Sr. Project Manager

Bachem is a leading, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacture of peptides and oligonucleotides. With over 50 years of experience and expertise Bachem provides products for research, clinical development and commercial application to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide and offers a comprehensive range of services. Bachem operates internationally with headquarters in Switzerland and locations in Europe, the US and Asia. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. For further information, see

A brief overview


The Sr. Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the coordination and proactive management of ongoing active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing campaigns for Bachem customers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.  The Sr. PM reports to the Group Leader or Director of Project Management and liaises externally with the customers as well as internally with Bachem Sales and site-specific Operations (QC, QA, Logistics, and Production/Manufacturing) teams to ensure that the clients’ milestones and deliverables are met.  


What you will do


  • Proactively and simultaneously manage multiple (5+) generic and new chemical entity (NCE) drug substance manufacturing projects at Bachem Americas for non-GMP, clinical and commercial GMP use and with increased complexity
  • Ensure that project deliverables and timelines are met as stipulated in customer purchase orders and agreements/contracts (Non-Disclosure Agreement, Master Supply Agreement, Quality Agreement, Developmental Agreement, Statement of Work)
  • Once project is completed, perform closing activities such as shipping, storage, and invoicing of product
  • Interface with project management functions at other Bachem manufacturing sites (Vista, CA and Bubendorf, Switzerland) to track progress of projects ordered within the Americas
  • Consistently communicate timely and project progress updates and/or issues to customers via email and teleconferences
  • Effectively manage customer review, approval and delivery (where applicable) of manufacturing-related documents (batch records, analytical method and validation protocols/reports, CofA’s, and release specifications)
  • Facilitate in project-related discussions both internally and externally and generate meeting notes and action items
  • Serve as liaison between customer contacts and technical staff at Bachem manufacturing sites
  • Provide feedback internally on project-related proposal requests as needed
  • Update Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and CRM software to reflect real-time project status/requirements
  • Schedule, organize, and document customer visits (technical and quality/audit-related) to manufacturing sites
  • Collaborate with Contract Manager to ensure the feasibility of compliance within all contracts and agreements
  • Maintain close communication with Sales Team to ensure they are kept informed on project interactions with customers
  • Communicate monthly project status, closing, and financials to Bachem upper management
  • Participate in sales process whenever needed
  • Act as mentor to Project Managers, and advise management on required/ suggested training
  • Special projects will be assigned on occasion
  • Travel may be required as business demands dictate




  • Master’s degree in science (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or similar) field with 5 years of related work experience or
  • Bachelor’s degree in a science related field with 10 or more years of related work experience
  • Minimum of 8 years pharm/biotech experience
  • Minimum of 3 years project management experience
  • Minimum of 3 years in a customer-facing role, such as sales, consulting, or project management in the pharma, biotech or medical device industry
  • Ability to understand financial aspects of customer accounts (payment terms, pre-payment requirements, forecasting)
  • Excellent computer skills, especially MS Office, CRM (Salesforce), Master Control, Document-sharing (SharePoint, ShareFile), ERP (SAP), Online and video-conferencing meetings; MS Project
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment with minimal supervision
  • Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues
  • Detail oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems
  • Ability to work independently and manage one’s time
  • Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment




  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Science (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Bioengineering, or similar) field, or MBA or PMP Certification




Our people are passionate about what they do, the product they sell, and the customers they serve. If you're looking for an opportunity to be a part of a work family that values collaboration, innovation and dedication, we're the right company for you. 



Base Salary Range: $135,508 - $160,000

Placement of new hires in these wage ranges is based on several factors including education, skill sets, experience, and training.


Total Rewards 


We offer all Team Members a total rewards package including competitive pay, annual performance bonus, a generous benefit package with comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision coverage, 401(k) plan with employer contribution, and paid vacation, personal and sick days. 


Corporate Social Responsibility 


Bachem takes responsibility for future generations by a careful handling of resources and avoiding environmental risks. We continually improve our ecological performance and develop and implement new approaches for enhancing employees’ environmental awareness.  EcoVadis has awarded Bachem Platinum Medal status in their assessment of Bachem. 


Bachem Americas is an Equal Opportunity Employer 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status


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