(Senior) Project Manager* - CMC Project Management (maternity leave / limited to 2 years)


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(Senior) Project Manager* - CMC Project Management (maternity leave / limited to 2 years) 


This position is limited to 2 years, due to a maternity leave replacement. As a (Senior) Project Manager* in the CMC Project Management Team at BioNTech, you will operate in a co-leadership/tandem role with the CMC lead for cross-functional teams in a variety of development and late phase CMC projects with the focus on our oncology pipeline. In this exciting interface role you will establish project infrastructure and processes to ensure efficient and consistent project management within your designated area, aligning closely with other CMC functions to meet the company's and program's goals. 


Your main responsibilities are: 


  • Planning, coordinating, integrating, executing, monitoring, and closing complex multidisciplinary CMC development modules 
  • Translating company and program strategy into concrete operational project requirements, project plans, work packages, and timelines and conveying this in a motivational manner to the project team while adhering to scope, budget, time, and quality 
  • Translating and delivering complex information between interdisciplinary teams in clear and concise language, establishing efficient information flow including routine status reporting, project risk management and project reviews to ensure that project goals align with the company's vision and strategy 
  • Managing of large cross-functional project teams in a matrix organization through natural authority and argumentative skills to steer the project course in line with the company's vision and goals 
  • Leading and supporting the implementation of company-wide new processes and process improvement initiatives to optimize operational efficiency 


What you have to offer.


  • Successfully completed degree in Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, Engineering, Life Sciences or similar field 
  • Several years of experience in managing projects and cross-functional teams, preferable to have previous working experience in regulated environments (e.g. GCP/GCLP, GMP) 
  • Sound CMC development knowledge in either early or late stage projects with sound understanding of all stages of drug development, mRNA knowledge is a big plus
  • Excellent communication, presentation and stakeholder management skills including excellent English skills, written and orally (German skills are also desirable but not essential)
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence without authority, motivate with enthusiasm and develop productive working relationships with key stakeholders


Benefits for you:


  • Flexible Working Time
  • Mobile Office
  • Work from EU Countries (up to 20 days per year)
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses

... and much more.


Have we kindled your pioneering spirit? 


Then apply now for our location Mainz Goldgrube and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

If you have any further questions, our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer them on + 49 (0) 6131-9084-1291 (monday-friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm).

Job-ID 7241 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

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