The Center for Breakthrough Medicines is on track to be the largest single-site cell and gene therapy contract development and manufacturing organization in the world. Our comprehensive service offering accelerates speed to market through supply chain disruption mitigation strategies, end-to-end program management expertise and unique platform technology with the ability to follow a molecule from idea to commercialization. CBM’s integrated approach provides high quality and consistent end-to-end manufacturing capability including: Process and Analytical Development; Plasmid DNA production; Viral Vector Production of Lentivirus; AAV and Adenovirus; Testing and Analytics; Autologous, Allogeneic and Gene-edited Cell Therapy Bioprocessing; and Cell banking. CBM’s horizontal and vertical integration provides one source throughout a product’s life cycle.
CBM’s mission is to accelerate the delivery and affordability of lifesaving and life-changing therapies from discovery to market by offering a complete solution for the development and commercialization of cell and gene therapies.
CBM is located just outside of Philadelphia in the Heart of Cellicon Valley on The Discovery Labs campus set on 300 acres with 2.4 million square feet of life sciences lab and manufacturing space, allowing clients to scale their development and manufacturing needs without ever having to change sites, while providing employees a true community campus experience focused exclusively on life sciences.
The Discovery Labs is a Global Platform Company inclusive of CBM, The Discovery Labs Properties, UniteIQ incubator labs, and The Colony, a unique investment and resource model enabling groundbreaking therapies to be brought to life.
The Project Manager is responsible for the scheduling, financial reporting, and billing of client programs, which are cell and gene therapy CMC programs with significant unmet medical need or in rare diseases. In this role, the Project Manager partners closely with the Program Leader on one or multiple client programs to enable the program team to be successful in meeting and exceeding our client requirements, thus ultimately serving our patients.
The Project Manager tracks each applicable stage throughout its lifecycle and ensures that critical information is shared among the various team members. S/He needs to be organized, efficient, excellent at multitasking, and driven to succeed. The role is generally required to perform a wide variety of tasks daily.
Scheduling; Organizing Program Information, Budget Management, Scope Change Management, Progress Monitoring; Updating team members and partners; Managing information flow
Works integrally with the Program Leader and team in developing schedules and scenarios to meet critical milestones.
Works integrally with the Program Leader, Finance and Business Development from Proposal to Program Initiation to Program Close-Out, taking the lead on budget management.
Bachelor’s degree, preferable in science or engineering or operations/supply chain.
3-5 years of relevant drug development CMC experience, preferably in biotherapeutics.
Experience in Project Management and/or Project Controls.
Experience in operating in a matrix team organization.
Proficient in Project Management tools such as MS Project, MS Teams, OneNote, Smartsheet, Tableau, SAP, and/or equivalent software tools.
Communication: Able to make the complex simple and appropriate for the audience level (e.g. how to simplify schedules to show the critical path, bottle necks, and risks; how to simplify the financial reporting to a one-pager capable of showing the overall financial health of a project automating as much of the reporting as possible with potentially more detailed reporting when interfacing with Finance).
Problem-solving: Projects rarely go exactly as planned, and the best candidates pro-actively work with team members and the Program Leader to show areas of timeline or budget risk via data and visuals, enabling the team to proactively mitigate risks.
Highly Organized: Able to manage lots of moving parts and keep information organized and accessible to both internal and external team members electronically, allowing the CBM Program Leader and team to stay aligned to decisions, timeline commitments, and actions.
Budgeting: Financial project acumen that allows the candidate to understand and prepare financial reports and operate within SAP to assure timing billing and change order tracking.
Team Player: Overall good cross-functional team player able to partner with various CMC functions, Business Development, and Finance. Lives into our culture where the “We is more important than the I”.
Technically Savvy: Able to help us create tools that simplify project information and portfolio information.