Operational Lead - Global Medical Organization - Zurich

Vifor Pharma
Glattbrugg, Switzerland
Closing date
16 Oct 2020

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About You
We are currently recruiting for an Operational Lead in our Global Medical Organization based in Zurich.
In this role, you will report to Vifor's Chief Medical Officer and be responsible for providing effective operations management of the CMO Leadership Team, as well as management of strategic projects, management reporting, team development and Internal + External communication. You will sustain excellent communication flow and alignment with CMRST, GBT, BD&A as well as CBO/ICO/US functions.

Your tasks and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
  • Leadership Support & Change Management
  • Acting as senior point of contact for CMO Leadership Team, in alignment with Medical Affairs, Medical Excellence, Clinical Development, Pharmacovigilance as well as other EC functions
  • Overseeing and leading operational activities and ensuring efficiency, simplicity and executional focus
  • Leading cyclical planning activities for CMO areas (targets, activities, tracking)
  • Leading CMO Finance/Budget Planning process
  • Leading CMO Business Case
  • Coordination & communication between all CMO extended functions & internal partners
  • Establishing and ensuring an effective and streamlined communication across all teams towards internal and external stakeholder
  • Support of CMO Leadership Team : Goal setting, performance & potential management, development planning
  • Chief Medical Office Management
    Planning Process Management, CMO Leadership Team, CMRST alignment, Capability development
  • Operational Lead for CMO Leadership Team
  • Communication across team & stakeholder

Minimum Qualifications
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a Project Management role within the pharmaceutical industry or consulting industry with strong Pharma background
  • Scientific/Medical background and/or MBA or equivalent education (MSc, MA, PhD)
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills (incl preparing prof level presentations to org and top mgtm)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong Project Management Experience
  • Financial knowledge (budget management)
  • Strong interacting and presenting skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills coupled with experience interacting with C-suite and board level executives
  • Ability to create and conceptualize

Highly Desirable:
  • Experience in cardiorenal therapy areas
  • Experience in a PMO or Chief of Staff function
  • Experience in Management Consulting
  • International Experience

Your strong communication skills and creative, open-minded approach allow you to engage, inspire and influence people at different levels, with solution-oriented ideas and proposals. You examine and understand issues from multiple perspectives, readily seeing interrelationships and cause-and-effect relationships, taking a systematic approach to successfully resolving all issues. You have demonstrated the ability to anticipate and solve problems. You show a clear mind-set for agile ways of working & have a proactive drive to negotiate, influence and advice your stakeholders.

About Us
The Vifor Pharma Group is a global specialty pharmaceuticals company. It aims to become the global leader in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies. The company is the partner of choice for pharmaceuticals and innovative patient-focused solutions. Vifor Pharma Group strives to help patients around the world with severe and chronic diseases lead better, healthier lives. The company develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products for precision patient care. Vifor Pharma Group holds a leading position in all its core business activities and consists of the following companies: Vifor Pharma; Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (a joint company with Fresenius Medical Care); and OM Pharma.

Vifor Pharma Group is headquartered in Switzerland, and listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX Swiss Exchange, VIFN, ISIN: CH0364749348).

For more information, please visit www.viforpharma.com/career

We are looking for new people to join an international team of more than 2,700 talented people, operating in over 100 countries to support our Vision of becoming global leader in our three therapeutic areas:








We are a global leading expert in iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia.

We are proud of a broad portfolio to help nephrology patients suffering from kidney disease.

Our expertise in both these areas are helping cardio-renal patients.

We innovate internally, but we also partner with the best companies externally. We are also a unique pharmaceutical company, as we have direct access to Fresenius Medical Care clinics via our joint company. Fresenius Medical Care has access to more than 329,000 patients in its global network of over 3,900 dialysis clinics.

Contact Us
  • Flughofstrasse 61
  • 8152 Glattbrugg
  • Switzerland
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