.  Track and disseminate ongoing project status, including additions and changes to the scope of work, for cost and billing purposes.  Assist with the development of the company's overall project management approach, helping to create and maintain policies, workflows, forms and templates.  Assist with the selection, implementation and maintenance of project management software (e.g. SmartSheet) that allows timely and open communication of project status to all stakeholders. Support continuous improvement of processes in all related operating units through tracking of key performance indicators (KPIs).  Assist in training and managing other Project Managers and acting as a backup for the Head of Project Management as required.     The following are minimum requirements related to the Senior Project Management Specialist position. Bachelor's degree (BS/BA) or equivalent in analytical chemistry, biochemistry or related field. 5 or more years of experience in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or Contract Research (CRO) industry.  Experience in a cGMP environment is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. Must possess excellent management and communication skills. About Biologics Testing Solutions With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.   About Charles River Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients' clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.   With over 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client's unique challenges.  Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.   Req ID #:  40234
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Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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