Director, CMC Project Management at Advanced Group

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: South San Francisco, California

Job Description:


We are currently searching for a skilled professional to join a well-known client's team as a Director, CMC Project Management in South San Francisco, California. The Director, CMC Project Management role will plan, manage, and drive the execution of CMC development and manufacturing activities for all clinical assets. Their work will have a direct impact on the organization and the larger clinical industry, making this an amazing career opportunity.


  • Partner with the Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing to plan and prioritize CMC activities across the clinical portfolio

  • Develop and maintain integrated CMC project plans and timelines for all clinical assets

  • Verify that plans incorporate cross-functional input

  • Lead CMC cross-functional and department team meetings to develop strategy and monitor progress

  • Create agendas and produces high-quality meeting minutes/related outputs to monitor program status

  • Communicate any changes in program strategy, issues, and/or risks to team members and other functional areas

  • Facilitate team discussion and agreements for concise program goals

  • Oversee deliverables to support program objectives

  • Identify risks and support the development of risk mitigation plans

  • Provide project management support for functional areas

  • Organize sub-team meetings and ad-hoc working groups to address specific topics

  • Collaborate with functional leads and finance to develop budgets for CMC activities

  • Interface with some vendors to ensure manufacturing activities stay on track

  • Update project status to senior leadership regularly

  • Contribute to or lead department and company initiatives for continuous improvement


  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant development experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry as a CMC functional area scientist and/or project manager, including 3 years managing cross-functional CMC or R&D project teams for multiple projects required

  • Strong understanding of the drug development process from a CMC perspective (drug substance development, formulation development, analytical, quality, regulatory, etc.)

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and adjust workload based upon changing priorities

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, collaboration, and negotiation skills


  • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in engineering, physical, or life sciences required

  • MBA preferred

  • Project management certification (PMP or equivalent) desired

To be a best-fit your strengths must include:

  • Strong Communicator. You will have extensive correspondence that relies on you being conversant in regulatory guidelines and clinical terminology.

  • Organized. You're an efficient time-manager and can handle the pressure of meeting multiple strict deadlines.

  • Ability to work independently and with a team: You will be collaborating and often contributing to discussions amongst internal teams; you also work effectively without a lot of support or structure.

  • Problem-Solvers. As an action-oriented self-starter, you're eager to apply your expertise in diagnosing inefficiencies, determining root causes, and recommending solutions to complex challenges.

  • Personable. You establish and nurture highly effective relationships with colleagues and key stakeholders that support and advance project goals and objectives.

  • Credible. Thorough understanding of clinical methodologies and providing sound analytical support, you quickly establish credibility as a reliable resource.

About Advanced Clinical

Advanced Clinical is an award-winning clinical development organization that provides global services including CRO, Functional Support, Quality & Validation, Patient Recruitment and Retention, and Strategic Talent Acquisition solutions for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device organizations. Our mission is to deliver a truly better clinical experience for our clients and candidates. To learn more about Advanced Clinical which has been named to Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces, Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies, and Best of Staffing Talent & Client, visit

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