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VWR International GmbH

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Give your CAREER a new

swing and discover the


possibilities within VWR


Project Manager


Date of publication: 21/09/2016. Location: Preferably VWR Germany

(Darmstadt office). However, working from other VWR locations in

Europe, or in an home office, is possible too. Basic prerequisite will be, VWR’s business is highly diversified

that you efficiently meet up with EMEA/APAC team and travel across products and services,

throughout EMEA/APAC. Reporting to the Vice President VWRCATALYST geographic regions and customer

on-site solutions EMEA/APAC. segments. The company offers

products from a wide range of

VWRCATALYST supports our customers globally with a broad variety of

manufacturers, to a large number

laboratory on-site service solutions, like Lab Material Inventory & Order of customers primarily in North

Management, basic Lab Support tasks, scientific Lab Support and Lab America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Equipment support. The Project Manager VWRCATALYST EMEA/APAC will

enrich and support VWR’s EMEA/APAC wide ambitious plans in further VWR’s principal customers are

developing and growing VWRCATALYST on-site service solutions for our major pharmaceutical,

customers. This project management role will have a particular focus on biotechnology, chemical,

Lab Material Onsite Storage & Inventory Management. technology, clinical, food

processing and consumer product


• You are / you develop yourself to be one of our VWRCATALYST key research institutes, governmental

agencies, environmental testing

knowledge holders as to Lab Material Onsite Storage & Inventory

organizations, and primary and

Management Solutions

secondary schools.

• As Project Manager you support our local VWRCATALYST teams with

your expert knowledge in site specific projects VWR distributes a diversified

• You take over lead of defined projects, working together with skill product mix, including chemicals,

holders from many customer sites and countries glassware and plasticware,

• You formulate best practices and support the role out / deployment of equipment and instruments,

such best practices furniture, protective apparel,

• You co-develop and support continuous improvement of relevant production and safety products,

metrics / KPI’s and other life science and

laboratory products and supplies.

• You act as business process consultant: understand, measure and

analyze status quo of current processes, develop and propose

VWR supports its customers by

improvements to customers, execute cost-benefit analysis providing storeroom management,

• At the same time you apply Lean Lab methodologies, your best-practice product procurement, supply chain

knowledge and VWR’s broader capabilities as to supply chain systems integration, technical

management and technology solutions (VSR+, RFID, Kan Ban, order services and laboratory bench top

integration, etc.) develop project plans, leading to successful business delivery. VWR maintains operations

cases, which you present internally VWR and externally to customer in over 25 countries and employs

• You have intensive customer contact and work successfully with Lab over 8.000 people worldwide.

Users & Lab Management

• You collaborate closely with local VWRCATALYST teams, the sales

organization / account management

• You network with global project management colleagues, ensuring that

skills and knowledge are shared and well communicated


• University degree in lab related science and/or business, preferably logistics & supply

chain management areas

• Proven experience in the field of lab materials supply chain, storage, storage conditions

(chemicals, cold chain), inventory and order management

• Strong project management-, process - and analytical skills

• Lean 6 Sigma knowledge (Green Belt / Black Belt certification a Plus)

• Strong presentation and communication skills.

• Perfect written and spoken English; German, French (and other languages) form a very

significant Plus

• Entrepreneurial mindset

• Team player, showing strong drive to work in a matrix-environment

• Agility, adaptability, preferring different working cultures, customers and countries

• Willingness to travel across EMEA/APAC when required (travel time > 50% expected)


• Opportunity to drive positive change across the organization engaging with all functional

areas as part of a global team

• Participate in a collaborative, energetic, and dynamic environment where you will be relied

upon to lead and communicate effectively while establishing the trust of key stakeholders

and meeting objectives

Interested? Please Apply Online through Careers@VWR

Please submit your CV and covering letter in English; Application deadline: 25/10/2016

For more information contact

Volker Schmid, Vice President VWRCATALYST on-site solutions EMEA/APAC,

phone+49 (6151) 3972 307 or email: Volker.schmid@vwr.com