Senior Project Manager R&D.

Synthon is an international pharmaceutical company and a leader in the field of generic human medicines. Founded in 1991, Synthon works to develop therapies that address the needs of people worldwide and help improve their health and well-being. Through the provision of high-quality generic  medicines, they make treatments more affordable and increase access to important remedies. Currently, their products are approved by regulatory agencies in more than 90 countries and marketed  through strategic partnerships and – in dedicated areas – through direct sales.
Synthon’s head office is based in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and the company has affiliates in eight  other countries. The company employs about 1,600 staff of whom around 200 work in Nijmegen.Synthon is interested in result-oriented people with a sharp mind and entrepreneurial spirit, who can contribute to their ambition to provide solutions to the healthcare challenges of today and tomorrow.
Synthon’s development projects for generic medicines are managed on the basis of an international  multidisciplinary matrix structure. For most products they target regulatory submission in Europe, the United States, Canada Russia, and in Latin America and other developing markets.


Job omschrijving.

Within the boundaries given by a strategic portfolio team you are responsible for leading cross functional teams involved with the development of around 5-10 generic products. You report directly to the Vice President Global Project Management. 
  • prepare a project execution plan including budget and timelines,
  • deliver the project in line with the appropriate quality standards, agreed deadlines and scope,
  • are in the lead of a multidisciplinary project team, which includes representatives of several departments, such as Regulatory Affairs, Intellectual Property, API   Procurement, Quality Assurance  and delegates of the Drug Substance and Drug Product R&D groups, 
  • are in close contact with the Business Development Managers to align customer’s needs with project execution,  
  • safeguard that products could easily be implemented in the commercial chain together with the Operational teams,
  • clearly oversee and safeguard the projects strategy and are able to discuss impact of changes in  strategy, planning and budget with senior management, 
  • inform the senior stakeholders of the company pro-actively as they are heavenly involved and together you agree on any risks or delays that occur in the project, 
  • are responsible for the operating plan for the project. This is a comprehensive list of all the studies and activities anticipated to be required to result in a successful registration package, 
  • are responsible, during the registration phase, for a clear transfer of the developed product to the commercial chain. The goal is that the project can efficiently be handled in the commercial chain. 

Profiel van de kandidaat.

  • Master or bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in life sciences.
  • Project management experience (must) and experience in the pharmaceutical industry, experience in the generic pharmaceutical industry is highly desirable.
  • Several years of experience in one of the core development disciplines.
  • Proven experience in interacting with senior management.
  • A high proficiency in English both in writing and speaking.
  • Result-oriented, solution-focused and decision driven. 
  • A pro-active attitude which enables you to build relationships at different levels with a variety of stakeholders. 
  • Experience in managing cross-functional teams in a non-hierarchical  way by using your ability to motivate the team.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and well-developed collaborative management skills. 
  • Open minded, convincing and your organizational awareness is well-developed.


Marije Hoogendoorn, Senior Recruitment Specialist

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Marjo Lucker, Recruitment Consultant

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