Project Manager 3


CA-San Francisco, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Research & Development
Req Id:  504964

Would you like to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to enhance the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company that since 1909 has been working to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are leaders in plasma-derived medicines and transfusion medicine and develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 110 countries and regions.


Alkahest, a Grifols company, is seeking a Project Manager (PM) to lead an exciting, key program transitioning from preclinical research into first in human trials. In collaboration with the program team lead, the PM will drive development of a first-in-class recombinant polyclonal antibody therapy for the treatment of infectious diseases. The PM will be responsible for working with internal and external resources to deliver exceptional, high quality project plans across all phases from concept to market. This is a hands-on position with real leadership of every aspect of development with exposure to all stages of the process from discovery to man. Starting from the day you join, you will have immediate impact supporting the development of a new product candidate. You will need to rapidly absorb relevant information and develop an understanding of interdependencies across functions. Working with these various functions, you will then, create and maintain project timelines and be instrumental in driving the next phases. If you have the work ethic and mental agility to embrace a fast paced and rapidly evolving environment, you will be rewarded through diverse and exciting experiences. This is your chance to add real value to an organization that supports innovation and new ideas and welcomes passionate and team-oriented colleagues looking for a deeper understanding of human aging in order to improve the healthspan of patients worldwide.



Primary Responsibilities for role:

  • Establish and maintain Program Development Plans and integrated project schedule to enable accurate project, financial and portfolio analyses and ensure accurate inputs are provided into business planning processes. Ensure alignment with project sub-teams and functional partners. Proactively identify project risks and prepare mitigation and contingency plans.
  • Develop and present status reports to peers and senior management
  • Collaborating with Finance, Program Lead and other cross-functional departments, oversee and prepare project budget including resources and costs,.
  • Communicate, document and archive project team activities and decisions. Act as a primary contact for project team related information
  • Facilitate project team meetings, cross-functional communication and decision making, ensuring alignment with internal stakeholders, leadership and external partners.
  • Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for streamlining team and business processes.
  • Partner with senior leaders to ensure the team achieves and maintains a high-level of sustainable performance by contributing to team management best practices.


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, evaluating, adapting of complex techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.      
  • Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise.                                                                                                                                                                
  • Proactively identify project risks and prepare mitigation and contingency plans
  • Maintains frequent communication with the cross-functional project team members and key internal stakeholders so that all parties are aware of current project status, issues, contingencies, and milestones    
  • Builds strong working relationships across departments, with key stakeholders, and Senior Management to ensure transparency and to facilitate communication


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Understands the interrelationships of different disciplines
  • Ability identifiy misalignment issues between functional groups and assertively drive issues to resolution.      
  • Proven ability in negotiating/influencing and collaboration skills                                                                                                                                                         
  • Demonstrated in depth knowledge of the early drug development process, preferably from early research through clinical development
  • Financial acumen; capable of planning and oversight of project budgets.  
  • Proven ability to develop detailed integrated project plans
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to adapts style and use persuasion in delivering messages that relate to the wider firm business
  • Extensive intermediate to advanced computer skills (Power Point, Excel, Word, Smartsheet, and SharePoint)



BA/BS Required; Educational degrees must be relevant to position (e.g., biology, chemistry or other related scientific area)



Typically requires 8 years of related experience.


Experience supporting discovery research projects is a plus



Master’s degree with 6 years experience; PhD with 3 years experience, or equivalent work experience.


The estimated pay scale for the Project Manager 3 role based in San Carlos, California is $150,000.00-$190,000.00 per year. Additionally, the position is eligible to participate in up to 15% of the company bonus pool. We offer a wide variety of benefits including, but not limited to: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, up to 5% 401(K) match and tuition reimbursement. Final compensation packages will ultimately depend on education, experience, skillset, knowledge, where the role is performed, internal equity and market data. We are committed to offering our employees opportunities for professional growth and career progression. Grifols is a global healthcare organization with employees in 30 countries focused on patient health and providing impactful results. Since our humble beginnings in 1909, Grifols has been a family company that prides itself on its family-like culture. Our company has more than tripled over the last 10 years, and you can grow with us! 



Third Party Agency and Recruiter Notice:

Agencies that present a candidate to Grifols must have an active, nonexpired, Grifols Agency Master Services Agreement with the Grifols Talent Acquisition Department. Additionally, agencies may only submit candidates to positions that they have been engaged to work on by a Grifols Recruiter. All resumes must be sent to a Grifols Recruiter under these terms or they will be considered a Grifols candidate.


Grifols provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic or status protected by law.  We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.


Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : CA-San Francisco:USSCARLO - San Carlos CA-Shoreway Road-GG 


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