Senior Manager

Chippenham | Full-Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing date:

Reference: VN843

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This is a great opportunity to enhance your career and develop the careers of a team around you.

You will join Vectura at a really exciting time. Our successful transition into a CDMO model, combined with new and significant investment in our capabilities makes this a varied and rewarding next step.

About the role

As a Senior Manager you will be providing leadership and direction to a team, developing the technical strategy for projects and supporting delivery.

You will be responsible for a mixed-discipline team of between 10-20 people, providing technical oversight, managing project delivery, and resourcing planning with Team Leads

Your role will also support the members your team both in a day-to-day management capacity, but also managing their longer-term development and growth.

Responsibilities for the role include, but aren’t limited to:

• Managing a planning horizon of up to 24 months, ensuring resources, equipment and materials are available to support plans across department
• Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement within department, acting as a sponsor for change initiatives
• Understanding the drivers behind compliance and influencing the implementation of compliance approaches.
• Having a technical understanding of work within team and department, guiding and challenging quality of science across teams through peer data review meetings.
• Ensuring that development plans are managed for line reports and team. Understand skill gaps across teams aligned to planning horizon, and put plans in place to address them.
• Developing and managing project plans. Track progress against project plans and provide updates to project team. Ensure plans align with technical risk assessments. Feed into overall project risk management and develop and manage contingency plans. Work cross functionally to ensure plans are aligned
• Ensuring that the work of your team adheres to company and regulatory standards and protocols

About you

You will have a demonstrable scientific background, with the experience of managing teams.

You will have experience of managing resources, to deliver customer projects on time and to a high-level of quality. It would be desirable if this experience was from a CDMO setting.

Any background in inhalation would be a definite advantage.


If you’re looking for a career with empowerment and the opportunity to develop others, we’d love to hear from you. You are a specialist in what you do. Come and see what impact your work can have at Vectura.



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