Project Manager, New Business

CordenPharma Colorado
Boulder, Colorado (US)
Job #1825

CordenPharma Colorado
Job #1825

Boulder, Colorado (US)

CordenPharma Colorado

CordenPharma Colorado is a highly sophisticated and entrepreneurial mid-sized pharmaceutical manufacturing company located in Boulder, Colorado. Our chemists and engineers are widely recognized for their history of innovation, having developed efficient manufacturing processes for some of the world’s most complex pharmaceutical compounds. CordenPharma Colorado also is acclaimed for its flexible manufacturing facilities and experienced workforce that can handle a wide range of production techniques and volumes. Ultimately, in partnership with our customers, CordenPharma Colorado is focused on its health care mission, proudly producing medicines that help patients around the globe survive and enjoy more comfortable lives.


Manage resources and cross-functional efforts to successfully achieve customer deliverables and project objectives for contracted development and technical transfer of active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates at Corden Pharma Colorado.


  • >> 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 vs. budget.
  • >> Manage and control multiple projects to meet objectives.
  • >> Act as a liaison between Corden Pharma Colorado 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.
  • >> Assist with the preparation of RFP’s.


This position has no lead or budget responsibilities.


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 of 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 or Chemical Engineering. Ten years’ experience in Pharma industry, with at least 5 years in Project Management or equivalent combination of education and experience and experience in API process development and external customer communications.


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.


These are the specific areas of knowledge, skill and ability that are important for successful job performance. They must be job related and consistent with business necessity.

  • >> Working knowledge of biotech/pharma manufacturing operations, product and process development, and supply chain operations in a cGMP-regulated environment, including knowledge of relevant US/EU regulatory and quality requirements, standards, practices, and statues.
  • >> Demonstrated outstanding customer service skills.
  • >> Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • >> Good business negotiation skills.
  • >> Excellent leadership and influencing skills in a diverse team environment.
  • >> Excellent organizational and time management skills. Capable of handling multiple tasks/projects.
  • >> PC skills to include MS Word, Xcel, and Project.
  • >> Adaptable to managing change.
  • >> Recognize opportunities and/or issues and applies analytical and creative thinking to maximize performance.
  • >> Broad, demonstrated expertise in synthetic API process development, improvement, and technical transfer is a plus.


This is an exempt position. Salary based upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and level of experience.


Please refer to: Job #1825 – Project Manager, New Business