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Project Manager II

National Resilience

National Resilience

west chester, oh, usa
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2024

A career at Resilience is more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to change the future.

Resilience is a technology-focused biomanufacturing company that’s changing the way medicine is made. We’re building a sustainable network of high-tech, end-to-end manufacturing solutions to better withstand disruptive events, serve scientific discovery, and reach those in need.

For more information, please visit www.resilience.com

The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the on-site planning, oversight and execution of all project-related tasks and activities required to fulfill contracted scope and to satisfy the expectations of the company and its clients. This role is essential to executing projects to appropriate standards, and in support of company franchises and modalities, to include coordinating a team of subject matter experts from various functional areas to track and manage their activities as assigned. The PM will assist with the creation, maintenance, and oversight of project schedules, will ensure adherence to project scope, will work closely with Program Control to manage project budgets, and will play the primary point of contact to clients for both the business and technical aspects of their projects. It is the PM’s role to integrate contracted scope into the project plan and for communicating this information to all members of the cross-functional team. The PM may mentor subordinate staff and will support the mission, vision, and direction of the Program Management Office (PMO) by ensuring execution of daily responsibilities in keeping with established policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs). Additionally, the PM will be responsible for recommending and driving continuous improvement efforts within the PMO. Detailed responsibilities are listed below.

Essential Functions

  • Plans, executes and coordinates of all aspects of the project, on-site in Cincinnati area locations, in order to maintain schedule, budget, scope and quality in accordance with project requirements.

  • Ensures the dissemination of approved work scope to team members, working with operations leads and capacity planning to assign and schedule tasks related to the introduction of new projects within the site

  • Oversees all aspects of projects, sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities

  • Manages the project budget to include planning and cost/resource implications of the approved work scope, and tracking expenditures

  • Assists with development of project integrated master schedules

  • Provides project management leadership to a cross-functional Product Development Team (PDT) required to conduct the project scope of work (ex. PD, Manufacturing, QA, QC, RA) and helps to define the mission, vision and direction for the PDT.

  • Supports clinical and commercial development initiatives

  • Manages client and other project stakeholder relationships, communications, requirements and expectations, and interfaces directly with the client

  • Anticipates and proactively manages changes in project scope.

  • Creates and maintains the records and historical files for the project.

  • Manages project performance (through Earned Value or other methods).

  • Assists with writing reports and drafting SOPs (as necessary).

  • Assists with coordination and tracking of issue resolution.

  • Ensures excellent communications within the team, to leadership, to any other relevant stakeholders and to the client.

  • Provides primary point of contact with the client to include coverage of both technical and business-related discussions

  • Prepares and conducts program reviews and presentations of technical information with the department, across functional areas to clients and to senior management

  • Assists with coordination of the development of subcontractor Statements of Objectives and Statements of Work.

  • Coordinates and manages activities being conducted by subcontractors.

  • Works independently, preparing regular project updates for the site leadership team to review and monitor performance based on metrics, objectives and schedules.

  • Creates agendas and minutes for team meetings.

  • Maintains suitable information on project lessons learned and best practices and ensures dissemination within the PMO and to other project managers

  • Assists with new business proposal preparation, as required.

  • Interacts closely with Technical and Commercial Franchise Leads to support sales and business development

  • Assistance with identification of project risks and the development and implementation of risk mitigation strategies/solutions as appropriate.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in MS Project and/or Smartsheet required

  • Strong leadership and management skills required

  • Ability to manage large or multiple projects.

  • Excellent communication, organization, planning and presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated experience with timeline development.

  • Experience with project management concepts, practices, and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or equivalent work experience is preferred

  • Minimum 5 years of combined technical and project management experience in the biotech industry with a Bachelor’s degree or minimum 5 years of experience with a Master’s degree

  • CDMO experience desired

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification desired

*All employees are expected to adhere to the Quality Management System established in the Quality Manual, Quality Policy, Standard Operating Procedures, Current Good Manufacturing Practices, and any other applicable regulations and standards to the duties within their role.


Resilience is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or characteristic, or other non-job-related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state, and local laws. Requests for reasonable accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process.

Resilience offers employees a robust total rewards program including equity, an annual cash bonus program, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match and our benefits package which is thoughtfully designed to support our employees with great healthcare (including medical, dental and vision), family building benefits, life and disability insurance, flexible time off, paid holidays, other paid leaves of absence, tuition reimbursement and support for caregiving needs. Our target base pay hiring range for this position is $100,000.00 - $145,000.00 per year. Actual base pay is dependent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s geographical location, relevant experience, qualifications, skills and knowledge. Excited about Resilience and the biomanufacturing revolution? We encourage you to apply and start a conversation with one of our recruiters.