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Project Manager, Business Technology

Charles River Laboratories International

Charles River Laboratories International

IT, Operations
Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023

Project Manager, Business Technology

Req ID #:  219246

Charleston, SC, US, 29407 US

For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary


Our Microbial Solutions team in Charleston, SC is looking for a Project Manager, Business Technology. 

This role can be located in Charleston, SC or remote role with up to 25% travel to the Charleston site to attend business critical meetings.


Job Summary

The Business Technology team (BT) designs, deploys, and supports the business technology architecture and hardware/software applications for Microbial Solutions. This includes Cloud (AWS and Azure), e-commerce and enterprise applications (SAP and Salesforce).

The Business Technology (BT) Project Manager who will serve as a strong contributor within the Microbial Solutions business unit to drive teams from idea to Go-Live.  The BT Project Manager will provide leadership and support for the design, development, refinement, and implementation of projects, along with risk mitigation and contingency planning.  This individual will work cross-functionally with Business Analyst, Software Engineering, Global Technology, Quality, Operations, Regulatory, Sales, Marketing, and external partners.  Scope of work could include new technologies, inter-divisional projects, continuous improvement initiatives, and business continuity projects.  The BT Project Manager will manage stakeholder communications by providing updates on project status, leading gate reviews, and proposing scope changes and/or mitigations when necessary. 

Roles and Responsibilities

• Leads cross-functional teams and facilitates on-time delivery of project tasks and milestones.
• Interface with and monitor Microbial Solutions’ projects led by Global Technology Team.
• Facilitates the scheduling and planning across multiple functional areas, coordinating internal and external development and test resources, and working with resource managers and other project managers to ensure proper staffing, project alignment and integration.
• Owns the responsibility for the definition and clear communication of project priorities, delivery of project expectations, and identifying and mitigating issues and risks.
• Drives the vision and goals for the overall team, keeping members engaged by creating a positive environment through coaching, encouragement, and recognition while striving for accountability within self and others.
• Implements new business, operational, or system-based functionality processes. Leverages technology to drive a data-driven and risk-based approach to communicating progress, risks, and achievements within the programs. 
• Facilitates transition of solutions from project team to the support team through company-defined processes.
• Collaborate within a multi-disciplinary environment consisting of Business Analyst, Software Engineering, Global Technology, Quality, Operations, Regulatory, Sales, Marketing, and external partners. 
• Drives change in company culture and support strategy by effective project management.


Job Qualifications



• Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or equivalent preferred. 


• Minimum 3 - 5 years of experience  in Project Management or project leadership role required; Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile or Scrum Master Certification, or similar is preferred.
• Demonstrated experience in project initiation, planning, execution, release, closing, and risk management and Product Lifecycle Management (i.e., stage-gate) is preferred.
• Experience working with an IT Team. 


Skills and Abilities
• Proven ability to lead multiple teams, partner with management and lead indirect resources.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop positive relationships at all levels of the organization.
• Proven communication skills both written and verbal.
• Proficient with MS Office Programs, including MS Project or similar project management software.
• Strong conflict resolution skill set and critical thinking skills.
• Strong presentation skills.
• Sound business and technical acumen.

Compensation Data
The pay range for this position is $90-110K  USD. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

About Microbial Solutions
Our Microbial Solutions business group has a comprehensive portfolio of endotoxin testing, microbial detection and microbial identification products and services is unlike any other, and has been purposefully designed to meet the complex and ever-changing needs of the industry. We help clients to ensure product safety and quality with easy-to-use yet robust testing solutions that satisfy regulatory requirements, support critical decision making and improve operational efficiencies.

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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