Project Manager, Capital Projects (m/f)
MSD Switzerland
62 dager siden


MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products.

The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-

year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

MSD’s Animal Health (MAH) division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.

This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.

A vacancy exists within our Global Engineering Solutions (GES) group for Project Manager(s) supporting capital projects in a new Animal Health site in Krems Austria .

GES mangaes significant capital projects worldwide for the company across manufacturing and research divisions and across different lines of business including Animal Health, Human Health, and in Sterile, Biologics, ,Pharmaceutical, Chem API projects at the various manufacturing sites.

There is flexibility in where the successful candidate can have their home base within Europe and if this is remote from Austria , then travel for this project would be at least 75% of time.

Reporting to the GES Area Director with local day to day reporting to a Project Director , these will be a key roles in the successful delivery of new manufacturing capability at new site for MSD Animal Health.

It is an exciting and unique opportunity to have early involvement in creation of a site and setting up the business for successful delivery of products to support a growing Animal Health franchise.

The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for managing significant portions of a overall large capital investment of several 100s of M to an aggressive timeline.

The overall project will deliver capability for biologics manufacturing including fermentations processes within existing empty shell space together with support functions of labs, media and buffer preparation as well as new buildings for support functions such as logistics and other infrastructure upgrades.

Based on the experience of the successful candidate they will be project manager for one or more aspects of the above portfolio of scope.

The role will also involve developing relationships and working very closely with the site team to understand and address business needs.

Major / Key Accountabilities

Develop project plans & strategies and successfully execute them according to established schedule, cost and performance standards.

Ensure there is a strong safety culture and performance in the execution of capital projects

Manage design, construction, commissioning and qualification, in collaboration with other project team members, operations personnel, safety and quality representatives and outside contractors and suppliers.

Track and report progress as required against project deliverables, highlight risks and mitigation plans and provide regular updates to project sponsors.


  • 3rd level Degree in Engineering or higher educational background, preferably in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • A minimum of seven years of relevant experience in project management of capital projects in a high tech industry, preferably in Pharm / Bio Pharm and including management of equipment vendors, experience with managing challenging timelines
  • Understands the typical project life cycle from concept through to qualification and has proven experience in this area
  • Experience in lean six sigma techniques would be an advantage
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an understanding of the customer / client relationship involved in project management
  • Ability to work with a multinational team and different cultures
  • Demonstrated performance in working with multi-functional teams
  • Excellent communication / presentation skills
  • Fluency in English is required, and additional language skills in German is an advantage.
  • The minimum annual salary for this position is EUR 66.300 and varies according to the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

    Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement.

    At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

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