JOBS IN LIFE SCIENCES

Project management lead

Ref. 04022019
Function: The project management lead manages the project management team.
Location: Mechelen

The company:

The company is an innovative commercial stage molecular diagnostics (MDx) company providing next generation diagnostic solutions aimed at improving clinical practice for the benefit of patients, clinicians, payers and industry. The Company’s proprietary platform is a fully automated, real time system which offers accurate, highly-reliable molecular information from any biological sample in virtually any setting. It addresses the growing demand for personalized medicine by allowing fast and effective treatment selection and treatment progress monitoring.

The company is developing and marketing a rapidly expanding test menu addressing key unmet clinical needs in oncology and infectious diseases. These areas represent respectively the fastest and largest growing segments of the US$5 billion MDx market which is expected to grow to approximately US$8 billion in 2018.

Job description:

- The project management lead manages the project management team, a group of project managers and program managers who lead, plan, execute and finalize projects and programs within given time, cost and quality constraints.
- He/she will be responsible for (i) planning and organization of overall project management competencies and (ii) implementing and maintaining project management processes and standardized tooling.
- The project management lead is a member of the CREATE sphere and reports to the senior director R&D operations.
- The project management lead represents the project management team within the CREATE sphere and aligns the team capabilities with the business and project needs.
- The project management lead creates a context that stimulates initiative, qualitative work and continuous improvement for the team members within the highly regulated and fast-moving business context.
- The project management lead ensures optimal project assignment and competency management for the project managers in his/her team.
- The project management lead defines processes and organizes meetings to support optimal functioning of the project management team.
- The project management lead is responsible for developing and implementing best practices, project management tools and guidelines for standardized and efficient project management and reporting across the entire project portfolio, hereby also closely collaborating with other teams outside of the CREATE sphere.

Requested competences and skills:

- Master level, or equivalent by experience.
- 5+ years’ experience in project or program management in an industry setting, preferably in product development environment
- Experience in healthcare industry, preferably management of product development projects.
- Knowledge and understanding of national and international (CE, FDA) regulations is an asset.
- Experience in managing complex, multi-site and/or multi-company projects is an asset
- Experience with people management is an asset
- Business acumen
- Leadership (support extraordinary team work/ excellent communication skills/ conflict resolution skills/ good analytical and decision-making skills/ supporting team members during a change process)
- Methodic and process minded
- Result- and improvement-oriented
- Open-minded and dynamic
- Well-developed presentation skills
- Driven personality and team player
- Strong planning and organizational skills
- Able to work under pressure
- Thrives in a changing and innovative environment
- Perfect English written and spoken
- PC skills: MS office

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