Project Manager - Intertek321

Job Information

Job Title: Project Manager
Job Code: 
Job Category: Project Management
Job Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Do you have previous knowledge and experience as a Project Manager in a Good Practice (GxP) regulatory laboratory within the chemical, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical industry?

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing, dynamic, successful team as part of a FTSE 100 company?

Do you want to work for a company that rewards performance?

If you answered yes to all of the above, we want to hear from you, as we have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join our dynamic team based in Manchester.

Due to the key requirements of the role involving working within a GLP, GCP and GMP regulated laboratory we cannot process applications that do not meet the requirements stated above.

Intertek’s support for Chemical & Pharmaceutical industries goes beyond assurance, testing, inspection, and certification. 

Their global network of sophisticated, highly regulated and advanced laboratories, coupled with their scientific expertise offers clients a broad scope of expert support, from accelerating new product research and development to helping them protect their intellectual property.

This resource, coupled with field of regulatory experts and experienced scientists and engineers from the industry, enables Intertek to ensure the safety, quality and performance of new products, while providing true problem-solving and business improvement support.

Job Responsibilities

Intertek Pharma Services Manchester (IPSM) has an extensive range of analytical instrumentation and provides analytical services to customers in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, personal care and speciality chemical sectors in a GLP, GCP and GMP regulated laboratory.  

As Project Manager (PM) you will coordinate and manage a range of GLP, GMP and/or GCP regulated analytical studies, ensuring delivery is on time and within budget. 

The successful candidates will provide act as a GLP Study Director, GCP Responsible Scientist and/or GMP Project Manager for regulatory studies conducted on behalf of customer businesses.  

Project Management Responsibilities 

Drive performance through setting clear performance expectations

Managing client expectations and concern for impact

Manage and deliver a personal portfolio of analytical studies and investigations

Contribute to post project reviews aimed at identifying key learning points and where necessary initiating and delivering appropriate improvement plans to address deficiencies in project delivery and overspend/resource utilization

Archive studies within timeframe

Ensure optimal use of available resources [people, instrumentation and equipment] and strive to improve cost effectiveness through good work scheduling, project management and effective experimental design.

Ensure all analysts have full clarity of the analytical work programme agreed with the client before work commences

Additional information

The Manchester site operates on a flexible working basis where core hours are 37.5 hours per week. The role holder must be willing to work to a flexible schedule as the business requires. 

A successful PM must possess strong organizational and communication skills in addition to scientific knowledge to manage the complexity of tasks and relationships associated with the conduct of a study project. A project manager needs to be able to communicate effectively with the client and with the analytical team.  Project management is the facilitation of planning, organizing, securing and managing resources, and controlling or monitoring progress to achieve the specified project goals. 

At IPSM we manage a wide range of projects to GMP, including but not limited to


Stability Studies

Characterisation Studies

For a wide range of products, e.g.

Pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals

Biological materials

Veterinary medicines

Raw materials


Job Qualifications

Required skills and experience

Good IT literacy skills

B.Sc / MSc/ PhD in Chemistry (or related scientific discipline)

At least 5 years’ experience in the practical and theoretical aspects is essential

Broad knowledge and awareness of technical specialism is essential

Proven experience in effective and efficient project delivery is essential

Comprehensive  experience of working in a GxP regulatory laboratory essential

Good practical laboratory and problem-solving skills

Personal Qualities


Promotes company values to others and supports values in daily activities and decisions

Results driven to focus contribution on activities which meet company goals and deliver the greatest value

Ability to critique and improve activities through continuous improvement and innovation

Ability to demonstrate exceptional customer service

The ability to demonstrate respect, equity and empathy for a diverse community

Motivated, self-starter

Encourage teamwork (promote operational synergies and alignment) to support each other, our customers and grow together

Highly energised mind-set with willingness and desire to learn and adapt individually 

Drive performance by ensuring performance expectations are met

Fosters integrity and honesty

Ensure compliance to company, industry and regulatory standards

Highly organised with strong attention to detail

Confident communicator (written/ oral) and able to build rapport, quickly and effectively

Demonstrates flexibility and resilience in order to meet the demands of the role

Good presentation skills 

Making and taking responsibility for, and demonstrating commitment to appropriate decisions in a timely manner

Ability to handle difficult conversations effectively and bring to a successful conclusion for all parties involved.

How to Apply

Please provide a CV, Covering Letter (outlining your suitability for the role) and Salary Expectations to including the reference Intertek321. All candidates will be required to confirm eligibility to work in the UK before starting employment.

As a matter of courtesy, we will try to respond to all applications. However, due to the volume of applications received, we may not be able to respond to individual candidates. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. Please do not let this deter you from applying for vacancies in the future should you meet the minimum requirements of the role.

Intertek operates a preferred supplier arrangement and we do not accept unsolicited approaches from agencies

Closing Date 

2nd January 2018