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EMVO (European Medicines Verification Organisation)

Project Manager / Product Owner

Published on 17 days ago

Project Manager / Product Owner

The European Medicines Verification Organisation (EMVO)

EMVO is a Belgian non-profit organisation created in 2015 as a joint initiative of EU supply chain stakeholders, representing pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers, community pharmacists and hospitals. We ensure the implementation of a functioning, secure, interoperable and cost-effective system across Europe, to ensure patient health and safety.

EMVO is responsible for the European Medicines Verification System (EMVS), a European-wide system created to prevent falsified medicines from entering the legal supply chain. It demonstrates the principle of European integration and has a real-world impact for patients and the healthcare sector across the EU and EEA member states.

Alongside our founding stakeholders, we work with the European Commission, 30 National Medicines Verification Organisations (NMVOs), and over 2000+ pharmaceutical companies are currently connected to our system.

Our office is based in the heart of Brussels and is easily accessible by public transport. Due to COVID-19, the EMVO team is currently teleworking, so interviews will be conducted remotely.

Job description

You will be involved in successfully running an organisation which is critical to the European pharmaceutical supply chain and will be part of the Enterprise Solution Team (EST), reporting to the Solution Development Manager.

More specifically, as EMVO’s Project Manager/ Product Owner, you will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating projects and defining plans to achieve objectives.
  • Maintaining project timeframes, budget estimates and status reports, using project management tools to track project performance.
  • Develop scope and define backlog items (epic/features/user stories) that guide the Agile SCRUM software development team.
  • Develop appropriately detailed specifications for the product features in collaboration with technical experts so they are clearly understood by the development team.
  • Implementing strategies to deliver projects within schedule and budget.
  • Performing risk assessments to minimize risks.
  • Participating in improving internal processes.


We are looking for candidates that demonstrate the following qualifications and skills:

  • You have a Bachelor or Master degree or two years’ worth of experience as Project Manager / Product Owner with a technical background in a relevant field or industry (pharmaceutical sector/supply chain).
  • You have experience managing a software development team using Agile Scrum methodology.
  • You hold certification on the fundamentals of the Project Management framework.
  • You have experience with analyzing requirements and testing.
  • You have experience in delivering software in a controlled environment.
  • You demonstrate strong organizational skills, including attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.
  • You possess excellent communication skills.
  • You are able to work independently while demonstrating team spirit.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and master at least one other European language.


As Project Manager at EMVO, you will be part of a dynamic and international organisation, growing rapidly to meet the demands of the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector.

EMVO will also offer you:

  • A permanent position within a dynamic working environment, working with innovative systems and alongside friendly, open colleagues.
  • You will be involved in an interesting and challenging work within large scale projects.
  • We offer an attractive remuneration package including meal vouchers, eco vouchers, group insurance and health insurance.
  • A career in a secure and stable working environment in an industry that is vital for today’s evolving society.
  • Our office is based in the heart of Brussels and is easily accessible by public transport.
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    • Academic Bachelor
    • At least 2 years experience
    • English


    • Permanent
    • Full-time

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    • 24 March

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