Long-term Senior Project Manager (m/f)


Offered by:

Datalynx AG

IT & Technology
For our client, a well-kn pharmaceutical company in Basel, we are looking for an ambitious Long-term Senior Project Manager for Pharma Informatics (m/f).


The Delivery-Management Chapter within xPIX (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
  • End date: initial 3 month assignment (as described)
  • Extension: possible (multi year)
  • Workload: 100%
  • Work location: Kaiseraugst / Basel
  • Remote: possible on request
  • Travel: up to 20%

DisclaimerInitial 3 months contract to confirm suitability of arrangement for both sides and allow time for clarification of additional formalities - followed by potential multi-year contract.

Tasks & Responsibilities
  • 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
Must Haves
Has an agile mindset with 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 MVP’s, 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

- Project Management (PMP)
- Scrum-Master (SM)
- Product-Owner (PO)
- Organizational Change Management (ProSci)Sector Experience
- Pharma 
- Banking/Aviation 
- Others Agile Experience
- Practical: Agile Organizations & Teams 
- Theoretical: Agile Organizations & Teams Specific Experience 
- experience in leading virtual teams
- experience in computerized system validation
- experience with tools like smartsheet, Trello, JIRA
- experience with gSuite (gSheets, gSlides, gDocs, gDrive, gChat & hangouts, gSites, g+, ...)

Nice to Haves
  • English (mandatory), German is a plus


Jan Schmitz-Elsen
Talent Acquisition Consultant
+41 425 10 45[email protected]