Program Project Management Associate Director

San Francisco, California  /  Program & Project Management  /  Full Time

About CAI
CAI is a 100% employee-owned company established in 1996 that has grown to over 800 people worldwide. We provide program and project management, commissioning, qualification, validation, start-up and other consulting services associated with operational readiness to FDA regulated and other mission-critical industries.
Please check CAI out on Glassdoor to get a better perspective on our culture. We are extremely proud that our employee owners and others have given us so many 5-star ratings.
Meeting a Higher Standard
Our approach is simple; we put the client’s interests first, we do not stop until it is right, and we will do whatever it takes to get there.
As owners of CAI, we are committed to living our Foundational Principles, both professionally and personally:
We act with integrity
We serve each other
We serve society
We work for our future
With employee ownership, one person’s success is everyone’s success; we work diligently to accomplish team goals. We place Team Before Self, demonstrate Respect for Others, and possess a Can-Do Attitude (our core values). That is how we have grown exponentially.
Employment Benefits
Our full time positions offer competitive compensation and benefits which include: up to 15% retirement contribution, 24 days PTO and 5 sick days per year, health insurance at extremely low cost to employee, financial support for both internal and external professional education as well as 70% long term disability paid for by the company.
CAI Program & Project Managers will be exposed to cutting edge technologies and project management practices in the advanced medicine space. You will have an opportunity to work with recognized subject matter experts allowing YOU to be a key player in bringing lifesaving therapies to market. As part of our company culture, we invest in YOUR future, and commit to hands on certifications as well as professional training. Our collaborative culture ensures that our customers benefit from exemplary work across our entire range of professional services.
Requirements include 
Position Description:  As a Discipline Lead for the Program and Project Management Business Area at CAI, you are a subject matter expert who: 
1.     Is engaged in industry forums, speaking, writing articles, participating in society committees, supporting standards or guidance document creation within such groups, and has a network of industry contacts who would recognize you as being an expert in Program & Project Management.
2.     Can provide consulting to clients in the Program and Project Management.
3.     Can act in a project oversight role, to include managing client relationships for particular projects or at a site and can do that for multiple sites simultaneously.
4.     Engages in strategic project work designed to be a door-opener for larger teams once the initial expert engagement is over, or as part of a larger project to deliver special expertise.
Additionally, you will be responsible for the management of one or more biopharmaceutical programs or projects.  You will develop an execution plan, form a team, assign tasks, develop a schedule, manage the budget, resolve issues, track KPIs and develop and communicate program reports.  You may be assigned to manage internal programs with cross-functional teams comprised of client employees and/or contractors.  Alternatively, you may be assigned to lead programs performed by external suppliers in which you will be responsible to manage supplier performance per established contracts and quality agreements.  You will interact and engage with stakeholders across the project spectrum and be responsible for driving the project to success.
Position Requirements:
BS or MS in a relevant science or engineering field, or equivalent
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Excellent skill in leading teams to perform complex tasks under pressure
Excellent problem-solving skills
Proficient and experienced with various Project Management software tools
Customer-service focused
Proficient in life science manufacturing processes in areas such as biotech, aseptic fill/finish, OSD, Gene Therapy or equivalent experience.
Three (3) or more years serving as a program or project manager for life science projects with budgets of $1MM+.  Demonstrated success in leading your team to achieve defined goals.  Similar experience in industries other than life sciences will be considered.
Demonstrated skill in:
Project planning and implementation; including scheduling and resource loading
Project controls and monitoring
Project closeout
Business Development
Other Requirements:
Excellent oral and written English is required
Able to work in the US without sponsorship now or any time or in the future



(Varies by Country, Below is a General Overview)

  • 100% Employee Owned
  • 24 Days PTO/5 Sick days per year + Additional Holidays depending on Country
  • Medical / Dental / Vision (In accordance with each countries’ applicable regulations)
  • Professional Development (Approximately $5,000 paid career-related, continuing education)
  • ESOP/401k – 15% Company Contribution
  • Company Paid Long-Term Disability
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Parental Leave (In accordance with each countries’ applicable regulations)
  • Other Benefits Depending on Country