Reference Number: 895088 - P Type of placement: Contract, 12 months Location: Switzerland, Basel
As a key member of project teams, the Senior Project Manager will have focus on early development projects and be responsible for project strategy, planning and execution.
• Accountable for advancement of project • Play strategic role in building project plans with options, risk mitigation, competitive insights, contingencies and engagement with late stage development and transfer to full development • Strategic positioning of project in the context on internal portfolio and external competition • Provide proactive operational oversight of all aspects of the integrated project plan development and execution • Recognizing project needs and appropriately escalating them within the organization • Building effective teams • Using drug development expertise to integrate knowledge of all line functions for project • Actively challenging teams to apply best practices and creativity
Qualifications and Experience:
• Advanced scientific degree (MSc, PhD, PharmD, etc.) with a background in other Pharma discipline (Discovery, Pre-clinical, Clinical, Pharmacokinetics, Regulatory etc.) • Relevant professional experience in Pharma or biotech industry and in drug development project management • At least 5 years of drug development expertise • Knowledge in therapeutic areas of Neuroscience, Autoimmunity, Transplantation and Inflammation would be an advantage • Experience in later stage drug development is a plus • Demonstrated experience in leading / managing and driving cross-functional teams • Experience in matrix and/or direct people management role with demonstrated ability to influence successfully without authority • Expert in all aspects of team behaviours; drives conflicts resolution in teams; good ability to modulate style • Advanced skill in facilitating/optimizing the contribution of diverse team members as individuals and as a team • Capable of quickly gathering high-level understanding of complex technical, medical and scientific issues • Demonstrated a global mindset and cultural awareness • Excellent project management skills: can prioritize multiple tasks and goals • Strong teamwork orientation • Excellent interpersonal skills • Strong verbal and written communication • Excellent command of spoken and written English , other languages would be an additional asset • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required