Project Manager

Cygnus Technologies
Job Location
4332 Southport Supply Rd., SE
Southport, NC 28461
Job Description

Cygnus Technologies Inc. (part of Maravai Life Sciences) is focused on supplying highly specialized analytical products to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry for use in process development and quality control. As recognized experts in bioprocess contaminant testing for analytes such as host cell proteins, Cygnus offers a broad menu of well-validated, robust generic kits and immunoassay reagents. Cygnus also offers custom product-specific development of antibodies and assays for companies who want to outsource these highly specialized technologies to the experts.


Position Summary

Cygnus Technologies is seeking a Project Manager, West to be instrumental in organizing and managing cross-functional activities for custom development projects. As a Project Manager, your contributions will ensure that customers’ needs are met in an expeditious and quality centric manner and will allow Cygnus to deliver on timelines and program goals at the right quality and cost. 


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Lead and build multi-disciplinary project teams, comprised of representatives from relevant functions including R&D, Business Development. Quality, Operations, Purchasing and Finance
  • Compile and maintain up to date project plans, ensuring all development activities are included
  • Ensure that key development milestones, in agreement with customers, are achieved and that the program is progressing in a timely manner
  • Act as the primary point of contact for the customer and ensure that good communication is maintained
  • Track progress of all activities against the plan and notify the relevant personnel of potential delays and/or other changes
  • Chair internal and Joint Project Team meetings, provide agendas, and issue minutes with follow-up actions identified
  • Coordinate payments and project specific purchases with the finance and purchasing teams
  • Quality and Compliance: Ensures delivery of products in accordance with the highest regulated quality standards and within established cost and time parameters
  • Health Safety and Environment: Ensures compliance with Health safety and environment protection laws with engagement of all associates to apply the correct policies procedures and regulations applicable to their work
  • Continuous Improvement: Ensures that the project team is continuously improving on timeliness and customer expectations
  • Innovation: Directs the incorporation of the new technology into development processes to manage costs and to improve quality and delivery capability


Experience and Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in a scientific discipline; advanced/life science degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of industry experience to include pharmaceutical development/management
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001, 21 CFR 820/21 CFR 211 or regulated/life science industrial experience
  • Project Management experience; PMP certification is strongly preferred
  • Hands-on experience managing client facing projects
  • Must be computer literate with MS Office, especially MS Project; spreadsheet development, and ERP systems (NetSuite preferred)
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001, 21 CFR 820/21 CFR 211 or regulated/life science industrial experience
  • Strong problem solving and a change agent: thrives on change and adapts to an ever-changing high growth environment
  • Self-directed; demonstrates ability to make decisions and communicate priorities base on the business needs



Job Type: Full-time


Cygnus Technologies offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Cygnus Technologies is an EEO Employer.



Highly Desired: PMP Certification

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