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Program Manager R&D

  • Ter Apel
  • 32-40 uur
  • 16 mei 2022

Job Description program manager

The Program manager takes care of the day-to-day coordination of the development and manufacturing projects for the Research & Development department within the business unit Laboratorium Ofichem B.V., which is part of the Ofichem Group. The R&D department is running a wide variety of projects on the development of new synthetic methods, production processes and analytical methods and validations. We serve a global client portfolio ranging from biotech startups to big pharma. Are you an expert in development and manufacturing program management? Then this is the position for you!

The Program Manager is responsible for the efficient and smooth execution of development projects, by coordinating the internal R&D organisation and internal/external stakeholders. You will be the main R&D project contact point for the internal organisation. It is an exciting position with challenging projects which never gives you a dull moment. You will be in close contact with the chemistry and analytical team so a background and understanding of both chemical as well as analytical development is beneficial.

  • Within the R&D organisation, the Program Manager is responsible for the total coordination of the project: Deliverables, Planning, Communication, Budget and Purchasing/Logistics.
  • Drive internal and external stakeholders to reach program deliverables on time and as agreed with the client
  • Acts as a contact point during project execution, you will be backed by both our chemistry and analytical experts.
  • Lead project meetings with internal partners (i.e. Quality, Production, Regulatory and Logistics/Sales).
  • Assisting the Manager R&D by maintaining a strong relationship with our clients and guide them through development, GMP clinical and commercial manufacturing phases to increase our sales volumes.
  • Assist in writing commercial and convincing quotations for our clients in close cooperation with internal stakeholders/experts.
  • You directly report to the Manager R&D.


  • A competitive salary and an excellent working environment with secondary benefits.
  • A state of the art lab (2021) and working facilities with a drive to grow significantly in the coming years.
  • A challenging position in a growing international company.
  • A Contract for (32-40) hours a week.
  • MSc (or PhD) in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and preferentially relevant working experience within the Biotech/Pharma industry.
  • Knowledge of GMP/CMC processes within the API development and manufacturing industry is a pre.
  • Excellent communication skills, speaks next to Dutch also fluently English
  • Ability to lead the project team to overcome challenges and meet tight deadlines
  • Capable to maintain a ‘helicopter view’ and do not get lost in details
  • Strong nature to develop and sustain trust based professional relationships
  • The ability to switch easily between different projects on a day to day basis
  • Customer oriented, by understanding the need of the customer and translate to the project team
  • Enjoying to solve the complex puzzles which might appear in your project

As a person you are:

  • able to direct a team without being hierarchical superior
  • Resilient and calm under challenging, time-critical conditions
  • Client-focused, commercial attitude
  • Result- and quality-oriented
  • A strong organizer and communicator


Are you looking for an inspiring position within a fast-growing team? A job where you can apply your substantive knowledge of program management and R&D?!

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