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Project Manager (Packaging Technology)

Boxmeer, Netherlands; Krems an der Donau, Austria; Unterschleißheim, Germany

Job Description

We are looking for creative and self-dependent candidates with a ‘get things done’ mentality. You are technical savvy and bring excellent project management skills. You bring strong interpersonal skills, can connect on all levels and collaborate across functions and geographies.

We have an exciting new job opportunity and are looking to hire a Project Manager (Packaging Technology)

Welcome in our team

The Global Pharmaceutical Technology Support group (PTS) (> 100 employees) is the steward and owner of the science and technology and the associated processes for products in our animal health organization which are being manufactured by internal sites and external partners around the globe. The global team Packaging Technology & Support (16 employees in three teams) is responsible for and specialized in topics like new packaging systems introduction, packaging improvement, packaging systems validation and packaging issues resolution related to our entire animal health product portfolio.

Purpose of the role

Reporting to the Associate Director of Packaging Technology & Support based in Boxmeer, the Project Manager assumes responsibility for the complete life cycle of packaging solutions, including development, validation, and implementation, with a specific focus on our manufacturing sites in Europe. This encompasses projects involving new packaging, issue resolution, and enhancement initiatives. You steer projects to successful completion, evaluating the implications of implementing packaging solution standards. You provide oversight for ongoing implementation and standardization projects and instigate new initiatives aligned with the packaging strategy. Additionally, you play a vital role in participating as a subject matter expert in capex projects. Close collaboration is essential, involving coordination with R&D Product Development, Global Engineering Services, Global Supplier Management, site filling and packaging departments, as well as external suppliers of packaging materials and equipment.

This role can be based in Boxmeer (NL), Unterschleissheim (D), Krems (A) or Milton Keynes (UK).

Your profile

  • Degree in a relevant field (Packaging systems, Material Science).
  • Extensive experience with packaging, packaging material technology and packaging equipment or manufacturing position in a relevant environment (Pharma, Food).
  • Knowledge of the packaging technology business (major players in the business, trends & innovations, major technologies).
  • Excellent command of the English language.
  • Willing to travel up to 40 % of the time (predominantly Europe).
  • Living at a reasonable distance of one of the job locations mentioned above.

What we offer

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Our benefits depend on the job location but are in any case very competitive.

For Austria: The minimum annual salary for this position is €59.200,- and varies according to the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Animal Health

Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to preserving and improving health, well-being, and performance of animals and the people who care for them. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.

Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

For questions about this vacancy

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Current Employees apply HERE

Current Contingent Workers apply HERE

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Requisition ID: R278819

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