August Bioservices – Director of Project Management – Full Time

Headquartered in Nashville, TN – one of the fastest-growing and most exciting cities in the United States – August Bioservices is a privately-owned, high-growth, and high-impact Contract Development Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) and Contract Research Organization (CRO). As a US-based outsourcing partner that provides a wide array of expert drug discovery, drug formulation, and drug manufacturing services to pharma and biotech companies of all sizes, we play a vital role in the global pharmaceutical industry. Our work is instrumental in helping to develop molecules today that can become the life-changing therapies of tomorrow. To support our growth plans, August is investing significant capital in a two-phase expansion project – including building a new state-of-the-art facility adjacent to our current facility. For those seeking dynamic opportunities, rewarding career paths and a chance to make a difference in global health, come grow with August!

August Bioservices is seeking a Director of Project Management to join our team. Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Project Management is a technically knowledgeable leader with proven abilities to lead project teams. The Director will be a hands-on leader with a passion for driving results in a dynamic customer focused environment. The successful candidate will strengthen August Bioservices Project Management operations and ensure that the company is providing superior levels of customer service.

This leader will coordinate all projects related to pre-formulation, formulation development, analytical development, cGMP manufacturing and stability studies for drug product development from clinical to commercial manufacturing. This person will be the leader of the project management platform providing continuous improvement, by providing strategic direction, setting clear expectations and metrics. This role will be accountable for managing our partners programs internally and reporting back to our partners. This position requires a scientific background with global expertise in current Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP), Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), and clinical and commercial pharmaceutical manufacturing. The CDMO and CRO environment is fast-paced and requires an elevated level of multi-tasking skills that is essential to the success of this position.

Responsibilities

  • Provides operational leadership for customer projects in drug development and manufacturing.
  • Actively engages in and supports new business development opportunities.
  • Ensures timely and effective communications with business partners and leadership teams.
  • Prepares meeting agendas, manages, and leads meetings, tracks action items via meeting minutes, and coordinates team activities through use of project management tools.
  • Develops a communication plan that will ensure seamless communication with the project team, customer, project steering committee, and all stakeholders.
  • Fosters a positive customer experience and relationship, by providing industry leading customer service.
  • Collaborates with internal key stakeholders to drive superior results.
  • Establishes and manages project scope and work plans.
  • Ensures collaboration with appropriate team members across different functions for driving business decisions and client communications.
  • Manages changes in scope of projects through change orders.
  • Works closely with extended team to ensure project deliverables meet customer expectations and timelines.
  • Manages multiple client projects ensuring on-time, within-budget delivery.
  • Accountable for hosting client visits to site. Ensures that all personnel involved with these activities on site are fully briefed regarding the nature of the visit, the customer and their business interests.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in scientific or engineering required; Master’s degree and/or PMP preferred.
  • Experience (10+ years) managing cross-functional teams or projects in a CDMO, pharmaceutical development, or GLP/GMP manufacturing setting.
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and tools.
  • Excellent leadership, written and verbal communication skills and ability to influence others.
  • Excellent negotiation and facilitation skills, with strong customer-service focus.
  • Strong aptitude for technical comprehension enabling rapid learning in a highly regulated environment.
  • Ability to lead multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Strong understanding of pharmaceutical product development and manufacturing.
  • Strong knowledge of FDA regulation/ICH guidelines, U.S. drug development process and project management practices.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, MS Project and MS Teams.
  • Proficiency with ERP, CRM, and Documentation Systems.

Success Factors

  • Must have exemplary interpersonal skills; should be an effective team leader who can manage and lead in a matrix environment.
  • Able to professionally handle multiple and sometimes competing priorities.
  • Thinks strategically. Quickly identifies and acts on opportunities.
  • Passion for customers. Listens to understand. Asks the right questions.
  • Communicates clearly to both internal and external customers in written and verbal form.
  • Listens and responds positively to external customers, partners, and colleagues at all levels.
  • Drives performance. Holds self and others accountable. Does not settle for status quo.
  • Prioritizes tasks according to business objectives and can pursue several objectives simultaneously, with a high attention to detail.
  • Proactively works with stakeholders to mitigate risks and overcome obstacles.
  • Makes and acts on decisions quickly. Makes decisions with the customer in mind.
  • Meets commitments and timelines with a sense of urgency. Seeks ways to be more efficient.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to professionally handle multiple and sometimes competing priorities.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Detailed and results orientated.

At August Bioservices, Our Credo is our culture. Everything we do, we do with great care. We believe in the promise of discovery and the power of science to transform lives. We assert that excellence is not a static destination, but a standard, and an every-day measuring stick of our advancement. We aspire to unlock the potential in every person, every process and every molecule – from start to finish. We are committed to doing the right thing the first time and every time, meeting or exceeding all regulatory requirements. We strive to be exceptional, preferred and indispensable partners for our customers; responsible and engaged citizens within our communities; and active, mindful stewards of our environment.

We are August Bioservices. We are pointing the way forward. If this sounds like your kind of working environment, we want you on our team!

August Bioservices is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. August Bioservices does not discriminate on the basis of any status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Contact Melissa Cauley at mcauley@augustbio.com

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  • Location: Nashville, TN, United States
  • Career Level: Senior (5+ years of experience)
  • Education: Advanced Degree, Bachelor's Degree
  • Job type: Full Time
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