Based in Brussels or Jumet, you will join a collaborative team, full of passionate change-makers. You will be a key member of an international and dynamic team in a fast-growing and innovative organization of 300+ people, fully supported by prominent investors and international organizations (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, European Investment Bank, Major impact funds…).

MISSION

As Project Manager Officer you will be responsible for:

  • Strongly support CAPEX Project/Program Managers, 
  • Develop & optimize Project/Program Management practices (governance, methodology, organization, tools),
  • Manage small CAPEX, Real Estate & Facilities projects.

Operationally you will report directly to the Head of CAPEX, with an international & global scope: Univercells, Univercells Technologies, Univercells Vaccines, Unizima & Exothera.

With your project and technical expertise, you will mainly collaborate with the Infrastructure, maintenance, business, procurement & legal teams.


RESPONSIBILITIES

As PMO your key responsibilities will be to: 

  • Establish and manage PMO tools for infrastructure investment projects: project charter, project execution plan, resource management plan, risk management plan, quality management plan, project communications plan, knowledge management plan…
  • Align with other PMO methodologies within the group (corporate projects, development projects…),
  • Give support in administrative tasks on the projects: financials, planning, forecasting, staffing, boarding, 
  • Administrative follow up of procedures, deliverables, and training plans,
  • Manage documentation, 
  • Prepare meetings & reports, 
  • Drive meetings,
  • Define & continuously optimize the best-in-class project & program management practices

As PM you will: 

  • Manage small (non-GMP) CAPEX projects (TIC < 5M€), from inception/feasibility/conception studies to handover, keeping on track all project variables (expected benefits, risks, scope, cost, quality, time),
  • Coordinate with the different users and project stakeholders (maintenance, IT, finance, EHS, Quality …)
  • Manage Real Estate and Facilities projects and related regular contracts.
  • Train (& coach) internal and external partners & stakeholders, in a disruptive & efficient way, concerning PMO methodology & tools in place.
  • Build a reliable international PM/PMO network (internal, suppliers, experts) and partnerships.
  • Perform methodology, technology, and business intelligence on the market (Intra & cross-sector) to anticipate trends and maintain the level of expertise (Agile practices, big data/AI, Knowledge Management, digitalization…).
  • Lead continuous improvement & Operational Excellence initiatives.
  • Act as an ambassador of good project management practices awareness across the organization.


REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

  • Engineer, MSc in Biotechnology or Process Engineering, or equivalent acquired through experience.
  • 2+ years of successful and relevant experience in project and portfolio management of which some in an international environment.
  • Experience in the biotech GMP environment is a plus (e.g., Viral Vectors for Cell & Gene Therapy, Viral Vaccines, Vaccines). 
  • Excellent track record on CAPEX projects, from strategy definition to execution.
  • Team player, with strong demonstrated interpersonal skills.
  • Right First Time & Customer-oriented.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, pragmatism, and positive critical thinking.
  • Project certification (PMI, Prince2, Agile) is a clear plus. 
  • Resilience and agility in a demanding environment.
  • Fluent in English and French, Spanish is a plus.