ABC Worldwide Pty (Ltd)
Cape Town, WC, South Africa
Head Of Program Management
Cape Town, Western Cape
Market Related per year
Open to All Candidates
Our client requires a Head of Program Management to contribute to its mission of establishing local biological and vaccine manufacturing capability at its Cape Town based site. Being the only one of its kind in South Africa, our client strives to respond to the vaccine needs of the developing countries, specifically South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. This is a particularly exciting time for the company as it continues to grow, strengthen, and build on its success and further develop its capabilities, products, services, and market diversification.
The successful incumbent will report to Chief Operations Officer.
Job Purpose Ensure that the project portfolio is successfully scoped, executed, and documented in line with the organisation’s strategic and operational objectives. Key Duties & Responsibilities
Primary Responsibilities: Managing the Project Management Office and provide support to individual project managers. Direct Project Management of some of the major projects Development and presentation of project business cases Prioritisation of projects in conjunction with Executive Management Custodian of the Project Management methodology and standards. Stakeholder relationship management between our client and partners including tech transfer partners and technical and project consultants and partners. Manage the operational excellence function to achieve agreed outputs. Balance and manage inter-dependencies between projects. Negotiating with operational heads for required resources once a project has been approved. Ensuring resource allocation is driven by the relative project priorities. Provide strategic support to ensure inter-departmental synergies and behaviour within a comprehensive programme management governance framework. Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved. Procure contingency resource(s) as and when required for large infrastructure or specific technical projects. Continually strive to deliver solutions through teamwork that ensures continuous improvement through innovative solutions. Active guidance, coaching, and mentoring of departmental staff. Ensure compliance in accordance with the Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965 and the Pharmacy Act 53 of 1974, and the organization’s policies, procedures, and other applicable laws. Continuously build and support a sound quality assurance culture aligned to cGMP within the company
Technical Competencies required to perform this aspect of the role: Project Management Technical Manufacturing Management Resource & Capacity Planning & Management South African Labour Legislation Coaching & Mentoring of peers & staff Processes Development and Review Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project. Technical Report Writing Operational Costing & Budgeting Coaching & Mentoring of peers & staff cGMP vaccine manufacturing- quality and regulatory compliance knowledge, i.e. SAHPRA and WHO Total Quality Management & Quality Management Systems Data development, trending & reporting Experience & industry accreditation/ knowledge
Required: At least 10 years’ experience in vaccine / biotech /pharma industry or equivalent. At least 10 years’ project management experience. At least 5 years’ experience at middle to senior management level. Demonstrated experience in scoping and executing multiple technical projects. Experience in quality and regulatory compliance within a cGMP facility. Experience in business and operational planning. Knowledge and proven implementation of change management principles. Participation in developing a departmental budget and monitoring expenditures for multiple projects & funding sources.
Preferred: Experience in managing a Programme management office would be preferable including experience with the following aspects. Experience in develop project management strategy and framework Develop PM processes & procedures based on proven methodology Develop PM norms and standards in line with the pharmaceutical industry Establish, implement PM tools and techniques (systems) Working knowledge of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing related legislation Experience in aseptic (sterile) manufacturing Experience in having faced successfully local and/ or international quality audits. Experience in general business management within a commercial environment. Qualifications
Required: University Graduate in an appropriate applied technical area, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Engineering.
Preferred: Engineering graduate Internationally recognized Project management qualification such as PMI or Prince 2® Recognition is given to Prior Learning and practical experience.
Biotech, Health Care, Medical, Pharmaceutical