Director - Global Project Management - Biologics

Req ID #:  65491

Shrewsbury, MA, US, 01545 Ballina, IE, F26D786 Wayne, PA, US, 19087 Erkrath, NW, DE, 40699 Cologne, NW, DE, 51105

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary


We are seeking a Director of  Global Project Management for our Biologics Team 


The principle role of the Director is to manage daily operations for the Charles River Global Biologics project management department.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include: 


• Coaches and mentors Global Biologics project management team.
• Monitors performance of direct reports. Prepares and delivers salary and performance reviews; reviews and approves performance and salary appraisals initiated by direct      reports.
• Responsible for the management of Global Biologics PM resource allocation and Global Biologics PM assignments.
• Develop short- and long-range operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements and succession plans. Organizational structure should be focused on the   client perspective of how they want to work with us and include collaboration of PMs across sites where necessary.
• Provided regularly scheduled metric status reports.
• Provides oversight to the methodology and tool kit used by the Global Biologics PM team.
• Assists in the development and communication of departmental policies and procedures.
• Identifies training and development needs of direct reports. Provides training and/ or monitor training programs to ensure ongoing effectiveness. Defines career path   opportunities.
• Collaborates with operational business management in opportunities to implement lessons learned, tools, or processes to aid in the overall drive toward performance     improvement in managing CRL employees.
• Be a change management advocate
• Assists in the development and recommendation of departmental budget. Authorizes expenditure in accordance with budget. Approves budget and expenses of     subordinates.
• Ability to communicate to CRL business units the value-add that project management brings to client engagement.
• Assists in the analysis and evaluation of client needs to define project management service
  support requirements.
• Application of the latest technology with the project management team to ensure a state-of-the-art customer experience
• Works closely with sales and client services management to build relationships between the groups to facilitate a more cohesive client experience
• Ensures harmonization of procedures across the global Project Management group
• Defines and manages the Global Biologics PM escalation process and participates in client complaint resolution as necessary.
• Provides summary of key accounts to senior management.
• Supports management’s goals, objectives, and initiatives.


The following are the minimum qualifications and requirements related to the Director position.


• Master’s degree in related scientific discipline or Business Administration (MBA) required.
• PMP or equivalent Required

• Minimum of 8 years of management experience in life science, pharmaceutical, healthcare, or research environments.
• Minimum of 10 years of project/program/PMO management experience.

Note: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


About Biologics Testing Solutions

With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.


About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2018, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet