Senior R&D Project Manager

Highly Competitive
  1. Contract
  2. Project/Study Manager (CSM/CPM)
  3. Belgium
Beerse, Belgium
Posting date: 19 Feb 2020
This vacancy has now expired

A worldwide and renowned pharmaceutical company is currently hiring a Senior R&D Project Manager in their Belgium office. The organisation works across a range of industries, from medical devices to pharmaceutical and consumer goods, and operates in over 60 countries. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with a prestigious and historic pharmaceutical establishment and provide real regulatory expertise.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Providing CMC Team Support and represent CMC PM at the PMT Team.
  • Translates the CMC strategy into realistic and executable CMC deliverables with clear assumptions based on CMC & commercial input.
  • Supports risk management process, specifically identification and development of mitigation strategies with CMC team & PMT.
  • Works out scenarios to support decision making in line with CMC, JSC and CDT strategy.
  • Manages the CMC end-to-end process from pre-NME through launch.
  • Proactively plans and manages the cross-functional project deliverables that support the CMC development and Commercial Launch:
    • Works in close collaboration with the CMC Leader, SIs, JSC New Product Team (NPT) and Commercial Lead o Active follow-up on the progression of all CMC activities required to successfully launch product.
    • Monitors CMC driven key milestones, decision points and critical path activities.
  • Owns the CMC schedule in V6, including creation, monitoring and maintenance from pre-NME through launch.
  • Resource (FTE & OOP) & Budget Management in close partnership with Functional Planning and Program Coordinators.
  • Represent CMC and JSC at the PMT.
  • Works in close collaboration with the CDT Program Management Leader (CDT-PML) to ensure alignment of the CMC strategy with the CDT strategy.
  • Works in close collaboration with the PMT Program Managers to ensure alignment of functional strategies with the CMC strategy.
  • Proactively identifies areas of need within the department and works to mitigate them.
  • Identify, develop and implement best practices related to CMC, PMT and NPT Teams.
  • Proactively outline new processes and supports the integration of enabling technologies into the team setting to drive efficiency.
  • Help ensuring organisational readiness to support project execution (talent, training, etc.).
  • Work with line management to address gaps in current cross-departmental processes and organisational structures.

Skills and Requirements:

  • A minimum B.S. degree. a MS, MBA, PharmD, PhD degree in a pharmaceutical-related, life sciences, or business subject expert greater than 10 years relevant work experience.
  • Professional project management certification (eg, PMP) or degree is a plus.
  • 8-10 years of industry/business experience, including at least 4-6 years in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience with CMC development and is a must.
  • Experience required in areas such as manufacturing, active pharmaceutical ingredient, drug product development, CMC regulatory, analytical development, etc.
  • A working knowledge of drug development is required.
  • Experience in developing a health authority dossier is a plus.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

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