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BioDuro Senior Project Manager in San Diego, California

Job Title: Senior Project Manager

Department: Project Management

Reporting To: Site President

Classification: Exempt, Full-Time

What We Do

BioDuro is a privately-owned Contract Research, Development and Manufacturing Organization (CRDMO) headquartered in San Diego, CA with more than 1,200 employees globally. Our four facilities provide integrated solutions and exceptional services to our clientele for challenging preclinical and clinical trial projects. With capabilities spanning Discovery Chemistry, Biology and Animal DMPK services through our Chinese facilities, to Formulation Development and cGMP Manufacturing of oral solid dosages, nebulized and inhaled products, gels and topical ointments at our San Diego Headquarters, there is no surprise BioDuro is a leading partner of choice.

Why BioDuro?

Take the next step in your career and join BioDuro today to change lives through the products we help create. Here, you will contribute your talents to meaningful projects that impact the lives of patients around the world and develop as an individual by working directly with a team of seasoned experts and rising stars. Our values of Accountability, Respect, Tenacity, Results and Integrity are embedded in everything we do. No matter what your role may be, BioDuro strives to ensure all our employees are empowered and given the necessary tools to lead us in our relentless pursuit of success.

Job Overview/Summary

The Senior Project Manager will provide Project Management expertise and leadership as a key member of the BioDuro?s Project Management Team.The successful candidate is accountable for Project Management systems supporting BioDuro?s GCS business. These systems encompass processes, tools, and meeting cadences to ensure on time delivery to stakeholder expectations for the entire organization. The role will be key to fostering co-ordination between functional groups, successfully managing multiple stakeholder expectations, and ensuring successful completion of project deliverables on schedule and within budget. Responsibility includes translating program requirements, based on the executed Statement of Work, into operational tasks for successful execution of contractual deliverables, delivery of results, and management of scope change.

The Senior Project Manager will plan and execute specific projects, establish project management systems and standards for other project managers and is accountable for the performance of the project management team. The Senior Project Manager is responsible for delivering project plans and reliable execution strategies to achieve revenue, margin, and customer service objectives. Where risks arise, the Senior Project Manager will facilitate efficient decisions balancing the needs of all stakeholders. This role will also achieve business process improvement initiatives aligned with BioDuro?s strategic goals.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Project Management:

  • Plan and provide operational oversight for assigned projects.

  • Facilitate clear communication to all relevant internal and external stakeholders and understanding of decisions, deliverables, action items, direction, etc. through regular Status Reports and Project Meetings.

  • Ensures smooth transitions between key decision points.

  • Identify, escalate and assist with managing risks to timing, cost, and resourcing of projects.

  • Define and use processes and tools to ensure the successful planning and delivery of projects.

  • Facilitate team meetings including setting agenda, providing meeting minutes and drive action follow up.

  • Participate in identifying and implementing improvements to project management processes, tools and infrastructure.


  • Establish cross functional relationships to ensure all aspects of projects are supported by development or delivery teams.

  • Establish structured decision-making strategies such that decision rights are clearly understood and efficiently executed.

  • Establish and maintain project management processes that balance the needs of stakeholders and optimize resource utilization

  • Partner with Business Development and Technical Teams to support portfolio planning activities.

  • Mentor junior Project Managers in best practices and PMP body of knowledge.

Core Competencies:

  • Integrity

  • Innovation

  • Collaboration

  • Planning and Organization

  • Manages Ambiguity

  • Strategic Mindset

  • Process Centric

  • Drives Results

  • Ensures Accountability

  • Decision Quality

  • Instills Trust

Required Qualifications

  • Current certification in Project Management at Project Management Professional (PMP) level by an accredited Project Management certifying agency such as the Project Management Institute.

  • 5+ years of experience in project management or related fields

  • BS, MS, or PhD in relevant fields

  • Outstanding organizational and planning skills, strong attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Clear, articulate and grammatically sound speech and professional phone manner.

  • Effective communication and negotiation skills for a wide audience.

  • Ability to display high levels of initiative, effort and commitment successfully complete projects and assignments.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a highly regulated environment (pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical device, food industry, aerospace, defense, etc.)

  • Solution driven and takes initiative.

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Ability to resolve conflicting needs of stakeholders.

  • Strong rapport building skills and active listening skills.

  • Strong analytical and business acumen.

  • Strong focus on providing customers with superior support and service.

  • Ability to learn, understand and communicate complex information.

  • Must be self-motivated and disciplined.

  • Strong understanding and knowledge of Operations, Alignments, Software Deployment, and Incentive Compensation Plans.

Position Benefits

BioDuro employment provides the opportunity to work in beautiful San Diego, California only 5 minutes from the nearest beach, with the possibility of international travel to our facilities in Jiangsu, Shanghai, and Beijing. We offer full health benefits, paid vacation and sick leave, an aggressive bonus structure, and market-competitive salaries to all our employees. In addition, BioDuro provides employees with free catered lunch Monday through Thursday, and a variety of engaging employee and community outreach events. We strive to reward and promote employees who exhibit our values of Accountability, Respect, Tenacity, Results and Integrity.

EOE and Accommodation

We value diversity and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, gender expression, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law. BioDuro provides reasonable accommodation in job application procedures for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you need accommodation in connection with the recruiting process due to a disability, you may use the alternative methods by emailing If you are selected to interview for a position, you may also request an accommodation with our team directly.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives

BioDuro is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any BioDuro employee by a third-party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of BioDuro. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral.