Cycle Pharma

Cambridge, UK • Posted on 10th Apr 2024

Project Manager (Cambridge, UK)

The Opportunity

Cycle Pharmaceuticals is looking for an enthusiastic and talented team player to join its growing PMO Department as a Project Manager.

The role will play an integral part in the coordination and effective management and execution across a range of projects connected to our R&D pipeline and commercial products. You will work as a team player who is eager to learn and able to multitask across multiple projects.

Working across a range of projects, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate strong and effective project management and communication skills. You will take ownership to establish project schedules, communicate optimally with all stakeholders, and ensure that projects are completed on time and to budget as required by the business leadership. You will be accountable for the accurate collection and communication of project details and ensuring that all planning work is efficient to enable a smooth execution of deliverables.

You will be working across different therapeutic areas including metabolic, immunology and neurology.

Job Interactions & Interface:
This role interacts internally with key areas such as Product Development, Marketing, Regulatory, Supply Chain, Quality and Finance. Externally this position interacts with Cycle Pharma business partners and contract manufacturing organisations.
The Cambridge team is relatively small but highly dynamic, and the work environment is representative of an expanding company, hence requiring an adaptive and pragmatic mindset. Coaching and mentoring to support continuous learning and professional development will be provided and tailored to individual needs.

Our Company

At Cycle, we believe that Every Single Patient Matters, this is at the heart of why we work, and we’d love for you to share our vision. We know that life-changing treatments need life-improving product support to match, because when you put the two together, great things can happen.

We are a pioneering pharmaceutical company, reimagining how drugs and services can benefit patients with rare disease to make their lives easier and improve their quality of life. Cycle, as a company, works closely with patient groups and healthcare professionals to understand the unmet needs of patients and their carers. By collaborating with academic communities and using the latest cutting-edge pharmaceutical technologies, we translate innovations into medicinal products that patients and caregivers actually desire. We deliver the required medicine with the minimum impact on daily routines and, just as importantly, provide individualized support services to patients, families, carers and the healthcare professionals community.

Cycle has three core areas of pharmaceutical development and work across rare metabolic, immunological and neurological genetic conditions: improving drugs – optimizing an existing drug; repurposing drugs – creating a new indication for an existing drug; and generics – reinstating generic
drugs, previously available in the market. These three areas of focus are underpinned by formulation technology – using new drug delivery technologies to improve the efficacy and effectiveness of drugs, allowing us to give patients greater freedom and choice.

Job Title: Project Manager
Cycle Company: Cycle Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Position Summary: This is a full-time position within the PMO department, working in our Cambridge office.

What you will be doing

Technical responsibilities:
• Lead and manage complex projects, with responsibility for project initiation.
• Accountable for the development of project strategy, plans, and budget.
• Manage internal and external project team meetings, ensuring that all stakeholders are working in accordance with the agreed project plan.
• Ensure the program delivers to the agreed objectives and is successful for Cycle.
• Establish and foster excellent relationships with colleagues, internal and external experts and liaise directly, as appropriate.
• Direct and motivate multi-disciplinary subject matter experts, ensuring colleagues are accountable to deliver objectives.
• Responsible for project issue management, to maintain or improve overall operational efficiency and effectiveness.
• Perform initial and ongoing risk management. Identifying potential project risks and implement contingency plans, mitigate actual risks with team members and keep stakeholders informed about risk and contingencies.
• Apply a structured methodology and lead change management activities.
• Preparing and delivering written project communication materials.
• Preparing and presenting formal project progress and other reports.
• Conduct project close and after-action review.
• Maintain compliance with all Regulatory and Quality requirements.
• Support Director of Project Management to develop and improve procedures and processes used by the wider department.

Departmental responsibilities:
• Confidently represent the department on cross-functional project teams.
• Contribute to discussions on tasks and timelines and relay information back to the wider department.

People Management responsibilities:
• Act as a mentor to junior colleagues and support the creation of an environment in which people are encouraged and able to model positive behaviours around collaboration and communication.

What will enable you to thrive

The following skills and experience will be important in helping set you up to succeed and thrive in this role:
• Educated to degree level, preferably in Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences or a related discipline, or relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
• 3+ years project management experience in a similar role within a regulated industry.
• Demonstrable Project Management experience coordinating multiple projects simultaneously.
• Excellent project management skills with a high level of attention to detail, including when under pressure.
• Excellent written and oral communication.
• Consistently works in a proactive manner, whether working autonomously or as part of a team.
• Ability to create and maintain strong working relationships across the organisation and with external partners.
• Strong negotiation skills, and confidence in challenging co-workers or third parties, whilst ensuring relationships are maintained.
• Enthusiasm and personal initiative to solve problems, a self-starter with ability to work unsupervised.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to think critically and outside the box.
• Quality focused and high attention to detail.
• Result-oriented and takes ownership and accountability to deliver objectives on time and to budget.
• High level of prioritisation and organisation to manage assigned work effectively.
• Preferably APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) or equivalent.

What makes this role special
• Seek to have a profound impact on patients and their families.
• Work across a range of different disease states.
• Mentoring, coaching and training that will give you the opportunity for personal and professional development.
• Help shape the culture and future of an emerging pharmaceutical company with a grand vision.
• Work with a growing team of experienced professionals.
• Learn from a strong leadership team with a proven history of success.

What can we offer to you
In addition to being part of a great team and doing things that will make a real difference to patients’ lives, you will enjoy all the benefits that brings:
• Competitive salary based on experience
• A collaborative high performing work environment
• Performance based bonus
• Opportunity to join a fast growing and ambitious business
• Company pension scheme
• 100% employer paid membership for Private Health Insurance
• Life and Critical Illness Insurance
• Corporate Gym membership
• Regular team building events and an agile working environment


Cycle Pharmaceuticals embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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