Pharmaceutical Project Manager – GMP Compliance & Development

Pharmaceutical Project Manager – GMP Compliance & Development

Job Title: Pharmaceutical Project Manager – GMP Compliance & Development
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Worthing
Salary: Very competitive salary and benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15410a ST
Contact Name: Steve Twinley
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 30, 2017 15:18

Job Description

  • Development & Compliance Project Manager
  • Unique, brand new permanent role with leading Pharmaceutical company
  • Worthing, West Sussex
  • Life science degree PREFERRED
  • Strong project management expertise ESSENTIAL
  • Understanding of GMP and related Compliance processes ESSENTIAL
  • Very competitive salary and benefits


A pioneering Pharmaceutical organisation in Worthing, West Sussex has created a brand new role alongside the expansion of its QC and R&D functions. The official job title is “Development & Compliance Manager”. You will co-ordinate and drive development projects relating to Compliance, Method Development, Product Development and more, through managing a Development team and a LIMS team. Applicants will be considered from a variety of backgrounds, including Quality (QA or QC), Development, Stability, Production and more. Most importantly, you will need to have top-level Project Management skills and experience, with the ability to handle the co-ordination and administration of complex. This is a truly unique opportunity that will suit an ambitious individual who really wants to take their career forward to its next phase. This is a permanent position with a very competitive salary and benefits, to be discussed on application.

The Company

A pioneering UK-based Pharmaceutical company specialising in the development and production of injectable and oral dose vaccines and diagnostic kits for people who suffer from allergies. They have developed an innovative approach to adjuvant therapy which will be of particular interest to someone with a passion for scientific innovation and GMP / sterile production. There are around 160 employees in Worthing and the company has an excellent reputation for its welcoming atmosphere, staff morale and ongoing development.

The Role

This is going to become a pivotal role, in which you will engage with individuals at different levels within scientific and non-scientific areas. As Development & Compliance Manager, you will lead programmes and projects to deliver significant improvements in QC and product science capabilities, efficiency, throughput and compliance. On a day-to-day basis, you will lead, organise and manage Laboratory functions such as equipment, compliance investigation and personnel issues within the team including performance management, training and development. You will have CAPEX accountability across a set of laboratories (including Chemistry, Biochemistry and Microbiology), making decisions on spending for both equipment and software.

Your responsibilities with include providing various metrics to the Head of QC & Method Development in order to ensure that the department works to maximum efficiency, alongside also freeing technical team members’ time in order to focus on their specialist pursuits and top priorities. Using your understanding of GMP, you will work in partnership with the Quality department to ensure that all of the Development and R&D activities operate in full compliance to industry regulations. You will also become the IMP Test Representative, co-ordinating IMP testing (IP, release and stability) and supply of data, including appropriate review of specification. 

This position will evolve constantly, reflecting the exciting changes within the company’s research and development programmes and the analytical support they offer to manufacturing and supply functions, producing pioneering new drug products. We are therefore looking for an energetic, versatile individual who has a positive attitude to change, coupled with excellent communication and project management skills.


In addition to a competitive salary, the company offers the following benefits as standard:

25 days’ holiday 
Stakeholder pension plan
Life insurance scheme
Long term disability scheme
BUPA medical plan


The successful candidate will ideally have a life science degree (or similar), together with significant experience in a project-based role in a commercial Pharmaceutical (or similar) environment. Experience of method and / or product development would be advantageous but is not essential. Most crucially, you will be a strong Project Manager, preferably backed with expertise in the use of recognised project tracking software (SharePoint, MS Project etc). An awareness of Quality systems is essential, which you will ideally be able to illustrate with examples of leading improvement initiatives and maximising efficiency.


Development and compliance manager, quality, chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry, GXP, stability, development, LIMS, data, laboratory information management system, Labware, pharmaceutical, biotech, science, biopharmaceutical, chemistry, IT, information, GLP, GMP, ISO

This is a permanent role