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Senior CMC Portfolio Manager

Location San Rafael, United States
Posted 29-September-2021

Sr Manager, CMC Portfolio Management - Pharmaceutical Industry

Location: Novato, CA

Pay Rate: DOE

Start Date: ASAP

6 Month Contract Role (Strong Potential to extend of convert)

Department: TOPS Project Management

Job Category: Program/Project Management

On behalf of our BioPharma industry client we are seeking an 'Sr Manager, CMC Portfolio Management' for a 6 month contract assignment. We are working with a global pharmaceutical company focused on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases.

The Technical Operations Planning Management Group (TPMG) is a service organization created for the specific purpose of supporting the Technical Operations Group by providing a foundation for consistent program success and developing of a strong and pervasive project management discipline within the organization.

The Sr manager, CMC Portfolio Management will report to the Director of CMC Portfolio Management to work with TMPG Management, PMO group and CMC Program Managers to evaluate the portfolio of CMC programs for scenario planning, tradeoff analysis when changes impact multiple programs, to identify potential efforts constraints across multiple programs and provide recommendations for resolution and TOPS management's decision making. They will also develop metrics, business processes and other tools to better manage all CMC programs individually and as a portfolio.

This position will work a flexible schedule, the worker will need to be local and be able to travel onsite when needed/when offices open.

*COVID Vaccine required - Must be fully vaccinated 2 weeks prior to start date.*


Supports integration of CMC program schedules between programs and CMC portfolios (Clinical, Commercial, Overall CMC Portfolios)Supports CMC portfolio standardization and reporting effortsSupports integration of the CMC portfolio with other TOPs projects and/or Portfolios in order to monitor, identify and resolve scheduling and resource conflicts across TOPS integrated portfolios, programs and projectsFacilitate CMC Portfolio Review Meetings (for eg for CMC Program changes, risks)Assist CMC Program Managers with standardizing program schedules to enable portfolio reporting and analysisProposes, maintain, analyze and report monthly CMC Program and Portfolio metricsPerform resource loading maintenance, resource allocation analysis, resolve periods of over-allocation, and generate resource allocation reports for the CMC portfolio(s)Drive the overall maturity of the CMC Portfolio management functions through development of tools/templates and mentoringSupport the development and deployment of CMC programs and portfolio prioritization methods to achieve TOPs goals while taking into account schedule and resource constraintsSupport the development of CMC portfolio Standards and deployment of PMO standards and guidelines for initiating and managing projects using Oracle Primavera for relevant (selected) CMC portfolio and/or ProjectsSupport assigned CMC portfolio Initiatives to meet TPMG GoalsWork with the PMO group, CMC Program Managers and SME's to determine schedule confidence levels and develop a risk-adjusted schedule using Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis


Bachelor of Science in a science or engineering discipline is requiredOracle Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals certification is a plusProject Management Professional or similar certification is a plus7+ years of cross-functional project, program or portfolio management experience in a Pharmaceutical setting.Proficiency using Oracle Primavera P6 and OPPMSuperior knowledge of Critical Path Method scheduling including proficiency using Oracle Primavera P6Working knowledge of project and portfolio management practices either from a formal PMO background or extensive experience working as a project schedulerStrong facilitation skills and ability to lead and influence without having positional authorityMust have good interpersonal skills and experience building positive working partnershipsStrong desire to collaborate with othersLife sciences experience is preferredKnowledge of CMC-related activities is a must

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