Associate Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals

Consulting San Francisco, California


*Relocation Assistance is Available*

IPM is a project management consulting firm that advises on and executes companies’ most complex initiatives. Headquartered in Chicago with offices in Boston, Parsippany, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Los Angeles and San Francisco, IPM has led more than 5,000 projects for over 500 clients in the United States and across continents. Our clientele ranges from Fortune 100 companies to startups.

IPM is a certified “Great Place to Work" company and has been named to the Great Place to Work list of "Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services".

Our Associate Project Managers are our full-time employees. They are our most important asset and the competitive advantage that sets us apart from the rest. 


The Project Management Associate (PMA) supports the planning, scheduling, monitoring, controlling, analytical and other tactical aspects of projects, or manages straightforward projects or sub-projects with more autonomy, as assigned. As a Project Management Associate, he/she works closely with the project manager and project team to ensure detailed planning of activities, comprehensive documentation of critical project information, and sound decision making through thorough analysis of information.

Primary goals and focus will be to:

  • Support development of Project Plans and Schedules that represent the appropriate level of detail and task interdependency.  
  • Compile and analyze data and develop summary reports/presentations.
  • Support development of project budgets and update, as required.  Develop summary reports and analysis suitable for PMC review.
  • Support development and update of Project Plans governing communication, risk, roles and responsibilities, etc.
  • Support development and distribution of project status reports, dashboards, meeting minutes, action item logs, etc. to the project stakeholders.
  • Research appropriate technologies and apply technical knowledge to ensure effective delivery of project requirements.
  • Manage straightforward projects or sub-projects with appropriate support of a supervisor, including conducting initiating, planning, monitoring, controlling, and closing the project in conjunction with the client team.
  • Produce and present clear, concise, and professionally written communications.


The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering discipline. Advanced degrees are a plus.
  • 3-5 years of industry experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries.
  • 2+ years of project-related experience.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills to effectively communicate and build relationships with a broad spectrum of audiences at all organizational levels.
  • Sound technical aptitude and proven ability to grasp general knowledge of multiple disciplines and technologies with superior computer usage skills.
  • Strong competencies in planning and organization with the ability to lead multiple activities and resources while maintaining a focus on quality.
  • Solid analytical and strategic capabilities and business acumen along with demonstrated work ethic, integrity, and professional conduct and appearance.
  • Ability to produce and present clear, concise, and professionally written communications and presentations.


  • Full-time employment with a growing company whose management is committed to job stability
  • Bench time in between projects dedicated to personal and professional development
  • Formal new hire orientation to position you for success
  • Paid vacation, holiday and sick time
  • Annual performance bonus potential
  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, and life insurance coverage for employees
  • 401(k) matching
  • Business development incentives
  • Philanthropy driven culture
  • Paid training and certification
  • 100% promotion from within
  • Quarterly social activities
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Assistance with relocation