Manager CMC Project Management - Lexington

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Active since 15-12-2017 Job category Project management
Location Lexington Level Professional
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type -
Hours 40 Salary Competitive
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uniQure is dedicated to bringing innovative therapies or unmet medical needs to patients. In doing so each function in uniQure is directly or indirectly responsible for the lives of patients. This responsibility should be part of our day-to-day working lives by (i) living up to high quality standards and (ii) by recognizing the sense of urgency in areas of high medical need.

Position Summary

The Manager CMC Project Management leads and manages multiple, complex, large and/or global CMC project work streams. This role coordinates, supports, and assists all aspects of large, complex, cross-functional, and/or global projects from original concept through the final implementation, ensuring governance process adherence, project continuity, and stakeholder management. S/he develops project budgets, timelines and risk assessments and is responsible for performance against these parameters; actively monitors and reports on project status, risks and decisions required and highlights assumptions and unknowns to ensure full transparency.

The Manager CMC Project Management will drive business value by leveraging Project Management and CMC expertise to identify and prioritize solutions, and by collaborating across departments to deliver multiple complex projects with significant business impact.

Key result areas (major duties, accountabilities and responsibilities):

  • Support all aspects of large, complex, cross-functional, and/or global CMC projects or programs, including monitoring scope, milestones, dependencies, and costs and synthesize these inputs into comprehensive risk management plans.
  • Develop and support multiple, complex, large and/or global project plans. Responsible for performance against work stream execution, monitoring and reporting. Create project artifacts, such as project dashboards, measures, team and stakeholder communications, resource and time management.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key customers (within and outside uniQure), vendors and suppliers. Manage key stakeholder and project manager commitment levels and communication. Facilitate vendor and supplier evaluations.
  • Ensure projects follow all company and departmental policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Identify and highlight risks and issues within the project and escalate appropriately. Devise effective mitigation and escalation strategies for projects to address risks and issues.
  • Lead governance structures and processes to drive and manage the project. Manage implementation of project management methodology and governance tools. Drive projects through project governance methodology and ensure compliance to tollgates.
  • Lead regular project and program reviews with Project Managers and stakeholders.

Qualifications & Skills:


  • Minimum 2 years of Project Management experience with Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience leading small - midsized projects.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook).
  • Experience with planning and managing all phases of pharmaceutical development
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience

Core competencies:

  • Professional Knowledge Demonstrates in-depth and detailed knowledge of the CMC Project Management field, including state-of-the-art processes and instruments. Is aware of trends and developments in that field and is able to translate those to the specific business context. Is able to translate this knowledge into practical and effective solutions
  • Communicating with Impact Convinces others by conveying persuasive arguments with confidence and clarity; organizes and expressing CMC Project Management concepts, thoughts and information appropriate to the audience and communicates openly and honestly with others. Articulates complex or technical issues in a concise, readily understood manner. Takes a strong but diplomatic stand in defending a position with others who have opposing views.
  • Results Orientation Demonstrates a focus on getting (business) results and works effectively towards targets, milestones and priorities. Also, demonstrates the ability to organize resources to maximize quality and efficiency. Maintains an overview of the entire process when planning a project, setting both short and long term goals. Able to achieve goals in a timely manner despite obstacles by organizing and prioritizing tasks and building contingency. Beating targets, going beyond what was set, or defining own higher goals.

The above competencies will be demonstrated by individual’s ability with the following:

  • Should be willing to support all other functions which require his/her input
  • Should pro-actively think about who else needs information from his/her work results
  • Group leadership
  • Formulates concrete and measurable goals for himself and others
  • Steers direct reports in clear way (no direct reports currently for this function)
  • Planning and organizing
  • Able to create buy-in from functional groups and departments
  • Cost conscious
  • Handling diversity
  • Out of the box thinking
More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category Project management
Industry / Industries Biotechnology
Region United States
Keywords CMC, Project Management

Contact information

Name Jennifer Wagner