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Senior Project Manager

Boulder, CO
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


CordenPharma is a leading full-service contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), excipients and pharmaceuticals Drug Products (DP) and packaging capabilities with > 2’600 employees across the world. Our services enable pharmaceutical and biotech companies to manufacture medicines with the ultimate goal of improving people’s lives.


Our network in Europe and the US offers flexible and specialized solutions across five technology platforms: Peptides, Lipids & Carbohydrates; Injectables; Highly Potent & Oncology; and Small Molecules. We strive for excellence in supporting this network and are committed to providing the highest quality products for the well-being of patients.



     Manage resources and cross-functional efforts to successfully achieve customer deliverables and project objectives for contracted development and technical transfer of active pharmaceutical ingredients at Corden Pharma. Additionally, provide leadership and mentoring to other Project Managers as assigned.  


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Project Manager for New Product Introduction

  • Drive adherence to Corden’s contractual commitments: develop project plan including resources, timing, milestones, and deliverables. Track, monitor, and report key performance metrics including expenditures v. budget. 
  • Manage and control multiple projects to meet objectives. 
  • Act as a liaison between Corden Pharma and customer project manager to ensure mutual agreement of contract scope and schedule.  
  • Monitor trends and drive continuous improvement of the project management process. 
  • Develop and distribute periodic reports on project performance, issues, risks, and schedules of key activities, events, or milestones. 
  • Identify, escalate, and facilitate resolution of manufacturing, supply chain, or quality issues that may adversely affect project performance goals.
  • Ensure risk assessments and appropriate risk mitigation plans are established for projects at every phase of the contract.
  • Collaborate with R&D, Quality, and Operations to understand critical to quality product requirements.
  • Lead and coordinate the preparation of Proposals for New Business RFP’s.  Lead preparation of Proposals for scope additions to existing Development Projects. 

Project Manager Leadership and Mentoring 

  • As needed, provide leadership and mentoring to two to three Project Managers.
  • Provide guidance regarding business processes, communication, issue resolution, and other key topics to assigned Project Managers.
  • Act as a sounding board and provide feedback to assigned Project Managers.
  • Assist in the onboarding and professional development activities.  Work with the Director of PMO to provide development paths.
  • Provide technical judgment, bringing together stake holders and subject matter experts as needed to generate change and facilitate problem resolution  




Every individual is personally responsible for the safety and environmental aspects of his or her activities in the workplace.  Each employee is expected to perform their job duties in a safe manner utilizing all their knowledge, training, ability and experience.  



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Minimum BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other technical degree. Ten (10) years’ experience in Pharma industry, with at least 5 years in Project Management and external customer communications, and 5 years of demonstrated success in in an API development and manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and experience in API development and manufacturing environment.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, political and legal documents.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.




Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.





The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; works with hands; reach above shoulder height; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles and noise typical of an office environment.   



  • Working knowledge of biotech/pharma manufacturing operations, product and process development, and supply chain operations in a cGMP-regulated environment
  • Demonstrated outstanding customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Good business negotiation skills
  • Excellent leadership and influencing skills in diverse team environment
  • Excellent organizational skills.  Capable of handling multiple tasks / projects.
  • PC skills to include MS Project, Excel, and Word
  • Technical understanding of organic chemistry
  • Broad, demonstrated expertise in chemical engineering and API process improvement
  • Thorough, demonstrated knowledge of pilot through manufacturing scale unit operations, scale-up, and plant design considerations


Actual pay will be based on your skills and experience.


401(k) matching - Corden Pharma will contribute 100% of the first 6% - 100% vested after 2 years of service 

Accident plan

Critical illness

Dental insurance

Disability insurance

Employee assistance program

Flexible spending account

Health insurance PPO/HSA

Hospital indemnity plan

ID Theft

Life insurance

Paid maternity/paternity leave

Tuition reimbursement

Wellness Program

Vacation – Three weeks 1st year

Vision insurance



Boulder, CO
80301 USA



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