Senior CMC Project Lead

  • Permanent
  • France

During a time of rapid expansion, an incredible new opportunity has become available with one of the world’s pioneers in gene therapy, working as a Senior CMC project manager.


This opening provides you with the opportunity to substantially advance improvements in the viral vector industry, for the treatment of orphan diseases. You will hold a highly visible role in the collaborative effort to transform the lives of patients suffering from these disorders.


Driving the overall success of these projects, you will work closely with multidisciplinary teams from the point of initiation through to completion in the development and manufacturing process. You will also be required to manage client relationships and coordinate with sales and marketing departments.



You will be responsible for:

  • Adopt responsibility for the overall project, coordinating from the point of launch through to conclusion
  • Management of cross-functional teams across the full lifecycle of the project
  • Leading all aspects of the project, including the definition of project scope according to customer needs, setting timelines, resource planning and risk identification
  • Close collaboration with both the internal commercial stakeholders of the company, supporting pre-sales operations through preliminary client meetings and establishment of project proposals
  • The management of strong, predominantly international client relationships. Careful project monitoring and analysis, to predict, negate or overcome project hurdles that could impact delivery, ensuring client commitments are upheld


You will bring to the role:

  • 10 years minimum experience in a relevant role, preferably in gene therapy development and production
  • A PhD in life science or a degree in a similar field
  • Fluent in English, with an intermediate standard of French
  • Project management experience in an industrial setting, including experience with the production and development of biologics


You can expect in return:


  • A competitive salary and generous package
  • Growth opportunities within a rapidly expanding organisation
  • Potential for some homeworking


If you have the skills and experience for this opportunity and the ambition to take on this position, please call Archie for further details or email your CV today.

Contact Archie at +44 1273 727 930 / +33 170 700 854 or

Archie is an Executive Search Consultant at Haybury covering Europe, UK, North America and Asia.

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