R&D Project Manager - Product Management



Generaal de Wittelaan 11B Mechelen Belgium

Function type

Project Management


About Biocartis

Biocartis is an innovative molecular diagnostics company committed to revolutionize molecular testing with its unique proprietary IdyllaTM platform. 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.
Biocartis’ proprietary molecular diagnostics (MDx) IdyllaTM 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.
Biocartis employs over 450 people and is headquartered in Mechelen, Belgium.

R&D Project Manager - Product Management

The role of the Project Manager - Product Development is to lead, plan, execute and finalize projects within given time, cost and quality constraints. The Project Manager is a member of the R&D team. 


  • Facilitate project initiation and scope definition;

  • Support the project sponsor in preparation of business cases and quote preparation for 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 approved budget and report on actuals versus planned;

  • Manage resources, coordinating all efforts within Biocartis, 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.

Profile requirements

  • Master degree (preferably in a scientific or engineering orientation), or equivalent by experience;

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

  • Experience in healthcare industry, preferably management of IVD or medical device 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;

  • Strong business acumen;

  • Strong people management skills, influencing and interpersonal skills;

  • Self-starter;

  • Teamplayer;

  • Result oriented and able to work under pressure;

  • Strong communication skills;

  • Strong planning and organizational skills;

  • Good analytical and decision-making skills;

  • Thrives in a fast paced and changing environment;

  • Well-developed influencing skills;

  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken);

  • MS Office;

  • MS-Project is a plus.

Our offering

We offer you a challenging job in an exciting environment, working for top entrepreneurs in the biotech industry. You can be part of a very dynamic, young and growing team in a highly innovative environment. You will have freedom to shape your work and shape your job. Your input is highly appreciated. Of course we offer you a fitting compensation package.

Interested? Please apply via HR@biocartis.com

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