Project Manager, Capital Portfolio of Projects (m/f) Job

Date: Jan 14, 2018

Location: Vienna, 9, AT

Requisition ID: ENG003569

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.


MSD’s Animal Health (MAH) division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.



The Position
The Global Engineering Solutions (GES) group is recruiting for a Project Manager supporting GES executed capital projects at our Animal Health manufacturing site in Vienna, Austria. This will be a key role in the GES Project Delivery organisation for the EMEA region at a site with growing capital investment needs.

Reporting to the GES Area Director, you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of projects for EUR 4-20 million for which GES have responsibility. Projects involve a wide variety of brownfield, retrofit and shutdown work and involve facility, manufacturing and lab projects. The role will involve developing relationships and working very closely with the site team to understand and address business needs.

About GES
GES manages significant capital projects worldwide for the company across manufacturing and research divisions and across different lines of business including Animal Health, Human Health, and in Sterile, Biologics, Pharmaceutical, Chem API projects at the various manufacturing sites.

Accountabilities include but are not limited to the following main tasks:

  • Develop project plans and strategies and successfully execute them according to established schedule, cost and performance standards

  • Ensure there is a strong safety culture and performance in the execution of capital projects

  • Manage design, construction, commissioning and qualification, in collaboration with other project team members, operations personnel, safety and quality representatives and outside contractors and suppliers

  • Track and report progress as required against project deliverables, highlight risks and mitigation plans and provide regular updates to project sponsors


  • University degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or another relevant discipline

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in project management of capital projects in the Pharmaceutical industry or another highly regulated environment

  • Documented experience with managing project portfolios and small project teams

  • Experience in Lean Six Sigma techniques is advantageous

  • Proven knowledge, appreciation and experience of working in highly regulated GMP environment

  • Good understanding of the typical project life cycle from concept through to qualification and has proven experience in this area

  • Strong interpersonal skills and an understanding of the customer/client relationship involved in project management

  • Demonstrated performance in building and managing multi-functional teams

  • Excellent communication /presentation skills

  • Fluency in German and English, both verbal and written

The minimum annual salary for this position is EUR 66’300 and varies according to the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.



Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.



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