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Client Program Director

Date: 07-May-2022

Location: Oxford, GB

Company: oxfordbiom

Do you want to continually improve, generate ideas and adopt creative ways of working? We drive credible science to realise incredible results, and so can you.


Oxford Biomedica’s Client Programme Management team ensure delivery of Process Development and Manufacturing technical projects for our customers and partners.


We are currently recruiting for a Client Programme Director to join the team.  We are happy to consider flexible home working arrangements combined with some on-site presence.   We are also keen to support attainment of Project Management certification after a qualifying period with us.


Flexible Home & Office Working 


The purpose of this role is manage the relationship between OXB and Clients and ensure collaboration projects are delivered on time and within budget to the required quality in order to ensure successful long term alliances.


Your responsibilities in this role would be:


  • Maintains client / partner satisfaction to ensure successful long term alliances.
  • Understands client needs and identifies ongoing project opportunities
  • Ensures projects are delivered within the agreed scope, timeline and budget and project milestones are met
  • Ensures project risks are identified and effective mitigation actions are put in place
  • Provides project updates and performance data to OXB Management to enable effective strategic and tactical decision making
  • Responsible for all financial aspects of the collaboration including forecasting, cost control etc.
  • Determines scope, costings and timelines for new work packages.
  • Assists with preparing proposals and contributes to contract negotiations for prospective clients
  • As appropriate, assign responsibility for individual projects within the client programme. Work with relevant Project Manager(s) to ensure oversight of all projects for assigned client.   


To be successful in this role, you will have the following skills and experience:


  • Scientific Degree or PhD
  • Project Management qualification strongly preferred
  • Has a broad and deep understanding of the full life cycle of the development of a product.
  • Has sophisticated relationship management skills which enable them to influence at high levels in the client organisation to develop a longer term alliance with more valued clients.
  • Standard Project Management tools and techniques and the skills required for their effective utilisation
  • Significant project management experience, preferably within the pharmaceutical  / biotech industry
  • Excellent technical understanding of biopharmaceutical process development and manufacturing
  • Line management experience
  • Experience of managing projects using MS Project & MS Excel.


Do you want to feel inspired every day? We’re future-focused and our business is growing rapidly. We succeed together through passion, commitment and team work, and so can you.


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