Project Leader (Drug Substance Services)

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Project Leader (Drug Substance Services)
Hours: 40 hours per week
Ref No: HRJOB6253
Business Unit: Sciences
Location: Craigavon
Open To: Internal and External applicants

The Company
Almac Sciences provides an integrated and bespoke API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) manufacturing service to the pharmaceutical industry with comprehensive scientific support. Our client base is truly global and ranges from small biotech companies to Top 20 Pharma Companies.  The products we make are used by our clients in toxicity trials and Clinical Trials (Phase 1 to 3) in order to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of new drugs prior to commercial approval.  In recent years Almac Sciences has successfully transitioned into manufacture of Commercial Products in addition to our extensive portfolio of Clinical Products.

The Role
Working as part of the Operations team based at our global headquarters, this is an important position within the Almac Sciences Project Management team. At the start of a new project a Project Leader is assigned.  A project team is brought together, for the duration of the project, comprising of representatives from all relevant departments e.g. Chemistry, Analytical Development, Physical Sciences, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, HSE and Quality.  The Project Leader leads this multi-disciplinary project team in the successful planning and delivery of high value API manufacturing projects to schedule and budget. They will ensure a detailed understanding of our client’s expectations, deliverables and schedule requirements within the project team and use influencing skills to ensure all project goals are met.

The Project Leader is responsible for delivering a high level of client service and for developing a strong partnership and collaboration with our clients.  The Project Leader is also responsible for the commercial management of the project, ensuring that the project remains profitable for Almac Sciences.  They will report to Senior Management on the progress of the project ensuring any client concerns or issues with project progress are escalated to the highest level.

Essential Criteria

  • BSc (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or a closely related discipline
  • Significant experience in a technical, quality or project management role, within the pharmaceutical sector, supporting cGMP API or Drug Product manufacture
  • Significant experience of working in a multi-disciplinary project team environment within the pharmaceutical sector
  • An understanding of the regulatory guidelines for the cGMP development, manufacture and release of API or Drug Product

Desirable Criteria
(The following criteria may be applied if a large pool of applicants exist)

  • A proven track record in the management of projects within the pharmaceutical sector


  • Competitive salary
  • Family friendly flexible working
  • Annual bonus
  • Employee recognition programme
  • Learning and development opportunities and support
  • Health promotions
  • Enhanced pension contribution
  • Long service awards
  • 34 days annual leave allowance
  • Marriage leave
  • Free car parking
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Paid medical appointments
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • On site physiotherapist
  • Critical illness policy
  • Perks discount scheme
  • Death in service benefit
  • Westfield healthcare benefit

(Full detail including eligibility criteria is outlined in the company handbook)

To Apply
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Closing Date
8th March 2021 at 1000 hours

  • Permanent
  • Craigavon
  • Closing date: Monday 08 Mar 2021
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