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Project Manager Specialist (on-site)

Lief Labs

Lief Labs

valencia, santa clarita, ca, usa
Posted on Monday, March 4, 2024

Lief Labs is a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements. Our in-house Product Development and R&D team creates the best-tasting and most cutting-edge formulations of supplements. Lief also houses a state-of-the-art, full-service Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) manufacturing facility, which offers custom solutions for many supplement categories. Lief collaborates with entrepreneurial firms to help them build premier brands. Our turnkey solutions allow us to engage in seamless partnerships that help brands with scalability and sustainable growth. Lief Labs is in the Santa Clarita Valley (Valencia, CA.) All roles are on-site Monday – Friday.


The Project Manager Specialist will have a strong background in project management within the pharmaceutical or nutraceutical industry, with a focus on ensuring the successful development and launch of new products.


Project Planning and Coordination:

  • Develop and maintain comprehensive project plans outlining key milestones, timelines, and resources required for successful product development.
  • Coordinate and communicate effectively with clients and cross-functional teams, including R&D, manufacturing, quality control, and regulatory affairs.

Budget Management:

  • Work closely with the finance department to develop and manage project budgets, ensuring adherence to financial constraints and cost-effectiveness.

Risk Assessment and Mitigation:

  • Identify potential risks and challenges in the product development process and implement strategies to mitigate them.
  • Proactively address issues that may impact project timelines or quality standards.

Quality Assurance:

  • Collaborate with quality control teams to establish and maintain rigorous quality standards throughout the product development life cycle.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and industry standards.


  • Facilitate regular project meetings, providing updates on progress, addressing challenges, and ensuring alignment across all stakeholders.
  • Provide meeting minutes with updated action item log and project timeline.
  • Communicate project goals, timelines, and expectations to team members and senior management.

Resource Allocation:

  • Optimize allocating resources, including personnel and equipment, to meet project objectives efficiently.
  • Work with department heads to secure necessary resources and support for
  • project teams.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Implement best practices in project management, identifying opportunities for process improvement.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and continuous learning within the Product Development team.
  • Additional duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor's or advanced degree in a relevant field (e.g., pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, engineering) is a plus or equivalent work experience


  • 3-year previous experience in within the nutraceutical industry is preferred.
  • Proven experience as a Project Manager in pharmaceutical or nutraceutical product development.
  • Strong understanding of regulatory requirements and quality standards in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software.
  • PMP certification.

Skills/ Abilities

  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and guide cross-functional teams.
  • Problem-Solving: Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think critically in resolving customer issues.
  • Teamwork: Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams to achieve common goals.
  • Attention to Detail: High attention to detail to ensure accuracy in order processing and customer interactions.
  • Adaptability: Ability to adapt to a dynamic and fast-paced work environment.
  • Planning & organizing.
  • Ability to interact at all levels.

Work Environment

The office is clean, orderly, adequately lighted, and ventilated. Noise levels are considered low to moderate. Field conditions vary.

Exposed to various raw materials, including allergens (i.e. milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nut, peanuts, wheat, soy).

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to bend, crawl, sit, talk, move about, hear, and speak. It may be needed to work in restricted spaces and/or under different lighting and access conditions.

The employee must be able to grasp, lift, and/or move items over 40 pounds.

Must be able to work independently, in a team environment, and drive projects to solutions.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must properly use such safety equipment as is appropriate to the work to prevent injury to self or others.

Additional Information
The Salary Range for this position at Lief Labs is $80k - $100k (USD). Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to market demands, experience, training, skills, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, wellness benefits, education reimbursement program, and PTO. This position is bonus-eligible.

Lief is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, or sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center due to your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Lief Human Resources department.

Lief will consider employment-qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Lief uses E-Verify to confirm work eligibility in the United States. E-Verify compares the information on your Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to official government records.