PMO Project Manager

  • Contract
  • Cork

Website Ref:TPM04420

Our client is a bio pharmaceutical company based in Cork and is looking for a PMO Project Manager who will provide project execution support to manufacturing quality pharmaceutical products. The PMO Project Manager will be a part of the Project Management Office (PMO), to ensure that the site delivers on key strategic projects and initiatives. These projects fall into but are not limited to Engineering, Supply Chain, Continuous improvement initiatives, Business transformation, Technical Programs and other programs as dictated by company initiatives.


  • Adhering to the site PM standard for project execution.
  • Responsible for project oversight and control activities, including, definition of scope, business case development, business requirements definition, milestone identification, project governance, operational planning, risk identification & mitigation, implementation planning, project execution oversight and project closure.
  • Responsible for ensuring projects are delivered on time, to agreed level of quality and within approved budget.
  • Oversight & control for project cost management through the project life cycle.
  • Delivery of effective & accurate project progress reports that can be analysed and understood at all levels within the organisation.
  • Responsible for project stakeholder management to ensure effective delivery of project objectives – including escalation management.
  • Creation and control of project plans for departmental, cross departmental, and companywide projects.
  • Responsible for project delivery risk and issue management, including the identification and implementation of risk and issue mitigating actions.
  • Motivate a multi-disciplinary team to achieve project objectives, through driving the team’s performance so that every individual understands their individual contribution and how it impacts the site.
  • Supporting other site project managers to develop standard reporting templates and KPIs.
  • Proactively managing issues, proposing mitigation/response plans to resolve issues and effectively implementing the action plan.
  • Ensure highest Quality & Compliance standards. Participate and Comply with the company’s Quality Management System.
  • Support the development and running of the Project Management Office on site.
  • Responsible for supporting a culture of Continuous Improvement by deploying Lean Six Sigma tools.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Appropriate 3rd level or engineering trade qualification.
  • Project management qualification such as Project Management Professional etc.
  • Lean six sigma experience is essential, minimum yellow belt, preferable green belt.
  • A minimum of eight to ten years of relevant experience in project delivery of a broad spectrum of projects in the Pharma industry preferably including experience managing sterile or Biologics projects.
  • Demonstrated ability in holding project team members responsible for results and being decisive about non-performers.
  • Demonstrated change management abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to realize improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrated successes in a team environment, such as project teams, Six Sigma team, PITs etc.
  • Demonstrated high level of problem solving and facilitation skills.
  • Advanced PC skills such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Experience with Management Systems such as PM, EHS, Trackwise, SAP, PRINCE, Microsoft PM etc.
  • Stakeholder management of multi decision makers, colleagues, peers and cross functional teams.
  • Individual who manages very well under pressure and proven workload prioritisation capabilities.
  • Understands the typical project life cycle from concept through to qualification in a strongly regulated GMP environments and has significant proven experience in this area.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills necessary to build and maintain high performance project management teams.
  • Excellent presentation skills.

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