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Supply Chain Project Manager

  • Job reference: 931926
  • Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, Procurement and Supply Chain
  • Date posted: 09/09/2020

Orion Group Life Sciences have an exciting opportunity for a Supply Chain Project Manager for our Multinational Medical client based in the Berkshire area on an initial 9-month contract.

Job Title: Supply Chain Project, Product and Program Manager

The Project Manager, is responsible for leading projects on the company priority list. This can include New Product developments, New product introductions and Base Business harmonization projects intended to combine Strategic Initiatives, and Business necessity projects setting the stage for an overall cost savings and GP improvement over the next 3 years.

The scope of projects will include Products in all categories in Medicinal Consumer from development / request stage through launch stage (STT). Composition of project teams is cross-functional (e.g. R&D, Marketing, Operations, etc.), cross company) and may include outside development partners. The Project Manager is responsible for delivering project scope and accountable for managing risk, timelines and ensuring project processes and standards are followed. The Project Manager may be aligned to several brands and Global Business Units and is responsible for communicating project progress and impact of change, deployment and coordination of project resources, and the overall project.


75 % Lead overall project activities and accountable for achieving project goals on time and within the agreed budget. Have full responsibility for project development and implementation. This includes:
*Project Definition
* Project Planning
* Assuring Operational readiness
* Leading cross functional teams through each phase of the project(s)
* Co-ordinating all activities to ensure project(s) remains on track
* Monitoring and managing risks and opportunities
* Estimating, reporting and delivering agreed financials
* Liaising, agreeing, involving and communicating all aspects of the project with senior management

25 % Lead Process & Governance - Enable the fluid process and Sign-off across the EMEA areas of disciplines. Lead, Identify, communicate, and resolve key issues with executive sponsors or key managers. Provide ongoing status communications to all levels of the organization.


  • Bachelors in Physical Sciences, Engineering, Business & Marketing, or appropriate related field
  • 2+ years' experience in related field
  • 2+ years' experience managing cross-functional expertise (R&D, Franchise Marketing, Packaging development, Procurement). Product knowledge is a must have.
  • 5 yrs. of Project Management experience

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Experience with leadership and conflict resolution skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of team dynamics
  • Broad business acumen with knowledge of project related finance
  • Knowledge of planning and organization
  • Experience with new product development processes and terminology

Required Certifications/Licensing:

  • Project Management Professional (PPM) a plus

Desired or Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

  • Master's Degree in technical or management field a plus
  • Highly effective knowledge of organizational & business acumen. The program will a high level of visibility with upper management / boards, and therefore requires good skills in rhetoric, presentation and cross functional stakeholder management

For more information on this role, call Denise Cagney on +44 (0) 203 994 4695 or email for a completely confidential chat about this role and other opportunities using the reference number:

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