Senior Project Manager (IT)

IT & Technology

Are you an experienced senior IT project manager looking to work in the pharmaceutical industry?If yes, then have a look at this new opening. We would be excited to have a conversation with you! Background:The Delivery-Management Chapter (Cross-Pharma Informatics) hosts and deploys high-quality talents (Program/Project-Managers, Agile-Coaches, Scrum-Masters) to the overall pharma IT organization (~3500 people worldwide) in a fast and simple way. General information:

  • Start date: asap
  • Workload: 100%
  • Work location: Basel
  • Remote: possible on request
  • Travel: up to 20%
  • Team: based on the assignment

 Tasks & Responsibilities:As a Project Manager, you will assemble, guide, empower and serve the team through excellence in project delivery resulting in value creation for our business and eventually, our patients. You will be responsible for leading a team to deliver project outcomes, products and services in a complex IT environment by selecting the best project delivery method (i.e. Agile principles and practices or Waterfall) that best fit the business needs. Therefore, the Project Manager can take on one, or a combination, of the following roles in a squad, project or program: Program Manager, Project Manager, Squad Lead, Agile Coach or Scrum Master As part of one or more of those roles, you will be:

  • Engage with Leadership, both business and IT, to collaborate on the delivery of value at a rate that is sustainable and digestible for the team and business
  • Ensure promised business value is being earned by leveraging the value creation or value maintenance framework
  • Orchestrate the formation of a squad and once established, closely interact with the product owner, partners and the development team
  • Source of skills that are supplied by Pharma Informatics or other Technology Partners
  • Guide the squad on self-organising to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks
  • Coach the team to learn and adopt agreed ways of working and reacting to potential challenges and questions

 The ideal candidate

  • Has an agile mindset with the ability to pivot between roles and approaches based on team needs
  • Champions Agile principles and practices within the squad and leads by example
  • Has a strong focus on delivering MVPs, focused on incremental value rather than perfection.
  • Has strong soft skills typically required in stakeholder engagement (empowering people, influencing, negotiation, conflict management)
  • Exhibits servant leadership style towards the product owner, scrum master, development team and the wider organization

  Additional Requirements:

  • English (mandatory), German is a plus
  • Project Management (PMP)
  • Scrum-Master (SM)
  • Product-Owner (PO)
  • Experience in leading virtual teams
  • Organizational Change Management (ProSci)
  • Agile Experiences
  • Experience in computerized system validation
  • Experience with tools like smartsheet, trello, JIRA
  • Experience with gSuite (gSheets, gSlides, gDocs, gDrive, gChat & hangouts, gSites, g+, ...)

 If we caught your attention with this new opening then do not hesitate to apply !This is truly a great opportunity to take your project management skills to the next level!We are looking forward to receiving your application!