Project manager

Description and goal of the function

As a project manager, you are responsible to manage the assigned projects, following up on day-to-day activities, keeping a helicopter view and providing effective advice to ensure project delivery under defined budget, timeframe and quality level. You should have an open eye for options beyond the project scope that provide interesting new scientific options and business opportunities.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • You are the primary point of contact for the customer during the execution of the assigned project
  • You are responsible for the coordination of the assigned projects:
    • You identify project milestones with well-defined tasks
    • You allocate work assignments and tasks to project teams and ensure the teams respect timelines
    • You manage the project budget as well as the resource allocation
    • You monitor progress and make sure that cost, timelines and quality standards meet the defined targets
    • You discuss technical, commercial and planning aspects of your projects with all relevant stakeholders
    • You facilitate meetings to discuss progress and resolve issues
    • You follow up and report the progress to the customer
    • You ensure compliance with customer and regulatory requirements
    • You follow up and apply the internal procedures, with assistance of the quality department
    • You ensure that objectives and commitments are met
    • You have the final responsibility on the project
  • You initiate, follow up and monitor several projects simultaneously
  • You are responsible for problem solving, implementation of solutions and decision making for your projects
  • You develop a good understanding of our transcriptome service portfolio
  • You have a good understanding of the real needs of the customer, beyond the expressed technical request
  • You advise customers on the best strategy forward for their project
  • You make the bridge between different projects from the same customer
  • You assist the business development team by drafting project plans for new clients and assisting in the pre-sales process

Competences and skills

  • A master degree or PhD in biotechnology, biomedical sciences, bio-engineering or other life sciences
  • Experience with project management, preferable for external clients, in a life science or pharmaceutical environment
  • Solid scientific background; able to discuss the project and the report with the customer
  • Knowledge and/or experience with gene expression research, next generation sequencing workflows and/or development of diagnostics, biomarkers or genetic testing is an asset
  • Exceptional planning, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Time management and project tracking skills
  • Constructive mindset and real team player helping teams to overcome roadblocks
  • Customer orientation and result oriented approach
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills with the proven ability to effectively communicate across different levels of the organization and with customers
  • Strong motivational and team building skills
  • Able to handle multiple projects and changing priorities
  • Able to understand and explain both business and technical aspects of projects
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy, critical mindset
  • Driven, energetic and proactive
  • Fluent in English (writing and speaking)

Our offer

  • A full-time, office based position in a young and dynamic team
  • A financial package according to your experience, extended with legal benefits and meal vouchers
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Open and informal working atmosphere
  • Regular team gathering with snacks and drinks

How to apply?

Please send your application letter and CV to Carefully document relevant competences and skills.