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R&D Project Manager Injectables

Job description

The R&D Project Manager undertakes full responsibility for a number of development projects in the company including all planning of activities, coordination with internal and external partners and stakeholders, supervise the contract developers and contract manufacturers.

It is the responsibility of the R&D Project Manager to proactively manage the assigned projects, ensure timely delivery of milestones, manage and minimise delays and ensure an efficient information flow between internal and external teams.

The R&D Project Manager is responsible for evaluating the development project scopes, continuously perform risk assessments and identify and mitigate challenges as well as planning and negotiation of the development budget including managing manage financial overruns.

Finally, the R&D Project Manager is our technical counterpart for the contract developers and contract manufacturers and is responsible for challenging proposed solutions and results if necessary, but at the same time keep a good and respectful relationship with our external partners.

Skills and personality

Your professional profile

The successful candidate has a strong educational background (MSc or higher in life science) and have at least 5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, specifically in an R&D department or similar in a generic pharmaceutical company. You need to be familiar with the general requirements for manufacturing of sterile products (aseptic, terminal sterilisation, lyophilisates), including knowledge about requirements for container systems (plastic containers, pre-filled syringes, vials and ampoules). A course in Project Management and previous experience with with US project and QbD requirments will be favored as well as previous experience with E&L requirements for the US. Good oral and written English skills is an absolute must.

Your abilities

You have a leading character and positive “can-do” spirit. You have strong communication- and motivation skills and a good understanding of and respect for cultural differences and the capacity to work effectively in a multicultural environment. You are able to manage internal- and external project teams in person and remotely.

You have a proven track record of successful project management or equivalent with knowledge of project management techniques and tools. You are detail-oriented and naturally sceptic with the ability to proofread and check documents for accuracy and inconsistencies.

You have an analytical nature and are able to understand and analyse scientific data and results and review scientific documents including drug development reports, publications and regulatory submissions.


Executive search


minimum 5 years


Higher Scientific Degree



Pharmaceutical industry



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