New Building Project Manager

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Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. The Group is the world leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and for supporting clinical studies and specialty clinical diagnostic testing.

In 2020, Eurofins generated 5.4 billion Euro proforma turnover in 800 laboratories across 50 countries, employing about 50.000 employees.

Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing Netherlands is the pharma division of Eurofins in the Netherlands. The 4 Business Units located in Leiden provide a wide range of analytical development, validation and testing services on biologics and small molecules, and carry out fill & finish services for sterile products during early clinical phases. These Business Units are located across 2 buildings in Leiden.

Due to rapid growth and as a result of our plan to create a single site with an integrated (bio)pharma testing solution, we are planning to invest in the construction of a new facilitity (10,000+ sqm). We are looking for the right person to lead this project which will span several years. After completion of the project, there will be ample possibilities for a continued role in our fast growing and entrepreneurial organization.

Job Description

The New Building Project Manager is responsible for the planning, design, construction and commission of a new building and laboratory infrastructure. Main responsibilities include assembling and leading a project team and ensuring alignment with internal stakeholders as well as external stakeholders, such as architects, engineers and construction companies. You will translate the objectives into more detailed plans and you will monitor progress from financial as well as operational perspective and you report deviations.

In order successfully drive this highly complex and challenging project, a proactive approach is required. Plans and analyses have to be thorough and you will need to find the right balance between the required level of detail and the big picture and overall progress.

Main responsibilities include

· Responsible for the planning, design, construction, and commissioning of a new building and laboratory infrastructure

· Lead the project team

· Chair project team meetings

· Chair steering committee meetings

· Ensure alignment with a.o. MD, BU Managers, Quality Director

· Maintain contact and coordinate with architect, construction company, engineering company, municipality, consultants, pharmaceutical authorities and other external stakeholders

· Translate high level plan and budget for the project into detailed plans, timelines and budgets

· Create and maintain project tracking tools to ensure all parties are clear on expectations and responsibilities and maintain accountability for all new building activities

· Manage and monitor the design process (URS, sketch design, preliminary design, final design, technical design and design for execution) in collaboration with the architect and other parties

· Proactively identify project delivery risks, establish mitigation mechanisms and communicate

· Manage, monitor and/or report


· At minimum MSc degree in life sciences, engineering or other relevant area

· At least 5 years of experience in managing large and highly complex projects in pharma or related markets

· Experience in managing the entire process of constructing a new laboratory building or pharmaceutical manufacturing site, from conceptual plan, through design and tendering, up to execution, qualification and commissioning.

· Preferably experience with regulatory inspections

· Leadership experience

· Able to maintain focus on the big picture and the goal.

· Hands-on, hard worker, and focused on achieving results

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· Fluent in Dutch and English.

Additional Information

Eurofins: A world of possibilities

This position is based at Business Unit Eurofins NBLSC (National Business Line Service Centre, the Business Unit that includes the pharma division’s general functions like MD, HR, BD, QA Director and this position) on the Bio Science Park in Leiden. We highly value our strong team spirit and encourage collaboration between colleagues.

Business Unit Eurofins NBLSC offers a wide range of personal and professional possibilities:

• A responsible and challenging position within the team;

• Plenty of room for your own ideas and input;

• Specialist training and a range of opportunities for personal and professional development;

• Flexible working hours;

• Good salary and benefits.

Working at Business Unit Eurofins NBLSC offers you the flexibility and personal touch of working in a medium sized and dynamic company, whilst also allowing you to benefit from having Eurofins as a parent company. Our ambitious growth plans provide ample opportunities for the motivated employees:

• Plenty of opportunities for growth;

• Varied work where you are in regular contact with other companies and scientists within the Eurofins group;

• A broad customer portfolio ensuring a lot of diversity in your work.

Would you like to know more?

For questions regarding the position, please follow the link below ‘I’m interested’ in order to contact the hiring manager.

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.

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