Project Manager - Pharmaceutical

Project Manager - Pharmaceutical

Job Title: Project Manager - Pharmaceutical
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Alderley Edge
Salary: Up to £60,000 doe plus excellent commission and excellent benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 16129 JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 04, 2019 17:45

Job Description

James Hume is recruiting for a Project Manager to join a pioneering Pharmaceutical company who are accelerating the drug discovery process by harnessing new and emerging technologies.  The process of developing new medicines is complicated and involves many different stakeholders with different priorities to bring the concept to the market.  Thus they need to recruit a Project Manager to take ownership for the delivery for these programmes working across their different research areas. 

The Company:
The company are a centre of excellence that is at the forefront of accelerating the drug discovery process to bring new technologies to the clinic.  They provide solutions to the challenges faced by academic and SME’s developing new technologies to enable these to reach the commercialisation.  They offer technical expertise centered on technology innovation bringing together different approaches and their state of the art laboratories.

Their model is to look for those they can partner with to further expand their network or service offering as well as collaborate those with a new technology to provide guidance on how to bring it to the market.  They have expanded rapidly over the last 12 months due to the demand for their services which is a trend that is set to continue. 

The Opportunity:
This role is ideal form someone who has experience of managing complex programmes with the ability to work with diverse external and internal stakeholders.  You do not need to have pharmaceutical or life science experience for this role as the focus is on the ability to deliver results and work in a collaborative and communicative manner.

The purpose of the role is to deliver research programmes to bring new drug discovery technologies to the market that accelerate this process or assess the potential of a new drugs to be successful.  Working on projects across their research streams (virtual, informatics, data science, laboratory and discovery) you will be working on internal research, academic and collaborative projects with industry.  Managing projects from end to end working closely with the collaborator to set out the project scope to then manage this throughout the lifecycle to close out.  With involvement in the transactional process including handling of IP, grants, funding and contractual relationships.

This is a highly visible role where you will be working with senior members of the company and external stakeholders with growth in the role and longer-term career progression opportunities.

Desired Skills and Competencies:
For this role, you will need to have demonstrable experience if project management within a technical and regulated sector e.g. FMCG, Oil & Gas, Life Science, Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Financial.  With a project management qualification and educated to at least degree level.  If you have experience of managing data science projects and project management software implementation then this is advantageous to your application.  With experience of managing 3rd parties such as suppliers or vendors and the responsibility for managing budgets.