Position:  Project Manager - Quality
Location:  Cantanhede, Portugal
Job Id:  1041
# of Openings:  1

Quality Project Manager
Cantanhede (Portugal)

Tilray is a global leader in medical cannabis research and production dedicated to providing safe, consistent and reliable therapy to patients. We are the only GMP certified medical cannabis producer currently supplying products to thousands of patients, physicians, pharmacies, hospitals, governments and researchers in Australia, Canada, the European Union and the Americas.  Our team of PhD scientists, botanists and master horticulturists are leaders in cannabis research and related agricultural sciences. We strive to improve scientific understanding of the potential applications of medical cannabis and have invested in developing continuing medical education programs for health care practitioners around the globe.

Looking to develop your career at the forefront of a rapidly expanding industry?
Ready to apply your talents to make a positive difference
Reporting to the Quality Manager, the Quality Project Manager supports the initiatives (projects) of the Quality department of Tilray and/or others that need the involvement of the quality team. Ensure quality requirements are achieved during the entire project and monitor the implementation of each task of the project. The QPM will coordinate the work between quality department and the leader of the project. The Quality Project Manager effectively manages multiple and multi-site projects of varying complexity within set timelines.

Role and Responsibilities

Coordinate the development of new projects of the quality department and/or others that need the involvement of the quality team
Ensure quality requirements are achieved during the entire project
To monitor the implementation of each task of the project and keep updated the project timelines
Create detailed work plans to identify and sequence activities needed to successfully complete projects, in addition to evaluation measures and objectives; to include Change Control implementation plans, where applicable
To coordinate the work between quality and the leader of the project (e.g. PM operations)
To be involved/help on the communication with stakeholders across departments and divisions to align project activities, and business and strategic goals
May need to coordinate different work groups across multiple sites, nationally and internationally, to accomplish specific goals in a project format, tracking deliverables and timelines, such that progress on the project is visible to all
Support colleagues on the use of tools employed by the QPM (e.g. Confluence, Smartsheet) to enable their successful use of those same tools and encourage the principles of transparency and accountability across the work streams
Responsible for undertaking any special tasks requested by Quality Manager as they relate to ongoing projects and preparation of future projects
Responsible for proactive leadership of related internal and external participants to ensure timely problem-solving capabilities and responses
Actively escalate serious issues with projects in progress, including delays or conflicting use of resources, to enable decision-making by leadership team members
Coordinate appropriate and effective filing to ensure documentation is secure and accessible 

Qualifications and education requirements

Bachelor's degree
5+ GMP experience in quality area in a Pharmaceutical company or related
2+ years of experience managing complex, time sensitive projects
Must have some knowledge on regulatory affair subjects (in Portugal and all Europe)
Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to communicate with colleagues and stakeholders from diverse professional backgrounds, and – at times – located in diverse geographical areas/time zones (via phone and web)
Ability to cope with minimal supervision for stretches of time
Ability to speak and understand in other languages such as English is an asset
Computer literacy, required, advanced Excel skills an asset. Experience with project planning software (e.g. Smartsheet) preferred
Behave ethically
Must have effective Communication skills: the ability to speak, listen and write using professional tools and techniques. 
A history of Teamwork: cooperatively enhancing organizational effectiveness.
Strong and competent Decision-making: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.

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