Project Manager


Responsibilities and Duties:

Located in Raleigh (RTP area), NC and reporting to the Operations Director of US, you will be responsible for supporting & leading the Project Management requirements for our client’s projects.This role will work closely with and support our process engineers with projects in all FEL stages and requirements, and requires a solid understanding of pharmaceutical and/or biopharma engineering as well as manufacturing processes & practices.

  • Participate in the clients’ user requirements analysis and project definitions
  • Lead all phases of the projects and ensure they are in accordance with the agreed scope, timelines and budget
  • Manage and support the interdisciplinary team on site
  • Report project progress to clients
  • Work collaboratively as part of multi-disciplinary design teams
  • Chair project team meetings and provide technical direction
  • Facilitate daily contractor coordination meetings to ensure seamless sequencing of activities
  • Support positive client interactions and sub-consultant interface
  • Perform technical and cGMP audits on client’s sites
  • Pursue opportunities for business development and future growth of the organization across various local geographies

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 7 years of progressive experience in the area of Project Management for the pharma or biopharma industries (life science)
  • BS degree in Process Engineering, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Biopharma Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related fields
  • Excellent knowledge of pharmaceutical industry regulations (GMP, ICH, etc.), operations and facilities and document management
  • Consulting engineering experience an asset

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong leadership, relationship management, and organizational planning and project management skills, in addition to technical knowledge
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and desire for business development.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Ability to influence clients, suppliers and peers into adopting « best practices » in the engineering field
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, listening and interpersonal with the ability to transfer knowledge to others
  • Capability to engage and energize others to reach their fullest potential and performance
  • Versatility in disciplines other than the one academically trained for is highly desired
  • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Have flexibility to travel to external manufacturing sites as needed

Travel up to 20% of time is expected for this position.

Come join a company that is currently expanding across multiple geographic areas in North America – both Canada and the US. Laporte offers a competitive salary and benefits and an environment that promotes work-life balance and professional growth.

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