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Project / Program Manager - Pharma

Zifo RnD Solutions

Zifo RnD Solutions

South San Francisco, CA, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA · California, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Zifo is looking for a Senior Project/Program Manager with experience in running the project portfolio. The Project Manager will be responsible for the delivery of various technical solutions for large biopharma customers.


High level PM Job Description{{:}}

  • Lead and manage new capability development/deployment and integration projects
  • Organize user-stories/requirements into executable workstreams
  • Develop detailed project plans, including scope, timelines, milestones, and deliverables
  • Coordinate and communicate with internal teams, stakeholders, and external partners to ensure project alignment and progress
  • Monitor project performance using appropriate tools and techniques, adjusting plans as necessary
  • Identify and mitigate project risks and issues, implementing corrective actions as needed
  • Prepare and present project reports and updates to senior management and stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards throughout the project lifecycle
  • Manage contracts, ensuring deliverables, resource allocation and expenditure control are in alignment with Company and stakeholders' expectations
  • Foster a collaborative and positive team environment, promoting continuous improvement and innovation
  • San Francisco Bay Area - 3 days on site (South San Francisco)


  • PMP certification is preferred
  • Past experience managing projects in both Waterfall and Agile framework (hybrid)
  • Proven track record of successfully managing complex deployment and integration projects from start to finish
  • Knowledge of biotechnology processes, including R&D, clinical trials, and regulatory requirements is a big-plus
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, and communication skills
  • Proficiency in project management software and tools (e.g., MS Project, Smartsheet, etc)
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with conflicting priorities
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Contribute and support change management initiatives by managing impact to stakeholders
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and partners

A successful Zifo-ite is{{:}}

  • Independent, Self-Motivated & Results driven
  • Willing & able to quickly acquire new Technical Skills & Business Principles
  • A critical thinker who possesses logical reasoning
  • Curious and always looking for creative solutions to complex problems


About Zifo{{:}}

CURIOSITY DRIVEN, SCIENCE FOCUSED, EMPLOYEE BUILT. Our culture is unlike any other, one where we debate, challenge ourselves, and interact with all alike. We are a curious bunch, characterized by our passion to learn and spirit of teamwork. Zifo is a global R&D solutions provider focused on the industries of Pharma, Biotech, Manufacturing QC, Medical Devices, specialty chemicals and other research-based organizations. Our team's knowledge of science and expertise in technology help Zifo better serve our customers around the globe, including 7 of the Top 10 Biopharma companies.

We look for Science - Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Microbiology etc. We possess scientific and technical knowledge and bear professional and personal goals. While we have a "no doors" policy to promote free access within, we do have a tough door to walk in. We search with a two-point agenda - technical competency and cultural adaptability.

If you share these sentiments and are prepared for the atypical, then Zifo is your calling!

Zifo is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.