Quality Program Manager

at Avantor, Inc. in

Job Description

Job SummaryReporting to the Senior Program Manager, the Program Manager works closely with members of the Corporate and Site Quality teams as well as manufacturing, technical and commercial functions as required. The Program Manager is accountable for a portfolio of projects in support of Avantor’s growth initiatives. Projects can involve new product development, product transfers, customer qualification & support, internal process improvements and compliance related programs. Program managers are responsible for coordinating internal resources and/or third parties/vendors for the development, planning and execution of projects in their portfolio – on time, within scope, and within budget.


+ Develop and plan project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders, both internally and externally

+ Score and prioritize projects and advance or retire them as appropriate

+ Develop a detailed plan to track progress

+ Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques and enter all project-related information into product development software tracking tool

+ Effectively communicate relevant project challenges or roadblocks to senior management through proper issue escalation

+ Schedule, organize and lead team meetings to assess progress against functional task list and timelines

+ Identify, prioritize, and mitigate project risks

+ Ensure the effective preparation and delivery of all project events and meetings; ensures production of all necessary documentation within each phase

+ Assist teams prior to tollgate/milestone meetings to ensure readiness to proceed to next stage of a project

+ Participate and/or lead tollgate/milestone meetings designed to assess progress and readiness to proceed to the next stage of a project

+ Lead root cause/countermeasure process to mitigate any scope/quality/timing/budget issues and ensure projects remain on track

+ Performs other duties as assigned with or without accommodation


+ Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Project Management, Scientific or Engineering discipline or a related field required

+ Minimum of five (5) years of experience in project management role required, preferably in the Life Science field focused on Quality and regulated industry compliance. Experience with gated project/program management.

+ Demonstrated experience handling multiple projects and tasks while producing timely and high-quality deliverables.


+ Excellent prioritization, organization and project management and task management skills

+ Proven analytical/problem solving skills; ability to analyze and effectively communicate analysis recommendations

+ Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects

+ Strong management capability; able to plan and adjust team resources dynamically across the lifecycle of the project

+ Strong interpersonal and people management skills. Ability to lead and motivate personnel and cultivate a team mentality.

+ Ability to interact and obtain visibility/buy-in across the organization/senior leadership.

+ Ability to provide cross-functional project leadership and manage work through team members that are not direct reports

+ Ability to facilitate communication and collaboration across disparate teams without direct ownership to achieve program directives

+ Functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook/Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Visio/Teams

+ Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

+ Ability to prioritize functions, ensure on time completion or required tasks, and manage time effectively.

+ Self-motivated to develop and maintain the global stability program and drive improvements across the network.


+ Up to 30% travel, both domestic and international including manufacturing facilities and technology/innovation centers of excellence.

+ Works in an administrative area or office majority of the time.

+ Work assignments are diversified.

+ A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.

+ Minimal physical effort is required

DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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Avantor®, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Our portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. One of our greatest strengths comes from having a global infrastructure that is strategically located to support the needs of our customers. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 225,000 customer locations and gives us extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries. We set science in motion to create a better world. For information visit, and find us on LinkedIn ( , Twitter (\_News) and Facebook ( . To view full details and how to apply, please login or create a Job Seeker account
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Job Posting: JC194181671

Posted On: Oct 07, 2021

Updated On: Dec 05, 2021