Senior Project Support Manager (897547–GBA)

Canton of Basel-Landschaft (CH)
29 Jul 2021
02 Aug 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

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 Senior Project Support Manager for a contract to be based in the Basel area.

As an ideal candidate you should have a Bachelor’s in Computer Science/Life Sciences or Analytics, 10+ years of experience as an IT Project Manager working on change management projects, experience working with GxP validated environments within the pharmaceutical/biotech industry, and be fluent in German.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Execution of multiple initiatives across the Global Template project and beyond, including interaction with other multidisciplinary teams;
  • Coordinate the project activities with 3rd party software vendor and/or System Integrator resources as needed to ensure project delivery and the different work streams when required;
  • Manage relationships with various technology and business communities to achieve project objectives;
  • Facilitate project management activities across the entire project management methodology;
  • Track progress of activities against baseline schedule;
  • Conduct risk management planning, identification, analysis and monitoring on projects, formulating risk mitigation strategies and recommend solutions;
  • Manage the processes required to ensure timely and appropriate generation, collection, distribution, storage, retrieval, and ultimate disposition of project information and documentation necessary for successful communications across all stakeholders and any required updates to living system documents for validated systems;
  • Actively seek opportunities to and mentor to other project managers;
  • Promote and hold multidisciplinary conversations/discussion between different work streams and teams outside of the program;
  • Support the definition and implementation of Data Governance within the group;
  • Support the implementation of an integrated view of the business through E2E scenarios following the business guidelines;
  • Suggest improvements where necessary / appropriate to improve operational efficiencies;
  • Engage with interested parties within the company, verify business use cases and provide expert consultancy. Guide new projects and help our internal customers to understand how they benefit the most;
  • Partner actively with Business as well as IT Business Partners.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant Swiss working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required;
  • At least a Bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences, Life Sciences, Business, Analytics or Reporting;
  • 10+ years of experience as a successful Information Technology Project Manager with a strong IT Background in Business Intelligence Tool Implementation (SAP Tools such as BW4, SAC, etc.);
  • Experience within the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry highly advantageous;
  • Experience managing IT projects in GxP validated environments highly advantageous;
  • Certification as Project Manager or Scrum Master is a plus;
  • Experience in using structured project management processes with deep understanding of various SDLCs (Waterfall, Agile, iterative, etc.), SAP Analytics and Reporting technology and solutions and new Analytics implementation challenges;
  • Experience in Change Management is needed;
  • Proven leadership abilities, experience in leading multifunctional teams;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills English fluent (C1), German is a plus;
  • Ability to manage relationships with various technology and business communities to achieve project objectives;
  • Very experience communicator which is used to talk with different stakeholders on different levels and feels confident in project setups.