Design Project Manager

Posted 20 Apr 2022

Lenexa, Kansas - United States

Req Id 245447



A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.   




Your Role:

At MilliporeSigma, the Design Project Manager is responsible for the successful management and execution of new custom cell culture media and sterile liquid projects that require the ability to deliver a complex integrated solution to the customer. Specific job duties:

  • Collaborates with Product Design Engineers and customer to write the scope of work, outline costs, recommend sales prices, and defines delivery timelines for new custom products
  • Provides the key internal intelligence to be assured that a project is suitable for site and business unit
  • Works closely with Sales Development, Field Marketing, Customer Service and Operations to deliver the first full scale GMP or Immediate Advantage products per agreed timelines and with the agreed product attributes
  • Direct impact on Process Solutions Business Unit’s, Life Sciences’ growth, revenue targets, and market penetration in the global biopharma market

This position may include up to 5% travel, domestic and international.

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biological Sciences, or other Life Science discipline Or Marketing, Supply Chain, or other Business discipline
  • Proficient technical communications in Mandarin  


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 3+ years project management experience
  • Master’s Degree
  • Project Management certification (PMP, Prince2, etc.)
  • Experience with direct customer interactions through a support or sales role
  • Ability to shift work time to support heavy communication with the China team 
  • Understanding of industrial large molecule drug production
  • Practical knowledge of project management and process improvement techniques
  • Understanding of department functions/roles and project timing
  • Knowledge of company capabilities and understanding of various divisions, departments, GMP and/or other relevant quality systems with strong evidence of collaborating in a matrix environment
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written, and verbal skills, including the ability to give presentations and to speak to large groups 
  • Establish rapport with non-technical parts of the company
  • General financial knowledge and business acumen
  • Excellent organizational, decision making and negotiation skills
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Sales and quality driven, strong motivator of people to drive toward desired results within a set timeframe
  • 3+ years industrial experience in custom pharmaceutical, biotech, or fine chemical industry


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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If you are a resident of a Connecticut, Colorado or New York City, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance.


The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.


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