Project Manager

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moa is recruiting for a Project Manager


moa Technology Limited is an innovative and rapidly growing R&D crop protection company that is revolutionizing the future of weed control in agriculture. We have recently secured $44m (£35m) in Series B funding to advance a new generation of safe, sustainable, and effective herbicides and help the farmers produce high quality food. To achieve this goal, moa Technology has developed 3 unique and complementary platforms: moa-GALAXY, moa-TARGET, and moa -SELECT.

We are looking for a project manager who can provide strategic and operational leadership for end-to end projects to ensure the effective progression of projects within moa’s portfolio.


Position type: Permanent full-time - 37.5 hours per week

Salary: Competitive

Location: The Oxford Science Park, Oxford,

Required qualifications and experience:

The post-holder will have:

-  Bachelor’s degree in life sciences or similar  

-  Considerable experience within agricultural science or pharmaceutical  industry

-  Excellent project management skills

-  Excellent communication skills

-  Strong conflict resolution and consensus building  skills  

-  Ability to operate both tactically and strategically

-  Proven track record in a cross-functional matrix environment

-  High level personal integrity and ability to handle  highly confidential information appropriately

-  Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams

-  Proven leadership skills, maturity, and emotional  intelligence



·  Master’s degree, MBA or PhD  

·  PMP or Prince 2 certification

Role and responsibilities:

Under the responsibility of the Chief Operations Officer the  successful candidate will oversee the following tasks:

-   Support the Project Leader and team  to set the strategic direction for the project

-   Turn strategy into clear, coherent,  yet flexible development plans

-    Ensuring projects are regularly  reviewed and continue to meet moa’s business needs

-    Manage projects of varying  complexity on time and to budget.

-    Managing the day-to-day operational  activities for the projects

-    Develop and coordinate project  resource planning

-    Maintain high level and detailed  timelines

-    Bring issues to the Project  Leader’s attention, and escalate where necessary

-    Ensures that key issues are  resolved within the project team or are elevated to management for resolution

-    Prepares monthly progress reports  and ad hoc reports as required

-    Present updates to Senior  leadership

-    Identify project risks with input  from project team members and identify mitigating strategies.

-    Drives regular lessons learned  sessions to help share learnings throughout the business

-    Ensures that decisions made at  project team meetings are assessed as to their impact on the current plan, budget,  and available resources, and are endorsed by senior management

-    Facilitate communication and  coordination of activities between various disciplines, platform technologies  and contract research organizations.

-    Develop Project Management tools,  templates, and processes.           


Key behaviour and attributes:

The ideal candidate will:

 -  Ability to work both independently  and collaboratively and to steer fast-paced projects.   

-   Ability to prioritize projects and  daily activities.

-   Strong organisational skills to enable  planning of work on multiple projects.  

-   Strong  attention to detail and accuracy.

-   Pro-active  and positive problem-solving mindset.

-   Be enthused  by the science and moa’s vision  

-   Be  adaptable. The company is in a rapid growth trajectory and requires  individuals who can evolve with the needs of the business.

-  Have an excellent work ethic, display a prominent level of  professionalism and be reliable. 


Company Benefits

  • 25 days Annual Leave + bank holidays.
  • Share options
  • 5% contribution pension scheme
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Group Income protection scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Flexible working hours 8am - 6pm
  • Opportunity to get training and hands-on experience across a variety of experimental methods and equipment.
  • Opportunity to work in an inspiring team and to develop one’s career as the company grows


Must be legally able to live and work in the UK

Please send a CV and cover letter to