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Project Manager

  • Job reference: 921989
  • Location: Haarlem, North Holland
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 03/10/2018

Orion Group are recruiting a Technical Project Manager on behalf of our Multinational Pharmaceutical Client for a contract role located in NorthWest Netherlands, Europe.

Within the MS&T (Manufacturing Science and Technology) department we are looking for a Technical Project Manager


You will be responsible for managing multiple projects, planning, implementing and concluding projects on new (and increasingly complex) sterile products and manufacturing processes. These projects from the R&D sites (Technology Transfer) will be made operational in the cGMP plant. You will lead the project team and interact with all departments within the organization, as well as sites outside The Netherlands. You will be an expert in a specified technical area of sterile/cGMP manufacturing process(es), and provide technical support to the project ~2 years post commercialization.

Responsibilities include:

Responsible for all aspects of project management, such as listed below

  • Supervise introduction of new processes and improvement of existing ones
  • Develop project plans, assemble and lead multiple project teams
  • Manage project budgets, timelines and deliverables
  • Lead project team and other relevant meetings, coaching team members
  • Present project status to stakeholders and (senior) management
  • Determine priorities within own project, while keeping track of project execution across multiple departments
  • Be the face of your projects
  • Drive process improvement and operational excellence initiatives

Serve as the expert on a specific project and/or technology, consult with internal/external experts on technical matters, such as listed below:

  • Participate in the design phase of manufacturing processes to ensure smooth transfer to operations, and taking a leading part in their implementation in production.
  • Develop new technical procedures and guidelines,
  • Write manufacturing instructions, product specification files, reports
  • Fulfill the role of a Subject Matter Expert


  • At least 5 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry, preferably in a sterile GMP environment of a multinational company
  • MSc (PhD preferred) in Life sciences, bioprocess engineering/technology, pharmacy, chemistry or similar
  • Experience with project management
  • Experience with line management
  • Team player with sound communication skills and pro-active approach.
  • Experience with developing and/or manufacturing complex sterile products (freeze drying and advanced drug delivery systems) is an advantage

This is a multifaceted challenging position with possibilities for visibility and growth within our company.

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