Thermo Fisher Scientific Project Manager 3 (Technology Transfer) in Charlotte, North Carolina

Job Description


The Technology Transfer Project Manager is part of the Business Management Department and responsible for the effective and efficient management of client-related projects in order to maximize client service and satisfaction in the overall best interest of Patheon.

The Technology Transfer Project Manager is table to fully able to master technical skills with respect to client and business requirements and identifies solutions aligned with these requirements.

In addition the Technology Transfer Project Manager is actively involved in the technology transfer portion of the quotations and negotiations process for new products/projects (including validation for commercial production).

The scope of the position covers three major areas:

Technical Excellence Client Experience and Relationship Management Growth.

This is done with the collaboration of others in the Business Management & Tech Transfer organization, including Senior Technology Transfer Project Manager, Business Management leadership.

Essential Functions:

New Business Development:

  • Contribute the definition of new business opportunities while meeting with the existing/potential clients, together with Business Management, during technical meetings with the scope of obtaining new products or the revision of the progress status/completion of projects.

Technology Transfer:

  • Maintain continuous contact with the clients, focusing on the clients’ requirements and the interests of the company.

  • Generate key documentation including the Technology Transfer Checklist, Gap Analysis that includes process design, Technology Transfer Master Plan/Scope, Technology Transfer Report, Project Timeline and Action Item lists.

Project Management:

  • Lead, track, follow up and monitor project activities to ensure alignment with expectations and agreed-upon timeline.

  • Oversee planning, execution and closure of all Engineering/Feasibility/Optimization phase activities.

  • Chair regular meetings and correspondence between internal and client teams.

Optimization of the Production Costs:

  • Maintain document/information repository.

  • Contribute to the optimization of the production process, with continuous efforts to increase project savings on the technical side, while maintaining compliance with cGMP and company procedures.

Risk Management:

  • Support and advice Business Management with the definition of the technical risks related to the acquisition of the new job orders, through collecting necessary details required for the evaluation, and completing the evaluation, respecting the interests of the company.

  • Work closely with the Process Engineer to fully understand scope and requirements for projects triggered by events on existing commercial products.

PDS Relationship Management:

  • Work closely with Pharmaceutical Development Services (PDS) formulator to follow and understand early stage product development for PDS-to-Commercial product transfers.

Internal Support and Client Relations:

  • Provide support as needed to Validation and Production during the Validation/Stability phase, including review and approval of process validation documents.


  • All company functions


  • Potential clients

  • Existing clients until the time of the production transfer from the client to Patheon

GMP & Health & Safety:

  • Ensure cGMP is applied in work area and complies with cGMP in all areas of the business.

  • Understand and apply as needed, emergency procedures and safe systems of work.

  • Comply with all EH & S requirements.

  • Observe safety behavior in the working environment.

Evaluation of the Technical Costs:

  • Support the Commercial Quotes Group with the evaluation of the technical costs of the new job orders, providing the material technical details, production schedule, processes, and supply costs, aligning with the interests of the company.

Job Scope:

  • Thinks within a well-defined frame of reference toward specific objectives in situations characterized by functional practices and precedents.

  • Encounters variable situations requiring analytical, interpretive, evaluative and/or constructive thinking.

  • Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise.

  • Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve results normally have a serious effect on the administration of the organization.


  • Normally receives little instruction on day to day work. General instructions on new assignments.


  • Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent (depending on country) in a scientific/pharmaceutical area (FCT, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biotechnology) or in engineering.


  • Typically requires 5 years of previous related experience and a general knowledge of Pharmaceutical Industry experience. Will consider education and experience.

  • PMP certification is an asset, as is client service/ project management experience.

Equivalency :

  • Equivalent combinations of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered.

Technical skills:

  • Pharmaceutical techniques

  • Pharmaceutical production

  • Advanced Client service/ Project Management experience

  • English + local languages: Advanced written and oral communication skills


  • Advanced Negotiation & Communication skills.

  • Commercial business orientation / financial acumen.

  • Advanced organizational and Project Management experience and skills.

  • Strong analytical abilities with detail orientation.

  • Strong Ability to work and to guide a team as well as independently.

Physical Requirements:

Position requires ordinary ambulatory skills and physical coordination sufficient to move about office locations; ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch periodically for prolonged periods of time; manipulation (lift, carry, move) of light to medium weights of 10-35 pound pounds; arm, hand and finger dexterity including ability to grasp and type for prolonged periods of time; visual acuity to use a keyboard, computer monitor, operate equipment, and read materials for prolonged periods of time; ability to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear for prolonged periods of time.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.