Senior Project Manager, Outsourced Programs at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Boston, MA

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Job Description:

The Senior Project Manager, Outsourced Programs, possesses proven experience successfully managing and executing projects related to CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls) activities, capital improvements, process excellence, supply chain or technical transfer of manufacturing processes. The Senior Project Manager independently manages multiple projects or phase(s) of a larger project and effectively builds relationships with internal and external project managers to ensure seamless transition of the project(s) as they progress from Development to Commercialization.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develops charters and obtains approvals from sponsors and /or customers with minimal
  • Independently develops project plans based on work breakdown structure
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for project management activities with CMO/Suppliers
  • Assesses project performance using appropriate tools and techniques and identifies/quantifies any variances to the approved project plan
  • May represent Pharmaceutical Operations on cross-functional teams or corporate initiatives
  • Manages changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs with minimal supervision
  • Works with supervisor to develop tools and standards for department functions
  • Takes full responsibility within scope of the position to work with various cross-functional groups (Quality, Tech Ops, Regulatory, suppliers, etc.) to proactively and collaboratively resolve issues that may impact the project


Technical and Communication Skills:
  • Expert knowledge of multiple Work Breakdown Structure tools and techniques
  • Proven ability to interact effectively and give presentations to senior management
  • Advanced fluency in cGMP related to Pharmaceutical Operations activities
  • Emerging knowledge of Tech Ops, Supply Chain and Quality areas
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships
  • Possesses good listening skills
Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS in Chemical Engineering, Chemical or Biological Sciences
  • 8+ years of experience in Bio/pharma or medical device industry
  • Project Management Certification preferred


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