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Head Of Development - Pharma (M/F)

Michael Page Portugal

19.07.2021 | Porto | Referência: 2026047


Head Of Development - Pharma  (m/f)

Referencia: JN -072021-2945340
Adicionado em 19.07.2021
Sobre os nossos clientes
Our client helps pharma & biotech manufacturers to improve production processes for medicines such as tablets or vaccines. Their new and fast growing business unit is on a mission to extend their product portfolio in the context of Industry 4.0 and Digitalization. They are building up a comprehensive data driven product portfolio that, together with their market leading Manufacturing Execution System, addresses the needs of their customers on their journey towards the digital pharma factory. Working in an agile setup, we aim to achieve a fast time-to-market for the first version (MVP) for each of our products.

Descriçăo da oferta

Our client is looking for an experienced department lead shaping the further growth of their team in the Oporto office.


  • You will responsible for our local development team in Porto that is engaged in multiple product development projects for our global customer base.
  • You will manage the further growth of the team making it a strong local unit collaborating with colleagues from different locations across the global organization.
  • You will work as part of a cross-functional agile team and act as a domain expert to support the team members in solving customer needs the right way.
  • Based on your experience and broad domain knowledge you know how to convert business user requirements into technical application architectures and solid implementation concepts
  • You will work closely with our Quality Department to create an optimal and efficient process for software development and delivery in the regulated life sciences industry.
  • You will collaborate with other department leads constantly optimizing the way we deliver our products to customers successfully and maintain them throughout the product life cycle.
  • You will work and report in an international matrix organization.


  • What drives you is your curiosity and passion for innovative solutions as well as your enthusiasm for the development of trendsetting industry 4.0 products
  • When it comes to solving complex problems, you stand out through creative ideas and out-of-the-box thinking.
  • Your way of working is proactive, structured and team-oriented and you like being a part of international and cross regional agile teams.
  • You have a university degree in computer science or a comparable course of studies.
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in software development in the regulated process industry and at least 3 years of experience as a team manager.
  • You have at least some understanding of DCS or MES systems and their use in the process industry
  • You have relevant experience with agile development methods.
  • You are fluent in verbal and written English and Portuguese.

Job Offer

  • An agile and fast changing company
  • A modern and dynamic working environment
  • Possibility to drive ideas into reality
  • The opportunity to take more responsibility and develop your career

O que procuramos
Head of IT; Head of Development; Software; Industry 4.0; Pharma
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