Project Manager - Biotech NPI - Dun Laoghaire - Dublin

Location: Ireland

EUR 40 - 53 Per Hour

Job Type: Contract

Industry: Biotech-Pharma-Medical-Device-Jobs

Job ID: JO-1908-19238

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Do you have 2+ years experience leading medium to complex projects, ideally in the BioPharma industry? Have you demonstrated expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools, resource management practices and change management techniques?

If you have the relevant experience, please forward your CV to for review or call 353 1 7978720 to discuss in confidence.

Project Manager - Biotech NPI - Dun Laoghaire - Dublin


Our Client is Amgen and the role will be based in their Dun Laoghaire plant. 

The plant is one of the most dynamic in Ireland and is currently undergoing rapid expansion and capital investment.

Job Description

As part of the Amgen Contract Manufacturing (ACM) Business Operations and Strategy team, the Project Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of key initiatives and projects in the ACM network of functions, which includes Operations, Supply Chain, Quality, Process Development, Finance and Legal. 

There will be some travel involved with this role, circa 20%, travel to CMOs across Europe 

These activities may include analyzing opportunities, project scoping and chartering, project strategy, process mapping and definition, process improvement and re-engineering and change management activities. 

In addition, the Project Manager will be responsible to align and integrate the ACM performance management processes and systems across the organization and advance our culture of Operational Excellence. 

The role includes leading cross-functional teams to support the development of consistent, robust processes and systems to ensure quality and supply reliability with our contract manufacturing network and may include partnering with Contract Manufacturing Organizations as well. 

Standardization and continuous improvement is a primary focus for this role. 

Contract Manufacturing’s strategy is to reach lean stability as soon as practical and embody continuous improvement to mature the lean culture.  

Manage multiple cross-functional TT projects of medium to high complexity to CMOs and ensure adherence to ACM tech transfer business process 

Oversee the activities of all operations aspects involved in Technology Transfer to CMOs to ensure a robust transfer. 

Partner with cross functional team, manage TT related meetings, escalations and drive decision making 

Coordinate creation/update of TT related documents 

Partner with legal and GSS to create/negotiate TT related contracts 

Manage PO/invoices requests/approvals 

Project management of resource planning, generating metrics/ KPIs and presentation materials for management reviews and governance meetings 

Enhance process alignment and driving strategic discussions in ACM management and among the ACM site teams. 

Lead of technical change controls for NPI (new product introduction) 

Responsible for building project plans and team assignments using Gantt charts in MS Project, estimating project cost and adhering to budget, directing and monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, identifying resource needs, performing business quality reviews, and escalating functional, quality, timeline and cost issues appropriately. 

Utilize project management processes, software and methodologies to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards and meet customer expectations. 

Accountable and responsible for adhering to project cost and timeline 

Coordinate communication with all areas of the enterprise that impact scope, budget, risk and resources of the work being managed 

Lead continuous improvement projects that deliver measurable gain in quality, efficiency and alignment within Amgen. 

Apply the knowledge, skills, tools of project management / operational excellence (OE) to ensure optimal execution of projects, identity potential savings and continuous improvement initiatives 


Doctorate degree


Master’s degree and 2 +years of Project Management experience (Tech Transfer, pharma/biotech) 


Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of Project Management experience (Tech Transfer, pharma/biotech)  

2+ years leading medium to complex projects. (pharma/biotech, ideally small molecule) 

Extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools, resource management practices and change management techniques 

Willingness to travel to CMOs across Europe 

Understanding international pharmaceutical industry landscape and business principles 

Experience in small molecule tech transfers preferred 

Strong analytical skills and knowledge of analytical tools within MS Excel, Smartsheet, ThinkCell, and other software programs 

Green Belt or Black Belt certification 

1+ year of experience in Lean Manufacturing or Operational Excellence 

MBA or business operations degree or equivalent experience in business/operations management 

GMP environment work experience and thorough understanding of biological/chemistry technology transfer processes and timelines 

Keen financial acumen and knowledge of the end-to-end financial 

Strong quantitative and analytical skills 

Demonstrated ability to work and lead effectively in collaborative/team environment 

Demonstrated ability to take initiative and act independently 

Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills 

Negotiation skills 

Excellent writing skills 

Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment 

Aptitude to think strategically


Hourly Rate €45- €53 per hour

Minimum contract duration: 12 months


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you have any queries about this role, you can contact him by e-mail or phone +353-1-7978720


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