Academic Positions Nederland

Genmab , Nederland

Project Manager - Strong leader for cross-functional early stage antibody development

Genmab is an international biotechnology company specializing in the creation and development of differentiated human antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other life threatening human diseases. Genmab’s core purpose is to improve the lives of patients by creating and developing innovative antibody products. Genmab’s vision is that by 2025, their own product will have transformed cancer treatment, and have a pipeline of knock-your-socks-off antibodies. The company was founded in 1999 and has listed branches in Denmark, the Netherlands, and the United States. Genmab employs approximately 210 people with its headquarters and clinical development team in Denmark, research and development laboratories in The Netherlands and administrative functions in the United States. In order to strengthen the project management team in The Netherlands, we are looking for a

Project Manager
Strong leader for cross-functional early stage antibody development

In this position you provide leadership to a cross-functional international project team. You lead the development and execution of the project strategy for early stage antibody development projects from clinical candidate selection up to and including first human trials. You lead two to three projects at different stages and you are accountable for timely, cost effective and high quality execution of development plans. You monitor project progress, costs, resource allocations and timelines. Together with your project team, you pro-actively identify project risks and develop relevant contingency plans. In case of deviations or issues you orchestrate adequate corrective actions. You lead the communication of plans, issues and progress to the governing boards, key stakeholders and alliance partners - if applicable. You coordinate effective decision making and take care of all project documentation. Furthermore, you build team effectiveness and morale and you inspire and lead the team to achieve its goals. Functionally you will report to the Sr. Project Manager and hierarchically to the Sr. Director Operations & Resource Management. You will be based in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

We are looking for a experienced project manager with excellent communication and stakeholder management skills. A leader who is flexible, agile and results-oriented, with strong focus on executing strategy and delivering on objectives. A builder of high performing cross-functional teams in a matrix organization. Your profile:

  • A Master Degree in life sciences; a Post Graduate Degree (PhD) is highly preferred.
  • At least three years experience as a project manager in successful biotechnology or life sciences.
  • Excellent understanding of project management; a professional project management certification is a strong asset.
  • You are fluent in English and you are able and willing to travel.

Genmab offers a challenging project management position. Continuous improvement and innovation, teamwork, determination and integrity are important core values of the organization. Genmab employees have a passion for innovation that leads to the development of break-through medicines which benefit patients. They also collaborate in cross-functional and international teams in which individuals strive for excellence in order to reach common goals. The culture is informal, multicultural and personal. The benefits package is excellent and includes a bonus and a pension scheme. Personal and professional development is both encouraged and facilitated.

Are you interested? Apply directly in English via the ‘Apply’ button. The vacancy is quoted under ref. no.3329 or keyword ‘Genmab’. For more information, please contact Wouter Aukes, consultant at Mercuri Urval The Netherlands, on +31 (0)33-450 14 00. For more information, please visit

Agency calls not appreciated.

Keywords: Job vacancy, Full-time, Utrecht, international projectmanager, life science, healthcare, biotechnology


Genmab is an international biotechnology company specializing in the creation and development of differentiated antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer.

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