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Gilead Sciences, Inc. Project Manager, Facilities Operations in Frederick, Maryland

Kite is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated Project Manager to manage/execute projects at our manufacturing plant in Frederick, Maryland.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • This role ensures appropriate managing, tracking, reporting of all projects’ related items

  • Leads the ranking, prioritization, and selection of projects and initiatives to ensure resources are allocated in accordance with site and corporate business objectives

  • Provides input on the annual project budget and portfolio

  • Provides project execution leadership for GXP and non-GXP projects

  • Responsible for delivery of the projects portfolio in accordance with Kite’s policies and procedures

  • Provide management and tracking of the project portfolio to ensure business objectives are achieved

  • Lead individual projects in the various functional areas

  • Demonstrate good project management skills (schedule, cost, communications) and coordinate outside and internal resources to execute projects in a timely and cost-effective manner

  • Lead facility related projects

  • Lead GXP process improvement projects

  • Overall accountability for annual expense budget to ensure commitments are being met

  • Provide guidance to project managers to promote consistency and alignment with policies/procedures

  • Ensures that budgets and schedules are realistically set and attained, promote implementation of strong governance, best practices, and successful delivery from design to handover to end user and project closeout.

  • Interfaces with site heads, functional heads, Site Leadership Teams (SLTs) and other key stakeholders to assure continuous alignment between corporate and site priorities.

  • Responsible for all in engineering document supporting each project initiation, implementation and close out phase, such as but limited to: Project execution plan, BOD, Details design drawing, P&ID, schematics, TOP’s, cost report, etc.

  • Maintain a safe work environment; work in a safe manner following all safety SOP’s and wear Personal Protective Equipment as required

  • Monitor and maintain contractors’ performance and work closely with outside vendors to ensure work is completed according to specifications.

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies including FDA, OSHA, DOH, EPA, Fire Department, city audits, Health Department, etc.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree and 4+ years of Project Management experience OR

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6+ years of Project Management experience OR

  • High School Degree and 10+ years of Project Management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Budgeting experience

  • Understanding of the requirements of a Pharma/regulated environment

  • Good understanding of business processes

  • Strong planning and program management skills

  • Effective organization, communication, presentation and influencing Skills

  • Project Management certification is a plus.

  • GMP experience

Does this sound like you? If so, apply today!



Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit . Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at .

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