Project Manager (x3) - field based (can reside anywhere in the UK)

08 Oct 2021
08 Nov 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you looking for a project management role in which the work you do really matters?

Does a rewarding career with a progressive, world leading company in biotech and medical diagnostics, with Fortune 500 ranking, excite you?

If you’ve replied yes to these questions, we welcome you to apply for an exciting new opportunity as a Project Manager at Roche Diagnostics UK & Ireland, based in the UK.

Overview of Customer Projects Team

Roche Diagnostics UK & Ireland is in an exciting phase of growth, where the business is channeling its energy, focus, functions and processes towards enhancing customer and patient experience in the countries it operates in. 

A critical aspect of this new strategic direction is the transformation of the Customer Projects Team, which includes the expansion of the team’s deliverables and responsibilities to the customer. Due to this expansion, Roche has an exciting opportunity for an experienced field project manager to join the Customer Projects Team.  Reporting into the Senior Project Manager, the individual will be responsible for the delivery of medium and long term projects in the NHS and private laboratories across the UK and Ireland; focusing on the implementation of a wide range of products.

Job scope

The successful candidate will provide oversight to product roll-outs across client sites, while managing key stakeholders, maintaining programme and project documentation and mitigating risks to ensure service continuity. The average commercial value of the projects under the individual’s remit will be in the range of £1 to £2.5 million.

Interfacing directly with multiple internal and external stakeholders, the Project Manager will adopt Roche best practices, and agile and lean methodologies to guarantee quality implementation and ensure projects stay on track to meet agreed deadlines. With a strong focus on customer satisfaction they will closely collaborate with the sales team at tender stage and post-award, thus seizing every opportunity to expand the customer relationship for the contract lifetime. 

As this is field based position, they will live anywhere in the UK, but well connected to major public transport and motorway links.  They may be expected to travel to Ireland on occasion.

Key responsibilities



  • Establish strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to coordinate smooth implementation - from tender award to handover, ensuring enhanced customer experience.
  • Work with Customer Projects team colleagues to review and enhance policies, procedures and templates on an ongoing basis to ensure continual improvement of Project Management and Project Control methodologies that will help achieve consistently high standards.


Coordinate Implementation of Roche Products and Solutions


  • Coordinate implementation of Roche instruments which will include project completion, floor plan sign off, production of Gantt chart and project phasing with timelines and product ordering via supply chain team.
  • Proactively mobilise and coordinate Roche project teams to maximise efficiency and fulfil customers’ needs post-award.

Manage different stakeholders at customer sites

  • Escalation point of contact for ‘Implementation’ work package.
  • Coordinate meetings at the customer sites to ensure communication flow and actively communicate project progression, changes and risks to stakeholders.

Coordinate Roche stakeholders

  • Work with workflow consultants and architects from start to completion of the project, with the aim of finalising an optimal solution for the customer.
  • Oversee and coordinate Roche Technical Services installation team, as per project plan, including IT, Application and Engineering experts.
  • Develop clear communication channels with all the stakeholders and facilitate progress updates.

Manage Solution Implementation

  • Onsite responsibilities including: i) monitor construction progress; ii) coordinate stakeholders (facilities, architects, mechanical and structural engineers etc.); iii) solve and coordinate construction issues, and iv) manage installation activities as per plan.
  • Maintain full involvement and serve as primary contact throughout project lifecycle.

Pre tender Role

  • Develop value-added proposal to demonstrate project delivery post-award.
  • Present Solution Implementation Manager Role to key Accounts.

Who you are


  • Strong Communicator - Someone with experience of communicating with impact at multiple levels within an organisation, via multiple channels.
  • Someone who is organised, precise, used to hosting meetings and has soft negotiation skills.
  • Independent Worker - Someone who is able to manage their own time to deliver goals. 





  • Preferable Experience with - Projects which relate to, Equipment Installations or Construction
  • Experience in developing project/service management methodologies (Agile, Waterfall)
  • Experience in writing high-quality Client Proposals and Statement of Work documents including commercial elements.
  • Demonstrable ability to develop knowledge of complex instruments and organisational structure.
  • Strong pre-sales and commercial acumen.
  • Knowledge or experience of building works (Design and/ or build).
  • Solid understanding and experience in risk and issue management.



  • Commercial awareness and business acumen; knowledge of project budgeting and financial management.  
  • Mastery in developing trusted partner relationships from working level to Executive level.
  • Flexible, able to adapt to change, and adjust project management techniques to customer needs and environment.
  • Curious and inquisitive; driven to enhance service delivery by learning about the Roche portfolio.
  • Innovative thinker; with the ability to challenge established practice and identify effective improvements.
  • Self aware and emotionally intelligent; you will be able to "makes things happen" by way of your integrity and energy.
  • Assertive but diplomatic, sensitive to cultural and political issues.
  • Solution focused, a custodian of a "no blame" culture.
  • Demonstrable confidence when dealing with uncertainty and the ability to challenge effectively

We are currently exploring geographic flexibility with many of our roles. We are passionate about providing you with the freedom to choose when, where and how you work to be your best. While it may not be possible in some cases, we encourage you not to let your location define your decision to apply.




Investing in you


Roche Diagnostics UK & Ireland is in an exciting phase of growth, where the business is channeling its energy, focus, functions and processes towards enhancing customer and patient experience in the countries it operates in. As the medical diagnostics market-leader in UK & Ireland, the organisation recognises its responsibility to the healthcare system and will continue to remain agile in developing new ways of working, with a growth mindset. We have the courage and passion to keep challenging ourselves to improve what we do and the way we do it.


What this means for you is, not only a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, but also a recognised product training programme and continuous support to build on your knowledge, skills and potential, helping you prepare for the exciting opportunities for further career development.




All of which has ranked Roche number 1 in the Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For in 2021.




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