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Project Manager Lead

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Project Manager Lead
Albany Molecular Research Inc. provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
The Project Manager Lead is responsible for the overall project management function, providing leadership, coordination, and management of the PM processes and functions. This position supervises the team that provides project management support functions and administrative support to project managers.  The individual must be able to effectively manage, lead, assign work, and problem solve both technically and managerially in a dynamic manufacturing setting. The individual functions as a combination customer advocate and site liaison between all functional departments.  The individual must be able to lead the department in order to meet the business needs of the facility without compromising AMRI’s expected level of compliance and exceptional customer focus. The individual is well versed in nearly all of the various businesses, financial, and technical activities required for the department to thrive.  
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop  project forecast, driving the new project introduction process, mentoring project managers
  • Hold site assessment meetings, review quotations and customer-specific technical documentation
  • Lead project assessment activities for new product proposal evaluations with key responsibilities around assuring full scope of project is identified and captured in initial quote
  • Ensure that project activities, milestones and deliverables are well planned by the project managers
  • Identify and correct issues that hinder the function and success of the project managers and their projects
  • Review deliverables and sub-plans within the groups, including technical milestones, compliance strategy and billable scopes of work vs. quotes and MSA
  • Assign new contract tasks and completion dates to team members as appropriate, maintaining workload schedules and projections
  • Effectively manage all project managers at AMRI ABQ that are associated with customer related projects.
  • Direct and establish the departmental objectives of the project management team for AMRI ABQ.
  • Develop and control departmental budgets for project management
  • Ensure project management team fosters communication and cooperation between multiple departments working on the same project to achieve timely completion or project, including sharing of information and increasing awareness of project flow
  • Direct and establish the smooth and efficient flow of resources between departments to assure the efficient completion of customer projects
  • Create and maintain a project review process as part of the close out of each project using common KPI’s and project summaries
  •  Facilitate all key project meetings and departmental project review meetings on a regular basis
  • Ensure that the Gantt charts are created and maintained for purpose of tracking the timely completion of multidisciplinary projects
  • Ensure there are regular updates on manufacturing project completion dates to the finance department for the purpose of financial reporting
  • Work as a customer advocate, keeping projects focused on meeting the needs of the customer, as well as ensuring regular and open communications with the customer
  • Recommend and implement methods to increase the quality of products and/or services
  • Participate in self-development activities and training of others
  • Other duties as assigned 
Supervisory Responsibilities:                                                  
This position is responsible for supervision of project managers.
Education and/or Experience:                                                 
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree (BS or BA) from a four-year college or university with an emphasis in Business, Marketing or Scientific related field.
Must have 10 year’s pharmaceutical experience, 5 years’ experience at the supervisor level or above and 7- year’s project management experience.
Language Skills:                                             
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Mathematical Skills:                                                   
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Reasoning Ability:                                          
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Computer Skills:                                             
Knowledge of project management software; spreadsheet software and word processing software.
Other Qualifications:
Must pass background check
Must pass drug screen                                                  
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; explosives; risk of radiation and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Shift:  Standard 8

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Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (AMRI) is a global contract research and manufacturing organization with more than twenty years’ experience in providing customers with fully integrated drug discovery, development, and manufacturing partnerships. AMRI builds its expert knowledge and advice into customers’ programs to deliver a complete range of value-added services with more informed decision-making, resulting in enhanced efficiency and more successful outcomes at all stages of the pipeline. AMRI’s smarter options for insourcing and outsourcing support discovery and development of pharmaceutical products, manufacturing of API and drug product for existing and experimental new drugs. With unrivalled project management and locations in the United States, Europe, and Asia, AMRI maintains geographic proximity and seamless delivery across multiple sites. AMRI has historically leveraged its drug discovery expertise to progress several internal programs to the development candidate stage and, in some cases, into Phase I clinical development. AMRI has successfully partnered certain programs and is actively seeking to out-license its remaining programs to strategic partners for further development.

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