Senior Project Manager - home based

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Recruiter: Hays

Senior Project Manager - home based

£550 to £650 per day | UK-wide | Date posted 03 Mar 2023

Your new company
You will be joining a world leading company within the Biotech and Medical Diagnostics industry as a senior Project Manager to support their interactions with a growing number of NHS and private company customers as they develop and install their lab and equipment facilities.
This company has a significant portfolio of clinical diagnostic equipment, which is being expanded, that they supply to their clients, a great culture and corporate atmosphere, and instant brand recognition in the sector.

Your new role
This is an independent project manager role, taking on the control, management and leadership of multiple medium- and long-term projects for the company’s clients across the UK. You will be working closely with different stakeholders and teams to support scoping out project deliverables, setting and agreeing milestones & timelines and ultimately helping to deliver against these milestones to ensure customers are satisfied.
This is initially a 12-month contract, that may well extend and is fully home-based within the UK.

Main responsibilities will include a mix of:

  • Oversee a portfolio of projects for customers including the NHS and biotech / diagnostic / laboratory companies
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders on project scope, timelines, milestones and potential delivery issues
  • Oversee delivery against project budgets (typically £1M - £2.5M)
  • Utilise lean / Six Sigma / Operational Excellence methodologies to streamline processes and ensure projects are kept on track
  • Act as a point of escalation for customer issues
  • Consult on potential solutions to client issues around equipment, install and/or builds
  • Work closely with other teams, eg engineering, construction, validation, quality to ensure regulations and SOPs are being kept to
  • Coordinate technical installation teams

The role will require ad-hoc travel to client/customer sites across the UK so proximity to good transport links is a distinct advantage.

What you'll need to succeed
As well as strong communication skills for dealing with internal and external collaborators and stakeholders, you should have:

  • An understanding of laboratory equipment set up and/or installation
  • A significant track record of project management and delivery, preferably within the laboratory, diagnostics, clinical / pharmaceutical or medical device industry
  • Exposure to / experience with pre-sales or tendering for project work
  • Good negotiation and soft skills
  • Knowledge / experience with operational excellence, lean and/or six sigma methodologies, eg a Green belt / Black belt qualification
  • A history of project budget management, preferably for £100,000 - £1M+ budgets
  • A knack for problem solving
  • The ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups

Experience in the following would be an advantage (but aren’t essential):

  • A Project Management qualification, such as Prince II or PMP
  • Laboratory / facility installation or construction, eg building design
  • Writing client proposals and/or Statements of Work

What you'll get in return
A truly interesting role, with lots of freedom to tackle major problems and the chance to affect long term strategic projects across multiple customers / clients across the UK, taking on project leadership and responsibility for delivery.
You’ll also be working for a prestigious world-leading diagnostics company in a fully-remote, field based role

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call on 0203 465 0057.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Application deadline:
03 Mar 2028