Program Manager

Why Lafferty:

Our greatest strength is our people.

We want to work with people who share the same drive, passion, professionalism, and commitment to excellence that we do. To keep us heading in the right direction, we need to hire curious, creative people with brilliant, fresh ideas. We want them to understand and embody our values, make Lafferty a place that works for everyone and help others be the best version of themselves. We want to work with people who want to make a positive impact, people who want to make a difference.

At Lafferty our ambition is always to deliver the best possible outcome creating real, meaningful value for our clients and their customers.

We are proud to have a diverse team where everyone is respected and able to contribute. For us, diversity is not only about age, ethnicity, gender, or nationality. It’s also about embracing different backgrounds, experiences, and personalities. Our inclusive culture sparks creativity, continually pushing us to achieve more.

At Lafferty, we offer a fantastic opportunity for career progression and access to a learning culture, where training and knowledge sharing is actively encouraged and supported.  If this sounds interesting to you, we would love to meet you. Please email

Position Summary:

Position Summary: The successful candidate will interact with senior level clients and the director of Life Sciences in Lafferty. The role requires excellent technical ability, problem-solving, executive report writing and exemplary client relationship skills.

Salary Range: €​

Leadership: Provide Leadership in motivating and inspiring individuals and organizations to work constructively towards attainment of the client’s business objectives.
Facilitating Stakeholder engagement: Working with Key Stakeholders to achieve desired project outcomes and benefits.
Communicate: Ensure highly effective communications are established early on the project and are supportive in achieving positive project outcomes.
Structure the Project: Establish both ‘what’ the project will accomplish and ‘how’ it will do so.
Manage Project Progress: Ensure that the project is moving toward the accomplishment of its objectives and the attainment of its expected benefits in a predictable and measured way.
Manage The Project
Organisation: Establish and foster effective team culture and behaviours. Address poor behaviours that prohibit effective project performance by the team.
Direct the Management of Contracts: Obtain value from products and services acquired from external sources.
Engage in Collaborative Alliances: Forge alliances with other organizations internal and external to facilitate project success.

Project Management Process

Experience and Qualifications and Candidate Profile

Candidates are expected to have 10 years+ of project leadership experience in the biologics industry with increasing scale and complexity. The preference is for most of that experience to have been gained in biologics drug substance and/or drug product manufacturing in commercial and/or clinical supply. Experience in Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products projects would be an advantage. Lafferty is particularly interested in candidates who have both client-side and consulting experience that has provided them with a balanced understanding of what it takes to achieve project success. As our consulting services are based on end-to-end project management it would be essential for the candidate to have Design, Construction, CQV, Tech transfer, and Operational Readiness experience gained from involvement in each of these project phases.

The role will report to the Director of Life Sciences in Lafferty and the salary and benefits will reflect the importance of this position.

Travel: International travel may be required according to the needs of the project.


An Engineering / Science Degree (Bio/Chemical desirable) or equivalent.
An MBA or Master’s degree would be an advantage.
Chartered status or a PMP qualification would be an advantage.

Core Competencies

Act Professionally: maintaining consistently high standards in everything we do
Embrace Teamwork: understand and encourage the value of collaboration
Be Committed: do the best job you can
Value Growth: seize opportunities to build resilience.

Business Acumen
Presentation Skills
Time Management
Goal Setting and Prioritising
Project Profitability
Technical and Operational Advances
Compliance & Risk Management
Industry Knowledge

Role Specific Competencies
To be able to demonstrate a high standard in each of these competencies:
High level of leadership skills and experience coupled with excellent communication skills
High Self-Awareness, Learning and Development
Accountability and Taking Initiative
Organised and Structured Approach
Collaboration For Success
Leadership Practic
Commitment to exceeding client expectations
Building Relationships and Trust
Innovation, Creativity and Problem Solving
Strategic and Results Focus
The Courage to Change

Further Information for Candidates:Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at Lafferty

Lafferty is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. Lafferty adheres to its equality, diversity, and inclusion policy. A copy of this policy is available for review should any potential candidate wish to review it.