Sr. Director Project Management Office

To support the expansion of AM-Pharma’s business, we are currently looking for a Sr. Director Project Management Office


About the role

At AM-Pharma, we are actively conducting a global Phase III program treating critically ill patients with acute kidney injury in partnership with a clinical research organization. In addition, we are in the process of starting clinical research in a second and third indication and this will likely be executed in the same format. We have also started our preparations for commercial readiness that includes the build of the appropriate organization.
As Sr. Director Project Management Office, reporting to the COO, you support the organization in its strategic planning efforts by facilitating processes to design and document strategic company goals, outcomes and related projects. You develop project plans that are aligned with AM-Pharma’s strategic objectives.
You facilitate communication and negotiation with leadership and other strategic key stakeholders including elaboration of regular reports, business cases and strategic project presentations. You manage strategic company initiatives including the dependencies between strategic resources
As Director PMO you also focus on the integrated project planning of our leading programs. You elaborate and maintain the project documentation, define and manage risks according to company needs and quality standards. You develop project scenarios, prepare project risk logs and provide overviews of performance actual versus plan and integrated mitigation plans.
You organize and lead Project Team Meetings and systematically file all project related documents. You select and oversee our project management processes and tools, proposes and documents decision making processes (governance) and update these on a needs basis.

Start date

As soon as possible


What we expect

We expect our Sr. Director Project Management Office to have
• Biomedical Degree (Biology, Chemical Engineering etc.) and/or MBA
• Relevant experience in Project Management and/or Strategic Planning in Life Sciences
• A PMP certification is desired; experienced in working with MS Projects or comparable PM software, Excel, Power Point and other databases
• Strong analytical skills with strategic thinking and ability to integrate complex processes Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and to adapt to rapidly changing organizational and business issues as the company grows
• Excellent verbal and written communication skillsAbility to plan, organize, prioritize, and execute multiple tasks within assigned objectives
• Ability to work effectively in an international matrix team and value the importance of teamwork
• You can deal with peaks in the planning, a high workload and the ad-hoc and fast paced nature of biotech
• Fluent knowledge of English (written and oral)
• Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)



Salary at market level, depending on education and working experience
Company pension scheme (100% contribution by employer)
Mobile phone
Full reimbursement of public transportation or travel allowance of Euro 0,19 per km

Company profile

About AM-Pharma

AM-Pharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing proprietary recombinant human Alkaline Phosphatase (AP) therapeutics. Its most advanced asset, known as Ilofotase Alpha (or recAP), is a fully human recombinant form of AP. In 2018, the company successfully completed a Phase IIb trial in sepsis-associated acute kidney injury patients (SA-AKI). The focus has since been on funding and execution of the Phase III / registration trial and preparation for launch. The company is gearing up to build the organization that will deliver on the next phase of evolution.
The new AM-Pharma organization has involved several new key positions with large pharma / biotech Phase III experience. The focus will be on Operational Excellence and flawless execution of pivotal studies with the objective to deliver a quality market authorization submission package and to be ready for launch. The bandwidth of the organization will allow for expanding the pipeline and/or accommodating new strategic opportunities.

AM-Pharma company culture

The company culture of AM-Pharma is built on four important competences: Collaboration, Quality orientation, Accountability and Resilience. At AM-Pharma we work together in a constructive, collaborative and team-oriented way, towards achieving the company objectives without losing sight of our own objectives. We put the common interest of the company above our own individual interest. We set high standards regarding the quality of our materials, processes, documentation and collaborations, the staff are motivated to deliver excellence whilst also working to continually improve the quality of our work. We are fully accountable for the things that are in our power and control while working on the goals of the organization. We have an obligation to proactively report, explain and justify the things we do. We accept responsibility for our performance and we are transparent about the results of our work. Finally, we understand how to cope effectively with setbacks and obstacles and overcome hurdles on our way to reach our common goal. We stay committed to agreed objectives and company culture despite resistance while having the strength to adjust our plans when necessary. We are tolerant to stress and we deal effectively with criticism and resistance, building on our own strength.


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Please send your CV and cover letter, stating the title of the position you are applying for,

Location Utrecht
Sr. Director Project Management Office

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