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Project Manager (Hybrid on-site/remote)

Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.


The Project Manager will work closely with cross-functional technical lead(s) to proactively manage projects in support of the CDMO business, Manufacturing Operations and its clients. This position requires collaboration with functional managers, senior management, subcontractors, and external/government funding agencies to ensure successful completion of project(s). The Project Manager is accountable for maintaining project budget/finances, timelines and meeting key contractual requirements and milestones.

This can be a hybrid role (part time remote/virtual location and part time on-site.)


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lead a cross-functional project team managing day-to-day operations and serving as the primary point of contact for the project (i.e., CMC activities like technology transfers, manufacturing and release of drug substance and drug product, manufacturingprocess improvements, validations, analytical method development, etc.).
  • Responsible for building effective cross-functional relationships (internally and externally)
  • Provide overall leadership (project team members, project governance teams, as applicable) and ensure team accountability for all aspects of the project and applicable subcontractor management. Maintain a project RACI.
  • Apply PMI project management best practices during initiation, planning, execution, control and close-out of projects.
  • Create and implement project plans/charters/governance and successfully overseeing their execution (strategy, scope, resources, communication, risks, decisions, priorities and milestones).
  • Facilitate effective cross-functional planning, meetings/discussions (Agenda/meeting minutes), identify and resolve conflicts and provide guidance/direction on critical project issues with project stakeholders.
  • Proactively recognize and resolve fundamental and unanticipated project issues, maintain risk log (including key decisions).
  • Establish and maintain project timelines (i.e., collecting cross-functional dependencies, resources, schedules, and delivery commitments to incorporate into one integrated Gantt) and financial forecasts/plans/tracking.
  • Performs critical path analysis and supports scenario planning for CMC deliverables.
  • With support from finance and BD/Sales, develop, defend and maintain project budgets and financial tracking aligned with contract/internal plans.
  • Support PMO Director in departmental best practices, performing other duties as assigned/required.
  • Clearly communicate project status (create/present slides) to Emergent senior leadership and clients.
  • Supports the project teams writing, review and schedule of CMC related regulatory documents and health authority interactions as appropriate.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects managements assignment of essential functions.


  • Bachelors degree (Engineering or biological science); advanced degree in science and/or business is preferred
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology environment with a minimum 3 years of project management experience
  • Certification in project management is preferred (i.e. PMP, CAPM, or equivalent)
  • Experience in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology environment is preferred
  • Experience in managing drug (small molecule), biologic, and/or vaccine development projects including government contracts and/or technology transfers are desired.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including negotiating, influencing, and active listening.
  • Proven analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills are required to evaluate business problems and apply knowledge to identify appropriate solutions.
  • Excellent team building and stakeholder relationship management skills are required, with the ability to establish rapport, persuade and effectively negotiate with management and key stakeholders.
  • Fluent with regularly used software applications of MS Office (i.e., Word, Excel, Project, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Teams) SharePoint, Visio, SAP and Smartsheet
  • Familiarity with Earned Value Management

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Individuals with qualifying medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices that may prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy<> .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actionswhether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the communitywe strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.


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Posted: 2022-03-16 Expires: 2022-07-13
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