Location: Mechelen



The role of the senior project manager (product development) is to lead, plan, execute and finalize projects within given time, cost and quality constraints. The project manager is a member of the R&D team.

  • Facilitate project initiation and scope definition.
  • Support the project sponsor in preparation of business cases and quote preparation for external partner or CDx projects.
  • Conduct and lead product development projects and teams.
  • Define and manage the delivery of the project’s objectives, both from an operational and business delivery point of view.
  • Manage the project interfaces & stakeholders (internal & external incl. development and CDx partners).
  • Project budget management.
  • Draft and submit budget proposals and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.
  • Manage project costs within approved budget and report on actuals versus planned
  • Manage resources, coordinating all efforts within the company, including third-party services or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan.
  • Ensure quality and compliance throughout the project’s life cycle.
  • Develop project plans (scenario based) and associated communications documents.
  • Plan and track schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, and presentations to project sponsors, internal and external (partner) stakeholders and appropriate governance bodies.
  • Define and manage project success criteria & risks and disseminate them to involved parties throughout the project life cycle.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management in interaction with other project and/or program managers.
  • 15-20% travel.

Requested competences and skills:

  • Master’s degree (preferably in a scientific or engineering orientation), or equivalent by experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in project management of product development projects
  • Experience in healthcare industry, preferably management of IVD or medical device projects
  • Knowledge and understanding of national and international (CE, FDA) QA/QC and regulatory requirements)
  • Experience in managing complex, multi-site and or multi-company projects is an asset
  • Strong business acumen
  • Strong people management skills, influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter
  • Teamplayer
  • Result oriented and able to work under pressure
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Good analytical and decision-making skills
  • Thrives in a fast paced and changing environment
  • Well-developed influencing skills
  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken)
  • MS Office
  • MS-Project is a plus