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Project Manager (drug development)

Contract Type: Contract
Location: Dublin
Contact Name: Gerry Kennedy
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Job Description

Project Manager (drug development ) Dublin pharma

This is a newly created 1 YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT with an innovative drug development pharmaceutical company

The Project Manager will be responsible for driving key projects for technology development programs. Additionally, the Project Manager will support other business areas including business development and general operational management. The position requires excellent communication and leadership skills, in addition to a strong technical understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of technology development and commercialization. The position will collaborate closely across all functions within the organization to develop and maintain key objectives and timelines. The Project Manager will report to the Chief Scientific Officer.


  • Partners with Program Team Leaders, Project Teams to drive key project objectives from technical development through to commercialization
  • Provides support to cross-functional teams throughout all phases of technology development, and commercialization by driving assigned projects to completion
  • Develops and maintain comprehensive integrated project plans in accordance with project goals
  • Identifies and determine project scope, deliverables, team charters, key milestones, and timelines
  • Ensures all project requirements, risks and deliverables are identified, integrated, tracked, and managed successfully from project initiation through implementation
  • Proactively identifies resource constraints, risks, and conflicts that could impact project timelines and collaborates with teams to develop appropriate solutions
  • Facilitates communication and collaboration across functions within the organization to ensure goals and timelines are aligned and implemented
  • Coordinate and participate in meetings, including the preparation of meeting agendas, minutes, and follow-up on action items
  • Support program teams on short- and long-term planning strategies
  • Establishes and maintains project and department electronic and physical files according to corporate standards
  • Supports continuous improvement efforts in project management practices



  • Ability to work independently on assigned program tasks and drive for results in a team environment
  • Strong experience facilitating team meetings, cross-functional communication and decision making, and ensuring alignment with stakeholders
  • Skilled in developing collaborative relationships, with the ability to foster open communication with the project team, external vendors/consultants, and key stakeholders
  • Strong time management, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional problem solving, analytical and strategic planning skills
  • Extensive knowledge of drug development processes

Education and/or Experience:

  • BS/MS in biological sciences or related disciplines; Advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of industry experience; preference with minimum of 5+ years in program management
  • Certification or professional training in project management would be a plus

Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated leadership ability to drive results that are needed to achieve the company objectives in accord with the core cultural values.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products (Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of regulatory guidelines a plus
  • Depth of familiarity with Drug Development and Commercialisation

CV to 01 2302400 The RFT Group