Project Manager - New Product Development

05 Jan 2017
02 Feb 2017
Eve Hegarty
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to a large volume of ongoing work our client is looking for a Project Manager to join their Research and Development team within their global accounts department. This role will cover the management of new product development across the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Agricultural Biotechnology (AgBio) division. The company sits within the field of life sciences and the role will be based in the Hertfordshire area, however the successful candidate will be able to work from home on occasion.

This could be a great opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to set up project management systems and processes within a rapidly growing department.


Your duties as the Project Manager - New Product Development will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. We are seeking a Project Manager to set up the project management system and support overall planning, coordination, implementation, tracking and reporting of activities to support delivery of bespoke systems to global key accounts in the AgBio sector.

2. As the project Manager will work collaboratively with Sales teams, Research and Development, Engineering and Manufacturing to ensure an integrated delivery, including Systems, Hardware, Biochemistry and Software disciplines, to agreed budget and timeline targets.

3. Interacting with Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Agricultural Biotechnology on a global scale.

4. Ensuring appropriate documentation for new product development is in place. Creating a project plan with the extended core team, whilst planning and negotiating appropriate resources.

5. Other duties will include executing the project plan, managing time, cost, risk and quality, reporting on the project and presenting the project at stage-gate reviews. Performing end of project lessons learned meetings.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Project Manager - New Product Development we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant degree qualification in a Scientific, Science Engineering, or similar discipline. A recognised project management qualification, such as PRINCE2 or APM, would also be beneficial.

2. Proven industry experience in global project management and demonstration of proficiency, ideally within either the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology or Agricultural Biotechnology sectors.

3. Product development experience and knowledge of product development frameworks and procedures, specifically, systems level experience designing and supporting multiple disciplines in a scientific field.

Key Words: Project Manager | Pharmaceutical | Biotechnology | Agricultural Biotechnology | Scientific Research | PRINCE2 | APM

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer that is happy to welcome applications for any applicant who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors and is made up of a collaboration of scientists supporting science. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.