Project Manager – GLP – 100% Remote

Company Name: Charles River Laboratories

Location: Hampstead, NC, US - 28443

Job Duration: 2022-01-14 to 2022-02-13


For 70 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.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.

Job Summary

This position has multi-functional responsibilities to provide project management and process optimization for Shared Services. Serve as a Project Manager for projects in the areas of IT, business optimization, change management, data delivery, and more. Manage projects, including internal implementation projects, vendor COTS projects, process innovation projects, and validation projects.  Oversee and execute project planning, resource planning, budget planning, operational change management, training, and global releases.  Provide consistent project updates, while managing risk mitigation.  Identify opportunities for optimization within organizational objectives and execute improvements. Recommend operating objectives and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, reduce costs, maximize opportunities, and develop state-of-the-art practices. Management of cross-company resources and activities.

•    Facilitate User Story/Requirements gathering sessions, define process mapping with major impact areas, perform gap assessments, acquire system knowledge, work within the PM tools, lead and perform system testing.
•    Work within a contributing team environment, developing and fostering teamwork and facilitating team dynamics.  
•    Ability to coach and mentor team, including all roles on a Scrum team.
•    Expected to share work experiences, assist with other projects across roles (including Scrum Master, BA, training, testing, and communications), and engage in PM tool development.
•    Use Project Management, Six Sigma, and/or SDLC methodology to define, develop, and execute projects throughout all phases of planning, implementation, release, and close.
•    Apply AGILE/Iterative based Project Management approach to managing projects and project teams.
•    Communicate effectively with internal and external customers, with ability to propagate information promptly, clearly, and unambiguously.
•    Identify trade offs between short and long term benefits to drive shared vision between the team and product owner.
•    Collaborate with the business and understand business problems to implement scalable and sustainable solutions.
•    Document project major decisions, risks, and issues.
•    Estimate project workload, including assisting project team members with estimates.
•    Manage project budgets and meet budgetary objectives, working directly with the Procurement division.
•    Work closely with Stakeholders, Process Owners, Technical Advisors, Quality Assurance, IT, and Business Analysts throughout the project life cycle.
•    Monitor PM processes to ensure proper utilization/prioritization of the product backlog.
•    Develop and execute project plans/agile initiatives, revising as appropriate to meet changing project needs, resources, and requirements.
•    Establish meaningful and clear milestones for all active projects to achieve deadlines.
•    Collect and analyze project related data to identify problems and root causes.
•    Oversee project release and support, including training, change management, and system handover.
•    Facilitate retrospective reviews to evaluate the released product and collect lessons learned.
•    Ability to leverage knowledge within the business to lead discussions around business process and needs.

Job Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in a scientific or related discipline – preferred.
Experience:   4 years related experience in a GLP contract research/pharmaceutical setting, including 2 years of Business Analyst experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure:  PMP and/or Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt preferred, but not required.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities. 

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 18,000 employees within 100 facilities in over 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. 

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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

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, 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.


For more information, please visit