Assistant Project Manager I

Oceanside, CA 92056

Posted: 02/04/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 14875

Bayside Solutions is seeking Assistant Project Manager I to be part of our client’ s team in South San Francisco. This is an opportunity to work with the largest privately held pharmaceutical corporation in the world and ranks among the world' s 20 leading pharmaceutical corporations.

Our Client’ s culture is highly collaborative, offers an environment that encourages employees to expand their knowledge in order to make a profound impact on patients’ lives. This could explain why their company has been recognized as one of the “ Top Twenty Employers” in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals by Science Careers.

Our Company Bio:  Bayside Solutions was founded in 2001, Bayside was recognized as one of the fastest growing professional staffing companies in Northern California. The numbers tell the story: We have close to a 100% client retention rate, 700% growth in four plus years and over 95% repeat business. Our dedication to building partnership relationships with both our clients and our recruits is the key to our phenomenal success.

You can find additional information on our company website at

Assistant Project Manager I

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to join a patient-focused organization that is driven to develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat life threatening conditions.
  • Work for a company that is local to the bay area and recognized as a leader of innovation.
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
  • This position is eligible for medical, vision, dental benefits, paid sick time, and 401K.

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • This position is in the PTIM /Global Biologics Manufacturing Science and Technology group, which supports GMP manufacturing of the client products internally and externally with CMOs and partner sites.
  • This position will primarily focus on supporting cross-functional projects, troubleshooting manufacturing and supplier issues, and aligning technical experts to define best practices for Direct Materials and Single-Use Technologies (SUT) across the Global Biologics Manufacturing Network.
  • In this position, you will need to provide scientific and technical judgment as part of a team responsible for delivering high quality biopharmaceutical products to patients. Integrity, accountability, and strong dedication to the patients we serve are critical to this role.
  • Full working knowledge and experience with Single-Use equipment qualification, design and operation is highly preferred, although not required.
  • Essential Duties
    • Adhere to all applicable compliance and safety requirements, cGMPs, SOPs, and other manufacturing documents
    • Lead and/or participate in global initiatives and cross-functional investigation and project teams
    • Work collaboratively with PTIM and local commercial groups to develop and communicate best practices for process and equipment design and operation to ensure consistency and compliance across the biologics manufacturing network
  • Development of database and business process for management of vendor extractable data packages for materials of construction
    • Evaluate current state and recommend improvements and modifications to data management systems based on voice of customer surveys
    • Support global PTIM teams (SUT DS, DP, PTD, Direct Materials teams, SU Network team standardization team).
    • Create a platform for calculation of extractable and leachable impurities
    • Create a repository for qualified film information & data packages
    • Assist with organization and management of documents including department reports, memos, and supporting raw data for the Direct Materials Team in PTIM.
    • Create business process and for document management, including unique identifiers, version control, storage, etc.
    • Review data packages and compare to industry guidelines and internal acceptance criteria
    • Work with Operational Excellence to design business process for new and existing materials of construction (MOC) item requests
    • Work as the Business Process Owner for vendor data package information intake and assessment
    • Develop training materials and provide training sessions as needed
  • Perform financial analyses for new and existing facilities
    • Aid in the Assessment of the cost of goods (COG), return on investment (ROI), and net present value (NPV) for stainless steel systems as compared to SUT retrofits using financial modeling software (e.g. BioSolve)
    • Develop analyses for customers developing business cases
    • Maintain an internal database of existing analysis results
    • Develop training materials and provide training sessions as needed

Required Qualifications:
  • BS or BA in Chemical/ Biochemical Engineering or Life Sciences / Project Management focus areas with at least 4 years of relevant industrial experience or academia (including advanced studies) after receiving Bachelor’ s degree
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently as well as in teams. Excellent organizational and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in leading teams, experience leading cross-functional or cross-site teams is a plus
  • Proven ability to influence beyond direct line reporting relationships including to senior management
  • The use of personal computer hardware, software and peripherals
  • Proficient in the use of Google apps (e.g. gMail, gCal, gSites, gDocs)
  • Various programming techniques (e.g., HTML, JavaScript, XML)
  • Database management and understanding of knowledge management principles
  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities
  • Full working knowledge and experience with Single-Use equipment qualification, design and operations is a plus
  • SAP experience is preferred

Erik Cordova

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