Program Manager - Pharmaceutical Development

Dependent on experience
09 Feb 2018
09 Mar 2018
Eve Hegarty
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently have an exciting opportunity for a client facing Program Manager to join a leading life sciences company based in the Cambridgeshire area.

As the Program Manager you will be responsible for the provision of advice and proposals to customers in the design and conduct of pharmaceutical development programs. You will also manage pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical development programs for clients.


Your duties as the Program Manager will be varied and predominantly client facing, however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Strategic - Understanding the current regulatory environment and ensure that programs are designed and undertaken in line with current scientific and regulatory expectations. You will be expected to understand the pressures on the pharmaceutical industry and hence the drivers for program customers.

2. Operational - Play a key role in advising on program and study design, work closely with the proposals team to ensure customer requirements are understood and that these satisfy current understanding of regulatory requirements. Ensure that programs are delivered in a timely manner according to defined requirements achieved through building an internal project team for each program. Ensure customer specific requirements are communicated to the internal project team

3. Customer / Client Facing - The Program Manager provides customers with scientific, strategic and regulatory guidance to help them in the design and conduct of development programs to progress their compound(s) to clinical trials and to marketing in an efficient and timely manner. In addition, once awarded, the Program Manager is responsible for the scientific leadership of the program and works closely with the Project Manager (where appropriate) in the overall management of a customers development program.

4. Management - Leader of internal project team comprising Study Managers from all relevant disciplines. Interaction with and support of colleagues within Pharma Program Management, including but not restricted to, back-up for Programs in colleagues absence and provision of scientific advice based on own core discipline.


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

1. An excellent understanding of the non clinical / pre clinical development of pharmaceutical products. You will require strong scientific knowledge in one or more specific areas of non clinical development (eg. toxicology, metabolism, biochemistry).

2. Demonstrated experience working in a customer or client oriented role within a scientific environment. Ideally you will have some experience working in a CRO.

3. You will need to demonstrate the ability to manage projects and workload effectively.

NOTE - Although not a requirement for this role, having access to your own car/transport would be advantageous as there are limited public transport links in the area.

Key Words: Program Manager | Project Manager | Pharmaceuticals | Biopharmaceuticals | Pre-Clinical | Non-Clinical | Client Facing | Customer Facing

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for our talent development. We 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 recruitment processionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.

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