CSL Plasma
Project Manager, U.S. Pandemic Contracts
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Location: US-MA-Cambridge Map
Posted: 05/11/2021
Closing: 06/10/2021
Degree: 4 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: 3 to 5 years
CSL Plasma
Job description
About CSL

With operations in 35+ nations and ~27,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL’s therapies. Seqirus is one of the largest influenza vaccine companies in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!


Job Description

Job Summary:
The role of Senior Project Manager (SPM) of US Pandemic Contracts Management resides within Seqirus’ Pandemic Response Solutions team. The SPM will be a member of a cross-functional team responsible for the acquisition and successful execution of US Government (USG) contract obligations in support of pandemic preparedness. He/she will report to an Associate Director of Pandemic Contracts Management and will also work closely with the Senior Director of Pandemic Contracts Management.

In this role, the SPM will support activities related to A-Z lifecycle management (proposal development, contract negotiation, management of award, ad-hoc issues) of USG contracts with potential values in the 10’s to 100’s of millions of dollars and may be assigned one or more such contracts to manage on a day-to-day basis, with oversight by senior leaders.
In addition, the SPM will support activities related to identification and pursuit of USG funding opportunities to support research, development and commercial objectives. The SPM will assist with development of presentations to secure senior management approval to pursue funding opportunities.

The SPM will also support activities related to development and implementation of strategies to support long-term growth of Seqirus’ pandemic business.

Major Responsibilities:



Day-to-Day pandemic contracts management

  • Chair internal meetings or meetings with Government partners (both teleconferences and face-to-face) to ensure efficient and effective outcomes, ensure minutes are distributed in a timely manner and action logs are maintained and tracked

  • Monitor cross-functional project activities for adherence to milestone timelines, deliverables and budget

  • Ensure all risks to timelines and budgets are identified and escalated to senior management as necessary

  • Guide cross-functional team members in decision making and operating as a team

  • Effectively manage any activities which may not be governed by existing contracts, yet are critical in order to maintain relationship with US Government

  • In collaboration with Finance, ensure timely invoicing for both cost reimbursement and revenue-related activities

  • Coordinate routine and urgent topic updates on USG-contract related issues for senior management via development of slides and/or reports

  • Ensure all contractual compliance obligations are met

  • Manage ancillary agreements: Preparation/execution of Material Transfer Agreements, Confidential Disclosure Agreements, Data Distribution Agreements, tracking through Enterprise Contracts Management tools.

  • Identify and implement operational efficiencies to maximize effectiveness of contract management (e.g., update processes and SOPs, as needed)

  • Support renegotiation of existing contract terms, as needed

Support development and implementation of global strategies to ensure long-term revenue growth

  • Support development and implementation of strategies to secure new markets for pandemic preparedness contracts

  • Support discussions and negotiations with external stakeholders to implement pandemic preparedness strategies



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in life sciences, medical-related sciences or public health preferred; PMP/CFCM certifications preferred

  • Minimum 3-5+ years Pharma, vaccine or biotech industry experience in project management of US Government life sciences-related contracts preferred, plus at least 5 years’ experience in project management

  • Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, Adobe Acrobat Professional, SharePoint

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

Project Manager, U.S. Pandemic Contracts