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IT PMO / Project Manager (Pharma/Lifesciences)

Location: Basel
Sector: ERP / SAP / CRM
Job Type: contract
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH558326

PMO / Project Manager

Contact: Elaine Kanwar

Start Date: 01.01.2023

Duration: 18 Months, with the chance to have further contract extension

Location: Basel (ca. 60% onsite), not fully remote possible

Workload percentage:100%

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.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Project Planning and Scheduling
  • Work with Core PMO to ensure clear framework plan is understood from business and stakeholders
  • Develop a comprehensive local project plan with clear critical path and relevant contingency defined
  • Uses the ASPIRE deliverables list as 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 in how to use it.
  • Troubleshooting, i.e. the ability to bring team together to resolve challenges to progress
  • Ensure that all acceptance criteria are known 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)

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in with Project Manager Certification (e.g. PMP or PMI)
  • Min. 5-7+ years or project management experience in large and complex project, preferred in the pharmaceutical industry
  • 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

Interested in this opportunity? Kindly send us your CV today through the link in the advert. However, should you have any questions please contact Elaine Kanwar at +41 61 282 22 23

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