2017-11-22

Technical Operations Project Manager
Job Opportunity at Spark Therapeutics, Inc

Posted on Nov 22

http://www.sparktx.com    215-220-9300

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4109153

The Technical Operations project manager leads cross-functional teams on multiple projects from inception through completion, while adhering to project scope, schedule, quality and budget. The project manager must possess strong communication skills and must be savvy working with both technology and business partners across the organization in a collaborative way. In this role, the incumbent prepares project team related to their assigned projects and ensure project work complies with established practices, policies, and processes. Project issues and risks must be identified and tracked, and plans to resolve these issues must be developed and solutions executed.

Reporting to the lead CMC Project Manager, this position is accountable for the successful and timely completion of projects within Technical Operations including:
  • Clinical and commercial manufacturing campaigns
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Packaging/labeling
  • Technology Transfer
  • Process Improvements
RESPONSIBILITIES:
40% of the time
  • Responsible for successful tactical project execution & delivery, team management, prioritization, resource planning, execution tools, training and monthly reporting as they apply to assigned projects and new and improved processes.
40% of the time
  • Responsible for managing a Project Team. Works in partnership with project team members to ensure timely, efficient, and effective moderation of complex meetings, and to ensure adequate progress on team activities between meetings. May chair project team meetings and is responsible for coordinating moderately complex team operations and communications.
10% of the time
  • Directs project communications and ensures that all project customers are fully informed and knowledgeable of project activities and their status.
5% of the time
  • Collaborates with functional leaders to ensure that functional area resources are sufficient to achieve project goals and objectives. Provides leadership to the team and functional areas to anticipate and identify moderately complex project issues, which pose a challenge to achieving strategic goals. Implements plan to resolve such issues and executes corrective actions.
5% of the time
  • Leads the design, implementation, and update of project plans, which form the operational basis for the project team. Ensures that project plans optimize the integration of timing, scope and resources.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to support multiple project teams simultaneously.
  • In-depth knowledge and skill with Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel and other reporting and tracking tools.
  • Must be well organized and have a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under limited supervision, determine personal work plan, and schedule tasks and activities.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • BA or BS degree preferred; Project management certificate a plus.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience, preferably in pharmaceutical or biotech industry.  Minimum of 3 years experience as a project manager in technical operations, supply chain, or manufacturing.  
  • Experience working in a Regulated environment a plus.
  • Experience should include participation in cross-functional project management activities.
  • Must have a familiarity of the drug development process.
  • Must have a basic understanding of and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards of biotech/pharmaceutical project management.
WHO WE ARE:
Transforming Patient’s Lives.
 Spark Therapeutics is a pioneering gene therapy leader transforming the lives of patients suffering from debilitating genetic diseases by developing one-time, life-altering treatments. We are embarking on our goal to deliver the first approved gene therapy product in the US for genetic blinding conditions and have a product pipeline addressing other unmet rare genetic diseases. We have an entrepreneurial culture and are looking for talented and passionate professionals who are committed and motivated to making a difference in the lives of our patients. If you share our passion for excellence and are looking for a dynamic work environment that fosters creativity, scientific innovation and team collaboration, you may be a great fit for our team.




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