Senior Manager, CMC Portfolio Management

Bayside Solutions
September 14, 2021
Novato, CA
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Bayside Solutions is seeking a Sr Manager, CMC Portfolio Management to be part of our client's team in Fremont, Ca. This is an opportunity to work with one of the largest family-owned private pharmaceutical companies on the world, which focuses on developing breakthrough treatments to help people and animals live longer, healthier lives.

Our Company Bio: Better talent. Better ideas. Better value. Bayside Solutions was founded in 2001 and has been recognized as one of Northern California's fastest growing professional staffing firms. Our devotion to building collaborative partnerships with both clients and applicants is the key to unlocking our infinite potential. More information can be found on our company website,

Sr Manager, CMC Portfolio? Management
Contract Length: 6 months
Location: Novato, CA

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Supports integration of CMC program schedules between programs and CMC portfolios (Clinical, Commercial, Overall CMC Portfolios)
  • Supports CMC portfolio standardization and reporting efforts
  • Supports integration of the CMC portfolio with other TOPs projects and/or Portfolios in order to monitor, identify and resolve scheduling and resource conflicts across TOPS integrated portfolios, programs and projects
  • Facilitate CMC Portfolio Review Meetings (for e.g., for CMC Program changes, risks)
  • Assist CMC Program Managers with standardizing program schedules to enable portfolio reporting and analysis
  • Proposes, maintain, analyze, and report monthly CMC Program and Portfolio metrics
  • Perform resource loading maintenance, resource allocation analysis, resolve periods of over-allocation, and generate resource allocation reports for the CMC portfolio(s)
  • Drive the overall maturity of the CMC Portfolio management functions through development of tools/templates and mentoring
  • Support the development and deployment of CMC programs and portfolio prioritization methods to achieve TOPs goals while taking into account schedule and resource constraints
  • Support the development of CMC portfolio Standards and deployment of PMO standards and guidelines for initiating and managing projects using Oracle Primavera for relevant (selected) CMC portfolio and /or Projects
  • Support assigned CMC portfolio Initiatives to meet TPMG Goals
  • Work with the PMO group, CMC Program Managers and SME's to determine schedule confidence levels and develop a risk-adjusted schedule using Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis

Summary of Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in a science or engineering discipline is required
  • 7+ years of cross-functional project, program or portfolio management experience in a pharmaceutical setting.
  • Proficiency using Oracle Primavera P6 and OPPM
  • Superior knowledge of Critical Path Method scheduling including proficiency using Oracle Primavera P6
  • Working knowledge of project and portfolio management practices either from a formal PMO background or extensive experience working as a project scheduler
  • Strong facilitation skills and ability to lead and influence without having positional authority
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and experience building positive working partnerships
  • Strong desire to collaborate with others
  • Knowledge of CMC-related activities is a must

Preferred skills:

  • Oracle Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals certification is a plus
  • Project Management Professional or similar certification is a plus Experiences in related biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry strongly preferred
  • Life sciences experience is preferred
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