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Senior Project Manager

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Birmingham, AL, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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[[Senior Project Manager]]


Location: [[Birmingham AL]]

Function: Overall Supporting Function

Career Level: [[Experienced]]

Legal Entity: [[Birmingham AL]]

Business Line: [[Health Care]]


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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Evonik is currently seeking a Senior Project Leader for its pharmaceutical contract manufacturing site in Birmingham AL.  This role  will be the key point of contact for customer projects at the Birmingham and will be responsible for leading pharmaceutical projects of the highest difficulty and priority with critical corporate partners.  The Senior Project Leader must have demonstrated experience and knowledge of pharmaceutical product development.



  • Manages the ongoing customer relationship related to the project and acts as the primary contact on all project matters
  • Interacts with the client to advise and develop the goals, scope and direction of project activities
  • Keeps the client informed of project budget, timelines, milestones and other other information that may affect the successful outcome of the project
  • Creates and manages project plans utilizing project management tools 
  • Leads the project team by delegating roles and responsibilities and motivating team members
  • Communicates project status, risk, financials and changes to stakeholders
  • Ensures the project as executed adheres to the terms of the contract
  • Participates in the development of agreements and contract terms related to project requirements


  • B. Sc. in Chemistry, pharmaceutics, engineering or related field
  • Minimum 5-6 years of experience in pharmaceutical product development or manufacturing
  • Extensive knowledge of FDA, EU and ICH regulatory guidelines
  • Experience in managing complex projects involving multidisciplinary teams
  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple responsibilities, priorities, tasks and projects of complex nature and to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective communication, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Project management certfication is desirable

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Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.


Nearest Major Market: Birmingham