Project Manager

  • Contract type Temporary Assignment - indéterminée
  • Place
  • Reference 208047-9-8
  • Assignment start date 01.02.2020
  • Sector Chemistry & Life Sciences
  • Publication date 15.07.2021
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We're hiring a Project Manager to complete the Philip Morris team in Neuchâtel.

Project Manager

Your assignment

Define, plan and lead cross-functional projects and programs, combining rigor and precision with flexibility and agility, in alignment with the LS strategy, within agreed business benefits, scientific objectives, scope, budget, resources and timing; whilst adhering to quality and scientific standards, defining and using project management processes and agile principles
Lead project resourcing processes, including resource estimating and ensuring appropriate resource allocation, as well as the budget, participating actively in several steps of financial life cycle
Supervise program and project Steering committees to advise and ensure effective decision making and corrective action where required, as well as accurate status reporting. Ensure changes (e.g. to scope, budget, schedule) are effectively governed
Coordinate procurement processes and activities with external and internal laboratories and partners, as well as internal resources
Act pro-actively to increase quality and mitigate risks, collecting requirements and performing risk identification and analyses
Provide succinct reporting and manage the project KPI?s, budget and schedules whilst liaising with the Portfolio/Governance Team and Senior Management and other Key Stakeholders.
Lead collaboration and communication among team members and other stakeholders, as well as create and distribute information. Mentor/coach on good practice team working, collaboration over distance and project management. Coordinate sub-project and work package managers from multiple areas
Once complete, ensure projects are effectively closed by finalizing results, obtaining Steering committee approval to close the project and completing hand-over activities

Your profile

PhD or Master degree in life sciences fields is required
Project Management Certification (PMP, PRINCE2 or IPMA) is required, additional business management qualification(s) are desired
Substantial experience in managing new product development (from development to post-launch) in large life sciences, food or pharmaceuticals companies
Substantial experience in leading large scale projects and programs, in the Life Sciences and/or product development domains. High flexibility to work across several disciplines and manage multiple projects
Excellent understanding of consumer-focused product development, from idea to launch and using stage-gate approaches
Excellent understanding of in vitro and in vivo screening and testing, clinical trials, Real-World-Evidence projects and/or the development of medical or laboratory devices
Sound expertise in contract management, procurement and financial policies and systems
Knowledge of regulatory environments and quality management systems such as OECD, GxP, ISO
Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Fluent, well written and spoken English is a must


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