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Senior Technical Project Manager
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Sr. Technical project Manager Packaging (STPM)

About Astellas:

At Astellas we can offer an inspiring place to work and a chance to make your mark in doing good for others.

Our expertise, science and technology make us a pharma company. Our open and progressive culture is what makes us Astellas. It’s a culture of doing good for others and contributing to a sustainable society. Delivering meaningful differences for patients is our driving force. We all have a significant opportunity to make that difference, working locally in the areas we know best, whilst drawing inspiration from the different insights and expertise we have access to globally and from our innovative, external partners.

Our global vision for Patient Centricity is to support the development of innovative health solutions through a deep understanding of the patient experience. At Astellas, Patient Centricity isn’t a buzzword - it’s a guiding principle for action. We believe all staff have a role to play in creating a patient-centric culture and integrating an awareness of the patient into our everyday working practices, regardless of our role, team or division

Our ethos is underpinned by the Astellas Way, comprising five core values: patient focus; ownership; results; openness and integrity.

We are proud to offer an inclusive and respectful working environment that fosters collaboration and ownership. 

Our aspiration is to bring the best brains together, to provide them with world-leading tools and resources and a unique structure that fosters real agility and entrepreneurial spirit.

About This Job:

The Engineering Department (ENG) is part of the Technical Services and Facility Department and responsible for all technical and facility related services for Astellas Meppel. These technical services are related to all machinery/equipment used in the production, warehouse, QC laboratories and office environment. Additionally these technical services are also related to the utilities within Astellas Meppel used by all machinery and equipment.

In the role of STPM packaging you are responsible for (all) packaging-related projects from the initiation phase up to and including delivery of the project. Full control of project management is required, with the steering parameters being Time, Money, Quality, Information, Organization and Safety. Particularly in the phase before realization, the STPM is asked to have insight into all risks and the total scope of the project before being able to make the capital investment request and to be able to enter the realization phase.

The following dimension apply to the area of responsibility of (SR) Technical project manager:

  • A part of the total technical project portfolio of app. 10-15 million euro per year.
  • A part of the total number of 10 – 15 larger technical projects and 40 - 50 smaller technical projects per year.
  • Member of a project team and responsible for the on time delivering of subject of the total project ((partially) design phase, realisation phase, implementation phase)

Essential Knowledge & Experience

  • University of professional education (HTS(+)(or alike)) with a clear technical background
  • Knowledge of project management
  • Talent Organization (good helicopter view, be able to distinguish minor- and major issues), motivated,
  • Enthusiasm, pro-active, supporting.
  • Knowledge of technical installations, industrial IT, calibration principles and maintenance concepts.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, presentations, reporting)
  • Problem analyses and Judgement
  • Strongly service oriented.
  • Discipline, independent and Quality/SHE attitude
  • English language in word and writing

Preferred Educations/Qualifications

  • University of professional education (HTS(+)(or alike)) with a clear technical background

Minimum Experience:

  • Experience in the area of (pharmaceutical) packaging processes.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical area is preferred.
  • Experience with project management
  • Experience with maintenance concepts

Job Specific Skills

  • Be able to challenge the vendor in finding the right technical solutions for the given problem
  • Being the technical conscience of the TS&FD department by technical solutions proposed by vendors.
  • Assuring a technical continuity of all related equipment by contributing technical advices and solutions

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.