Project Manager - Manufacturing

Company
Abcam
Location
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
07 Jan 2021
Closes
05 Feb 2021
Ref
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Discipline
Manufacturing
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Join Abcam as a Project Manager - Manufacturing

About us

With offices across the US, Europe, and Asia, Abcam is one of the leading life science companies today, achieving multi-year double digit growth with the aim of helping scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. It's our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you'll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.

Mission - To serve life scientists to achieve their mission faster

Vision - To be the most influential life sciences company for researchers worldwide

Strategy - To deliver sustainable, profitable, long-term growth

About the Role

In order to meet Abcam's ambitious growth targets, we are looking for a global Project Manager to help drive projects delivering improvements in manufacturing quality, efficiency and scalability.

Reporting to the Director of Global Technical Operations, you will assist a small multi-disciplinary team working to deliver solutions to complex design and engineering problems. You will be required to manage a diverse range of projects from small-scale feasibility studies to full manufacturing system rollouts. Proficiency working in multiple cross-functional teams and ability set priorities whilst maintaining exceptional attention to detail are essential requirements.

Day-to-day activities would include providing project management support through scheduling, task planning, team organisation, development of budgets/financial models and preparation of other supporting documentation as required. A key component of this work will be leveraging the effectiveness of the team's activities through building positive and trusted relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

The breadth of this this interesting and varied role provides considerable freedom to shape your future career whilst creating maximum company impact. Some level of international travel is likely to be required due to the global scope of the position.

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead, guide and motivate small multi-disciplinary teams working on core strategic projects
  • Define project scope, guidelines, milestones and task allocation
  • Ensure all projects follow execution best practices
  • Identify development opportunities and help drive continuous improvement in manufacturing processes, systems, hardware and capacity utilisation .
  • Manage a diverse portfolio of smaller projects and/or larger individual projects.
  • Provide weekly performance feedback to the group on resource allocation, risks, issues and schedule adherence
  • Prepare and develop project plans, documents, schedules, budgets and risk management strategy
  • Build positive, trusted and effective relationships with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Partner with Abcam R&D groups to manage in-house proof-of-concept experiments/projects that will inform subsequent equipment design studies
  • Manage laboratory equipment vendors, solution providers and engineering contractors on instrument / hardware integration projects

Skills and Experience Required
  • Degree in business, scientific, technical or engineering discipline
  • Proven track record of delivering projects within a multidisciplinary team in a complex technical environment
  • Highly organised, able to work to deadlines and prioritise effectively
  • Strong consultative, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility and judgement in redefining project objectives or scope in a fast-evolving commercial and technical landscape
  • Commercially and technically astute, able to understand interdependencies of goals, resourcing, risks and issues across multiple projects
  • Experience preparing and presenting investment plans or project proposals
  • Equally comfortable working independently or as part of a team
  • Passion for technology and an understanding of the potential of manufacturing automation


Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (which includes shares for eligible employees), a culture focused on wellbeing and opportunities for growth and development.

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package, including our award-winning share scheme, a market leading family policy, a culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development, as well as a highly flexible working environment.

What's more, as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer, we are recognized globally as an organization that's diverse, inclusive and supports women in the workplace.

Inclusion & Diversity - Abcam is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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