IVD - R&D Project Manager



Mechelen, Belgium

Function type

Project Management


The company:

The company is an innovative molecular diagnostics company committed to revolutionizing molecular testing. We provide next-generation diagnostic solutions aimed at improving clinical practice for the benefit of patients, clinicians, payers and the healthcare industry, with a focus on oncology.

The company's proprietary molecular diagnostics platform is a fully automated sample-to-result, real-time PCR system that offers accurate, highly reliable molecular information from virtually any biological sample, in virtually any setting, allowing fast and effective treatment selection and treatment progress monitoring.

Job description:

  • Facilitate project initiation and scope definition

  • Support the project sponsor in preparation of business cases and quote preparation for an external partner or CDx projects

  • Conduct and lead product development projects and teams.

  • Define and manage the delivery of the project’s objectives, both from an operational and business delivery point of view.

  • Manage the project interfaces & stakeholders (internal & external incl. development and CDx partners).

  • Project budget management

    • Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.

    • Manage project costs within the approved budget and report on actuals versus planned

  • Manage resources, coordinating all efforts within the company, including third-party services or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan.

  • Ensure quality and compliance throughout the project’s life cycle.

  • Develop project plans (scenario-based) and associated communications documents.

  • Plan and track schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools

  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, and presentations to project sponsors, internal and external (partner) stakeholders and appropriate governance bodies.

  • Define and manage project success criteria & risks and disseminate them to involved parties throughout the project life cycle.

  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.

  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management in interaction with other project and/or program managers

Requested competences and skills:

  • Master degree in scientific or related field; or equivalent through experience.

  • 5+ years’ experience in project management of product projects.

  • Knowledge and understanding of national and international (CE, FDA) QA/QC and regulatory requirements).

  • Experience in managing complex, multi-site and or multi-company projects is an asset

  • Good business acumen

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication and presentation skills.  Key to your success will be your communication skills and your ability to build excellent relationships with internal stakeholders and external collaborators as required;

  • Demonstrated understanding of how to achieve results under tight  timelines;

  • Ability to work independently, yet collaboratively, in cross-functional project teams and to contribute to multiple projects;

  • Solution and results-oriented;

  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to establish rapport and productive relationships;

  • True team player;

  • Ability to thrive and flourish in a fast-paced and changing environment;

  • Willing to travel up to 10% internationally

  • Strategic thinking - Translates the company vision and strategy into SMART plans for team/program/department.

  • Communication & influencing – Communicates with impact, handles strategic communication to internal and external stakeholders effectively.

  • Analytical thinking - Performs complex data analysis with impact on the company, makes evidence-based judgments that guide organizational decisions.

  • Planning & organization - Team/project planning & stakeholder management, plans ahead, monitors results and adapts plans.

  • Adaptability to change - Adapting to change: accepts and implements change and adapts, even in difficult situations.

  • Resilience - Maintains self-control, direction and effectiveness in high-pressure situations.

  • PC skills:

    • Knowledge of standard MS Office software.

    • Expert user of project management software.

  • Languages: 

    • Excellent knowledge of English is required; knowledge of other European languages is a plus.

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