Project Controller

Sanford, NC, USA
Career Opportunity 
Your Vision. Our Mission. For Patients.

Abzena is proudly opening a brand new, state of the art manufacturing facility in Sanford, NC. We are seeking a Project Control to join our Finance team who will be responsible for cost control, cost reporting, manufacturing progress reporting and change management on large projects or a portfolio of smaller projects.  

As a new state of the art facility, you will be a pioneer of our organization. If you meet our qualifications, find joy in doing this type of work for partners and towards treatment for patients, and would like to be part of an inclusive, agile, and learning culture - we would like to hear from you!

  • Hands on planning, scheduling, administration and cost control of projects.
  • Involved in all planning and scheduling functions including the development, maintenance and analysis of the integrated schedules for engineering.
  • Ensure that regular updates to reports including status, performance, critical paths, and analysis are provided to the responsible managers.
  • Participate in the establishment of project coding in cooperation with estimating and planning. Convert the estimate into the control budget.
  • Establish and maintain projects in the cost control database.
  • Produce clear cost reports, charts, graphs and any miscellaneous reports requested by the Customer. Generate cash flow reports as directed by the Project Controls Manager.
  • Analyze variances between budgets and forecasts. Inform project management about cost trends and proposes appropriate recommendations.
  • Using data provided by PM Leads, update and maintain manufacturing and design hours and cost progress.
  • Monitor and analyze resource utilization.
  • Create, update and maintain schedules in Microsoft Project
  • Interface with Customer on schedule integration and other issues as required.
Mindset and Behaviors
  • Exemplifies a growth mindset.
  • Thrives in a start-up, agile work environment.
  • Thrives in a diverse, inclusive, team-centric environment.
  • Passionate about learning and open to feedback. 
  • Believes in shared accountability across functions and levels.
  • Described as curious, organized, resourceful, and thoughtful.
  • Operates to the highest ethical and moral standards.
  • Adheres to quality standards set by regulations and Abzena policies, procedures, and mission.
  • 5+ years experience in project controls with intermediate level experience in planning, scheduling and costing including some team or staff management experience in a Project Controls capacity.
  • A University or College degree in Business (finance, accounting) or related working experience.
  • Must have extensive experience working on large projects preferably in the pharmaceutical or manufacturing sector.
  • Must be proficient with MS Project, as well as MS Excel and Word.
  • Must have exceptional organizational skills and have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Must work well in a diverse team environment.
  • Must be detail oriented and can work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong leadership and team-management skills.
  • Engineering or Technical educational background is considered an asset.
Nice to Have 
  • Experience with Oracle or large database is a plus
  • Use of Primavera P6 scheduling is a plus.

Work Schedule and Travel Requirement
  • Regular business hours. May have longer hours during certain production phases.
Physical/Mental Requirement
  • Ability to stand for 1-2 hours at a time, sit for 2 to 3 hours at a time. Require working in an office setting where sitting and computer usage would be the norm.  
Great Benefits:
  • 100% Employer Paid Health, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • 100% Employer Paid Basic Life & AD&D, Short-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program
  • 5% 401k Employer Contribution through Fidelity
  • 23 Days of Paid Time Off, increasing to 28 days after 5 years of employees
  • Tuition Fee Reimbursement up to $5, 250 per year for degree, certification, development programs
Abzena is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, parental status, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, marital status or any other characteristics protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.