Senior Project Development Manager - immediately available

Reference Number: 895916-W
Type of placement: Contract, Contract
Location: Switzerland, North West


For one of our clients, we are currently looking for an Senior Project Manager for oncology development project(s) for a contract position based in Basel, Switzerland. 

The ideal candidate should have experience in managing drug development projects and demonstrated expertise in managing budgets and timeline.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Support Project Leader to manage cross-functional Core Project Team(s) and strive to progress assigned Projects to next approved Milestone on time and on budget
  • Thrive to ensure Projects are managed according to Q-CG-0036.01 ‘Project Management and Project Progression’
  • Manage day-to-day collaboration with US business partner, and ensure compliance with contractual obligations
  • Develop, maintain and keep up-to-date integrated Project plans
  • Plan and schedule project timelines, milestones and critical path activities
  • Manage Project budgets
  • Develop contingency and risk management plans as appropriate
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key project stakeholders
  • Support Project Lead in preparing Project for in- or out-licensing activities as required
  • Communicate in an effective way both horizontally and vertically to achieve transparency of Project progress and issues
  • Keep Project Leader informed of project progress and any (potentially) critical issue
  • Support other Projects or assigned tasks as required

Qualifications and Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in managing drug development projects in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience managing cross-functional project teams for development projects (phase 1-3)
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing budgets and timelines
  • Experience in developing project plans and presenting status updates to internal audiences
  • Experience in non-project related activities (e.g. process development) or vendor management beneficial
  • Experience in oncology
  • Good knowledge of Drug Development and thorough expertise in Project  Management
  • Quality focus, clear communication, team spirit
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken), French and/or German is a plus
  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required

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