Project Portfolio Manager

BredaIProduction I Pharmaceutical Sector I Engineering

Job description

We are looking for a Project portfolio manager who can monitor and support the sites ongoing capital projects. The Portfolio Manager is responsible for the oversight and administration of the project portfolio. This includes working with management and staff, as well as other departments to assess, document, and budget potential projects; oversee project commencement and prioritization; perform project resource planning; continuous monitoring and reporting on project status; participate in the department’s change management process; and play an integral role in the annual capital budget process.

• Manage the project portfolio covering a wide range of cross departmental initiatives from intake to delivery.

• Work with the leadership team, department directors and project business sponsors to provide a comprehensive overview of capital and operational projects (overview includes the anticipated overall budget for each initiative in the portfolio).

a Highlight of your tasks:
• Perform project scheduling, resource planning, leveling and management (forecast impacts on staffing where project scope may have changed) – as well as effective use of metrics, and reporting. 
• Manage all aspects of change control and risk oversight.
• Coordination of stakeholder and sponsor communications.
• Facilitate and oversee the reporting to the “Portfolio Review Committee”.
• Develop an overall understanding of each initiative in the portfolio in order to understand the potential customer impact and service requirements generated by each initiative in the portfolio.
• Stage Gate Control for the Process Development Group.
• Review projects execution to Project Execution Plans (PEP)
• Perform continual project risk analysis.
• Help Identify project critical paths and prioritize accordingly.
• Set up and manage communication channels – Weekly report out/Project Team Meetings.
• Managing Key business stakeholders’ expectations/interactions (Planning, Manufacturing, Warehouse & Distribution, Customer Service and Quality). 


As a Project Portfolio Manager you can meet or challenge our requirements such as:

• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in portfolio, program and/or project management;
• University qualification in an engineering field. (Mechanical, Electrical, Civil);
• Project management qualification (e.g. PMP);
• MS Project;
• Cost/budget control;
• Change management;
• GMP Knowledge;
Performance Expectations;
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (both oral and written) with the ability to clearly communicate complex messages to a variety of audiences;
• Strong decision-making skills. Able to make decisions quickly and efficiently;
• Demonstrated competency in developing and managing complex project plans, timelines, budgets, and critical paths.

Organisation and department description

In the Netherlands, medicines are labelled, assembled, packed and distributed to various countries worldwide. At the site of our client more than 900 people are working every day on the manufacturing and distribution process.


To be connected by Select Projects means that you have the stability of a fixed-term contract. We recruit and select people with the best attitudes, qualities and competences to organizations in our network of companies. Besides competitive salary and favorable working conditions we offer you coaching and support in the choices you have to make in personal-, talent development and career opportunities.

Due to our relocation policy, for this vacancy, we can only consider candidates who reside in the Netherlands or candidates who live on a commuting distance from Breda.

What if you need more information?: If you have any questions or you want to apply, do not hesitate to contact: Select Projects/Stefan van der Waal @: or call at: 06-20477367

Any questions?
Stefan van der Waal Rotterdam +31 (0)10 268 71 10
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