alliance & project manager in Basel

Barbara Sorce, Basel Professionals Health Care & Life Sciences
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basel, basel-stadt
life sciences
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barbara sorce, basel professionals health care & life sciences
058 201 55 50

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Our client, a pharmaceutical company in Basel, is looking for an Alliance & Project Manager 
  • Start date: April 1st
  • End date: 1 year duration with possibility of extension
  • Remote/Home Office: Home Office now. After COVID on site
Background:The Senior Alliance & Project Manager will be responsible for preparation and management of complex master project plans and for all reporting obligations for a global, cross-divisional project funded by a government grant. Deliverables will include budget oversight, project milestone tracking and risk management, conflict resolution and responsibility for all reporting requirements and communication to internal and external key stakeholders.  Perfect Candidate:The perfect candidate is someone with a scientific background and minimum 5 years (8 years would be the most appreciated but no more than 12 years of experience) in a similar position. This person should have strong experience with alliance and project management: driving projects with external partners (government and funding initiatives) Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • Management of the relationship with the partner to ensure partnership progress and resolution of key challenges
  • Creates, prepares and manages integrated master project plans and revises them as needed
  • Facilitates and coordinates project setup, planning, implementation and progress
  • Manages project deliverables, costs, work schedules, scope and resource requirements throughout the projects
  • Fulfils all reporting requirements in alignment and compliance with contractual obligations, managing all issue and conflict actively to the benefit of the partnership
  • Manages the preparation of reports to document project progress, financial status and ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
  • Motivates project team for the delivery of all contract related project deliverables
  • Implements contractual amendments in coordination with Legal, Finance and all relevant internal stakeholders
  • Single point of contact to collect project-related data from various team functions to compile reports. Tactical coordination of timelines/budgets for all projects and functions within an area
  • Delivers informative, well-organized reports and presentations on project status and selected project topics
  • Monitor and report on project issues, risks, changes, progress and deviations from plan and escalate to functional management in a timely fashion and propose mitigation strategies
  • Drives project management excellence through best-in-class project management methodologies, systems and tools. Set-up and adapt relevant project management processes and structure in alignment with stakeholders and ensure process implementation within project team
  • Effectively facilitates and leads project team meetings (set agenda, organize meetings, edit minutes). Participates as a member of the project team. Holds regular status meetings with project team to ensure milestones are being met
  • Prepares and leads joint governance committee meetings working with internal and external senior leadership
  • Conducts post-project debrief to identify and communicate learnt lessons
  • Collaborates to establish a working relationship with Pharma and Diagnostics development and supporting functions. Works within global cross-functional teams to build strong business relationships
  • Effectively manages communications, expectations, and interactions with all departments and internal and external stakeholders. Identify and assess impact on all stakeholders and manage the communication accordingly
Must haves:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Life Science or Healthcare (****)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in relevant similar role (****)
  • Scientific background and sound knowledge of drug development from early discovery to end of life cycle (pharma or biotech experience) (****)
  • Extensive alliance or project management experience, preferably in pharmaceutical product development or other healthcare-related field (****)
  • Experience with project management disciplines, methodology, tools and project management reporting elements for projects funded by external grants and contracts (****)
  • Excellent stakeholder management (C-level) and ability to effectively collaborate across global organizations, build consensus, and manage conflict in challenging or difficult situations
  • Strong experience in the preparation of master project plans and the preparation of complex project reports
  • Outstanding strategic and operational management skills with the ability to develop and present sound proposals and recommendations with high-quality
  • • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Exceptional organizational & time management skills: proven ability to manage complex objectives and goals to an effective and efficient conclusion
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a proven ability to lead and develop project teams of diverse expertise on both a direct and matrix basis to achieve organisational objectives
  • Able to work effectively across cultures
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including fluency in written and verbal English
Nice to haves:
  • Advanced degree (PhD, MBA and/or MD)
  • Experience in managing projects funded by government grants such as BARDA contracts
  • Experience in the infectious diseases healthcare landscape