Digital Project Manager

Posted 15 November 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineProduct Management
Contact NameFintan Ferguson

Job description

Freelance Digital Project Manager

Start: ASAP

Length: 6 Months + Extensions

Location: 1 Day in Brussels and 4 Days Remote

Essential Languages: English

Desirable Languages: French or Dutch

We are looking for a Digital Project Manager to strengthen our Digital Sciences team within Pharmaceutical Sciences (PS) Department. PS is turning small molecules into valuable medicines (CMC Development) and we're evolving. Our ambition is to leverage Digital Sciences to transform the way we develop patient solutions by combining innovative technologies, growing our people, and optimizing our processes with trusted data to be more competitive.

Specific professional/technical expertise and key skills required:

  • Degree, preferably Master, within Business Administration/Engineering/Computer Science
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience
  • Strong project management experience in delivering digital and/or IT projects (agile project management experience is an asset)
  • Preferably familiar with Pharma (development, research or GxP manufacturing) or similar environment (Chemicals, FMCG, etc.)
  • Appetite for Industry 4.0 opportunities and Pharma digital solutions for CMC Development (digital operations / smart laboratory, predictive sciences, etc.)
  • Experience of working in a multi-vendor environment and managing projects through 3rd party vendors
  • Strong knowledge of IT implementation models and challenges
  • Financial analysis and evaluation of initiatives (business case)
  • Strong stakeholder management
  • Self-driven and proven capabilities in identifying, initiating, and engaging in change activities
  • Proven leadership capabilities within project execution
  • Team-player, proactive, adaptable, and enthusiastic
  • Professional attitude towards colleagues and external parties across different cultures and professions
  • Ability to work independently and define and develop own targets and tasks
  • Ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence
  • English (fluent written and spoken) communication skills
  • Ability to travel on occasion



  1. Lead and manage strategic digital projects (digital operations / smart laboratory, predictive sciences, etc.)
    1. Plan, coordinate and manage digital projects according to best practices
    2. Capture business requirements, identify improvement opportunities and shape initiatives (including defining delivery model and confirming business case)
    3. Perform deliverables tracking and review
    4. Perform project risk management
    5. Perform accurate reporting and good financial stewardship
    6. Perform active and open communication with stakeholders
    7. Provide efficient support to project team and stakeholders
    8. Secure end-to-end project delivery
  1. Deliver efficient change management and communication
  2. Steer internal and external partners
  3. Support Head of Digital Sciences in defining further and monitoring a set of projects (portfolio) aligned with Digital roadmap for Pharmaceutical Sciences and enabling Digital Business Transformation
  4. Improve Digital Sciences project methodology
    1. Contribute to the continuous improvement of good practices for project management
    2. Create reusable assets and templates
    3. Develop agile project management for digital implementation


  1. Ensure quality of digital implementations
    1. Assess Pharmaceutical Sciences requirements and select relevant technology options
    2. Contribute to digital solutions design
    3. Secure efficient handover between project and operation teams
    4. Ensure efficient adoption by Pharmaceutical Sciences end-users
    5. Coordinate with IT and ensure implementation according to IT standards