MycoWorks is the biotechnology company that produces Reishi™, a Fine Mycelium™  option for leather that is neither animal nor plastic. We are currently shipping product to brand partners in fashion, and we are backed by some of the leading venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Our mission is to create a platform for the highest quality materials using Fine Mycelium™, and our vision is to grow the future of materials.  As a team, we are data-driven in our commitment to quality, and our relationships with our customers and one another are built on our core values of respect, empowerment, innovation, interconnection and accountability.

MycoWorks is committed to building a diverse team and an inclusive environment where all employees belong. Women, gender-expansive individuals, people of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mycoworks is seeking a Project Manager to support the FMR&D and Operations teams. The candidate will work cross-functionally with individuals and departments such as Research & Development, Quality, Process Development, and Product Management. The role will require the candidate to learn and understand the MycoWorks process and support the team in managing R&D projects effectively. The ultimate goal will be to support delivery of a product that consistently meets customer specifications. 

The ideal candidate will have an aptitude in a scientific discipline, critical thinking, and organizational frameworks and processes. The ability to consolidate, distill, and communicate data, as well as the ability to synthesize actions from results is highly desired. The individual will be expected to work in a deliverable based atmosphere with operations metrics used to assess project outcomes. 

Responsibilities:

  • Gain thorough understanding of the product, process, customer specifications and identify gaps using business needs to drive priorities
  • Partner with department heads to set and monitor strategy/team goals
  • Prepare routine project status updates via formal and informal channels (monthly reports, project retrospectives, ad hoc reports/presentations)
  • Lead project management efforts for the R&D team including meeting facilitation, agenda development, meeting minutes documentation, action item tracking, and scheduling follow-up meetings
  • Facilitate cross-functional project planning across departments to align dependencies, schedules, budgets and delivery commitments
  • Proactively identify potential risks, resource constraints, and conflicts that could impact project timelines; collaborate with the team to develop appropriate solutions
  • Work with external contract organizations and establish project plans to drive the delivery of project milestones to meet budget and timelines

Requirements:

  • Four plus years working in project/program management
  • BS or MS in Chemistry, Biotech, Biology, Mycology, or scientific discipline preferred
  • Proven track record in leading large technical projects and building collaborations between teams with different expertise
  • Exceptional data and file organization, spreadsheet/task management skills (Google Suite), and ability to work with PM software (Monday.com), Slack, and cloud storage systems
  • Strong people management and communication skills are required
  • Flexible working in a dynamic environment remote/onsite

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