Manager, Commercial NPI Projec
Rockford, IL 
Posted 18 days ago
Job Description

Life changing therapies. Global impact. Bridge to thousands of biopharma companies and their patients.

We are PCI.

Our investment is in People who make an impact, drive progress and create a better tomorrow. Our strategy includes building teams across our global network to pioneer and shape the future of PCI.

Position Title: Commercial New Product Introduction (NPI) Project Manager

Location: Rockford - Assembly

Department: New Product Introduction

Reporting To: Global Director NPI

Responsible For (Staff): Yes

NPI Project Manager initiates, coordinates, and manages designated customer projects to ensure that both PCI and client are aligned for project success, establishing timeline, and orchestrating critical developmental steps and milestones to ensure successful commercialization within prescribed time frame and budget. Working with dedicated NPI team, NPI PM is the new project architect, designing and leading in integral activities to foster project success, providing PCI a competitive advantage in short term and long-term customer management through an industry leading customer experience.


  • Accountable for key New Product Introduction (NPI) project management activities by orchestrating and using appropriate project planning tools. Authors and defines program timeline and key milestones, communicates progress against milestones, drives critical path activities and assigns internal and external responsibility to ensure the project achieves all deliverables per the customer requirements and agreed upon project plan expectations.
  • In close partnership, support Customer Business Unit Project Manager as key point of customer contact for developmental activities, including timeline, budget and customer expectation management.
  • Provide support to business development as project scope changes occur and new business proposals are warranted to ensure accuracy.
  • Assist with Customer Supply Agreements/Contracts during project development.
  • Partner with internal technical team to ensure timely and effective solutions for packaging structural elements, impactful and compliant packaging graphics, as well as effective and efficient processes resulting in seamless startup.
  • Work with the customer to identify key elements of product launch and anticipated long term product needs, ensuring appropriate lifecycle solutions including efficient processes, appropriate capacity and line utilization including scalability, and solutions for product lifecycle requirements
  • Lead Project Team and Technical Kickoff Meetings for assigned projects, driving resolution for key decision points with key functional groups and internal/external stakeholders.
  • Assist with the establishment of technical specifications, batch records, trial protocols, and preparatory documentation in keeping with product/package and process development sequences. Advise and influence client on optimal solutions to ensure successful product introduction.
  • Provide and facilitate suggestions for packaging solutions in the areas of design and specification management.
  • Effectively facilitate a Lessons Learned review at the conclusion of project launch to ensure we capture best practices, receive constructive feedback, and develop solutions and action plans to make the next project a success.
  • Leverage deep understanding of MS Office software programs including Excel, Powerpoint, Project, Word, etc. as well as effective use of J.D. Edwards ERP to generate key project data and communicate critical aspects to key stakeholders.
  • Commit and meet budgetary objectives. Communicate adjustments and changes to project scope to PCI
  • lead team.
  • Establish effective meetings and communication plan to ensure success of each project.
  • Monitor and catalog new business awards. Analyze, project and forecast resource requirements as part of S&OP disciplines.
  • Manage customer visits to PCI.
  • Training and onboarding of new employees within same role, as requested.
  • This position may require overtime and/or weekend work. Position may require travel up to 25%.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to all PCI, cGMP, and GCP policies, procedures, rules.
  • Attendance to work is an essential function of this position
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Manager/Supervisor.

Special Demands:

  • Stationary Position: Under a 1/4 of the day.
  • Move, Traverse: From 1/4 to 1/2 of the day.
  • Operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, or place: Up to 1/4 of the day.
  • Install, place, adjust, apply, measure, use, or signal: Up to 1/4 of the day.
  • Ascend/Descend or Work Atop: None.
  • Position self (to) or Move (about or to): Up to 1/4 of the day.
  • Communicate or exchange information: From 1/2 to 3/4 of the day.
  • Detect, distinguish, or determine: Up to 1/4 of the day.



  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field and/or 3-5 years related experience and/or training.
  • College Level Mathematical Skills
  • Intermediate Computer Skills: Ability to perform more complex computer tasks and has knowledge of various computer programs.
  • Full Professional Proficiency: Ability to speak, read, and write fluently and accurately on all levels pertinent to professional needs.
  • Very High Reasoning: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Be able to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in math or diagram form and deal with several abstract/concrete variables.
  • Ability to Travel
  • May have Supervisory Responsibilities


  • Deep understanding of key developmental steps and sequences within PCI processes.
  • Decisive and timely decision making skills to ensure adherence to project timelines
  • Ability to effectively present information to various people as the job requires.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Ability to show success in managing employees.
  • Ability to display a willingness to make decisions.


Join us and be part of building the bridge between life changing therapies and patients.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement:
PCI Pharma Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

LSNE is an EEO/AA Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected genetic information, protected veteran status, military service, or other protected status. The Company’s EEO policy, as well as its affirmative action obligations, include the full and complete support of The Company.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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