Technical Project Manager
Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc.

Glenview, Illinois

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At Asahi Kasei we believe anyone can buy equipment or build a facility. It is our diverse team members around the globe who will enable us to develop ideas and technologies and capture the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. We look for candidates with a fresh perspective, people with a wide variety of skills who are creative thinkers, enjoy challenges and are driven to excel.

We are currently seeking applications to fill the following job opening at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess where we sell Planova® virus removal filters and develops and manufactures related bioprocess equipment.

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc.

Job Description:

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess (AKB) provides pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers with a comprehensive suite of tools to maximize safety and improve yields of biotherapeutics during research, clinical and commercial-scale production. PlanovaTM virus-removal filters anchor a diverse product portfolio defined by quality, consistency, and scalability. Additional areas of expertise include liquid chromatography, inline buffer dilution and oligonucleotide synthesis.

We are a growing team (120 +) of professionals excited about what we do and our ability to impact healthcare delivery systems worldwide. We offer a "big company" benefits package and a "small company" culture and work environment. Every employee at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America can impact our future.

As an Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America employee, you will enjoy:

  • Competitive compensation with bonuses

  • Great health benefits

  • Wellness plan

  • Paid time-off

  • Strong company match to 401(k) contributions

  • Tuition reimbursement program

  • Company Giving and Volunteering Program

We are currently looking for a Technical Project Manager to join our team. The Technical Project Manager will manage technical projects from initial scoping to product launch and installation at customer sites. Projects will include custom, standard, and design & development projects for chromatography, dilution, filtration, synthesis and other downstream process equipment. The Technical Project Manager will own and be responsible for their project's success and outcomes.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead cross-functional teams through gated processes for design, development, manufacture, testing and release.

  • Create project schedules and monitor budgets.

  • Track current milestone targets and completion dates.

  • Identify risks and build contingency plans as required.

  • Communicate with internal stakeholders regarding project activities, expected deliverables, and required timelines: e.g. Engineering, Design, Assembly, Automation, Quality, Sales, Accounting, Logistics, Management.

  • Build and maintain a relationship with the Customer. Engage the customer throughout the project with a high focus on customer service.

  • Manage Customer expectations and onsite Customer visits.

  • Ensure adherence to Quality Assurance procedures.

  • Manage project changes and non-conformances using approved company procedures.

  • Lead and facilitate meetings: construct agendas, create PowerPoint presentations, document minutes/decisions/action items, facilitate/moderate meetings, and when necessary resolve conflicts.

  • Manage project documentation: document submittals, equipment punch lists, lessons learned, crating/shipping checklists.

  • Confirm material orders, track delivery status, and communicate with vendors as needed for clarification/issue resolution.

  • Manage project scope and communicate clearly with the customer when new scope is requested and change order may be required.

  • Contribute to project technical decision-making as necessary to supplement and support the project engineer.


  • BS in engineering required

  • 0-3 years of Project Management experience required

  • Fluid Management or Bioprocess experience preferred

  • Quick learner with high energy and excellent time management

  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and experience with project management software preferred

  • Interest in PMP certification, certification in progress a plus

  • Very detail-oriented and persistent

  • Highly organized with strong delegation skills


  • Travel up to 15% to customer sites for project meetings.

We believe a diverse workforce is crucial to our growth as a global supplier of advanced materials. Asahi Kasei is an equal opportunity employer.

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