Abbott (Sr.) Program Manager Sterile Injectables in Olst, Netherlands

Abbott Biologicals Olst is responsible for the filling of lactulose, the production of hormone preparations and the formulation of Mebeverine. In addition, the flu vaccine Influvac® is filled at the site and contract manufacturing takes place. For these products, Abbott Biologicals in Olst is the center of excellence. For our Technology department we are looking for a:

(Sr.) Program Manager Sterile Injectables

About the team

The department Technology & Engineering is responsible for technological and engineering projects for our Sterile and Solid products. The team existing of Project Managers and Project Engineers takes care of the project portfolio at our production site in Olst.

About the role

The Program Manager is a technological lead within the field of sterile injectables at our production site in Olst. This role ensures the development and implementation of (new) technologies, based on global and local technological (market) questions. The Program Manager is sparring partner for various stakeholders within or outside the production site and comes up with new, innovative ideas to make production more efficient or to implement new developments and technologies.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Translation and scoping of global and local technological issues that fit within the pharmaceutical regulations and the regulations for safety;

  • Preparing basic designs and cost estimates for technical installations;

  • Create a project plan within a cross functional project team; in this team you fulfill the role as specialist in your field of expertise and/or project manager;

  • Communicate with different stakeholders about the project progress;

  • Determining the program of requirements ('scope of work'), joint selection of supplier(s) and participate in the execution of the project;

  • Challenges management with your expertise on a strategic level;

  • Support team members with your scientific approach and be up-to-date about scientific research in your field of expertise;

  • Represents the site in the Influvac® Drug Product Team.


  • Master Degree or PhD in Process Technology, Biotechnology or Chemical Engineering;

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in process- or packaging industry as a Process Engineer or Project Manager, preferably in a pharmaceutical environment;

  • Expertise in sterile filing and packaging;

  • Excellent organization and project management skills;

  • Strong analytical and communication skills;

  • Excellent in stakeholder management in a complex environment;

  • Excellent writing and speaking skills in English.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email