Associate Director of Project Management

Bend, Oregon /
Business Development – Project Management /
Full-time Exempt
/ On-site
The Associate Director of Project Management with Serán Bioscience plays a multifunctional role, functioning as a Sr. Project manager and Manager of a team of Serán Project Managers to deliver satisfying information and results to our clients.

As Associate Director of Project Management you will work closely with clients to manage projects from initiation, through formulation and development, manufacturing, and beyond completion. You will need excellent collaboration, communication, management, organization, and planning abilities. You will be responsible for managing project timelines, influencing, and supporting the internal teams, and for reporting regular updates directly to clients. Each project lifespan can be broken into 6 unique phases for which the project manager is responsible: Initiation, Planning, Execution, Coordination, Monitoring, and Closing. Those who have project management experience within a drug development and manufacturing setting and are ready to advance into a leadership role are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

    • Manages 2-3compounds simultaneously throughout the entirety of their program lifespan  
    • Serves as primary interface between the client and the Serán internal project team. Facilitates information flow between internal teams and client for materials, shipments, documents, project updates, meeting agendas, and timelines 
    • Owns the overall project timeline, schedule, and resources. Ensures internal teams are well informed on project timelines and goals, helps facilitate information transfer within internal teams 
    • Maintains consistent and accurate communication with the client via regularly scheduled and ad-hoc updates 
    • Prepares internal teams and client for upcoming project needs or internal team project transfers 
    • Communicates project execution to the client and schedules regular meetings, both internal and external, to review the execution of each project phase with the technical team
    • Onboards projects into our QADC system, works closely on a regular basis with QA to ensure cGMP quality compliance throughout project lifespan 
    • Oversees and influences across departments to coordinate program support as needed 
    • Manages timeline, budget forecasting, resource planning, project meetings, document tracking, and owns the overall project progress. Communicates risk internally and externally. Ensures project milestones are communicated and met 
    • Acts as primary point of contact for external resources and client queries  
    • Schedules and coordinates project meetings both internally and externally 
    • Oversees, coordinates, and tracks shipments of all project/client materials  
    • Other related duties as assigned 

Required Skills and Abilities

    • Highly developed communication and writing skills
    • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
    • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Demonstrates leadership ability
    • Capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing
    • Strong Planning and organization skills
    • Exceptional teamwork, collaboration, conflict management skills and adaptability to change
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365

Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree, in chemistry, biology, engineering, materials science, physics or closely related field
    • 5-6 years of relevant Project Management experience within pharmaceutical development environment

Physical Requirements

    • Prolonged periods of standing at as desk and working on a computer  
    • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time