Project Manager /PMO

IT & Technology

Are you an experienced project manager with GxP system validation experience?Would like to work for a globally well-recognised pharma company established in Switzerland?This might just be what you are looking for! Background:ASPIRE is a business transformation program that aims to deliver best-in-suite, user-centric digital solutions that will help manage our client as efficiently as possible. They are transforming their end-to-end processes and systems landscape into one harmonized process house and systems landscape across the enterprise, with SAP S/4HANA at its core. Purpose. The local PMO lead ensures that local Project Management processes/practices are in place to meet the project deliverables, outcomes and schedule. Whilst Aspire is the rollout of a Global Template, the local deployment can be complex with significant local activities (E.g., Legacy developments, testing, data cleanse/provision, Change Management deliverables) and as such a local project and associated disciplines are required.  The perfect candidate:We are looking for a senior project manager who has strong experience in large and complex projects including leading project experience. In addition, the candidate should have been part of ERP/SAP Projects and GxP system validation implementation projects. Fluency in German is a MUST as well as Agile methodologies experience. General Information:

  • Start date: 01.01.2023
  • End date: 18 months
  • Extension: possible
  • Workplace: Basel
  • Workload: 100%
  • Remote/Home Office: on-site work required (60%), no fully remote possible
  • Fixed working hours: Standard

  Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Project Planning and Scheduling
  • Work with Core PMO to ensure a clear framework plan is understood by business and stakeholders
  • Develop a comprehensive local project plan with a clear critical path and relevant contingency defined
  • Uses the ASPIRE deliverables list as a basis for the project plan and defines additional deliverables if needed (locally or regionally)
  • Ensure all work streams are represented in the plan and understand and commit to the plan
  • Ensure project management methodology is in place in a timely manner and the team is trained/coached on how to use it.
  • Troubleshooting, i.e. the ability to bring the team together to resolve challenges to progress
  • Ensure that all acceptance criteria are kn and measured (as this will be key in the later phases where the gates and checkpoints come thick and fast.)
  • Define all “stage gates” ensuring PMO and compliance elements incorporated
  • Implement local status reporting for project activities
  • Implement relevant RAID processes
  • Comply with Core PMO reporting expectations. Ensure clarity on reporting and escalation needs
  • Ensure Change Control is in place (in terms of deliverable/timing changes between core/local)

  Key requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master's degree with Project Manager Certification (e.g. PMP or PMI)
  • Min. 5 years of project management experience in large and complex projects
  • Experience in leading agile teams within a global matrix environment (no people management) and with agile methodologies (Scrum or Waterfall)
  • Understanding of ERP / SAP, deliverables and the compliance needs/implications from a project perspective (no Expert Level experience needed in SAP)
  • Project experience in a GxP system validation implementation
  • Fluent in German is a MUST and in English (written/spoken)
  • This role is going to have to work under pressure and balance many activities at the same time. The person is going to need to be both flexible and resilient.
  • Excellent communication skills. The role requires clear direction locally, but also will involve global/above site engagement for both straightforward communication, and also influencing,
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment. Controlling/developing PMO deliverables and supporting other streams as appropriate
  • Ability to understand the nature of risks and promote/support appropriate mitigations
  • Coaching/supporting streams
  • Ability to influence, esp. within a global team environment
  • Ability to work within a multicultural environment

 If you're for this challenge then do not hesitate to apply ! We are looking forward to speaking with you!