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107482 - Programme Manager - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 1/07/2020
Job Reference: 107482
Contact Name: Caroline Kingston
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Job Description

Programme Manager - Galway - 107482
Programme Manager
Our client, a medical device company in Galway is recruiting for a Programme Manager. The PM will be responsible for Programme Management of New Products from ideation to commercial launch, to include planning, understanding project interdependencies, de-risking, resourcing & allocation, controlling, executing, and retrospective evaluation, in a highly regulated medical device environment.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Managing key projects and ensuring that all resources are being effectively used to achieve the best possible execution dates on projects on prioritisation listing
  • Communicating project interdependencies and providing options for their execution as they arise
  • Demonstrate leadership, team-skills, self-confidence, and effective decision making throughout a project and project portfolio management.
  • Generation of project plans, ensuring that briefing, scoping and execution are carried out appropriately
  • Overseeing the creation work plans based on inputs from all stakeholders including Project leaders
  • Determination of the resources (human, time, money, equipment etc.)
  • Determination of a schedule for project completion
  • Review of project schedule with Project leads and Senior Management and other stakeholders
  • Determination of objectives and measures by which project will be evaluated.
  • Identify the required resource needs in consultation with the appropriate head of functions & ensuring that they have the correct skill level and training for the particular job.
  • Manage the project leaders/staff/contractors according to best international practice
  • Ensure that sufficient visibility is available to individuals as to when their skills/resources are required
  • Motivate them to ensure that they are delivering at their optimum for project success
  • Assess cross-project staff allocation to ensure there are no conflicts
  • Execute the project according to the project plan
  • Conduct key milestone reviews at the various pre-defined stages
  • Ensure that all project documentation is appropriately completed and filed
  • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure successful completion
  • Conduct uncertainty assessment throughout the project lifecycle, ensuring that risks and obstacles are anticipated and effective mitigations are implemented.
  • Manage project scope, ensuring that all changes are assessed for impact on project objectives.
  • Ensure that the costs are in line with those budgeted and explain divergences
  • Ensure that the objectives of the projects are being met and if not communicate accordingly with options being presented for their resolution
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase for review and feedback
Education & Experience
  • Minimum of primary degree in engineering/technology discipline
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in a Project Management role in a Medical Regulated Development or Manufacturing environment. It is expected that the candidate would be qualified to Masters level in a complementary discipline.
  • Outstanding Technical Leadership and Project Management Experience
  • Excellent understanding of ISO 13485 and FDA Design and Development Processes.
  • Proficiency in use of desktop software applications such as MS office
  • Excellent planning and coordination skill with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with good interpersonal skills
  • Methodical and analytical approach and be capable of initiating and leading change while maintaining compliance effectiveness.
  • Experience with project planning methodologies, managing project resources and budgets.
  • Knowledge of Design Verification and Process Validations.
  • Experienced with preparing communication to senior levels of an organisation.
  • Ability to present ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to all levels of the company.
  • Highly motivated self-starter

To Note: some travel may be required with role

For further information on this Programme Manager role in Galway please contact Caroline Kingston on 0868395531/
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