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Senior Manager, Site Project Management

Updated: Sep 15, 2022

The Company

  • Our client is a global biopharmaceutical company located near Neuchatel, Switzerland

  • Focused on research, development, and delivery of innovative medicines across several therapeutic areas, including oncology, hematology, immunology, and cardiovascular disease

The Role

The Senior Manager is responsible for end-to-end management of cross-functional teams coordinating all aspects of multi-departmental projects. This includes planning, executing, and finalizing projects according to established scope, timeline, and budget criteria. Working with project teams, the incumbent identifies and facilitates the resolution of issues to minimize the impact on project plans.

The Senior Manager is also responsible for planning and leading key programs/projects impacting the Global Product Development & Supply (GPS) organization and the site.

The Senior Manager supports developing and continually improving project and program management competencies.

This position will specifically drive the execution and full deployment of the Data Integrity Program on-site, as well as other Quality or EHS-related projects.

This position will act as Project Manager and will primarily drive the execution and full deployment of the Global Data Integrity program on-site, by:

  • Develop/update DI project plans and timelines with input from all required departments.

  • Drive scheduled Data integrity assessments planning, execution, facilitation, and reporting

  • Schedule and track milestones and deliverables using appropriate tools.

  • Ensure remediation plans/ actions are defined and executed as scheduled.

  • Identify and manage dependencies and critical path

  • Anticipate challenges and risks. Prepare, lead and execute proactive mitigation strategies.

  • Periodically report program progress to Global as well as project status during monthly Data Integrity Steer Co

In general, as Project Manager:

  • Manage and lead the cross-functional project and/or program teams.

  • Ensure benefits, scope, goals, and deliverables are well defined and understood by the team and stakeholders.

  • Lead team meetings and ensure that meeting agendas and minutes are issued in a timely manner.

  • Set and continually manage expectations with team members and other stakeholders. Where needed delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.

  • Proactively manage changes in scope, identify potential crises and devise contingency plans. Identify and resolve issues and conflicts with/within the team.

  • Ensure that communications between teams, functional management, senior management, and executive leadership are handled in an efficient, effective, and timely fashion.

  • Conduct lessons learned evaluations with teams. Create recommendations and identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.

  • Ensure cGMPs are considered during project implementation. Apply knowledge of cGMPs to job responsibilities. Examples include but are not limited to: Generation, review, and approval of controlled documentation (e.g. SOPs, Work Practices, Change Controls) within global quality management systems.


Our client is looking for someone who has:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in related Science or Engineering

  • 7 years’ relevant work experience required, preferably in pharmaceutical development and/or manufacturing experience

  • 4 years’ management/project or program management responsibilities facilitating cross-functional projects in a regulated industry preferred

  • Preferable experience includes laboratory testing, manufacturing or validation (e.g. equipment, process, computerized systems)

  • Advanced knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management combined with project management techniques and tools

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively manage assignments

  • Detailed knowledge and interpretation of cGMP.

  • Strong understanding of site GxP quality systems supporting document management and change controls

  • Strong strategic thinking and team facilitation skills

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently, lead and participate in a team

  • Advanced critical reasoning, negotiation, problem-solving and decision-making skills

  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Project and Microsoft Office Suite

***This position has now been filled, please contact to be informed of future similar positions***


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