Product Transfer Project Leader – Pharmaceuticals

Barnstaple, Devon
£28k - £40k + bonus + benefits
06 Nov 2017
24 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Role:

We’re seeking a dynamic and analytical Project Manager to lead cross-functional teams across the organisation to support our technical project activities. Working closely with our Commercial, Supply Chain, Operations and Third Party site teams, you’ll manage a broad range of projects relating to the transfer of existing products between our sites (for manufacturing and packing), new product launches (packed, line extension and reformulation of existing products) and R&D activities. Following our established procedures, you’ll drive forwards your assigned projects across the full project lifecycle: scoping the project, identifying deliverables and milestones, developing project plans, gaining sign-offs, managing risks and conflicts, driving the projects to deadline and overseeing relevant budgets. Liaising with contacts across the business, you’ll keep key stakeholders updated with relevant information (e.g. proposed market release dates) and present business cases and feasibility studies to gain approval for new projects. In addition, you’ll plan and manage the closeout of projects, establishing effective measurement and evaluation metrics and using the results to help continuously improve our project management procedures and framework.

The Person:

With experience in a similar technical project management role within a similarly regulated environment, you’ll ideally have a good understanding of our GxP and regulatory requirements (MHRA, FDA, EMA), a technical knowledge of a number of pharmaceutical dosage formats (e.g. solid oral dose, semi-solids) and experience of clinical trial or R&D activities. We’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running – you’ll have good experience across a range of project management methodologies, experience building and leading cross-functional teams, proven experience of forecasting and change management and experience using ERP systems. As a technical project manager, you’ll have the understanding of what factors are impacting product issues, and when to push a project forwards or hold back. As a person, you possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills (in written and spoken English), able to liaise at all levels and navigate cultural differences. You’re well organised, self-motivated and comfortable working with ambiguity. With a strong commercial acumen and broad supply chain knowledge, you have a naturally inquisitive and analytical mind that helps you connect with different departments to get a rounded view of a business. You’ll have a good level of numeracy, literacy and IT skills, particularly in Microsoft Office and Excel. A degree-level qualification in a scientific subject would be useful, but the flexibility to travel to support our other sites is essential.

The Rewards:

In return, we offer a competitive salary package (with bonus scheme), a generous pension scheme and 27 days’ holiday per year. We also offer a range of other benefits to support our team, including childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, subsidised restaurant facilities, sports and social club and healthcare options. Not to mention the opportunity to be part of a progressive and expanding business with increasing global reach, and the support of ongoing training and development. For reference, as the company continues to grow there is very real scope that this role may grow to cover our European site spend as well.

If you possess the experience, passion and ability to make this role a success then we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV with covering letter to by 24th November or for further details you can contact Hattie via email on hattie_booth [at]

A Bit About Us:

Accord Healthcare is one of the fastest growing generic pharmaceutical companies in the UK and Ireland, involved in the development, manufacture and distribution of medicines to over 70 countries around the world. Recognised as a ‘Partner of Choice’ across the industry for our quality and customer service, our core aim is to support patients to receive the medicines they need, when they need them. With an ambition to become a top 5 pan-EMENA generics company by 2021, we’re looking for the best and brightest technical minds and forward-thinking business professionals to work for Accord Healthcare or our subsidiary, Actavis UK and Ireland. Keeping our people at the heart of all we do, we offer rewarding opportunities for those looking for continued personal and professional growth, investing in training and development tailored to each individual’s focus. So, if you’re looking for an inclusive company to take your career to the next level, you’re certainly in the right place.   

This role is being recruited by Actavis UK & Ireland, a subsidiary of Accord Healthcare