Technical & Business Project Manager

Date:  Dec 5, 2023
Department:  Corporate Products Industrialisation
Job Type:  Direct Employee
Team:  Industrial Operations & HSE
Contract Type:  Permanent

Parma, IT

About us

Based in Parma, Italy, Chiesi is an international research-focused pharmaceutical and healthcare group with over 85 years’ experience, operating in 30 countries with more than 6,000 employees (Chiesi Group). To achieve its mission of improving people’s quality of life by acting responsibly towards society and the environment, the Group researches, develops and markets innovative drugs in its main therapeutic areas: Discover more here

We are proud to be the largest global pharmaceutical group to be awarded B Corp Certification, a recognition of high social and environmental standards. We are a reliable company that adopts and promotes a transparent and ethical behavior at all levels.

We believe that the success of Chiesi is built and shaped by our people and our strong set of shared Values and Behaviors. Our people make a critical difference to our success, which is why it is vital that we attract and retain the right talent who will continue to enrich our culture by living and breathing our values and behaviors.

We are committed to embrace diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities. In fact, we are a global family made up of different cultures, different genders, generations, ethnicities, abilities, sexual identities and many other enriching diversities. 


Chiesi Global Manufacturing Division

Chiesi Group has three production plants: Parma (Italy); Blois-La Chaussée-Saint-Victor (France); Santana de Parnaíba (Brazil). The plants produce a total of over 110 million units per year.

The production plant in Parma covers a total area of more than fifteen thousand square meters and it is the strategic hub for the production and distribution of our products, being an international supply center that exports to more than 80 countries. The Parma plant produces solid medicinal products, such as tablets and inhaled dry powders; inhalation solutions and suspensions, either pressurized or sterile single-dose vials; vials of sterile suspension for endotracheal administration; liquid forms such as drops, syrups and nasal sprays.

Santana produces pressurized solutions and suspensions for inhalant therapy (MDIs) and supplies both domestic market and Group’s Affiliates and exports to licensees and distributors. Blois specializes in Dry Powder Inhalers and final assembly stages of the Metered-Dose Inhalers (MDIs), supplies Group’s Affiliates and distributes directly to clients at a local level and in export markets.


Who we are looking for


The person will be included in the Project and Portfolio Management Unit, part of Corporate Strategic Product Industrialization Department.
The Technical & Business Project Manager will lead Products Technology Transfer, New Product Introduction and Lifecycle Management Projects for the Global Manufacturing Division.

Main Responsibilities

•    Support the Management preparing and presenting the business case for approval and to finalize the agreements necessary to kick off projects;
•    Ensure that the internal/external stakeholder requirements are captured in the project scope and properly translated into project deliverables;
•    Kick off the Cross Functional Project Team and prepare detailed planning, project budget (cost and effort) and risk register;
•    Lead the Project Team in the Execution, Monitor and Control of the Project, assigning, coordinating and tracking tasks;
•    Report project progresses and escalate risks/issues to the Management;
•    Report project cost and effort (actual & forecast);
•    Support and coordinate the team to resolve project issues;
•    Collect and analyze change of scope requests;
•    Integrate environmental sustainability topic in the project input collection;
•    Collaborate and interact with other company functions (R&D, Global Marketing, Alliance Management), according to global processes;
•    Contribute to the continuous improvement of the team work and project management processes;
•    Manage project lessons learning and share with the organization;
•    Promote inclusive and collaborative approach for cross-functional global activities.

Experience required

•    5+ years of experience in a similar role in the pharmaceutical industry at least in one of the following areas: Industrialization & Tech Transfer, Manufacturing Strategy & Operations, R&D late stage development, Technical Project Management.
•    Experience in managing sterile and/or biological products is preferred.


Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Technology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or similar degree in scientific/technical fields


Fluent English (both written and spoken)

Technical Skills

•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Project;
•    Familiarity with Project Management Tools;
•    PMP Certification is preferred.

Soft skills

•    Ability to motivate, coordinate and guide multidisciplinary, international and multicultural teams;
•    Promoting feedback culture and open to dialogue;
•    Strong communications and presentation skills, both written and oral;
•    Strong results orientation and ability to work in a fast-paced environment, synthesizing complex/diverse inputs to a problem recommending solutions;
•    Ability to work in highly matrixed environments.

What we offer

You would join a dynamic, fast-growing, challenging and friendly environment.
In Chiesi we firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, that is why we invest in continuous training, learning and development. Therefore, we strive to continuously promote and satisfy development needs, paying particular attention to the quality of our working environment and to collective well-being.
We want our people to come to work happy every day, and we know how important it is to find the right work-life balance in order to be able to give our best. That is why we offer flexible working approach, remote working, support in the relocation process, tax assistance service for foreign colleagues and many other people-care services.

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