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Sr. Commercial Operations Manager

Operations | Research Triangle Park, NC | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Humacyte's mission is to become the leading company in novel, off-the-shelf extracellular matrix tissue products, and especially those that could provide lifesaving improvements in treatments for vascular conditions.

Humacyte, Inc., a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative, award winning human biotherapies.  We are currently developing multiple vascular tissue engineered therapies and expanding our business model.  With a broad pipeline of potential new therapy applications, we continue to build our organization and scientific teams.


Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • The Senior Commercial Operations Manager provides strategic and tactical oversight, day-to-day management, and “eyes-on” execution of assigned projects.
  • Responsible for managing day-to-day operational projects and over-seeing Operations staff to support the development and commercialization of HUMACYL through functional support services such as product development, qualification and validation, product bioprocessing, distribution, storage, and transportation.
  • Organizing and leading all project and client communications/meetings, including tracking action items, preparing meeting agendas, coordinating client and internal team activities, and disseminating project information.
  • Establishing, tracking and managing project schedule/critical path activities, status reporting, and resource plan development to ensure projects are completed on time, on-schedule and within budget.
  • Collaborating to provide ongoing project updates to senior management and functional support leaders to ensure integration and achievement of project milestones.
  • Help to provide commercial direction and decision making at all stages of development; including proposed markets, positioning, forecasting, pricing strategies, Phase II/III/IV projects, life-cycle management, pediatric development and scientific / promotional communications.
  • Helps internal clients develop and manage annual budgets, long range plans, and best allocation of global resources for HUMACYL.


  • Bachelor's Degree (a degree in life sciences, engineering or medically related field is preferred).
  • MBA preferred
  • Senior Manager level candidate – At least 4-7 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience, 10+ years overall experience.
  • The ideal candidate must have previous experience working in a Life Sciences environment to be considered; Rx or OTC product management (brand) experience a plus.

Bonus Points:

  • Process Knowledge:
    • Project management experience (or possibly even Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus)
  • Experience in working in a cGMP environment, including understanding of compliance, commissioning, qualification, and validation in the biotech/bioprocessing manufacturing environment is required.
    • Experience with capital projects helpful
  • Problem Solving:
    • Critical analytical thinker
    • Able to develop and implement preventative action plans to non-obvious problems; confidently handles corrective actions.
  • Communication:
    • Strong oral and written communication skills. Capable of writing management level reports and summaries.  Clearly communicates scientific and process issues with co-workers and supervision, and communicates in a timely manner.
    • Experience with the preparation of reports and/or presentations/communications via presentation tools such as PowerPoint, narratives, project dashboards, etc.
    • Strong collaborative and influencing skills, and ability to work well in a cross-functional, matrixed environment -- ability to navigate cross functionally.
    • Meeting management / facilitation skills / teamwork and team building skills.
    • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects.
  • Budget and financials
    • Effectively manages operating budgets; effectively and regularly communicates status to the management team.
    • Understanding and potential proficiency in project management principles, practices, and tools such as MS Project (Gantt charts)


  • Stock Options
  • 401k Plan with Matching
  • Medical, Vision and Dental Plans
  • Long Term/Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • 3 Weeks’ Vacation
  • 5 Personal Floating Days
  • 8 Sick Days
  • 6 Company Holidays
  • Career Development and Training