Senior Project Manager
Closing date: 02 May 2016
Scottish Health Innovations is looking for a Senior Project Manager to join a small team in Clydebank that is engaged in supporting the NHS in Scotland to commercialise medical innovations and protect intellectual property.
The successful candidate will be an experienced project manager with a scientific background who has knowledge of quality management systems, intellectual property and Scottish healthcare.
The main purpose of this role is to manage innovations through the full process of identifying, protecting and developing new ideas that come from healthcare professionals, from initial concept to completed product.
The main responsibilities are:
- Successfully delivering against a caseload of projects of various sizes and complexity
- Line managing the project management team and promoting learning and development opportunities within the team
- Developing and monitoring project budgets and resource plans
- Conducting project risk assessments and mitigating risks where appropriate
- Working within the scope of a BS EN ISO 13485 Quality System
- Reporting to senior management and the Board of Directors (if required) on project status, communicating issues in an appropriate and timely fashion, and ensuring a regular flow of communication between project team members and the wider SHIL team
- Building and developing strong working relationships with external partners including NHS staff, funders, academia, suppliers, manufacturers and test houses
- Working closely with other business functions and ensure their requirements are considered within the project delivery
- Positively representing the company and its remit to external groups
- Attending trade events as required
- Promoting awareness of intellectual property management among NHS Scotland staff in support of the company strategy
- Presenting results/project progress at internal meetings
- Supporting in the assessing the commercial value of projects, identifying routes to market and maximising royalties and revenues from licenses and other agreements
The successful candidate will have:
- A degree in a scientific, engineering or product development discipline
- At least five years' experience in project management, specifically managing healthcare innovations through the development lifecycle
- Experience of having worked on a number of complex projects and including the ability to build a successful project plan/development strategy to deliver the technical aspects of the project
- An understanding of other business functions and their requirements, such as commercial and business development, intellectual property, sales and marketing, regulatory and quality
- Experience of working within a quality management system (ideally ISO 13485 or equivalent medical device regulations)
- Experience of working independently, on your own initiative, as well as within a team environment
- Good interpersonal skills and a high standard of written and verbal communication skills
- Experience of problem solving and finding creative solutions
Our ideal candidate will also have some or all of the following experience:
- Experience of managing the complexities of working at the interface of the public and private sectors
- An understanding of the working of the NHS in Scotland, including NHS procurement
- Experience of line management and/or developing staff
- Flexible and adaptable attitude
- Experience of identifying and securing development funding from public and third sector bodies
- Contributory pension scheme
- Life insurance
- Flexible working
As some travel throughout Scotland is necessary, a driving licence and use of a car is considered essential.
SHIL is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all who believe they fit the essential requirements of the job. If you require any reasonable adjustments for any part of the recruitment process please contact us by phone on 0141 951 5506 or email
Applicants are invited to send a CV and covering letter to Susan Burgess at
by 12pm on 2 May 2016. Handwritten or postal applications will not be accepted.