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Project Manager 

Category Project Management  

Why Join Societal CDMO?

Mission and Culture:

Each day we Bring Science to Society as we work towards improving the quality of life for patients who benefit from the therapies that we manufacture. We strongly believe that every employee plays an impactful role in accomplishing our mission of improving patients’ lives through client partnerships. Whether you are working hands-on developing, manufacturing, or, testing the products or if you are utilizing your expertise in any other way, through your work here you will have an opportunity to positively affect countless lives.

We foster a culture that is diverse, inclusive, challenging, and supportive. At Societal, we are committed to continuous improvement both as individuals and as an organization and we encourage our employees to continue their personal and professional development in a variety of ways.


We offer a competitive total rewards package that includes health benefits, annual performance bonus, stock options, generous paid time off, holiday shutdowns, parental leave, matching 401k contributions and much more!

Your New Role At Societal:

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to support our site in San Diego, CA. In this role you will manage cross-functional projects spanning multiple departments and functional areas to support a variety of client projects on multiple therapeutic dosage types. You will be the face of Societal, interacting with clients to keep their projects moving forward.

How You Will Make An Impact:

  • Be a client advocate, ensuring projects are delivered on time, on budget, and to the client’s expectations.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for clients and project teams.
  • Lead cross-functional process development project teams through the product development phases from initial business case development to product launch and commercialization. Projects could include completely new products, product modifications, line extensions, technology transfer, or product/process scale up activities or facility expansion and upgrade activities, as required.
  • Work with Business Development to support potential new business, and changes in scope of existing business. Write and/or review proposals and work plans for Product Development projects.
  • Develop full project plans, including timeline, critical path assessment, risk assessment, contingency and mitigation planning, communication planning and full scope capture during the project planning phase.
  • Develop a project budget and initiate project financial tracking. Monitor the project budget and track milestones to enable accurate and appropriate invoicing and revenue recognition. Measure and report cost and schedule performance against objectives
  • Establish and maintain files for design history and project business documentation. Manage the program critical path including risk management and contingency planning. Document and track milestones and monitor adherence to the project plan and schedule.
  • Maintain visual tools for program or project tracking and management and communicate plan goals, status, requirements, and deliverables to all team members, stakeholders, and sponsors.
Position Requirements

Ideal Candidate Will Bring:

  • Generally, a minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience in scientific or engineering product development and/or project management.
  • Generally, a minimum of 4 years of work experience within the pharmaceutical industry is preferred. 
  • Demonstrated experience in project management of product development projects
  • Ability to understand cGMPs and other regulatory guidelines applicable to medical/pharmaceutical industry.
  • Ability to work successfully with a diverse group of team members, both employees and clients of Societal, and serves as the liaison between Societal and clients/customers with respect to projects and related activities.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a manufacturing/process development environment.
  • Strong professional writing skills and ability to prepare presentations and project plans.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to interact with other departments and customers /clients.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness and efficiency leading others in a team environment.
  • Solid working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Internet.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



About the Organization Societal is a bi-coastal contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with expertise to deliver on our client's needs, regardless of complexity level. These projects span pre-Investigational New Drug (IND) development to commercial manufacturing and packaging for a wide range of therapeutic dosage forms. We provide industry leading support for small molecule therapeutic development, end-to-end regulatory support, clinical and commercial manufacturing, aseptic fill/finish, lyophilization, packaging and logistics services to the global pharmaceutical market. We do all of this in our best-in-class facilities in San Diego, California and Gainesville, Georgia.

If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website at and click on the "Careers" section.

New hires will pass a background check, drug screen and will be required to show proof of COVID vaccination (subject to limited qualified exemptions) as a condition of employment.
EOE Statement We are an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to a diverse workforce and Drug Free work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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