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Pharmaceutical Development Project Manager

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We are currently looking for a Project Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing, coordinating, and delivering product development programs from an early-stage development phase until filing to Health Authorities, launch and routine commercial manufacturing.


In a matrix organization, as Project Manager, you will:

  • Work together with project team members and research scientists who would take on all scientific and technical matters in experimental study designs.
  • Prepare target product profiles, project development plans and budgets.
  • Prepare and keep up-to-date project timelines and costs and provide input for financial planning.
  • Organize efficient external and internal communication (periodic calls, ad-hoc calls, check lists, work specifications).
  • Co-ordinate external and internal project responsibilities against objectives and within budget.
  • Act as an internal or external point of contact with awareness of technical milestones and timelines as well as contractual obligations.
  • Assist with the preparation of requests for proposals and project proposals.
  • Monitor progress of individual projects, anticipate, and manage risks and use or develop appropriate metrics as required.
  • Prepare stage-gate reports for e.g., project strategy, progress, issues, risks, updated timelines, and costs.


  • Minimum Qualification: MSc or PhD in Pharmacy, Chemistry or equivalent.
  • Minimum Experience: 7 years’ experience in pharmaceutical product development and project management.
  • Languages: English (written and verbal) - French is an asset.
  • Experienced Microsoft Project software user.
  • Ability to understand commercial contracts.


  • Demonstrate strong work ethics, and effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Show an organizational aptitude to be part of an outstanding team.
  • Be flexible and have a strong team player attitude with the ability to motivate and to inject energy into the project teams.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative and trust enabling working style for building partnerships among key stakeholders.
  • Have the adaptability, flexibility, independence, and resourcefulness to both lead a big vision strategy while also willing to roll-up-sleeves and multi-task to thrive in a growing environment.
  • Show respect for individuals and cultural difference across different countries.
  • Demonstrate efficient utilization of time and resources.
  • Be proactive and result-oriented with a focus on business.
  • Can steer external partners.


Executive search


Minimum 7 years


Higher Scientific Degree




Pharmaceutical industry



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