Alliance & Project Manager (897286-MGP)

Location
Canton of Basel-Stadt (CH)
Salary
negotiable
Posted
19 Feb 2021
Closes
26 Feb 2021
Discipline
Project Management
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Contract
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Providing Flexible Resourcing Solutions

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, CTC is a specialist life-sciences recruitment organisation. We place specialist talent into contract and permanent positions in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices and CRO industries.

An in-depth experience in life-sciences recruitment combined with an established and extensive local network means that CTC offers clients and candidates the “Gold standard” in recruitment services. With an expertise honed over many years at the cutting-edge of the life-sciences industry, we help companies find people and we help people find companies.

Alliance & Project Manager (897286-MGP)

Our client is a pioneer in Drug Discovery and Development and one of the frontrunners in Personalised Healthcare. As the world`s largest R&D spender in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics domain, they work in a vast number of drug discovery & therapeutic areas and are highly recognized internationally. A leader in the field of both in vitro diagnostics and manufacturing and selling of several innovative drugs. We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Alliance & Project Manager for a 12-months contract to be based in Basel .

Main Responsibilities:

  • Management of the relationship with the partner to ensure partnership progress and resolution of key challenges;
  • Creates, prepares and manages integrated master project plans and revises them as needed
  • Facilitates and coordinates project setup, planning, implementation and progress;
  • Manages project deliverables, costs, work schedules, scope and resource requirements throughout the projects;
  • Fulfils all reporting requirements in alignment and compliance with contractual obligations, managing all issue and conflict actively to the benefit of the partnership;
  • Manages the preparation of reports to document project progress, financial status and ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately;
  • Motivates project team for the delivery of all contract related project deliverables;
  • Implements contractual amendments in coordination with Legal, Finance and all relevant internal stakeholders;
  • Single point of contact to collect project-related data from various team functions to compile reports. Tactical coordination of timelines/budgets for all projects and functions within an area;
  • Delivers informative, well-organized reports and presentations on project status and selected project topics;
  • Monitor and report on project issues, risks, changes, progress and deviations from plan and escalate to functional management in a timely fashion and propose mitigation strategies;
  • Drives project management excellence through best-in-class project management methodologies, systems and tools. Set-up and adapt relevant project management processes and structure in alignment with stakeholders and ensure process implementation within project team;
  • Effectively facilitates and leads project team meetings (set agenda, organize meetings, edit minutes). Participates as a member of the project team. Holds regular status meetings with project team to ensure milestones are being met;
  • Prepares and leads joint governance committee meetings working with internal and external senior leadership;
  • Conducts post-project debrief to identify and communicate learnt lessons;
  • Collaborates to establish a working relationship with Pharma and Diagnostics development and supporting functions. Works within global cross-functional teams to build strong business relationships;
  • Effectively manages communications, expectations, and interactions with all departments and internal and external stakeholders. Identify and assess impact on all stakeholders and manage the communication accordingly;

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant Swiss working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required;
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Life Science or Healthcare;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in relevant similar role;
  • Scientific background and sound knowledge of drug development from early discovery to end of life cycle (pharma or biotech experience);
  • Extensive alliance or project management experience, preferably in pharmaceutical product development or other healthcare-related field;
  • Experience with project management disciplines, methodology, tools and project management reporting elements for projects funded by external grants and contracts;
  • Excellent stakeholder management (C-level) and ability to effectively collaborate across global organizations, build consensus, and manage conflict in challenging or difficult situations;
  • Strong experience in the preparation of master project plans and the preparation of complex project reports;
  • Outstanding strategic and operational management skills with the ability to develop and present sound proposals and recommendations with high-quality;
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Exceptional organizational & time management skills: proven ability to manage complex objectives and goals to an effective and efficient conclusion
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a proven ability to lead and develop project teams of diverse expertise on both a direct and matrix basis to achieve organisational objectives;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including fluency in written and verbal English.

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