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Infrastructure Programme Manager (French Speaking)- Belgium - 6 months

Posted on Jun 23, 2020 by ABW Recruitment

Brussel, Belgium
Immediate Start
€850 - €850 Daily

My Client a Leading Phamacutical Company based in Belguim requires an Infrastructure Program Manager (French Speaking)


As part of a the Accelerate Strategy, my client has launched InfleXio project which aims to design, build, commission and validate on its Braine l'Alleud site a new multi-product manufacturing facility to produce Mab-type bulk Drug Substances under cGMP conditions with high operational efficiency.

This new manufacturing plant will have to be integrated into the company IT landscape/ecosystem considering digital transformation ambition, quality standards and operability. For scope introduction please refer to the attached picture in related section.

  • On the application side a broad spectrum of functional domains (ie manufacturing, laboratories, qualities, facilities...) are impacted hence the scope is split into several streams (domains) each one being in charge a sub-set of specifics applications
  • On the infrastructure sites, all the Back Office/front offices capabilities are in scope like (non-exhaustive) hosting, connectivity (FO, cabling, WIFI, segmentation), computer room, hardware,
  • IT is also accountable to ensure that all technologies (infrastructure, application as well as industrial asset or laboratory instrument) are implemented in a Trustworthy, Safe, Secure and compliant manner (TSSC) in line with the IT digital governance and standards defined as part of the IT TSSC Industrial FW.
  • IT is also in charge of delivering the workspace for the Inflexio project team covering a full set of capabilities in terms of connectivity, devices (computer, printer) as well as a set of application collaborative environment, that will be used by the project team.
  • Finally, an IT organizational transformation track will have to consider the change on the operating/support model that will be required to operate this new plant on 24/7 basis with high availability and quality standards

This mission is about:

  • Leading and managing the overall Inflexio IT Program (whole scope mentioned above)

For that mission, the following activities/responsibilities are in scope:

  • Be accountable of the overall Inflexio IT Program in regard to:
    • Being the IT partner for the Inflexio Project, owning the overall IT Scope acting as IT lead within the project in charge of defining and delivering the End to End IT scope (technologies, infrastructure, application, project management practices) from the project set-up to change management and transformation needed to operate the new plan.

    • IT Program management orchestrating the delivery of End to End IT Scope managed through individual project on all aspects: governance, planning, resources, budget, delivery. Each sub-projects being managed by project managers (domain lead or dedicated project manager)

    • Inflexio Project and IT Program governance ensuring engagement and alignment of all stakeholders including IT senior management up to ITLT around:
      • Program set -up, organization, scope and planning
      • program performance & reporting (program/project dashboard, time adherence, budget, quality and compliance)
      • management of the escalation, risk & issue, scope change...

Expected skills & experience

Education - master's degree (in Engineering, Computer Science, biosciences )

Language - English, French

Program Management

  • Minimum 10 years' experience and successful track records (at least 2 end to end delivery) in IT program management related IT integration of manufacturing green field facility in all its aspects: IT infrastructure, IT application and transformation with strong focus on manufacturing in pharmaceutical, regulated environment.
  • Proven experience in significant major IT program management, including scoping, planning governance as well as relationships with business partners, external IT service partners/vendors
  • Project/Program management methodologies certification

Business Knowledge

  • Strong understanding of IT infrastructure and application landscape within pharma and biopharma industrial and security orientation
  • Experiences in regulated process focused on manufacturing (GxP environment)

IT technical skills - Proven experience in IT (y)

  • Broad knowledge of IT infrastructure services used in pharmaceutical/manufacturing plant
  • Broad knowledge of Engineering, automation practices and technologies and their integration and management as part of IT Landscape and standards.
  • Understanding of business and application technology capabilities
    • SAP overall (SAP PP, QM, BM, WMS, PM, FI-CO)
    • Manufacturing & Quality: MES, EBR and integration with automation, LIMS

Expected capabilities

Conceptual thinking, methodic and rigorous

Be accountable and result oriented, striving for Operational Excellence and best practices

Strong in change management, stakeholder engagement and communication skills

Have an open, positive attitude, be a team player across different teams and different levels of the organization

Be agile by being able to perform at operational and tactical, strategic level

Be ready to challenge and be challenged

Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

Reference: 902447797

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