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Client Project Manager

35 - 0 / per week - Full-Time
Cowley ,

Oxford BioMedica is a pioneer of gene and cell therapy and our work is helping to deliver life changing treatments.

Gene and cell therapy is the treatment of disease by the delivery of therapeutic DNA into a patient’s cells, providing long term and potentially curative treatments for a wide range of diseases. With the potential to transform medicine, the sector holds significant promise with the first commercial products now launched and others rapidly approaching the market.

Our recent successes are driving significant growth. As such, we are looking for a Client Project Manager to lead multi-disciplinary teams to successfully deliver Biopharmaceutical Process Development and Manufacturing projects on behalf of Oxford BioMedica and its clients. The Project Manager is responsible for overall project management including budget, resource, timeline, risk and issue management

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Act as primary point of contact with clients to ensure satisfaction and maintain successful long term collaborations.
  • Communicate project information and priorities both within OXB and with key suppliers.
  • Facilitate meetings, both internally and with external clients
  • Liaise with clients and technical experts within OXB to agree project plans and deliverables
  • Monitor and drive project progress and where necessary make appropriate changes to ensure projects are delivered within the agreed scope, timeline and budget.
  • Ensure project risks are identified and effective mitigation actions are put in place and monitored..
  • Provide regular project updates to key stakeholders
  • Take responsibility for all financial aspects of projects including costing of new work packages, evaluation of costs and invoicing. 
  • Participate in project steering committee meetings where appropriate
  • Assist with preparing proposals and contract negotiations for prospective clients

Key skills and requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Project / Programme Management experience, gained within pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
  • Strong commitment to working in a customer-focused environment.
  • A collaborative working style with the ability to build excellent working relationships.
  • Good team building skills and a proven team worker
  • Ability to quickly assimilate and deal with complex problems and projects
  • Good organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise
  • Proficient in use of MS Project and MS Excel

 Person Specification:

The successful applicant will have the skills listed above, ideally backed up by a relevant Project Management qualification (e.g PMP / Prince 2 / APM). Experience of working in a customer facing role would also be an advantage.

No agencies please

Benefits Summary

  • Competitive pension scheme     
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Private Health Care
  • Health Cashback Plan
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)              
  • Life Assurance
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Discount Portal
  • Discretionary Share Option Scheme
  • Discretionary Sharesave Scheme
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Public Transport Season Ticket Loans

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