Project development specialist – R&D (m/f) - Belgium (Kontich) or Luxembourg (Esch-sur- Alzette)
Belgium (Kontich) or Luxembourg (Esch-sur- Alzette), - full-time - 24.06.2020


Flen Health is an international, innovative, family-owned company based in Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK. 

Over the course of just a few years, Flen Health have gained the leading position in their home market, namely the Belgian wound care market and are working towards achieving this on an international level. Our company’s success is based on the dedication of our people and our safe and easy-to-use product portfolio which combines innovation with significant progress in wound care and is inspired by our motto. We help you to ‘live the life you love’.

We are looking for a Project development specialist for an immediate start. This is a permanent full-time
position. You will be either located in our office in Belgium (Kontich) or in Luxembourg (Esch-sur-


What we offer:

  • Excellent working conditions
  • An innovative and inspiring work environment
  • Independent project work & responsibilities within a professional team
  • Career prospect
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Competitive remuneration according to experience

The project development specialist will ensure overall success of Product Development projects in R&D. This position requires communication and technical skills to enable oversight of multiple, related projects or complex R&D programs, to achieve project goals and on time delivery in alignment with the companies strategic goals. You directly report to the Vice-President R&D.


Your responsibilities:

  • You drive product development projects on the cross-road of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, digital applications and services.
  • You drive development projects from customer need and idea-generation to pilot- and industrial scale-up/role-out stage, whereby your focus is on the needs of the customer or patient.
  • You develop project plans, identify and analyze risks, constraints and resource requirements and build and assess time estimates.
  • You coordinate and ensure successful on-time completion of cross-functional development projects that may span functions, organizations, geographic regions and cultures.
  • You maintain full control of project scope of assigned development projects.
  • You collect and analyze customer feedback concerning the developed product and processes and translate the results into a technical product/process definition.
  • You institute design changes based on internal and external customer feedback.
  • You analyze and organize prototype and pre-clinical application trials within the R&D team to evaluate prototype performance and safety. You plan and follow up pilot trials and industrial scale-up trials in production.
  • You develop effective relationships and maintain communication with stakeholders at multiple levels, including those external to the organization.
  • You directly report on project progression to the Vice-President R&D


R&D System flows:

  • You prepare and maintain full documentation for R&D design and development administration and procedures, in accordance with relevant SOPs, GxP and ISO standards.
  • You write engineering, biocompatibility, SDS and other reports related to the product development projects and create presentations when required.
  • You participate in the company-wide innovation management processes, including projects outside the direct scope of the function and provide close support to the Vice-President R&D
  • You participate in product portfolio road mapping exercises and product development concept phases.
  • You are willing to gain specific technical knowledge through contacts with internal and external stakeholders and through literature, patents and seminars.


Your profile & qualifications:

  • You are driven by a desire to improve patients’ health.
  • You are convinced that biotech innovation, correctly designed and developed, can improve patients’ lives helping them to live the life they love.
  • You hold a degree in engineering (eg civil engineering, industrial engineering,) or comparable scientific technical background.
  • You have an understanding of functional and technical pharmaceutical, medical device and/or digital project development processes and innovation processes.
  • You are enthusiastic about product development and driving multidisciplinary project teams (cross-functional teams, multiple projects, multiple types of products, etc).
  • You are fluent (written and verbal) in English.
  • You have excellent time management, presentation, communication and meeting facilitation skills.
  • You have the ability to prioritize tasks and adjust to sudden changes in workflow.
  • You are ambitious, energetic, driven and work well in a team-environment.
  • You are proactive, and you are a driver for change. At the same time, you are pragmatic, problem-solving and looking for initiative.
  • You are willing to master new skills and develop yourself.
  • You are willing to travel up to 10% of your time (short trips).

Are you interested in working with an ambitious and highly dedicated team?

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