Project Manager (Global Health)


Barrington James

Job type

Full time


About the company

My client helps to optimize the route from drug discovery to clinic by being a thought partner for our customers. By leveraging the combination of our expert workforce, our broad, international academic and public network and our extensive range of high-end services, we design the optimal route for our customers to reach the one person that we all are 100% committed to: the patient. To help us take biopharmaceutical development to the next level, our team would love to welcome you as our new Project Manager.

About the job

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager for our facility in Woburn, Massachusetts. The Project Manager has a key role in the viral vaccine process development programs. He/she is responsible for writing project proposals and for implementing those in the organization. The Project Manager is the point of contact for our clients, is responsible for managing the project within the company and reports the project results. Projects can range from production of a research batch of biopharmaceutical product up to a complete trajectory of cell line generation, process and analytical development, and production of clinical batches under cGMP. Also technology development projects in collaboration with non-for-profit organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are in scope. The Project Manager interprets the client’s question and collaborates with the our Subject Matter Experts to translate this into a project proposal that is scientifically and financially sound, with timelines that are agreed between client and ourselves. To be successful as a Project Manager it is important that you are knowledgeable, an excellent communicator, pragmatic and punctual in a hands-on approach. In this challenging and rewarding position you are in the heart of our business, dealing with all layers of the organization. The Project Manager reports to the Director Project Management.

Your letter of motivation and CV should show that you have:

  • A Ph.D. or Master degree in Life Sciences (e.g. pharmacy, biology, medical).
  • At least five years of relevant biological drug development experience, preferably in viral vaccines.
  • Several years of successful project management experience in the pharmaceutical industry is an advantage.
  • Outstanding command of the English language.

In the interviews, you should show that:

  • You are analytical and have a high sense of accountability.
  • You can build a good team spirit in which highly educated professionals will work effectively and committed.
  • You overlook the whole project (helicopter view) including the impact of (strategic) decisions and can steer in details if necessary.
  • You use key indicators and management systems to monitor progress and report back and act, if necessary, in a timely fashion.
  • Your communication skills are strong: you give clear instructions, you inform relevant parties with relevant information. Because of your flexible attitude and pragmatic approach, you get things done. You are result driven with a clear sense of business.

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