Technology Transfer Project Manager
The Technology Transfer Project Manager is part of the Business Management Department and responsible for the effective and efficient management of client-related projects in order to maximize client service and satisfaction in the overall best interest of Thermo Fisher.
The Technology Transfer Project Manager is able to understand the technical requirements of the client and business and identify solutions aligned with these requirements.
In addition the Technology Transfer Project Manager is actively involved in the client negotiation process for (new) projects in the areas of technology transfer portion (including validation for commercial production).
The scope of the position covers three major areas :
Client Experience and Relationship Management
Essential Functions :
New Business Development :
Contribute and provide key inputs to the definition of new business opportunities while meeting with the existing / potential clients, together with the Business Management, during technical meetings with the scope of obtaining new products or the revision of the progress status / completion of projects.
Technology Transfer :
Maintain continuous contact with the clients, focusing on the clients’ requirements and the interests of the company.
Generate key documentation including the Technology Transfer Checklist, Gap Analysis that includes process design, Technology Transfer Master Plan / Scope, Technology Transfer Report, Project Timeline and Action Item lists.
Project Management :
Lead, track, follow up and monitor key network project activities to ensure alignment with expectations and agreed-upon timeline.
Oversee planning, execution and closure of all Engineering / Feasibility / Optimization phase activities.
Chair regular meetings and correspondence between internal and client teams.
Optimization of the Production Process :
Contribute to the optimization of the production process, with continuous efforts to increase project savings on the technical side.
While maintaining compliance with cGMP and company procedures
Risk Management :
Advice the Site Business Management with the definition of the technical risks related to the acquisition of the new job orders, through collecting necessary details required for the evaluation, and completing the evaluation, respecting the interests of the company.
Work closely with the Process Engineer to fully understand scope and requirements for projects triggered by events on existing commercial products.
PDS Relationship Management :
Work closely with Pharmaceutical Development Services (PDS) formulator to follow and understand early stage product development for PDS-to-Commercial product transfers for the most complex cases.
Internal Support and Client Relations :
Provide support as needed to Validation and Production during the Validation / Stability phase, including review and approval of process validation documents.
All company functions
Existing key clients until the time of the production transfer from the client to Thermo Fisher
Evaluation of the Technical Costs :
Support the Commercial Quotes Group with the evaluation of the technical costs of the new job orders, providing the material technical details, production schedule, processes, and supply costs, aligning with the interests of the company.
Job Scope :
Works on complex issues for key network projects where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise.
Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent (depending on country) in a scientific / pharmaceutical area (FCT, Pharmacy, Chemistry, and Biotechnology) or in engineering.
3-5 years of previous experience in Engineering / Production / QA / QC or development of pharmaceuitcal products. PMP certification is an asset, as is client service / project management experience.