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Arranta Bio Senior Program Manager in Watertown, Massachusetts

Job Descriptions:


Arranta Bio is a visionary contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that partners with companies seeking to develop and manufacture complex biological drugs and innovative therapies. Our dedicated team, state-of-the-art facilities, and unparalleled resources are crucial for advancing products from development to commercial launch. Our vision is to be the trusted and innovative CDMO partner for advanced therapy pioneers, so that we can bring life-changing therapeutics to patients. We partner with our clients to make treatments that can benefit vast patient populations, working across many indications. Arranta Bio’s mission is to change healthcare through our intrepid and daring team engaging with clients to develop, manufacture, and supply breakthrough therapies that transform lives. Arranta Bio continues to expand capacity and development and manufacturing services across multiple sites with technology platforms designed to meet the evolving demands of our clients and partners.


Arranta hires people who are committed and passionate to the goal of bringing life enhancing products to patients. We want top talent who will render ideas and a relentless desire towards accomplishing our mission; when a job becomes a passion, it makes you feel ALIVE.

Here at Arranta Bio, we embrace ALIVE – our core values that we live and breathe daily! We are Agile, Leading, Innovating, Value Creating, and Engaging.

We embrace our challenges as opportunities.

We are empowered to think and act.

We never settle; we strive to improve through purposeful creativity.

We build aligned teams who learn, grow, and deliver.

We are committed to building strong relationships.

Are you ready to come ALIVE with a daring and intrepid team? Don’t wait another minute; Apply today!


The senior project manager role is charged with delivering consistent project and program management on behalf of our customers, acting as their internal advocate within Arranta Bio, representing the voice of the customer and ensuring effective cross-functional project and resource management. The senior project manager will have a strong background in biologic drug substance and/or drug product development, enabling them to credibly work with customers and department heads to drive programs through the critical path of process development and GMP manufacturing. The senior project manager will devise, integrate and execute high quality, cross-functional project plans which reflect the specific goals of each customer program. In collaboration with our customers, internal functional leaders and scientific subject matter experts, the senior project manager will integrate scientific and business priorities to drive effective delivery of the program deliverables. The Client senior project manager will be responsible for establishing effective teamwork, executing upon the program strategy, providing project leadership and facilitating effective and proactive information exchange, identifying and resolving/mitigating project related risks and managing timelines and budgets. Additionally, the senior project manager will play a critical role in the resource/financial management and forecasting of individual projects on an ongoing basis.


  • Ensure customer project and program activities, milestones and deliverables are planned and executed to a high standard

  • Management of a portfolio of complex multi-service projects, ensuring a consistent approach by using approved templates and process flows.

  • Lead cross-functional project teams to ensure development and execution of project plans, and alignment of project goals.

  • Utilize tools and procedures for monitoring and driving project progress, intervention, risk management and problem solving within the project team and broader Arranta Bio organization.

  • Proactively manage problem resolution via the internal team, the broader Arranta organization and the client.

  • Develop and maintain clear full life-cycle project management plans for projects using standard tools (e.g. Microsoft Project) in consultation with project teams

  • Track timelines and project metrics through the course of projects

  • Work with department leads to ensure optimal capacity and project planning

  • As the primary liaison between the project/program team and the client, facilitate client project/program meetings and communication throughout project lifecycle, according to define communication plans and contact matrices

  • Facilitate communication across all stakeholders and engage with a solution-oriented focus

  • Facilitate meetings, producing timely minutes and follow up action items

  • Manage the scope change related contract maintenance process according to standard template and business processes

  • Maintain accurate tracking of revenue and billing associated with projects and pro-actively participate in routine tracking and review meetings

  • Review and reconcile project budgets

  • Identify lessons learned and lead close out meetings with the client and the project team, where appropriate, ensuring any lessons learned are implemented to improve time, scope, cost and customer satisfaction outcomes on subsequent projects.

  • Demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset: proactively seek out, recommend and implement process improvements

Required Experience:

  • Qualified to degree level, or equivalent, in a related discipline (science, business, etc.)

  • 6+ years or equivalent related experience managing multi-disciplinary pharmaceutical development/manufacturing or CMC project teams

  • Project Management Certification: PRINCE 2, PMP or equivalent is desirable, with working knowledge of associated methodologies and principles

  • Strong working knowledge of contract biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing services and the pharmaceutical and biotech industries

  • Proven experience of the drug development process

  • Previous proven experience in a project management role

  • Excellent IT skills, particularly MS Office Excel, Word and Project

  • Experience of ERP systems (Oracle, SAP, etc.) desirable

  • Commercial & financial acumen and ability to track costs/budgets/financial reporting relating to project execution

  • Experience managing customers and customer relationships.

  • Able to communicate and work with all levels of organizations, internally and externally

  • Resourceful and able to make sound decisions using when facing ambiguity

  • Proven flexibility adapting to a rapidly evolving workload


  • The employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

  • The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

  • In the performance of the duties of this job the employee is required to travel occasionally, drive a motor vehicle.


COVID19 Vaccine required to come on site; Individuals seeking an exemption from this requirement for medical or religious reasons should reach out to Human Resources for an accommodation

Keyword: Program Management, Biotech, Senior Project Manager


  • Phone reimbursement policy for qualified individuals

  • Free parking

  • Highly competitive healthcare with many plan options:

  • Medical (HMO/PPO/EPO)

  • Dental

  • vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses

  • Up to 10 weeks of 100% paid maternity leave

  • 2 weeks of 100% paid paternity, domestic partner, & adoption leave

  • Educational assistance program

  • 401K plan allows for up to a 6% company contribution

  • A suite of Arranta Bio paid insurance coverage, including life insurance, short-term and long-term disability

  • Voluntary legal assistance plan

  • Employee Referral program

  • Competitive PTO plan, in addition to 10 company paid holidays (includes 2 floating holidays)

From: Arranta Bio