Project Manager at Vaima Talent Management Centre

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka
  • 00 USD / Year
  • Salary: 00

Vaima Talent Management Centre

Vaima talent Management centre invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Project Manager, on behalf of our client Axis Solutions.

JOB TITLE: PROJECT MANAGER

JOB LOCATION: LUSAKA

COMPANY BACKGROUND:

Axis Solutions, a leading distributor of OraSure products in Zambia and the wider region, is poised for a transformative shift from distribution to contract manufacturing of OraQuick HIVST kits, serving local and regional markets. This strategic transition aligns with OraSure’s vision to partner with entities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and the global imperative for localized medical device manufacturing. In pursuit of this endeavour, we are actively seeking a dynamic and experienced project manager to spearhead this initiative. Which encompasses a broader spectrum of projects beyond HIVST kits and guide our diverse projects aimed at advancing Technology and healthcare solutions and fostering sustainable development in the region.

Overall, Job Summary:

The project manager is responsible for leading and managing projects from initiation to closure. They will collaborate with various stakeholders, including team members, clients, and senior management, to define project objectives, develop project plans, allocate resources, and monitor project progress. The project manager will ensure that projects are completed within the defined scope, schedule, and budget while meeting quality standards. The overall areas to be covered by the incumbent include Project Planning, Project Execution, Stakeholder Management, Resources Management, Risk Management, Quality Assurance, Change Management and Budget Management.

DESCRIPTION OF TASKS/PROCESSES AND OPERATIONS

  • Analyze existing organizational structures within similar manufacturing plants in LMICs.
  • Conduct interviews with key stakeholders at Axis Solutions to understand their needs and expectations.
  • Develop several organizational structure options and present them to Axis Solutions for feedback and selection.
  • Create detailed job descriptions for key positions within the chosen structure.
  • Recommend recruitment strategies and talent acquisition practices for hiring qualified personnel.
  • Develop training programs for onboarding new employees and upskilling existing staff.
  • Conduct a comprehensive market analysis of the demand for OraQuick HIVST kits in Zambia and the region.
  • Analyze the financial feasibility of the project, including investment needs, production costs, and revenue projections.
  • Develop a detailed business plan encompassing market analysis, financial projections, operational plans, risk assessment, and sustainability strategy.
  • Liaise with relevant Zambian regulatory authorities to understand and secure necessary approvals and licenses.
  • Assist Axis Solutions in negotiating and finalizing contracts with OraSure Technologies Inc., ensuring alignment with quality standards and intellectual property rights.
  • Develop and implement a technology and process transfer plan, including training of Axis Solutions personnel on manufacturing processes and quality control procedures.
  • Oversee the selection, procurement, inspection, and installation of manufacturing equipment and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Design and implement quality control procedures, including testing protocols, documentation, and recordkeeping, as per international standards and OraSure’s guidelines.
  • Collaborate with Axis Solutions on the implementation of ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14971 standards.
  • Provide ongoing support and guidance to Axis Solutions on production optimization, quality control procedures, regulatory compliance, and sustainability practices.
  • Develop and implement a sustainability plan for the manufacturing plant, considering environmental, social, and economic factors.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in project management, Engineering, Business Administration, or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience as a Project Manager, preferably in the healthcare or manufacturing sector with a minimum of 5 years in project management.
  • PMP, CAPM, or other project management certification is a plus.
  • Familiarity with regulatory frameworks and requirements for medical device manufacturing.
  • Experience with EPCM Contracts
  • Experience in designing and implementing organizational structures for manufacturing companies in LMICs.
  • Strong understanding of human resource management practices and talent acquisition strategies.
  • Understanding of ISO Process i.e. Process Implementation and Certification.
  • Proven ability to work with stakeholders to develop consensus and buy-in.

All interested candidates should submit their application no later than 17th May 2024 in a single pdf file that includes:

  • A cover letter
  • A copy of the CV
  • Academic qualifications

Method of Application

Applications should be sent via email to [email protected]. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to consult@vaimacentre.com