P-BIO is hiring a Secretary General (M/F)

/ 09 Nov 2018 /

P-BIO is looking for a highly skilled, experienced, motivated and energetic person with excellent interpersonal and management skills to lead the organisation in the role of Secretary General.

P-BIO – Portugal’s Biotechnology Industry Organization is the not-for-profit membership association that represents the vast majority of the country’s biotechnology. Established in 1999 and based in Biocant, Cantanhede, P-BIO has the main goal to enable the success and global competitiveness of the national biotech industry by creating a favorable environment for its development and growth into a dynamic global cluster, while increasing public awareness of biotechnology products and breakthroughs.

The Secretary General will report to Board of Directors of P-BIO. The post can be based anywhere in Portugal, as a significant part of the work can be performed remotely, but it will  entails some business travel, mainly within Portugal.

The role of the successful candidate will be to maintain the development of P-BIO as the leading representative body for the Biotechnology sector in Portugal and ensure that its vision and mission is delivered. He or she will be responsible for an ongoing programme of strategic communications and membership services, the delivery of products and services and the development of relationship with international organizations as EuropaBio and the European Commission.

The ideal candidate should have some years’ experience operating at a management level; understanding of the international markets, in particular the biotech market, as well as experience with industrial associations will be advantageous. The successful candidate will need to show confidence in taking strategic, and tactical decisions, will have financial acumen and advanced leadership skills. Also, demonstrate operational skills specially in organizing industrial events. He or she will need to demonstrate sound judgment, initiative and creativity.

Salary will be based upon experience and working arrangements. This is a part-time offer.

To apply please send your CV and a motivational letter highlighting your experience and how you think you can contribute to P-BIO’s mission to the email address

This call will remain open until a suitable candidate can be identified.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held in Lisbon, Cantanhede or Braga, with the successful candidate starting as soon as possible.


P-BIO Portugal’s Biotechnology Industry Organization

Biocant Park- Parque Tecnológico de Cantanhede, Núcleo 04, Lote 02

3060-197 Cantanhede

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