Projectmanagement Specialist

  • Weesp
  • WO
  • Salary indication €3,900-5,900
  • 40 Hours per week
  • Fulltime
  • #1AV0041110

About the job

Are you eager to learn, always innovating and a cross-functional team player? Do you like to exchange knowledge and ideas with colleagues and do you think in solutions? Then this position would be a good fit for you!

As a project management specialist you have an important supporting role in multifunctional teams in a global environment.
You will help to improve decision-making processes and prioritize work. To successfully complete projects, you are involved in developing competencies. This means that you design, plan, organize, control activities and anticipate risks.
You are responsible for the maintenance of systems and tools related to the business processes and identify, evaluate and implement new processes and improve the processes, systems and tools. With this you ensure that optimum performance is achieved.
To support collaboration, documentation, measurement and project management you will offer structure, manage and explain the existing processes, systems and tools.

You are responsible for the global management of key MS&T business processes.
This means that you are responsible for the following tasks:

Project management (PM):

  • Continuously improve the Project & Portfolio Management solutions by interacting with customers and key stakeholder.
  • Train project leaders on advanced PM skills.
  • Facilitate project kick-off meetings, enable teams to adopt proper documentation and knowledge flows, help define qualitative and quantitative resources.
  • At key project milestones, facilitate lessons learned and the communication of conclusions within the organization.
  • Lead special projects which are not covered by standard procedure.

Resource Management (RM):

  • Design, train, facilitate and monitor use of a Resource Management system and continuously improve the RM system.

Portfolio Management and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):

  • Maintain and improve Portfolio Management and KPI reporting and facilitate the use of the system.
  • Interact with the Leadership Team (LT) in order to reach clear decisions on the project portfolio.
  • Communicate with Project leads the output of these interactions.

KM in Projects:

  • Identify PM and KM tools and techniques to be adopted to maximize synergies between both systems.
  • Facilitate project kick-off meetings, enable team to adopt proper documentation and knowledge flows and help define qualitative and quantitative resources.
  • At key project milestones, facilitate lessons learned and the communication of conclusions within the organization.

Job requirements

You are in possession of:

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in a Scientific or Technical Discipline;
  • 5-10 years of (pharmaceutical) experience, with technical expertise, preferably in an international environment.

You also have experience in:

  • Working in cross-functional teams;
  • Leadership and facilitation in teams;
  • Project management (PMI certification preferred);
  • Working in / leading PMO’s;
  • Data & Analytics.

About the company

This company is an international organization and a major player in the pharmaceutical industry. About 99,000 people work for this company in at least 150 countries. They provide diagnostics, medical aids, food and medicines. Working at this company you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world, because you will be part of an organization that determines the future of healthcare.

The organization is recognized by the Top Employers Institute as a 'Top Employer' in the Netherlands. Think of innovative programs, including flexible terms of employment, personal financial planning advice, compensation for sports, individual budget training and also a trainee program for their employees.

The main work location for this position is in Weesp. This is easily accessible via Amsterdam, Utrecht, Almere and Schiphol.

What we offer

  • A temporary fulltime position for 12 months;
  • After employment through ASA, the possibility of a contract through our client;
  • An informal and multicultural environment;
  • Competitive salary;
  • Travel allowance;
  • Weekly or four-weekly payment;
  • Access to GoodHabitz with more than 100 online trainings;

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2311 CJ, Leiden

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