Due to continued expansion and internal career progression, Almac Clinical Technologies is currently recruiting for a number of Project Managers to come and join the team at our Craigavon (Northern Ireland) and Charnwood (Loughborough, UK) sites
We have opportunities for both experienced Project Managers and Trainee Project Managers. We expect that Trainee Project Managers will have limited project management experience, so we offer an excellent on the job training and mentoring programme to help you upskill on the job specific knowledge.
Trainee Project Managers will initially be offered a 12 month fixed term with a view to a permanent contract and promotion to Project Manager depending on performance, offering a great opportunity to establish and cement your career in project management.
At Almac, we provide further opportunities for career and professional development for everyone, a supportive and collaborative work culture and the chance to be part of an exceptional team of talented and like-minded people.
Project Management at Almac
What we do :
Our Project Managers are responsible for the overall delivery of Interactive Response Technology (IRT) projects for both the initial build and maintenance phases. As a Project Manager in Clinical Technologies, you will have core responsibilities for budget, timelines, scope, quality and risk management, but also get involved in trouble-shooting, process improvement and department level training and improvement initiatives.
Who are our customers :
Our external customers include Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Clinical Research Organisation (CRO) companies worldwide. We place equal emphasis on working relationships with our internal customers, who include Developers, Testers, Design Managers (Business Analysts), Systems Managers, Project Coordinators, Project Specialists and Quality Assurance, to name a few.
Our Position in the market place :
Almac Clinical Technologies has a strong reputation for building an Interactive Response Technology (IRT) software solution that can be customised to support the most complex of Clinical Trial study designs. Available in multiple modalities, our market-leading solution for Patient Randomisation and Trial Supply Management, IXRS3®, is the most configurable and customisable Interactive Response Technology available.
Why should you come and work for Almac Clinical Technologies Project Management department?
– Supportive training package and mentoring structure to aid your application of cross-transferrable skills with On the Job Learning of IRT within this specialist sector to mutual benefit
– Almac has been consistently growing year on year, which combined with the client facing and product knowledge skills you will gain and refine, opens up the potential to a range of career progression opportunities both inside and outside of the Project Management sphere
– We actively encourage a collaborative and consultative approach both internally and externally
– Proactive problem prevention and issue resolution offers an interesting dimension to the role
– Job diversity means that no two days are truly the same
We recognise that we work in a very unique market, so we offer supportive on the job training and a mentoring structure that is designed to help you hone your project management skills to deliver in our industry.
We are looking for talented people with project management or coordination skills, who are looking for a new challenge in a niche environment that is highly regulated. At Almac Clinical Technologies change is a necessary part of our culture for you to embrace along with continual learning and development to ensure we meet the ever evolving needs of the clinical trial environment.
We highly value the skills of our Project Managers, not least their communication, positive attitude, organisation, commitment to quality and willingness to go the extra mile. To us, transferable skills are vital and we have welcomed a wide range of people from lots of professional backgrounds to our team.
See for yourself!
Mark Prentice | Project Manager
What qualities are required for your job - personal and professional?
Communication is key for project management. As you are the main point of contact for your projects, being able to communicate with both the customer and internal teams efficiently and effectively is extremely important. Being able to adapt the message you are communicating to specific people also makes life a lot easier!
Organisation and time management skills are also vital, as you face many timelines that must be met to ensure you deliver what is expected. You need to have a strong character to deal with any setbacks and communicate key messages to all departments, as you may be reliant on them meeting their timelines for you to meet yours. There are also occasions when you have to deliver difficult messages to your clients, and again a strong, confident and open personality can really help in this regard. The ability to thrive under pressure and being enthusiastic are also important to succeed in the role.
What does a typical day in your job involve?
In my role, there really is no typical day! However, a day would normally consist of coming into the office between 7:30am and 8am, and catching up with email correspondence from the previous day. Tasks really do vary from this point, and often include: conference calls/meetings with clients, liaising with other departments within Almac, troubleshooting issues for end users, maintaining documentation, dealing with project scope & budgets, and ensuring that any deliverables for my projects are met in a timely fashion. Attending and delivering training is also a common occurrence, as the clinical trial industry is fast paced and always changing!
How do you balance your career with your personal life?
I try to balance my job with my home life by organising and prioritising tasks both within and outside of work, and setting specific goals or tasks to be completed on both a daily and weekly basis. Ensuring these tasks are completed allows me to leave work with a sense of achievement, and also enables me to switch off at home knowing that nothing has been left unfinished. I am fortunate to have flexible working hours, which means I can organise my work around any family appointments and events where feasible.
We are looking for exceptional people who can bring their skills and knowledge to deliver in our specialist sector. Closing date: 20th July