Project Manager - Senior

Highly Competitive
  1. Contract
  2. Project Management
  3. Switzerland
Posting date: 23 Jan 2019

Here is a chance to join one of the most globally known pharmaceutical organisations, who is looking to hire a Project Manager to be based in Zuchwil, Switzerland on a contract basis. This job will be working a top 10 pharmaceutical company that works across a range of industries from medical devices to pharmaceutical and consumer goods, operating in over 60 countries. This Project Management role will be responsible to lead Strategy & Deployment projects in their areas of responsibility for the Engineering Science and Technology organization for the DACH network.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Development and deployment of Business Systems
  • Ensure a detailed level of business and system knowledge and support the business analysis of systems.
  • Conducts organizational assessments and diagnostics to uncover trends and insights, identify causes of organizational issues, and generate recommendations for improving organizational performance.
  • Design and delivering of end to end business processes to drive organization efficiency.
  • Ensure effective Change Management so that all changes are conducted to the highest of standards in a safe, compliant, and effective manner
  • Lead portfolio/governance-related process & metric standardization, development & documentation - includes project governance, business process integration, resource activity measures and project KPIs etc.
  • Work with global/regional program leaders to manage all project activities in their field of responsibility.
  • Design project plans and execute projects based on those plans.
  • Determine resource requirements and priorities for a given project and communicate these requirements to management in a regular and timely fashion.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Monitor progress of all major tasks/ milestones through to completion with all project team members and other assigned owners to maintain accurate visibility of project status.
  • Forecasts, plan, track and report on project budget status
  • Report/ escalate any slippage that impacts the planned deployment dates.
  • Identify the critical path and work with team pull in / maintain completion dates - Develop / maintain full-scale project plans and associated communication documents.
  • Adhere to the corporate project management methodology.
  • On demand, lead initiatives and coordinate cross-functional team at regional level to drive business and organizational results.
  • Work with internal partners in the global organization, including business units, researchers, sales consultants, marketing and product development personnel.
  • Manage project risks, including mitigation plans
  • Keep senior management informed on program status.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Higher education in Industrial- or Mechanical- or Process Engineering.
  • Project Management training/certification - e.g. FPX, Diploma, Masters, PMP, Prince, etc..
  • Lean/Six Sigma certificate and experience (process optimization/change management). - MBA degree is a plus
  • Change Management certification and experience.
  • Audit certification and experience.
  • Business Process Management certification and experience.
  • 6+ years of related business experience in a technical environment with 2+ years experience in project management role.
  • Background in Medical Device, high tech or regulated industry preferred.
  • Previous work-consulting experience in one of major consulting firms preferred
  • Previous experience leading organization through change preferred
  • Previous experience on organization design preferred
  • Experience in a global matrixed management role
  • Skilled in MS Project and MS Office applications Language requirements
  • English Fluent is mandatory, German spoken and written strongly advantageous

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