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Transformation Project Manager

BioLife Plasma Services, LP
Bannockburn, IL 60015
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Job Description

About BioLife Plasma Services

Every day at BioLife, we feel good knowing that what we do helps improve the lives of patients with rare diseases. While you focus on our donors, well support you. We offer a purpose you can believe in, a team you can count on, opportunities for career growth, and a comprehensive benefits program, all in a fast-paced, friendly environment.

BioLife Plasma Services is a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.


  • Structure, manage, and facilitate the execution of BioLife Transformation projects/programs
  • Maintain project records in an electronic ePPM system, report out on project progress, and maintain alignment with key project stakeholders
  • Lead through influence to embed BioLife Transformation operating and project governance processes
  • Identify, intake, and create business cases for new projects


  • Accountable for delivery of strategic projects linked to BioLifes Transformation
  • Develop and implement a useful, well-organized structure for the strategic projects
  • Develop and implement operating mechanisms to manage the project work, including communication plans, workshops, team meetings, etc
  • Identify, manage, and escalate project and program risks and decisions; uncover and monitor interdependences with active projects and programs elsewhere in the business
  • Manage the lifecycle of projects to ensure a structured approach to the work and avoid overloading resources
  • Partner with internal functions as required to ensure complete delivery of project scope, including Operations, IT, and Finance


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Subject matter expert on project management
  • Experience in portfolio management


  • Able to rapidly resolve conflicts while ensuring buy-in from stakeholders
  • Able to both detect and rapidly adapt to changes in the business and operating environment
  • Must be able to plan the critical path and hold team members accountable for their activities

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Drives consensus on a path forward when there are ambiguous or conflicting viewpoints


  • Engages internally with mid-level, and functional leaders across functional groups, including Operations, Marketing, Market Expansion, Supply Management, Quality, IT, Finance, BioLife Centers, and Labs to establish a common plan and approach
  • Perform stakeholder analysis to understand barriers to change; manage and execute communication to all stakeholder groups


  • Uses information technology and business processes to identify complex, poorly defined problems and propose solutions


  • Must understand the cultural, regional, and regulatory variation across the global footprint of Biolife to execute change management activities.


  • Minimum of a four-year Bachelors Degree, preferably in life sciences, business or engineering (or equivalent experience). Masters Degree and/or MBA is a plus.
  • Minimum 3+ years Project Management experience
  • Biotechnology / pharmaceutical industry experience desirable.


Core Competencies /Skills

  • Must be able to tailor communications to deliver the same content to vastly different audiences.
  • Proven ability to make meaningful contributions with a minimum of spin up time.
  • Functions well under pressure in a changing environment. Uses independent judgment to identify, plan, prioritize, and organize diversified workload as required.
  • Must be proficient in the application of MS Project. Must be excellent with PowerPoint and able to both perform and consume analysis with Excel. Experience with enterprise PPM software a plus.


Bannockburn, IL

Lexington, MA

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Posted: 2021-06-07 Expires: 2021-07-06
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