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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Project Scheduler in Drachten, Netherlands

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About Us

BD Kiestra is part of Becton Dickinson, which strives to improve healthcare with more than 65,000 employees in 150+ countries. We do this with technical solutions that increase efficiency in healthcare, improve safety and reduce healthcare costs. BD Kiestra is part of the diagnostic arm of BD. Our goal is to transform microbiology by making laboratories better and more efficient through automation. Once inside, you can taste the international character in combination with a down-to-earth approach mentality. Every day we work with passion and an enormous drive on life changing products that influence public health worldwide.

"I will always think of the customer first when implementing new processes or designing new microbiology products, services and solutions", Steve Conly, Vice President BD Kiestra.

About your role

In this role it would be beneficial if you are a driven professional in the field of project planning and tracking. Also; Collaborating with and supporting project managers and project team members is crucial for the successful performance in your role. Specific tasks for you are drawing up schedules and proactively providing insight into risks and potential planning conflicts.

Your tasks

  • You will Facilitate monthly project reviews and ensure project tracking information for all projects so that they are updated monthly.

  • You act as a consultant to project managers in developing and maintaining plans and schedules for their projects, provide project management “best practices” scheduling and planning advice to help the managers plan their projects.

  • You identify issues that may affect schedule development/tracking and initiates appropriate remedial actions after management approval.

  • You implements methods, procedures, and guidelines for project scheduling to improve overall development efficiency and effectiveness.

  • You provide early warnings to Engineering management when schedule data indicate that a project is not tracking to established expectations.

  • You recognizes when development situations require a more in depth evaluation or effort so that appropriate risk management is included in project schedules. You identify when a re-baseline of a project is appropriate.

  • You establish new project schedules within Project Server consistent with established guidelines.

  • You coordinate and track multiple key projects and tasks.

  • You maintain resource loaded and fully linked project schedules that can be utilized to analyze resource allocations, completion dates and critical path.

  • You track project progress and critical path on a weekly basis.

  • You create tracking reports and forward looking schedule analysis for various levels of management.

We welcome candidates of any background, and offer a competitive package of salary and benefits and unlimited possibilities for further development of your career . In return it would be great if can bring this to our team:

I would be very beneficial if you can provide these skills:

  • Technology background, preferably in R&D and/or engineering sufficient to understand the technical issues encountered and how they might impact the project schedule.

  • Demonstrated expertise in project scheduling using MS Project, preferably Project Server 2010. Capable of statusing schedules, monitoring project progress, and communicating trends to project teams.

  • Demonstrated skills and techniques in identifying and mitigating project development risks.

  • Demonstrated ability to implement change.

  • Ability to influence and persuade using knowledge, expertise and sound interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent organizational, communications and scheduling skills.

BD is an internationally oriented company with New Product Development teams distributed across the globe. From the Drachten site projects are coordinated and executed for the Lab Automation business, with team members in Drachten, other European sites and sites on the East Coast in the US. This requires an international orientation from the candidate, as well as excellent communication skills in the English language.

Project management is recognized as a key success factor for successful New Product Development projects. Adding a scheduler to the project management office is a sign of continuous improvement and investment in project management expertise.

Education and Experience:

  • BS in Engineering / Science or related field with industry experience preferred.

  • A minimum of four years associated with project scheduling (organizing, planning, and tracking) in a technical environment.

  • Extensive experience using MS Project.

  • Formal MS Project training/certification highly desired.

Do you recognize yourself in the above points? Then you could just be our new Project Sceduler

Have you already become enthusiastic and are you curious about what we have to offer you? Read below about this unique feature.

This is what you get from us:

  • Of course BD offers excellent employment conditions

  • Unlimited possibilities for further development of your career, nationally and internationally;

  • Training and education at BD University;

  • A company that makes a concrete contribution to global healthcare, saving and improving the lives of people around the world;

  • The possibility to participate in an international volunteer program;

Have you become completely enthusiastic after reading this vacancy and do you want to work for an international player in the medical world with revolutionary solutions for healthcare? If you have the brains, skills and drive we are looking for, then this company is for you!

We are looking forward to your personal application!

Primary Work Location

NLD Drachten - Marconilaan

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BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.