Programme and Operations Manager
Senior Vacancy – Mologic Ltd
Date Posted: 18/01/16
Location: Thurleigh, North Bedfordshire (MK44 2YP)
Salary: Commensurate to Experience
Position Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time
To apply: Please send CV and a covering letter/email for the attention of Mark Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mologic Ltd, a leading-edge diagnostics company that combines fundamental science with simple point of care tests to transform human and non-human healthcare, is seeking a senior manager to join its management team as a direct result of securing investment. This dynamic company is engaged in the development and commercialisation of its diagnostic product portfolio on an aggressive timescale, whilst continuing to provide world-class research and development services to an exclusive client portfolio.
The Programme and Operations Manager will be required to orchestrate the full diversity of projects to an exacting standard, incorporating the requirements of each in respect to clinical and regulatory affairs, clinical sample access, pilot scale manufacturing, and scientific delivery in accordance with project plans. The manager will also be expected to contribute to product specification and pre-marketing while managing the clinical validation work to support timely product launch.
Reporting to the CEO, the individual will be working within a close management team, drawing on the skills and experience of project leaders, regulatory manager and manufacturing manager. This position will require first-class management and organisational skills, addressing the planning and co-ordination requirements across multiple disciplines, and maintaining an effective level of communication throughout the company.
As a small company of 34 employees, the business is highly scientific in orientation with 28 scientists, therefore any candidate will need to have a relevant scientific qualification. A medical/life sciences background or experience of bringing a product to market in a regulated environment is essential. Direct experience of developing and bringing to market a diagnostic product will be advantageous. The successful candidate will have clearly demonstrable experience of successfully converting innovation into a commercialised product within a small business (venture backed) environment, and ideally with experience of managing multiple projects at any given time.
IT skills with the usual cohort of project tools (MS project, Excel etc.) are a must, along with a sound understanding of project financial management and personnel motivation skills.
Finally, anyone interested in applying must have a “can do” and self-motivating attitude wherein they will seek out work rather than wait to be given a task. A practical capability in many aspects of product development will be helpful in order to support project planning and execution.