Shire Project Manager in Milford, Massachusetts

Position Title:

Project Manager

Milford, MA, USA

Primary Duties

The Project Manager is part of Shire Milford’s Operational Excellence group and provides business and technical leadership for high-priority and cross-functional projects to support the Commercial Biologic Manufacturing facility’s business strategy and key initiatives. The Project Manager will represent the Milford site as part of Shire’s Global Project Management Office (PMO) and will have responsibility for the full spectrum of project management, from defining project scope through execution and reporting on project deliverables.


% of Time


Manage Project Portfolio & Project Execution




Project Facilitation

Education and Experience Requirements

B.S. in Chemical Engineering preferred with some pharmaceutical industry experience

  • 5 years product development or manufacturing experience preferred

  • 3 - 5 years project management experience preferred

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

PMP certification and demonstrated experience with PM tools and processes.

  • Exposure to and knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma principles and practices.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional project teams comprised of technical and nontechnical personnel and manage critical, time-sensitive situations. Ability to select, build, motivate and influence a team in a dynamic environment with rapidly-changing priorities.

  • Strong communication and influencing skills, including ability to simplify complex projects and programs and communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Strong computer skills including MS Office and MS Project.

  • Demonstrated passion to innovate, challenge the status quo, and drive for solutions.

  • Must have uncompromising dedication to quality.

  • Knowledge of CGMP manufacturing, with experience in pharmaceutical production equipment and processes strongly preferred.

Complexity and Problem Solving

  • This role will require complex decision making including prioritization, working with project managers and site leadership team to ensure sufficient resource loading to complete project execution on-time and within budget.

Internal and External Contacts

  • This role is under the Operational Excellence umbrella, however, will work closely with internal departments and potentially external consultants and vendors. Key internal stakeholders include Engineering, Process Development & Technical Services (PDTS) & Manufacturing. Other stakeholders include Quality control, Quality Assurance and Supply chain.

Other Job Requirements

  • Lead diverse cross functional teams on projects of varying levels of complexity, as defined by the needs of the business.

  • Act as liaison to senior management and other internal and external stakeholders including Baxalta’s global Project Management Office.

  • Participate in the evaluation and feasibility process for potential projects.

  • Understand site’s deliverables and impact of project to improve the ability to produce Obizur successfully

  • Define and communicate scope of work for project team. Plan and schedule project implementation and related timelines.

  • Define project resource requirements and negotiate team assignments with functional managers.

  • Drive overall project performance including integration of project activities, project resources, creating and managing budgets, communications to all stakeholders and project final results.

  • Provide leadership to evaluate and resolve barriers to team/project progress. Anticipate potential conflict situations, identify and act on proactive solutions.

  • Coach, mentor and train key personnel within the organization in support of project or program deliverables.

  • Serve as a champion of Shire’s Project Management Methodology (PMM) and associated Project Management Office (PMO) processes, recognizing how project results impact the overall success of the organization.

  • Develop and monitor risk mitigation plans to ensure business and project objectives are met

  • Create and manage standard performance metrics throughout all phases from initiation to scale-up.

  • Maximize business results by championing and participating in Continuous Improvement initiatives, maximizing organization's ability to execute projects and programs.

  • Provide input to the program prioritization process and participate in other key strategic business portfolio processes to ensure funding for the objective.

Ensure project teams decisions do not adversely impact site and Obizur processes

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.