Director, Diagnostic Lab Automation Projects


Sant Cugat del Valles, ES

Tipo de Contrato:  Indefinido tiempo completo
Área:  Asistencia Técnica
Número de solicitud de puesto:  514670

Would you like to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to enhance the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company that since 1909 has been working to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are leaders in plasma-derived medicines and transfusion medicine and develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 110 countries and regions.

We believe that diversity adds value to our business, our teams and our culture. We are committed to equal employment opportunities that foster an inclusive environment.


The Director of Lab Automation Projects play a key role supporting the Diagnostic customers to their transition to full or partial automation laboratories improving their safety and efficiency. This position main responsibility is overseeing the definition, planning, execution, and delivery automation solutions ensuring Grifols quality standards.


What your responsibilities will be


  • Lead the full project lifecycle, from initial definition, design and planning to installation, commissioning, and handover. 
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, customers, sales, vendors, R&D, marketing, etc, to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.  
  • Develop and maintain project schedules, budgets, and resource allocation plans, optimizing efficiency and minimizing risks throughout the project lifecycle. 
  • Conduct thorough site assessments to evaluate project feasibility, identify potential risks, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. 
  • Define equipment, and services necessary for project implementation, managing stakeholders’ relationships to ensure timely delivery and cost-effectiveness. 
  • Monitor project progress, track performance metrics, and proactively identify and address issues or delays to keep projects on track and within scope. 
  • Ensure adherence to Grifols' quality standards and safety protocols throughout all project activities. 
  • Prepare and deliver regular project updates, reports, and presentations to internal and external stakeholders, fostering transparency and effective communication throughout the project lifecycle. 


Who you are


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, education, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).


  • Desirable having experience in Health Care Labs environments, automation projects and it's a plus have knowledge of Diagnostic/Blood Screening/Testing.
  • People Management Experience & relationship skills
  • Broad understanding of customer requirements.
  • Working knowledge Microsoft packages. 
  • Possess strong verbal communication and technical skills. 
  • Ability to present highly technical data to senior management.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills. 
  • Financial skills and understanding of managing a budget.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to communicate scientific information effectively.
  • Must be able to work in a challenging environment and be able to handle multiple priorities.
  • Individual needs to be able to work in a project oriented, multitasking environment and be capable of leading a team in the completion of projects/tasks of complexity re-quiring interdepartmental interaction.



  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in engineering.  It is a plus Advanced degree in sciences or MBA preferred.



  • Advanced:  Minimum of 10/15 years’ experience managing projects and people relationships. Individual should have understanding and experience working in a GMP Regulations environment. Should have familiarity with QA/QC processes and documentation.


What we offer


It is a brilliant opportunity for you, Grifols is fully aware that its employees are one of its major assets. We are committed to maintaining an atmosphere that encourages all our employees to develop their professional careers in an excellent working environment. 


Information about Grifols is available at If you are interested in joining our company and you have what it takes for such an exciting position, then don’t hesitate to apply! 

We look forward to receiving your application! 


Grifols is an equal opportunity employer. 


Flexibility for U Program: Hybrid Model

Flexible schedule: Monday-Thursday 7-10 to 16-19h and Friday 8-15h.

Benefits package

Contract of Employment: Permanent position



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