Project Manager

Location UK / Ulster

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 7 days ago

Reference 1392087

 Job Description

Reporting to R&D Head of Project Management, the R&D project manager will own and drive allocated projects, particularly new product development projects, from initiation through to launch. Norbrook has a diverse product portfolio with a high level of complexity.

In Norbrook we pride ourselves in being one of the top 11 companies in Northern Ireland and in the top 15 veterinary pharmaceutical companies globally. We develop & manufacture veterinary medicines, supplying products to 120 countries globally. With a strong portfolio of existing products and significant investment in R&D to launch new products annually, we have opportunities for individuals to join us and develop their career in a global company.

Our business strategy is supported by our Values – Customer Value, One Team, Results Driven, Excellence, Innovation, and Quality – and we support our employees to live the behaviours that creates our culture.  Our on-going success is based on the expertise, knowledge and innovation of our employees. If you are interested in joining our team here at Norbrook and supporting our vision, then apply for this role.

 

Job Overview

Reporting to R&D Head of Project Management, the R&D project manager will own and drive allocated projects, particularly new product development projects, from initiation through to launch. Norbrook has a diverse product portfolio with a high level of complexity. The successful candidates will be responsible for executing on multiple overlapping projects and providing technical expertise to bring successful new products to market on time, within budget and to the highest quality standards

 

Main Activities/Tasks

  • Work closely with Head of Project Management to establish and drive best practices within projects
  • Support the development of R&D portfolio management framework and company initiatives where required.
  • Define, develop, plan and manage R&D projects. Develop project scope, budgets, and timelines, and project status reports.
  • Manage project schedule and scope to ensure both remain on track. Initiate and implement appropriate actions
  • Drive effective risks & issues management, ensuring processes are in place and effectively used. Ensure problems are resolved and escalate as appropriate.
  • Ensure lessons learned are implemented across projects currently being managed
  • Work collaboratively and lead meetings with cross functional teams including personnel in Scientific, Quality, Purchasing, Operations, Commercial and Finance on new product development and to resolve any issues.
  • Ensure effective cross-functional teamwork among project team members
  • Present at external and/or internal meetings/presentations/stakeholder communications

 

Essential Criteria:

  • Relevant third level qualification with strong scientific focus
  • At least 7 years’ experience in a Pharmaceutical Industry with a minimum of 5 years in Project Management
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Excellent influencing & communication skills
  • Ability to effectively lead cross-functional matrix teams
  • Demonstrated ability to identify risks and implement solutions to maintain project timelines & budget
  • Proven track record of effective project management using project management tools & processes
  • Ability to drive change at all levels to accelerate project plans
  • Excellent organisation skills & attention to detail

 

Essential Criteria:

  • Relevant third level qualification with strong scientific focus
  • At least 7 years’ experience in a Pharmaceutical Industry with a minimum of 5 years in Project Management
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Excellent influencing & communication skills
  • Ability to effectively lead cross-functional matrix teams
  • Demonstrated ability to identify risks and implement solutions to maintain project timelines & budget
  • Proven track record of effective project management using project management tools & processes
  • Ability to drive change at all levels to accelerate project plans
  • Excellent organisation skills & attention to detail

 

Desirable Criteria:

  • Prince2/PMP Project Management Certification (or similar standard)
  • Proficient in use of MS Project
  • Knowledge of regulatory guidelines

 

Duration: Full Time, Permanent

Location: Newry, Co. Down

Remuneration: Salary Attractive

Benefits: Free Life Assurance, Paid Holidays, On-site Parking, Pension Scheme, Canteen Facilities, Healthcare plan, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Car Insurance, Perks Scheme

Contact: The Human Resources Department

Norbrook Laboratories Limited employs a workforce with members of all sections of the community and is committed to appointing people purely on the basis of merit. In accordance with our equal opportunities policy we would particularly like to welcome applicants from the Protestant Community.