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Project Manager

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Unknown
Contact Name: Gerry Kennedy Director of The RFT Group
Contact Email: gerry@rftgroup.ie

Job Description

Project Manager cell therapy product development IRELAND

The role of the Project Manager is an excellent opportunity to support and drive delivery of product development programs. In this challenging role you will be a key person in the delivery of most complex and high-value programs. You will work across all aspects of development in a dynamic environment with the excitement of innovation, having a real effect on people’s lives.

Job Spec:

• Planning, Resourcing and Tracking - Plan and monitor project schedules and resources, track project costs vs budget and progress against baseline and forecast.
• Liaise with management to deliver appropriate resources based on the needs of the project.
• Reporting - As a pivotal member of the project management team, you will be responsible for; first level issue resolution, issue logging and tracking, preparation of update reports
• Project Documentation - Take a leading role in the creation and maintenance of project documentation, ensuring compliance with development processes, regulatory requirements, and project goals.
• Stakeholder Management and Coordination - Liaise with the project team, vendors, and suppliers to arrange meetings and chase actions, and provide a point of contact internally and externally.
• Bidding – Preparation of Requests for proposals including project planning and costing, and documentation preparation.
• Facilitate the definition of program structure, goals, timed deliverables, and budget, ensuring clear rationale and stage-gating are outlined.
• Liaise with scientists and management to create project plans; scope, work, resources, and coordination of key IND enabling studies and program milestones.
• Coordinate and facilitate the delivery of project objectives, track progress, and review intertwined project tasks to make certain deadlines are met appropriately.
• Provide strong project management leadership and drive to ensure projects are executed on time and within budget.
• Ensure the team is practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.
• Identify and work to remove project roadblocks while ensuring the technical team remains focused and motivated. Manages the team ensuring that commitments are being upheld.
• Proactively communicate project status, issues & risks to management.
• Coordinate and assess key outcomes and results from programs, documenting lessons learned and curating and refining company best practices.

Person Spec

• BA/BS in a Life Science, or another technical discipline.
• 3-5 years of program or project management experience within drug development, clinical research/ATMPs, and study operations.
• Subject matter expertise in Immuno-oncology, CAR-T & gene/cell therapies strongly preferred.
• Project management qualification (i.e., Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent) is desirable.
• Start-up experience beneficial.
• Significant experience working in a similar role within a project delivery environment
• Excellent communication and organizational skills, and the flexibility to contribute where needed for the overall success of the team are key to success in this role.
• Self-motivated, hardworking, and enthusiastic personality with high expectations and standards
• Proven ability to work with a high level of autonomy in responsibility and decision-making, and make sound, properly informed decisions.
• Outlines project goals, scope, and activities and interacts with appropriate personnel directly to define project proposals.
• A calm, logical approach with an ability to work and deliver with no compromise under pressure with an ability to multi-task
• Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary teams internally and externally and contribute to teamwork and teambuilding.
• Able to work flexibly and adapt to suit the changing requirements of the company.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with proven presentation skills.
• Ability to maintain budgets on target
• Proficiency in MS Office and MS Project is required.
• Proficiency with related software tools such as One Pager, Smartsheet, etc.
• Proven ability to ensure projects are prioritized and aligned with company objectives and expectations.
• Familiarity with monitoring and reporting Key Performance Indicators.
• Experience synthesizing detailed program information into reports to enable clear communication and effective decision-making.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
• A proven ability to bridge scientific and business objectives, ensuring effective and cohesive internal and external collaborations.
• Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
• Strong leadership skills and executive presence with an ability to positively influence outcomes.
• Expertise in conflict resolution.
• Solution-orientated, and a willingness to roll up sleeves and do what needs to be done in a highly innovative environment.

Gerry Kennedy, Managing Director, Recruitment for Technology Ltd. Cv to gerry@rftgroup.ie
Maple House, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin D18 F863