Specialised Project Manager

Location: Horwich, Bolton

This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled and specialist project manager to work at Woodley Trial Solutions who provide a unique range of tailored, end-to-end solutions that save time and money at all stages of the Clinical Trial process.  

The Project Manager provides a high level of customer service to manage key clients’ trials, ensuring their timelines and budgets are understood, providing real time and accurate information at every stage. This role coordinates with cross discipline team members to make sure that all parties are on track with project requirements, deadlines, and schedules. This includes liaising internally with purchasing to order in equipment, logistics to prepare the delivery and the warehouse to have the equipment prepared for dispatch. This role ensures the different elements of our service are coordinated and takes the responsibility of ensuring all projects are delivered on time to the customers satisfaction.

Your role is vital to the company and requires you to be able to handle a high and varied workload with efficiency and accuracy. You must be highly organised and be able to work in a busy environment.

You will work with multiple stakeholders, reporting and presenting as required in both written and verbal formats. You will be flexible and enjoy the exciting challenge of a fast-paced role.

This role is an exciting opportunity and will involve managing a portfolio of clinical trials, ensuring deadlines are met to support the smooth running.     

Key responsibilities

  • Support the POC (CGM) team with administrative activities as required (e.g. correspondence with clients, preparation of status reports, organization of meetings)
  • Preparing status reports by gathering, analysing, and summarising relevant information.
  • Offer project oversight and detailed reviews, including budget management, stock management and purchasing support.
  • Provide customer service from first point of contact and throughout the trial
  • To establish and maintain customer relationships
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Ensure comprehensive documentation and tracking through our tailored IT system
  • Meeting with project team members to identify and resolve issues.
  • Submitting project deliverables and ensuring that they adhere to quality standards
  • Develop sales and up sell opportunities to enhance the sale and customer experience
  • Manage opportunities by adapting to the customer needs to finalise the requirements to secure the opportunity
  • Provide ongoing sales and service support with all enquiries throughout the trial through courtesy calls and emails

Key skills

  • Clinical Knowledge desirable, (but full training will be offered)
  • Prior experience within the CRO / pharmaceutical or healthcare industry
  • Excellent communication skills with a customer centric approach
  • A proactive approach to use your own initiative in solving problems with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Able to prioritise, multi-task and work on your own initiative and work to deadlines
  • Ability to deal with conflicts positively and objectively
  • Commercially minded
  • Able to present relevant written and verbal information in a concise format
  • Strong diplomatic skills
  • Able to converse with all levels of staff from within the organisation
  • Able to persuade, negotiate and influence key organisations
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to prioritise tasks within set deadlines
  • Excellent IT and keyboard skills, to produce self-generated information

The person

You will have a proven track record in a project management/customer service role, be computer literate and be commercially orientated. It is essential that you have the capacity to work with colleagues at all levels, can work as part of a team, and the ability to work on own initiative whilst maintaining team approach. The successful candidate must have exemplary personal standards of conduct, and the ability to work under pressure.

We are looking for people who bring a positive/can do attitude with a high level of energy and a passion for customer service in the healthcare industry. To be motivated and a dedicated team player. You will need to demonstrate strong time-management and people skills, flexibility, and multitasking ability. 

Advanced computer skills and experience with online platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office, with aptitude to learn new software and systems is essential. 


A degree or equivalent proven experience as a project manager is essential. 

Full training will be provided at our Horwich head office for the successful candidate.  In addition to a competitive salary, we offer the following benefits:

  • 22 days annual leave, increases to 25 after 5 years of service
  • free onsite parking
  • eye care vouchers
  • company sick pay
  • paid medical appointments
  • workplace pension
  • company social events
  • general office dress / smart casual
  • employee discount scheme
  • length of service recognition

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