long-term senior program manager for pharma informatics (it) in Basel

Thu Barany, Zurich IT Professionals
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basel, basel-stadt
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thu barany, zurich it professionals
058 201 56 60

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We are currently supporting a leading pharmaceutical company in the area of Basel, in their search for an experienced Senior Program Manager for Pharma Informatics (IT).

Tasks and Responsibilities:

As a Program Manager, you will assemble, guide, empower and serve the team through excellence in project delivery resulting in value creation for business and eventually, 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

Your Profile:

  • Over 8 years of experience working as a Program Manager in the pharma industry
  • 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
  • Extensive experience in delivering MVP’s, focused on incremental value rather than perfection
  • Strong soft skills typically required in stakeholder engagement (empowering people, influencing, negotiation, conflict management)
  • Good leadership towards the product owner, scrum master, development team and the wider organization
  • Fluent English, German is a plus


This is a challenging and exciting job opportunity. Are you ready for it? Then don`t hesitate to send your application or contact me at +41 58 201 5661.