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Regional Lead Project Manager or RPM
Lab automation, IT and work flow optimisation

Based in Belgium, responsible for BeNeLux
For a top leading diagnostics company

The company

Laboratories that are organised and set up by our Client, deliver results that drive better patient outcomes and improve healthcare value. To help their customers achieving measurably better healthcare performance, our Client has created a new way — an approach that delivers personalized solutions. Our Client helps redefining performance in laboratories and institutions.

Customer’s total laboratory solution – personalized and harmonized

Our Client is gaining major market share, and therefore, we are looking together with our Client for a Regional Lead Project Manager to sustain this growth, obtained in the clinical lab market.

Description

The Regional (Lead) Project Manager needs to be stationed in Belgium and will cover in time and in a team the region of BeNeLux.
• He or she will drive improvements, standardization, efficiency and effectiveness in processes, tools and trainings using Six Sigma methodology;
• He or she will assist and drive major, complex Strategic Account Management Planning for Enterprise/Key Account customers and will align resources for key timelines;
• He or she will lead highly complex projects with major impact that result in business process improvements, drive governance, best practice and compliance;
• He or she will provide leadership for cross-functional project teams (internally and customer-facing);
• He or she will assist and drive major implementation requirements for Enterprise/Key Account customers;
• He or she will gain success in this role by successfully coordinating the data and sample flow efficiency improvement in the clinical lab.

Competences and Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in IT/biomedical or equivalent experience required;
• Bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing can be an asset;
• Minimum of 3-5 years track record in the diagnostic industry with an emphasis on managing highly complex projects in the diagnostics industry;
• Excellent product and industry knowledge;
• Certification and successful application of methods like Six Sigma (green or black belt) would be an asset. If the candidate is lacking this certification, training will be foreseen;
• Strong communication skills;
• Extensive experience as program / project manager;
• Consensus-building - capable of utilizing strong interpersonal, verbal, presentation and writing skills to successfully interact with subordinates, colleagues, and executive management;
• Team oriented – able to build strong relationships at every level of the organization;
• Being a strong motivator who knows how to influence and get others to consistently do their best work. Overcomes barriers within own organization, peer organization and virtual organization;
• Fluent in Dutch and English, preferably good knowledge of French;
• The position requires the willingness to travel on a frequent basis, i.e. on average three days per week, covering mainly Belgium, occasionally The Netherlands.

What is offered

The company offers you a challenging job in an exciting environment, working for top labs in the healthcare industry. You can be part of a very dynamic team in a highly innovative environment. You will have freedom to shape your work and to shape your job. Your input is highly appreciated. Of course, a fitting compensation package is offered.

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Quality Engineer Validation and Automation
For a leading company in in vitro diagnostics
Region: Ghent

The company

The company is a leading international healthcare company with a strong focus on high quality in vitro diagnostics testing solutions. Founded over 60 years ago, the company is recognized as the world-wide leader in oncology for both routine and novel markers and has a strong reputation in infectious disease testing in hospitals, clinical labs and blood banks.
Over the last 20 years, the company has pioneered the field of diagnostics and multiparameter testing. It is today among the world-leaders in strip-based diagnostics solutions.

To support its strategy, the company is strengthening its quality & compliance team with this position

Description

The quality engineer validation and automation

Develops, organises & manages the validation activities to ensure that in vitro diagnostic test kits, software & automation systems are manufactured in a reproducible & consistent way in accordance to compliance & business requirements.

Ensure that in-vitro diagnostic test kits, software & automation systems are developed & maintained during the entire life cycle to meet customer expectations & in compliance with current quality & regulatory requirements.

Ensure customer satisfaction by providing appropriate solutions to customer complaints in a timely manner as part of an outstanding post-sales service.


Accountability 1: The Quality Engineer Validation & Automation has the prime accountability to organise & manage the validation activities to guarantee the validated status of all systems, methods & processes at any time during the product lifecycle to ensure product conformance.

Accountability 2: Design Control
 Ensure compliance of in-vitro diagnostic test kits, software & automation system development related documentation. The Quality Engineer Validation & Automation contributes to the assurance that design control documentation complies with all (inter)national standards & regulations through review & approval. It concerns documentation generated during design & development, design verification & design validation (including diagnostic trials).

Accountability 3: Complaint handling
The Quality Engineer Validation & Automation handles and follows up on software complaints from end users, affiliates, distributors and partners in compliance with procedures and applicable legislation in order to guarantee an outstanding post-sales service and monitor software quality.

Accountability 4: Product life cycle management
The Quality Engineer Validation & Automation participates in improvement projects to ensure that in vitro diagnostic test kits, software & automation systems on the market are compliant with the customers’ and business requirements.

 

Competences and skills

Master in pharmacy, (bio)-engineering, (bio)-chemistry or biology
5 years experience in a GxP environment, preferentially in quality assurance in pharmaceutical, biotechnology or medical device industry
Minimum 5 years of experience with validation in a pharmaceutical/biotech environment
Knowledge & understanding of worldwide validation requirements
Experience in process qualification and validation is a plus
Knowledge & understanding of worldwide design control related regulatory standards & regulations
Knowledge of specific software related regulatory requirements (GAMP, electronic record/signature,...)
User knowledge of production & QC processes & utilities
Project management experience
Training experience
Good written and oral communication skills
Straightforward approach
Fluent English/Dutch
Customer-oriented
Team player: open minded, cooperative, takes initiative
Organised, accurate, practical

 

What is offered

The company offers you a challenging job in an exciting environment, working for top entrepreneurs in the biotech industry. You can be part of a very dynamic, growing team in a highly innovative environment. You will have freedom to shape your work and shape your job. Your input is highly appreciated. A fitting compensation package will be offered.

 

Sales teritorry manager Transcriptomic Services
For a leading company in biomarker research services, sequencing, qPCR and digital PCR services
Region: Germany, Austria, Switzerland

The company

Customized biomarker services supporting drug development

Personalized medicine and pharmacogenomics have become key in supporting the drug development process, resulting in an emerging need for new biomarkers and genomic testing in clinical trials.

The Company has a long standing expertise in the field of gene expression, mutation and copy number analysis. It makes them the preferred partner for biomarker and pharmacogenetics studies. Clinical trials and drug development can benefit from the results of those studies in several ways, including better understanding of the inter-individual variability in the response to treatment and the safety and efficacy of the drug and will give even insights into the drug mode of action.

The company is the trusted and qualified service provider for digital and quantitative PCR and RNA sequencing. Their long-standing experience with clinical samples — from liquid biopsies to fixed tissue — and their certified laboratories are a guarantee for high quality PCR and sequencing results. They support projects ranging from basic research and pre-clinical studies to clinical trials in various disease domains.

Description

The sales territory manager

• will manage all aspects of the sales in this territory, including existing account management and new account acquisition
• will actively develop leads at biotech- pharmaceutical companies working on novel biomarker research and personalised diagnostics
• will extend the market share by developing a deep understanding of the(key) customers’ needs and by internalizing the voice of the customer
• will facilitate customized solutions in close cooperation with the scientific staff and provide superior after sales service;
• will develop on the concept of personalized medicine;
• will set up strategic partnerships with (key) accounts in DACH, ensuring long lasting relationships and customer satisfaction;
• will represent and promote the unique biomarker discovery platform; diagnostic assay development platform and clinical trial services
• will closely work together with the other members of the sales team, product manger, business unit manager and project managers in order to deliver to the objectives of the company, from experimental design to final data mining and reporting.

Competences and skills

• master (or equivalent through experience) in biochemistry, biotechnology, biomedical, bioengineering sciences or related field, PhD degree is an asset
• experience in selling highly scientific and technical portfolios in life sciences environment, preferably in the field of genomics and or transcriptomics
• experience in selling services
• clinical trial knowledge is an asset
• analytical and business oriented
• customer focused
• sales result oriented
• good relationships with key opinion leaders in the genomic research environment, mainly in the DACH region
• excellent verbal/written English and German communication skills are required
• being integer (respecting confidentiality, being transparent in work performance)
• eager to learn new technologies;
• good interpersonal skills combined with the ability to make an impact
• self-starter, team player
• action oriented, strive to make a difference
• straightforward communication style
• flexible and multi-tasking
• punctual
• willing to travel in DACH region on a frequent basis.

What is offered

The company offers you a challenging job in an exciting environment, working for top entrepreneurs in the biotech industry. You can be part of a very dynamic, young and growing team in a highly innovative environment. You will have freedom to shape your work and shape your job. Your input is highly appreciated. A fitting compensation package will be offered.

 

 

International Product Specialist UK, Ireland and BeLux
For a leading company in molecular diagnostics

Description

The Product Specialist UKI and BeLux

  • will participate in product launches in the region by providing training to distributors and end-users.
  • will ensure that customer complaints and enquiries from customers in the region are handled promptly and efficiently;
  • will participate in training of distributors and end-users;
  • will support in sales closing situation by demonstrating product benefits effectively.
  • will perform troubleshooting, analysis of discordant and invalid results.
  • will assist in customer acceptance of systems delivered;
  • will give workshops and demonstrations;
  • will ensure that end-users in the region have access to application support as needed primarily through email and phone, occasionally by visits to distributors and end-users;
  • will carry inquiries and forward to R&D in cases where he/she cannot solve them on his/her own;
  • will assist service in instrument installations, upgrades and maintenance;
  • will be able to perform workflow studies;
  • will assist in customer acceptance of systems delivered;

Competences and skills

  • bachelor or master degree in a scientific orientation
  • minimum 5 years of experience working in a similar role
  • clinical working experience is required; experience with molecular biology is a major asset
  • broad understanding of work flow in pathology labs is required
  • lean experience, six sigma understanding is an asset
  • track record in delivering technical training
  • analytical and business oriented
  • customer focused
  • sales affinity
  • excellent verbal/written English communication skills are required
  • knowledge of Dutch and/or French is an asset
  • straightforward communication style
  • demonstrated verbal, written and presentation skills
  • good interpersonal skills combined with the ability to make an impact
  • self-starter, team player
  • action oriented, strive to make a difference
  • thrive in a changing and innovative environment
  • 80% field-based – main focus is UK market, but willing to travel internationally (UKI and BeLux) on a frequent basis
  • Preferably living in UK

What is offered

The company offers you a challenging job in an exciting environment, working for top entrepreneurs in the biotech industry. You can be part of a very dynamic, young and growing team in a highly innovative environment. You will have freedom to shape your work and shape your job. Your input is highly appreciated. A fitting compensation package will be offered.

 

 

International Project Manager
Voor een belangrijke speler in het domein van Labo-IT systemen

 

Job beschrijving

  • De International Project Manager (IPM)is verantwoordelijk voor de correcte afhandeling van projecten bij nieuwe en bestaande klanten. Deze persoon zorgt voor een goede samenwerking tussen de verschillende aandeelhouders van soms grote projecten, dit zowel post-sales als pre-oplevering. De IPM zal verschillende projecten leiden in uiteenlopende kaders, steeds binnen de setting van anatomopathologie.
  • De IPM zal projecttaken coördineren volgens het projectplan, de scope (contract) en het budget, met steeds het oog gericht naar klanttevredenheid.
  • De IPM heeft impact en neemt volledige verantwoordelijkheid op voor alle projectaspecten : vanaf de kick-off van het project, maandelijkse stuurgroep meetings, operationele project vergaderingen, risico analyse, voorbereiding van de go-live en overdracht naar de support afdeling van MIPS. Dit in nauwe samenwerking met de Director Anapath Solutions.
  • De IPM kan ook gevraagd worden om zelf ook hands-on te zijn als een Applicatie Consultant door advies te geven en ook mee te werken aan de product configuratie
  • De IPM is Single Point Of Contact naar de klant tijdens de volledige project implementatie
  • De IPM zal nauw samenwerken met de Director Anapath Solutions, Project Engineers en de Sales Manager
  • De IPM zal er voor zorgen dat het team van projectmedewerkers dat door hem/haar wordt geleid, heel goed op de hoogte is van de uit de voeren taken en deze ook realiseert binnen de afgesproken termijn
  • De IPM voorziet de  nodige project documenten en zorgt voor een actieve project opvolging
  • DE IPM zorgt er voor dat productlicenties worden geregistreerd en zal de licentiesleutels ter beschikking stellen voor installatie
  • De IPM zal verbeteringen voor producten en diensten voorstellen naar R&D om verdere efficiëntie van de organisatie te verhogen en om een nog hogere succes rate van het product te bekomen
  • De IPM zal bijdragen aan de teamspirit en op een enthousiaste manier klantenrelaties uitbouwen.

Competenties en vaardigheden

  • Hogere opleiding (Bachelor Medische Laboratorium Technieken, Master of gelijkwaardig)
  • Ervaring in de gezondheidszorgsector (klinische lab workflow) met affiniteit voor IT of vice versa (bv. Bachelor Informatica met kennis van een klinisch lab)
  • Je spreekt vloeiend Nederlands, Frans en Engels
  • Kennis van Prince 2 en/of PMI methodologie voor software projecten in de IT Health Care Laboratorium Informatie Systemen (LIS) kan een pluspunt zijn. Kennis van communicatiestandaarden in de gezondheidszorg zoals HL7, ASTM, IHE, kan een pluspunt zijn.

Opleidingen zijn voorzien waar nodig. 

  • Je bent enthousiast en onderneemt actie wanneer het nodig is
  • Je bent klantgericht, denkt oplossingsgericht en weet van aanpakken
  • Je bent sterk gemotiveerd en kunt taken opleveren in moeilijke omstandigheden
  • Je bent pro-actief, hebt analytisch vermogen en je hebt people skills
  • Je hebt goede communicatievaardigheden, kunt presentaties en demonstraties geven met impact
  • Je kunt zowel zelfstandig als in team werken.

Wat biedt het bedrijf aan?

Als IPM krijg je een uitdagende functie. Tegenover deze verantwoordelijke functie staat ook een uitgebreid salarispakket met diverse voordelen (o.a firmawagen, verzekeringspakket en bijkomende ADV-dagen).

 

  

International Product Specialist Central and North Europe 
For a leading company in molecular diagnostics

 

Description

The International Product Specialist 

  • will participate in product launches in the region by providing training to distributors and end-users.
  • will ensure that customer complaints and enquiries from customers in the region are handled promptly and efficiently;
  • will participate in training of distributors and end-users;
  • will support in sales closing situation by demonstrating product benefits effectively.
  • will perform troubleshooting, analysis of discordant and invalid results.
  • will assist in customer acceptance of systems delivered;
  • will give workshops and demonstrations;
  • will ensure that end-users in the region have access to application support as needed primarily through email and phone, occasionally by visits to distributors and end-users;
  • will carry inquiries and forward to R&D in cases where he/she cannot solve them on his/her own;
  • will assist service in instrument installations, upgrades and maintenance;
  • will be able to perform workflow studies;
  • will assist in customer acceptance of systems delivered;

Competences and skills

  • bachelor or master degree in a scientific orientation
  • minimum 5 years of experience working in a similar role
  • clinical working experience is required; experience with molecular biology is a major asset
  • broad understanding of work flow in pathology labs is required
  • lean experience, six sigma understanding is an asset
  • track record in delivering technical training
  • analytical and business oriented
  • customer focused
  • sales affinity
  • excellent verbal/written English communication skills are required, knowledge of German and one or more North European language is required
  • straightforward communication style
  • demonstrated verbal, written and presentation skills
  • good interpersonal skills combined with the ability to make an impact
  • self-starter, team player
  • action oriented, strive to make a difference
  • thrive in a changing and innovative environment
  • 80% field-based – main focus is UK market, but willing to travel internationally (UKI and BeLux) on a frequent basis
  • Preferably living in Hamburg region (not a must)

What is offered

The company offers you a challenging job in an exciting environment, working for top entrepreneurs in the biotech industry. You can be part of a very dynamic, young and growing team in a highly innovative environment. You will have freedom to shape your work and shape your job. Your input is highly appreciated. A fitting compensation package will be offered.

 

 

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