Project Manager - Stem Cell Center (R1028713) in San Diego, CA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 8/1/2018

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Job Description

IQVIA Stem Cell Center

In 2016 IQVIA and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) entered into an agreement to provide end-to-end product development services to the Stem Cell industry. Under the agreement, IQVIA will build and operate a Stem Cell Center (SCC) to accelerate stem cell research and development by enabling access to the specialized expertise necessary to develop new and innovative cell-based therapies. CIRM grantees can apply for consulting, regulatory, CMC support, preclinical research, and clinical trial services from the SCC to develop their therapies. SCC services also are available to non-CIRM grantees.

Building on IQVIA’s legacy as the world’s largest provider of product development and integrated healthcare services, the IQVIA SCC combines focused cellular therapy expertise and extensive drug development and commercialization experience of IQVIA and its partners to support all phases of the development program. The SCC accelerates stem cell development from candidate identification to market authorization by providing end-to-end strategic and operational services.

The Stem Cell Center Project Manager will manage projects and provide support and assistance to project teams related to the assigned project(s) with minimal supervision. This position will support all project-related activities for assigned projects in accordance with SOPs, policies and practices.


Project Management

  • Provide operational oversight to SCC and related non-SCC projects
  • Maintain project management information and tracking systems. Including the set up and maintenance of all project documentation files, records and contracts according to the scope of work and SOPs.
  • Prepare, analyze and distribute status, tracking and costs of specific project deliverables
  • Meet with team members on a regular basis regarding project tasks to ensure project milestones are met.
  • Interface with sponsors, vendors and third parties as needed to ensure project delivery, lead problem solving and resolution efforts.
  • Create, track and coordinate all information and communications for assigned projects and report on project timelines.
  • Produce and distribute status, tracking and financial reports for internal and external team members and senior management.
  • Update and maintain internal databases, tracking systems and project plans with project specific information.
  • Prepare and present project information at internal and external meetings.
  • Coordinate with other project resources within and outside the organization.
  • Monitor and manage efforts of cross-functional project teams.
  • Support, manage and/or lead operational teams from other IQVIA service lines.
  • Manage budgets related to projects for which the PM is responsible.
  • Responsibility for financial reporting on the project including tracking deliverables and invoicing
  • Track and schedule contract payments
  • Coordinate with the SCC Operations Manager and Finance on monthly budget reconciliation
  • Partner with other Project Managers to develop and implement process improvements
  • Coordinate project team and customer meetings as related to projects for which the PM is responsible
  • Identify and plan appropriate medium for meetings i.e. web, teleconference, face to face, etc. and ensure arrangements are handled appropriately. Determine and plan all meeting requirements in advance.
  • Prepare presentation materials for meetings and project summary data
  • Take and record minutes, notes and actions at assigned meetings, distribute and follow up accordingly.

Business Development

  • Lead, contribute to and coordinate efforts to ensure quality proposal development, bid defenses, contracting and operational hand-over with Business Development representatives from the SCC and IQVIA service lines
  • Participate in proposal development and sales/proposal presentations.
  • Provide other administrative support as needed to ensure project success
  • Serve as primary backup contact for internal project team and for external stakeholders/customers as needed


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results to the appropriate quality and timeline metrics
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Good team leadership skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills
  • Strong software and computer skills, including MS Office applications
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients


  • Bachelors degree and 5 years of scientific or drug development experience, including 2 years of project management experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience


  • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech
  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time
  • Travel required


Job ID: R1028713

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