Clinical Project Planner, Drug Development - Mechelen


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This position can also be located in Leiden. Some travel will be required.

The clinical project planner belongs to a group of planners providing support to development project managers, function experts and function department heads. Project planners make sure that functional plans of drug development programs/projects contain up-to-date scope, timeline, out-of-pocket (OOP) cost and resource information and that reports on such information get distributed to the various stakeholder across the organization.


Principal Accountabilities:
  • Develop, maintain and report on clinical development plans for one or more drug development program/projects
  • Ensure information collection from function experts to keep clinical program/project plans up-to-date (reflect all scope elements and update timelines OOP estimates for identified scope elements)
  • Liaise with functional line managers to ensure resource estimates get reflected in the clinical project plans
  • Liaise with development operations team to align on the transactional processes inherent to the outsourcing model for development activities
  • Collaborate with the development project manager to ensure alignment between the integrated development plan and the clinical development plan
  • Assess impact of clinical development plan changes on the integrated development plan, and its critical path
  • Liaise with the development project manager and function experts to resolve planning conflicts by evaluating alternative scenario’s
  • Run the necessary project plan reports and ensure distribution thereof to the stakeholder pool
  • Collaborate with the development project manager, function experts and function department heads to execute budget and forecast processes



  • Minimal a Bachelor degree in biosciences, management or related


  • 3+ years Pharma R&D experience with exposure to drug development
  • Experience with project planning and EPPM tools
  • Experience with budget management and financial reporting requirements

General skills:

  • Strong team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt to the audience

Communication skills:

  • Fluent in English
  • Knowledge of Dutch and French is a plus


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