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Octapharma specializes in the development of highly pure pharmaceuticals made of human blood plasma. As part of a family-owned enterprise, Octapharma in Vienna is not only the largest production site, but also a successful research location of the Octapharma Group. Since our company continues to grow, we are now hiring for our team:

Head of Project Management (m/f/d)

Your new challenges which will inspire you:

  • Disciplinary and functional lead of project managers within the department
  • Manage, steer and coordinate all CAPEX projects within Operations
  • Facilitation of site development strategies including set up of investment programs
  • Temporary acting as Senior Project Manager for selected strategic and large investment projects
  • Lead site prioritization process and facilitate project management related processes
  • Active contract management and claim management for strategic projects
  • Responsibility of project budgeting
  • Visualize project portfolio dependencies, risks and bottlenecks in order to reach defined goals and benefits
  • Responsible for project management database, organize and coordinate project management trainings
  • Provides data analysis and recommendations based on system reporting

Your profile that will convince us: 

  • Completed technical education in mechanical engineering, process engineering, chemical engineering or biotechnology
  • Substantial Experience as Project Manager for large CAPEX projects
  • Min. 3 years of experience in a leadership role within Project Management
  • Entrepreneurial and strategic thinker
  • Independent and precise way of working
  • Experience in the pharma business is a plus
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • An excellent command of English and German
  • Willingness to occasional business trips
  • Analytical, process and goal-oriented way of acting
  • High level of self-motivation, personal responsibility, and problem-solving skills

Our attractive benefits for you:

  • Wide range of tasks in an international setting, flexibility and personal responsibility
  • Reliable employer with generous employee benefits and a salary customary in the market.
  • Familiar setting of a family-owned enterprise with benefits such as Do & Co staff restaurant, extraordinary staff events and many more:

Additional information:

The minimum gross wage according to the collective agreement (chemical industry) for your new job is EUR 5.745,26. We strive to adapt your salary to your range of tasks and to your profile, which is why we are ready to pay wages higher than collectively agreed.

We are looking forward to new, committed employees who join forces with us to promote our strong growth in order to keep enabling our patients to live a better life – because it is in our blood! Is it in your blood too? We are looking forward to receiving your application via our online career portal.

Your contact:

Vera Molnar
Octapharma Pharmazeutika Produktionsges.m.b.H.
Oberlaaer Straße 235, 1100 Wien
T: +43 (1) 610 32 – 4106

About Octapharma

Headquartered in Lachen, Switzerland, Octapharma is one of the largest human protein manufacturers in the world, developing and producing human proteins from human plasma and human cell lines.

Octapharma employs nearly 12,000 people worldwide to support the treatment of patients in 118 countries with products across three therapeutic areas: Immunotherapy, Haematology and Critical Care.

Octapharma has seven R&D sites and five state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Austria, France, Germany and Sweden, and operates more than 195 plasma donation centres across Europe and the US. Octapharma has 40 years of experience in patient care.

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  • Total Jobs 29 Jobs
  • Category Private Company
  • Region A-Austria
  • Full Address Oberlaaer Straße
  • Company-video
  • Number of employees 8.300 global
  • Branche Pharmazeutische Industrie
  • Foto credits (c) Octapharma


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