SGS North America
Mid Level Project Manager - Life Sciences
At a glance
Location: US-PA-West Chester Map
Posted: 10/15/2019
Closing: 11/14/2019
Degree: 4 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
SGS North America
Job description

SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With over 90,000 employees in 130 countries, and operating a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories, we provide services to almost every industry by assuring quality and safety of products and services.

Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.

Life Sciences Services (LSS) from SGS – we are optimized to help our clients development timelines to get medicines and medical devices to market quickly and safely. As a result, we are often a preferred partner for the top 20 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.


Job Summary:

The Project Manager is responsible for the administrative management of key client project from inception to close with the goal of delivering every project on time, within budget and within scope. This include logistic management, and working across departments to ensure adequate technical oversight and proper resource allocation.

The key objective of the project manager is to ensure timely client communication in all matters relating to the execution of current and future work, documentation and that the communication records associated with the client


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Coordinate internal resources for the execution of projects
  • Direct projects at the site and potentially involving multiple sites and teams
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders
  • Maintain “overall picture” on ongoing project(s) and provide/negotiate resolution to potential issues to prevent delay to project timeline
  • Routinely monitor and communicate / report on progress of the project to all stakeholders
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress of ongoing projects/programs
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Track and measure project performance and deliverables using appropriate project management tools and techniques
  • Anticipate project / program risks and perform risk management to minimize project risks and devise a mitigation strategy/plan
  • Effectively implement and manage project changes to achieve overall project objectives and success
  • Successfully manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
Job requirements

Education, Required Skills & Competencies:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree or higher, preferably in the fields of chemistry, biology, biochemistry or related fields
  • 2-5 years experience working as a scientist in a lab environment or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years demonstrated experience in a project management role in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Versatile team player that is comfortable under pressure and able to solve problems
  • Proficient in MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word and project management software
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail, multi-tasking, and time management skills

Additional Information:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

SGS is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer. 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability. 

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Mid Level Project Manager - Life Sciences