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Estimated Pay $48 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Claremont, California

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Kelly Government Solutions is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Program Manager to oversee a large federal government contract for pharmaceutical drug development. You will be the primary point of contact for the client, ensuring successful project execution and exceeding expectations. This role requires a deep understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and government regulations, with a proven track record of managing large, cross-functional teams.

This role is 100% onsite in Claremont, CA and will require travel to DC for meetings. 

  • Lead and manage all aspects of the program, from startup to completion.
  • Develop and implement project plans, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality deliverables.
  • Serve as the company's authorized representative, maintaining a strong working relationship with the government client.
  • Oversee subcontractor work, ensuring they meet performance standards and deliver on time.
  • Manage all aspects of contract compliance and reporting, including financial and administrative tasks.
  • Coordinate and manage all reporting activities, ensuring timely and accurate submissions to the FDA and other government agencies.
  • Track project progress, identify potential risks, and develop solutions.
  • Effectively manage and resolve conflicts with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Regularly brief senior leadership on program status and milestones.
  • Utilize project management tools like Gantt charts to maintain project visibility.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher (science or engineering preferred) with 8-10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and/or drug manufacturing industry.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience working with federal government contracts and clients.
  • Proven track record of leading customer engagement, technical management, and business development.
  • PMP certification a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management, external agencies, and vendors.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and project management software like MS Project.
Join our team and make a real difference in the field of pharmaceutical development!

Kelly Government Solutions (KGS) is a specialty service of Kelly Services, Inc., a leader in providing workforce solutions. KGS provides experienced staff to the federal government and its key suppliers, including prime and small business contractors. Through services such as government contract staffing, workforce management and project management, and contract compliance services, KGS can supply talent to both public and private sectors alike. KGS offers engineering, IT, administrative, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with many of the prestigious Government organizations worldwide. Visit


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