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Project Manager – Animal Pharmaceuticals – Shrewsbury

Job Purpose:

Our client is an international specialist in veterinary pharmaceuticals products, one of the fastest growing global brands in the Veterinary market, with expertise is in the development, manufacture, and sales and marketing of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide. We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to assist in the management of our client’s pipeline of animal health products in Product Development, across multiple projects and international project teams. The role will report to the Senior Manager, Portfolio Management.

The Project Manager will be self-motivated, organized, detail oriented with a commitment to ensuring projects are completed according to the agreed plan.

You will work closely with the Project Team Leaders and the project team to update budgets, timelines and tasks in the MS projects plans on a monthly basis and support the teams in managing risks and understanding critical path

Responsibility for ensuring that all key project management documents are available and up to date; providing regular budget and timeline updates to Finance and Senior Management as well as portfolio level reporting as requested;

You should be willing to work on multiple concurrent projects with international project teams; and interested helping out wherever expertise allows.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Write and Maintain project plans using the information provided by project teams.
  • Provide project financial and status updates as required.
  • Support Implementation of MS Project Server and SharePoint as requested
  • Provide Portfolio Level reporting as requested
  • Balance the project management support needs of multiple concurrent projects with international project teams.
  • Provide additional project and portfolio management support as needed to ensure the continued timely delivery of the pipeline of animal health products.

Key Attributes:

  • Commercial and Business Acumen
  • Engagement
  • Project Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Management
  • Customer Service
  • Results Focused
  • Product and Technical Knowledge

Person Specification:

Behaviour and Values

  • Committed to delivering excellence
  • Enthusiastic and results driven
  • Able to take calculated risks
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Team player
  • Willing and able to go the extra mile


  • Commitment to ensuring projects are completed correctly
  • Self-motivated
  • Highly organized and detail oriented


  • College degree preferable
  • Certification as Project Manager (PMI or APM)

Knowledge and Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ work experience within project management.
  • Experience with MS project and project management methodology
  • Must be a team player with flexibility to get any task completed
  • Mandatory to have solid interpersonal skills and be adaptable
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office) and an ability to pick up new systems & software, including MS Project and others as required
  • Demonstrate strong analytical & organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology
  • Proficiency in English essential

In addition, the following, whilst not essential, are desirable…

  • Experience with Project Server/online and SharePoint
  • Knowledge of project management in the Pharmaceutical Industry

If you’d lile to discover more and would like an informal chat, please contact Nick Farren +44 7867 339009

Business Systems Manager – Animal Pharma – Cheshire or Yorks

Business Systems Manager

Our client, an international specialist veterinary pharmaceuticals business, has an opportunityfor an experienced Business Systems Manager.

In this role you will engage with various areas of the business identifying and managing IT solutions within the company; you will be in conversations with various areas of the business to ascertain how to improve processes and how technology solutions can support business improvements.

You will be leading or supporting IT projects whilst focusing on stakeholder management. You will manage the relationships between the IT department and other business areas involving consulting and identifying areas of business change.You will be the voice of the business on project and service delivery.

Main responsibilities:

Process review and definition

  • Conduct regular system process reviews with appropriate heads of departments and take the lead on opportunities to improve and streamline business processes.

Define and gather requirements, business process design, and undertake data analysis and data modelling activities with appropriate functional engagement.
  • Analyze, design and implement process improvement changes across different departments.
  • Defining processes and procedures in conjunction with other key stakeholders to optimise the performance of the business and the ways of working for its staff.

System Review, definition and implementation

  • Engage, manage and liaise with business users, internal IT teams and regional teams.
  • Review existing systems by applications demos and meeting IT personnel.
  • Proactive management and development of key systems to meet business needs.
  • Reviewing systems to ensure compliancy with all relevant national and international regulatory standards pertaining to the Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Production of conceptual high level designs that are aligned to business processes.
  • Translating requirements into highly specified project briefs.
  • To assist the Developers and Technical Support team in the successful translation of requirements into a workable solution.
  • Calculate return on investment and execute the project activities with a focus on providing efficient and cost-effective solutions.
  • Plan and manage System change and implementation programmes, focussing on internal and external resources, resourcing and scheduling, and cost.

Select and contract external resources on favourable terms for the business.
  • Support the Delivery of solutions to address business problems and requirements.
  • Support the process owners with the implementation, training and rollout of systems. Supporting users on change control and system updates.
  • Produce business documentation.

Skills required:

Hard skills 

  • Experience of BI tools.
  • Excellent Analytical and Problem solving skills.
  • Proven experience in IS service management / service control processes and change management in engineering or manufacturing sectors.
  • Good commercial understanding and ability to engage with senior management in business management.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of IS technology areas within programme and project management.
  • Experience of working with the ORACLE EBS systems suite.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Business Analysis techniques.
  • Ensuring up to date with technology and best practices to drive business improvements.

Soft skills

  • Proven track record of leading and managing people.
  • Strong communications skills.
  • Must have strong Stakeholder management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills coupled with ability to interact confidently and professionally with teams and people from all backgrounds and disparate skill levels.
  • Good team player able to run, challenge and influence teams where they are not direct reports.

About our client:

Our client is an international specialist veterinary pharmaceuticals and related products business. Their expertise is in the development, manufacture and sales and marketing of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide. They have offices across 21 countries in Europe and North America, they export to over 40 countries worldwide and have three manufacturing sites. The group employ over one thousand people and revenue in 2015 reached £203.5m. Our client’s values reflect the best aspects of behaviour and competence at every level of the business and everything about the business is underpinned by these values. How they talk to the people that matter, the way they always look to do things better and how they think of the people and the animals beyond the product. They are active in Companion Animal, Equine and Food Producing Animal products.

If you’d lile to discover more and would like an informal chat, please contact Nick Farren +44 7867 339009