Project Manager R&D

Monaghan, Republic of Ireland
11 Jan 2019
20 Feb 2019

Our client, an agri-food company, are currently recruiting for a Project Manager for their R&D department.

Role Overview: 
•    Overall responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of projects from TRL 4/5 to full commercialisation
•    Challenge and develop strategies to commercialise projects and to build business cases for same
•    Ensuring that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
•    Measurement of project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
•    Assessment and control of risk and minimisation of uncertainty

Role Deliverables:
•    Planning and Defining Scope of projects
•    Activity Planning and Sequencing of tasks
•    Resource Planning
•    Developing Schedules and time estimation
•    Cost Estimating and Developing a Budget
•    Risk Analysis and Management 
•    Monitoring and Reporting Progress
•    Team Leadership
•    Strategic Influencing
•    Business Partnering
•    Vendor negotiation and the  development of negotiation strategies

Competencies to perform the role:
•    Leadership Skills: For employee motivatation, team development, conflict resolution and decision making on behalf of team
•    Time Management: To work with team members, customers and management
•    Financial and Budgeting: To develop and maintain a budget
•    Analytical Skills: To be able to solve problems through analysing data and making decisions that affect the project
•    Process Driven: To develop, implement, replicate and improve processes to manage increasing scale
•    Commercial Awareness: To understand the business sectors; customers; competitors and challenges to ensure successful outcomes
•    Independence: The ability to develop clear insight on business and project decisions and to justify same

Experience and Qualifications
•    Formal project management qualification/ certification (PRINCE 2; PMP)
•    BSc in science (preferably food/ horticulture/ agriculture/ biotechnology)
•    5+ years in project management and ability to demonstrate successful outcomes
•    Experience in the development of project management/ continuous improvement programmes in food/ agritech or biotechnology sectors
•    The use of project management software, such as Microsoft Project

If you are interested in applying for this role please call Linda on +353 1 2784671 or email 
Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group.

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