Catalent Pharma Solutions Project Manager in Kansas City, Missouri

Job Description

Project Manager

Position Summary:

The Project Manager will report directly to the Senior Project Manager team as a key member of the Project Management Department at the Kansas City site.

The Project Manager is responsible for the leadership and management of projects that may span across multiple Catalent business lines and sites.

The opportunity allows for not only exposure to other site leadership but also on a global scale to ensure our Patient First philosophy.

Specific Duties, Activities, and Responsibilities:

To succeed as client advocate, the Project Manager must be responsible for the successful completion of every project in their charge ensuring they are delivered on time, to the client’s expectations and within budget. The PM must work successfully with a diverse team of Catalent employees to manage the project throughout the full Catalent lifecycle from proposal to close out.

These responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Client and Sales:

  • Assumes the role of client advocate and acts as a primary client communication focal point for project team.

  • Can speak to all Catalent business services and promotes Catalent at client meetings and conferences.

  • Helps drive any negotiation with the client for increase/decrease in the contracted scope of work.

Project Management and Financial Responsibilities:

  • Controls and monitors project progress to ensure that milestones are accomplished on time and escalated as needed.

  • Establishes budget baseline and initiates project financial tracking. Monitors the project budget and maintains all milestones in PeopleSoft so that appropriate invoicing and revenue recognition can be accomplished in a timely manner.

  • Establish full project plans, including timeline, critical path assessment, risk assessment, contingency planning, mitigation planning, communication planning, contact listing, and confirm scope capture during planning phase of a project.

  • At initiation of project, the PM ensures that communication lines are clearly defined by issuing a communication plan and contact matrix in conjunction with the client.

  • Evaluates and adds details to project plan initiated during the proposal in conjunction with all participating departments for confirmation at the initiation of the project. Any changes or additions to the schedule will be first verified against the master schedule and then agreed upon with the client.

  • Lead client kick off meetings, project close out meetings and facilitate project meetings throughout the execution phase of projects.

Position Requirements:

Education or Equivalent:

  • Minimum of Chemistry or Life Sciences Degree, business degree or equivalent and 3 years in a client facing/project management or scientific environment.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of the contract development / research, pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

  • Customer related experience and excellent client facing skills - desire to meet and indeed exceed customers’ expectations

  • Experience of using MS Office programs, including MS project

We will identify candidates based on the following:

  • Leads with Integrity and Respect

  • Delivers Results

  • Demonstrates Business Acumen

  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Champions Change

  • Engages and Inspires

  • Coaches and Develops

Position Benefits:

  • Join a high growth and fast paced organization with a people focused culture

  • Global exposure, defined career path and annual performance review and feedback process

  • Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K

  • 19 days of paid time off annually + 7 paid holidays

About Catalent

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference.

Catalent. More products. Better treatments. Reliably supplied. ™Visit www.catalent.com/careers to explore career opportunities, or contact us at

+1 877 503 9493.

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to Jobs@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career – join the global drug development and delivery leader! You will help develop some of the nearly 200 products we launch each year or help supply some of the over 7,000 products for patients around the world. Our highly skilled, dedicated global team of over 9,500 is passionate about improving the health of patients by combining their personal expertise with advanced technologies to advance science and supply innovative new products of the highest quality to patients globally.

Why Catalent?

  • Gain unparalleled experience by working on multiple products and technologies – we launch nearly 200 new products for our customers each year.

  • We have 20 global pharmaceutical Product Development teams on five continents, who are, at any given time, working on over 700 new products and hundreds of ongoing clinical trials.

  • Our products include some of the latest life-saving medicines as well as some of the most well-known consumer health brands used by families every day.

  • Catalent’s more than 30 global facilities on 5 continents manufacture over 70 billion doses of over 7,000 important medicines and consumer health products.

  • Nearly 1 in 20 doses of medicines taken around the world has been touched by the Catalent team.

  • We have +1,100 patents on many superior patient-preferred technologies used by all the top pharmaceutical, biologic and consumer health companies.

  • We established the Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute to drive collaboration and scientific exchange among industry professionals, academics and partners.

  • Many of our 1,400+ scientists are regularly published in top industry journals and present at top industry conferences to advance knowledge sharing and the development of better life-saving medicines.

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to Jobs@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.