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Supply Chain Project Manager Expert - Belgium  

Keyrus Biopharma (company)


Posted on : 15 April 2017

Project Description

Job Description
We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Supply Chain Project Manager Expert. High potential. 

  • The Supply Chain Project Manager is responsible for the set-up & coordination of several Supply Chain projects or Programs. 
  • He/she ensures that projects/programs are on time and within budget delivery of expected outcome/value. 
  • This function implies close relationships with Technical & Supply, Finance, legal, IT, QA and RA functions.
  •  It also implies agility to be a project leader, a sparring partner, an expert and an enabler of senior management decision making as appropriate.
  •  The person has proven and recognized project leadership skills, including project planning, monitoring, issue resolution, decision making, reporting.
  •  He/she has also a deepest sense of accountability and responsibility,& a huge sense of persistence. Hence, this is a senior and challenging position, with huge potential. 

Role and main tasks
  • Prepare project charter including expected outcome/value, scope, key milestones, KPI, budget.
  • Identify project interdependencies and critical resource constraints
  • Identify key stakeholders, conduct voice of stakeholder review and develop communication plan
  • Identify any resource constraints and risks proactively and develop mitigation plans.
  • Identify risks (what could go wrong) and mitigation plans with impact on timelines and budget
  • Present project charter, voice of stakeholders, communication plan, risk and mitigation plan and Business case to steering committee for approval
  • Coordinate the project/program cross functionally using project management tool (eg GDPM and/or EPPM)
  • Report progress to steering committee as well as risks/mitigation plan to ensure the project/program is delivered on time and within budget:
    • Progress vs milestones
    • Budget consumption vs plan
    • % buffer consumed for the project and % project completion.
    • Report risks status, roadblocks and mitigation plans to de-risk the project (eg scope changes, timeline changes, prioritization, budget changes, ..)
    • Provide above information proactively to steering committee for approval
  • Ensure continuous communication to stakeholders and team about the project, capture feedback and address questions and concerns.  

  • Time:  Respect major project milestones (planned, baselines and actual s)
  • Cost:  Resources and expenditure per project/period  (planned, base lined and actual)
  • Budget accuracy
  • Efficiency:  Resources, expenditure and timelines vs. benchmarks  

Required skills: 
  • Strong expertise and experience (10 years) in complex & cross-functional Project & Program Management.
  • Supply Chain experience (Trade Compliance especially) is a must
  • Experience or knowledge in Critical Chain is ideal. Any knowledge of Critical chain will distinguish your candidacy
  • Ideally black belt in lean/six sigma
  • Demonstrated ability to gain commitment from key stakeholders and contributors
  • Ability to identify and address potential problems/areas for improvement pro-actively and act on them in a problem-solving manner with appropriate stakeholders
  • Proven and recognized decision making facilitator presenting possible options
  • Knowledge of Vista and OMP tools is a plus
  • Preferably knowledge of EEPM or MS Project equivalent by experience
  • Negociation and communication skills
  • Presentation, workshop and meeting facilitation skills
  • Familiarity with financial evaluation techniques/business concepts, also a plus but not essential
  • Fluent in English, French is an asset  

What We offer
  • You will receive a competitive based salary depending on your education and experience in an attractive package of extralegal benefits (company car, petrol card, meal vouchers, group insurance, hospitalization…).
  • Each employee will be welcomed with a varied integration program. 
  • We invest considerable time and resources in training our staff (technical and non-technical courses). 
  • You will join a dynamic and international environment with enthusiastic and professional colleagues.

Who We are
Our company is a European full-service Contract research organization (CRO) providing biopharmaceutical, nutritional, cosmetic, animal health and medical device industries with a broad range of clinical research services from early- to late-stage clinical development, including project management, clinical monitoring, scientific and medical support, site management, biostatistics, data management, product safety, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, and medical writing.