Project Manager

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Project Manager - Supply Chain - Kildare 

With a reputable Pharmaceutical OSD company based in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Competitive salary and package at offer.  

Reports to: Supply Chain Lead

Department: Supply Chain

Position Summary: 

Playing a key leadership role, the Project Manager within the Supply Chain group is accountable for the co-ordination and project management of all Change Management activity related to the supply chain of products within the Manufacturing/ Packaging site.

These may include any or all of the following — New Product Introduction/Development, Transfers, Globalization, Harmonization, Rationalization and Deletion/Divestment plans for pharmaceutical products.

The Project Management role includes the development of an overall program schedule which will ensure the successful completion of all phases of the program without negatively impacting commercial supply capability or launch activities.

People Management Responsibilities:

1. Selection and recruitment of colleagues

  1. Support the ongoing development of colleagues
  2. Ensure colleagues are appropriately trained for their role, and a training curricula exists for colleagues
  3. Ensures an active performance management system is operated within the area
  4. Coach colleagues in the completion of their tasks
  5. Day to day management of colleagues including, timekeeping, leave, and adherence to company policies and procedures

General Responsibilities

  1. Ensure strict adherence to site policies/procedures, cGMP/GLP and environmental, health and safety regulations.
  2. Ensure area of responsibility is maintained in a constant state of compliance and audit readiness in line with current regulations, PQS, and business needs.

All related procedures and documentation are maintained accordingly.

  1. Safety and housekeeping considerations
  2. Execute responsibilities in line with Right First Time principles
  3. Ensure resolution of and/or appropriate escalation of issues
  4. Demonstrating company values and competencies
  5. Ensure that all department metrics are adhered to
  6. Provide subject matter expertise and support for systems, technologies and
  7. Identify Continuous Improvement opportunities and progress Continuous Improvement projects.
  8. Participate in decision making in consultation with relevant stakeholders
  9. Support the lifecycle management projects at site, engaging with global, network and local teams.

Specific areas of responsibility: 

  1. Accountable and responsible for all SR/SCRs including New Product Introduction / Lifecycle Change Management activities, effectively deploying and adhering to the relevant PQSs.
  2. The development of detailed project plans using the prescribed project management tools, to effectively manage the key phases of the project ie; definition, implementation, execution, measurement & control of the plan.
  3. Close co-operation and collaboration with a broad group of stakeholders both internal & external.
  4. Ensure effective communication both internal and external to meet project/launch timelines, including agreement of launch plans/ activities required to align regulatory, post - license hurdles, forecasts and supply plans.
  5. Leadership and supervision of internal cross-functional project teams.
  6. Measurement & control of key project milestones, recognising and solving potential issues and evaluating project effectiveness.
  7. Generation of project reports as required for Senior Management & Project Stakeholders.
  8. Prepare and deliver project presentations for internal and external stakeholders, as required.
  9. For all 'legacy' products, execute plans for Discontinuation/ Divestment and ensure Project coordination and management across site, including obsolescence process.
  10. Participates in S&OPs for all designated product(s) and represents all key NPI/Life Cycle changes and information.
  11. Ensures all technical launch activities (x-functional) are aligned to Global NPl/Lifecycle strategy through collaboration with the relevant BSL/PPL and the upstream Supply Chain.

Minimum Qualification Requirements


  • Third level Qualification is preferred. Associate degree or equivalent qualification with appropriate experience will also be considered.
  • Exceptions may be considered where relevant experience and correct attitude and behavior exist (this may be supplemented by further education in parallel).


  • Minimum 3 years pharmaceutical experience required.
  • Previously demonstrated capability to deliver change within a complex environment whilst leading a cross functional project team. Manufacturing experience would be beneficial but not a pre-requisite. The ideal candidate will be a driven self-starter who is capable of managing complex processes and project teams within a commercial environment.

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Shyni Fernandez

Talent Partner +353 1 614 6053
  • Salary:Negotiable
  • Location:Newbridge
  • Type:Permanent
  • Category:Engineering