project manager with scientific background in Neuchatel

Lucie Nasshan, Basel Professionals Health Care & Life Sciences
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neuchatel, neuchâtel
Life Sciences
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lucie nasshan, basel professionals health care & life sciences
058 201 55 50
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For a tobacco company in Neuchâtel, we are seeking a:

Project Manager with scientific background

Location: Neuchâtel

Contract: 1 year

Are you an experienced project/program manager with scientific background?

We are looking for an experienced project manager to help us coordinate and manage highly complex and interesting projects, particularly in the area of in silico, vitro,vivo research and testing.

You will be responsible for coordinating a diverse set of activities and managing several internal and external projects.

You will be working in a highly dynamic, cross-functional and collaborative environment together with both internal and external stakeholders from different disciplines and levels of seniority.

These will be some of your responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of some program management office activities, for example reporting/communicating program status, onboarding of vendors, study number assignment, tracking of publications, booking and managing scientific events and workshops.
  • Define, plan and manage projects, combining rigor and precision with flexibility and agility. You will manage the projects within agreed scientific objectives, scope, budget, resources and timing, whilst adhering to quality and scientific standards, using established project management practices and agile methods according to the business needs.
  • Lead projects that may span a number of functional areas, companies, countries and time zones. Coordinate laboratories, supplies and human resources for assigned projects based on historical information, input from SMEs, and general understanding of project tasks. You will anticipate and mobilize cross functional resources when required (e.g. science, procurement, legal, finance, 3rd party suppliers, etc.).
  • Manage supplier relationships and outsourcing activities, such as contract and purchase order establishment, financial management and cost tracking in collaboration with supporting functions.
  • This position involves important administrative tasks, such as booking meetings and teleconferences, organizing visits, maintaining and updating Excel sheets, electronically archiving and maintaining information, taking meeting notes, etc.

Skills and Competencies:

  • A Master or PhD degree in life sciences such as medicine, biology, pharmacology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, chemistry or related disciplines is mandatory. A good understanding of in vitro and in vivo testing is highly advantageous.
  • Project Management Certification (PMP, PRINCE2 or IPMA) is mandatory. Agile certification (e.g. Scrum Master, SAFe agilist) is a plus. Additional business management qualification(s) is a plus.
  • More than 7 years of experience are required in multinational life sciences, food, pharmaceuticals companies/startups/academia and at least 5 years of experience in project management and in managing global/large scale projects.
  • Experience in contract management, procurement and financial policies and systems is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of quality management systems such as OECD, GxP, ISO is a plus.
  • Excellent skills are required in MS Office products, in particular MS-Project, Excel, Power point and Word. We work in a paperless environment, in which these tools are used daily during meetings and workshops for effective coordination of the team.
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn SAP and Coupa.
  • Fluent, well written and spoken English is a must.