CMC Project Leader

Craigavon, Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon (GB)
16 Jul 2019
25 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Accreditation Requirements
Not specified

Hours: 40 hours per week
Ref No: HRJOB4947
Business Unit: Sciences
Location: Craigavon
The Company

Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 50 years now employing almost 5,000 highly skilled personnel worldwide.  Our Global headquarters is located in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with additional operations throughout Europe (UK, Ireland), across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Japan). 

Almac Sciences provides an integrated and bespoke API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) manufacturing service to the pharmaceutical industry with comprehensive scientific support. Our client base is truly global and ranges from small biotech companies to Top 20 Pharma Companies.  The products we make are used by our clients in toxicity trials and Clinical Trials in order to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of new drugs prior to commercial approval.  In recent years Almac Sciences has successfully transitioned into manufacture of Commercial Products in addition to our extensive portfolio of Clinical Products

The Role

Working in our global headquarters in Craigavon, you will lead a multidisciplinary team from a variety of technical backgrounds (process development, analytical development, physical sciences, quality and manufacturing) in the successful planning and delivery of client projects. You will be responsible for delivering a high level of client service and for developing a strong partnership and collaboration with our clients, and will be the focal point of all communication during the project.  You will be responsible for the commercial management of the project to ensure that the project remains profitable for Almac Sciences.  You will report to Senior Management on the progress of the project ensuring any client concerns or issues with project progress are escalated to the highest level.
As part of a busy team within a rapidly growing organisation, operating within a challenging industry you will benefit from the numerous personal and professional developmental opportunities available throughout the Almac group.
Essential Criteria

  • BSc (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or a related discipline
  • Significant experience in a technical, quality or project management role, within the pharmaceutical sector, supporting API or Drug Product manufacture
  • Significant experience of working in a project team environment within the pharmaceutical sector
  • An understanding of the regulatory guidelines for the manufacture and release of API or Drug Product

Desirable Criteria

  • A proven track record in the management of projects within the pharmaceutical sector


  • Competitive salary
  • Family friendly flexible working
  • Learning and development opportunities and support
  • Health promotions
  • Enhanced pension contribution
  • Long service awards
  • 34 days annual leave allowance
  • Marriage leave
  • Free car parking
  • Moving house leave
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Paid medical appointments
  • Westfield health benefit
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • On site physiotherapist
  • Critical illness policy
  • Perks discount scheme
  • Death in service benefit 

(Full detail including eligibility criteria is outlined in the company handbook)

To Apply
Please complete the online application at email your CV
Closing Date
25th July 2019 at 17.00 hours