Project Management Director

Location: Greater Washington, DC Area
Contact: Donna Gross,


Project Management Director | Growing Global Company


As Project Management Director one will direct the development, organization and management of project teams, highlighting achievements, obstacles and risk reduction to senior management.

The Director will develop and maintain project timelines, project plans and task deliverables. One will ensure appropriate project management expertise in the planning, execution and close-out of all client-based contracts.

Additionally, one will direct and lead cross-functional project teams responsible for product development through pre-clinical studies, cGMP manufacturing, GLP toxicology, release testing, GCLP clinical immuno-monitoring and regulatory submissions.


  • The Director is an integral member of the Senior Management Team.

  • Reports directly to the CEO.

  • One must have an understanding of pre-clinical to clinical. Our client currently goes to Phase II with a two-year goal to go to commercialization.

  • One must be team oriented, have strong values and a proven track record.


  • Management responsibility for the Project Management Organization (PMO) comprising approximately ten Project Managers and Project Coordinators. Day-to-day management responsibility of the PMO. Provide professional development, mentoring and coaching of the team as well as goals and objectives setting and performance management oversight.

  • Directs, establishes, implements, and manages contract technical and deliverable requirements (government and non-government) plans and timelines to inform staff in achieving project/corporate goals. Determine activities and resources required to meet client scope and business objectives at an appropriate level of quality for the specific requirement.

  • Directs, establishes and implements all contract milestones, schedules and timelines; resources required to execute; preparing budgets; identifying areas where subcontractors are required, reviewing proposals and selecting optimal subcontractors for the project; determining potential areas of difficulties and preparing back-up strategies and subcontractors.

  • Responsible for the tracking and use of financial resources for the various project team members. This includes invoice tracking, forecasting revenue recognition, meeting corporate financial objectives in support of Finance reporting to Executive Management.

  • Develops consistent practices across reporting of all business unit objectives amongst project management responsibilities.

  • Directs and carries out project plans as defined by the scope and activities under each contract; evaluating overall project performance on a regular basis; developing appropriate departmental capabilities to perform responsibilities; managing subcontractors and oversee in-house contract functions; utilizing a database to allow shared access by shareholders for store all information regarding the products prepared under all contract; communicating all project issues/needs to Department Heads; and ensuring that all corporate deliverable goals are met.


  • MBA, MS or PhD degree with 15+ years of experience in a biotechnology research/pre-clinical process and biologics drug development setting with at least 10 years relevant Project Management experience.

  • 8+ years with direct oversight of government contract management, reporting and deliverables. This includes proposal development and budget management.

  • 10+ years of previous laboratory supervisory experience in the biologics development and/or clinical settings of vaccines and/or therapeutics, preferably for infectious disease indications.


Donna Gross, Director Life Sciences Recruiting
Phone: 267-483-5233 ext. 101

The Bandish Group, LLC
Life Sciences Executive Search
1432 Easton Road, Suite 2B
Warrington, PA 18976