Project Director

KLIFO is looking for a Project Director for our office in Denmark or Germany or Sweden

Would you like to use your extensive experience leading drug development projects in a consultancy business? KLIFO has an increasing number of biotech and pharma clients who are in need of strategic project leaderhip to effectively progress their drug development projects. 

We’re looking for a new colleague to become part of our highly experienced team of Project Directors reporting to VP Drug Development Counselling and CMC, Hanne Wulff Nielsen. 

We welcome your application if you are seeking new drug development and project leadership challenges and shares our passion for understanding client’s needs and objectives. 

The position:

The Project Director is responsible for leading and managing KLIFO clients’ development projects intended for EU, US and other markets within small molecules, biologics, Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs), medical device and drug-device combinations. You would become part of an international and growing company with a flexible and trustful working climate, respectful leadership and strong focus on and interest in people. We believe that our way of collaborating with each other and with clients is key to our success and we have therefore described it in KLIFO’s “Way of Working”, which we use in our daily work. 


  • M.Sc. in life sciences and a minimum of 15 years of experience within pharma and/or biotech and 10 years of pharmaceutical drug development project leadership experience from preclinical to late stage 
  • Extensive experience with international development projects in one, or preferably more, of the following areas: small molecules, biologics, Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs), medical device or drug-device combinations 
  • High level of pharma business understanding, preferably a business degree 
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills with attention to details 
  • Experience with stakeholder management at all levels, incl. senior and executive management 
  • Experience with EU and/or US regulatory requirements, processes and agency interactions 
  • Consultancy role and/or sales role experience is desirable 
  • Experience with contracting or CRO/CDMO management is desirable 
  • PhD in life sciences is an advantage 
  • Excellent social and engagement skills 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (written and verbal) 
  • Local language and English, written and spoken at minimum at professional level 
  • Travelling is limited, however, you should be willing to work from client’s sites

For you to thrive in this role you: 

  • Enjoy to contribute to many different projects 
  • Seek solutions 
  • Enjoy to connect with people and listen to understand 
  • Have a commercial mind-set 
  • Maneuver respectfully and curiously in different cultures and with different stakeholders 
  • Maintain the overview and have a systematic and pro-active approach to your work 
  • Have a collaborative mindset and are a flexible team player 
  • Are comfortable with changing environments 

Your tasks would be to:

  • Lead development projects on behalf of KLIFO clients 
  • Proactively identify strategic opportunities and needs for solutions and services 
  • Identify and secure relevant competences within the project team 
  • Ensure cross-functional collaboration and stakeholder management with the client and potential partners, within KLIFO and with external consultants 
  • Serve as the single point of contact between KLIFO and client and third parties 
  • In collaboration with the line functions, prepare and negotiate proposals and commercial contracts 
  • Prepare overall product development strategies and plans and ensure team progress 
  • Prepare and facilitate risk assessments and gap analyses 
  • Identify the need for and manage scope changes 
  • Manage project budgets, estimates and reporting


KLIFO has offices in Denmark, Germany, Sweden and The Netherlands. You will be working out of our office in Glostrup, Munich or Lund.


For more information, please contact VP Drug Development Counselling and CMC, Hanne Wulff Nielsen: +45 44222903,moc.ofilk@neslein.ennah . If you want to meet one of your future Project Director colleagues and learn more about their experience working in KLIFO, then we’re happy to arrange for that. 

Applications should be sent to:

moc.ofilk@boj marked Project Director.

KLIFO processes your application and all related personal data exclusively for the specific hiring process. Your data is processed as confidential information, cf. the current data protection law (GDPR). 

We review applications and invite for interviews on an ongoing basis. 

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