Kelly Services Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls- Clinical Project Manager- New York City in New York City, New York

Chemistry, Manufacturing, & Controls (CMC) Project Manager

Permanent position: New York City- 10005

Must have:

Degree in Chemistry, API, small molecules, product development, regulatory affairs, project management experience, CMO/CRO/pharmaceutical background.

Overview of the position:

The CMC Project Manager is a broad based CMC specialist, with responsible for managing key activities across CMC disciplines. Working with internal project teams spanning early to late stage development, registration, and commercialization, and external partners including CMOs and CROs, this individual will help define deliverables and manage assigned CMC related activities, with emphasis on manufacturing, testing and distribution of investigational drug product.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage CMC material resource allocation and planning to support project deliverables including coordinating shipments and import/export activities.

  • Develop and manage integrated CMC timelines for Contract Manufacturing partners (CMOs), and internal QA teams for clinical product development, analytical development, and release of clinical batches.

  • Assist with establishing master contracts and work orders for CMC activity and serve as departmental point of contact for securing internal review and approvals. Manage day-to-day activities in accordance with contractual commitments.

  • Coordinate with Clinical Supply Manager to support planning and packaging of clinical trial material.

  • Contribute to budget development, forecasting, and expense management for all CMC projects and, with assistance from project coordinator, review and track invoicing/payments to make sure project budget goals are met.

  • Facilitate CMC Team meetings and meetings with CMOs or other external partners (regularly scheduled and ad hoc) by planning meeting agendas, providing minutes, and ensuring action items are completed.

  • Develop and provide consistent project tracking and project reporting to CMC Senior Management and project teams.

  • Coordinate with the preclinical project manager to support and ensure timely and efficient delivery of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API).


  • This position requires a broad-based CMC specialist, ideally with experience working in a highly outsourced operating environment.

  • 5 -7 years project management experience within pharmaceutical industry, with emphasis on pharmaceutical sciences, CMC, product development, related regulatory requirements, and supply chain management.

  • Experience managing external relationships with CMO and CRO partners, including supply chain coordination is preferred. Ideally, experience will span all stages of development, registration, and commercialization.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a life sciences discipline or engineering. Advanced degree in a relevant discipline preferred

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, decision making and problem-solving skills, coupled with the ability to operate autonomously under general direction.

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to adapt to evolving priorities.

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office products, including Microsoft Project

  • Ability to travel up to 10%

Why Kelly ® ?

With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest-regarded scientific organizations—

providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant

projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to help

advance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 9,000

scientific professionals last year.

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