Vacancy – Project Manager / Manager Production

Vacancy: Project Manager / Manager Production
Start: Q1 2022
Location: Enschede, The Netherlands

LipoCoat BV
Drive development of our technology to the next level. Be part of a fast-growing, high-potential, high-tech company. Make impact and join our mission to improve the performance, comfort and safety of medical devices.

Who we are
LipoCoat is a life sciences spin-off from the University of Twente, founded in 2016. Our brand new HQ and lab facility are situated on the innovation campus of the University of Twente in Enschede, The Netherlands. LipoCoat has developed the first bio-inspired, non-toxic antibacterial coatings for medical devices, which reduce the infection risk by 95% and can be used for e.g. catheters, contact lenses and prostheses. In the past 3 years, LipoCoat has won 18 honors and awards, including European Biotech Startup of 2019, and entered the Global Top 10 Catheter Coatings Market Players.

LipoCoat currently has 21 employees with multidisciplinary expertise in chemistry, technology development, business development, entrepreneurship and commercialization. The LipoCoat team is gender diverse, multicultural and intergenerational.

Role description

  • Managing and track the progress of project activities
  • Responsible for the overall resource planning and setting priorities
  • Monitor and ensure adherence to the contractual agreement (time, quality/scope, and cost deliverables)
  • Provide regular reporting on project progress to clients and the board with planning schemes, bottlenecks and presented solutions
  • Risk management
  • Responsible to set up initial production processes and scale production for the coming years
  • Managing a team of 10 employees  (growing to 20+ employees)
  • Strong and effective leadership and management of the R&D and Production Teams
  • Support in writing subsidy and customer proposals
  • Collaborate with ingredients providers, customers, partners, etcetera.


  • Startup mentality: drive, proactive, flexible, problem solver, team player
  • Real can-do attitude
  • Excellent attention to detail, accurate, communicative, client focused
  • Highly organized, with good time management skills
  • Technical background (BSc, MSc or PhD in Biomedical, Life Sciences, Chemical, Mechanical Engineering, Technology, etc.)
  • Experience in R&D, project-management and production management
  • At least 15 years working experience
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies and tooling like MS-Project
  • High analytical skills, quick comprehension of new topics and ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills and persuasiveness through all hierarchy levels
  • Self-motivated and highly adaptable
  • High levels of emotional intelligence and stability in challenging situations
  • Experience with ISO- and Quality Assurance processes
  • Fluent in Dutch and English written and verbally
  • Proven track record including positive references
  • Full-time available

 What we offer

  • Working for a high-tech scale-up with an extremely innovative, high-impact product
  • A great work environment with a hardworking, fun and informal team
  • Working in a high-tech environment (University of Twente Innovation Campus) with access to a wealth of knowledge
  • The ability to do a wide variety of tasks
  • Support to help you grow as a professional
  • Market rate salary
  • Participation in the employee’s stock option pool

How to apply
For more information or to apply directly, please send an email to Iris Wiggers at that includes your resumé and a cover letter.

LipoCoat is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our team members. We hire on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We look forward to receiving your application!