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Clinical Program Lead

Company: RBW Consulting
Location: Switzerland
Reference: HJ-Switz-cpl34
Closing Date: 25 Aug 17
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): On Application
Benefits: Excellent, Full Benefits on Application

Job Summary:

A key client of ours are growing! As they are expanding their clinical development activities, we are currently looking for a Program leader.This position leads the cross functional development team to design and provide oversight of a given development program or programs and builds relationships with key opinion leaders & regulators and applies their input to enhance development strategy and execution.



  • Provide strategic leadership to the program(s) and the Project teams(s), comprising all relevant technical and commercial disciplines and regions
  • Define the vision, the key claims portfolio, the overall development strategy and plan based on regulatory and commercial/consumer requirements/needs (incl. health economics, pricing and market access) that overall lead to a new product with optimized commercial value
  • Drive and steer the implementation of the Program’s strategic plan within the accepted timelines, budgets and resources at the required quality level. Identifies, resolves and escalates resource issues
  • Avoid strategic and operational crises by proactively identifying and managing potential risks to the program(s). In case issues cannot be avoided, ensure that they are being resolved employing the full technical and strategic expertise and experiences of the organization thus limiting negative impact on the program(s)
  • Represents the Program Teams internally and externally with objective advocacy of the program’s potential and transparent disclosure of program risks
  • Provide development and project management expertise to the development of overall strategy and objectives of the Development Plan.
  • Prepare and contribute to scientific documents (e.g., HA briefing books, Investigator’s Brochure, regulatory /safety annual reports, and submission documents)
  • Present program / progress to the CMDO and the other management bodies
  • Represent company as development expert to Health Authorities, expert advisors and key opinion leaders; build up, develop and manage relationships
  • Plan/ update/ control staff resources and clinical program budget incl. overseeing clinical trial budget(s) of assigned program in close alignment the Head Clinical Operations
  • Ensure compliance with financial and operating procedures within program / projects / trials / budgets, tracks and reconciles expenditures and budgets
  • Ensure quality conduct of allocated programs by implementing adequate QC measures


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Ph.D. or MD required.
  • At least 12 years of industry and clinical research experience in biopharmaceutical development, including state-of-the-art medical, scientific and clinical research knowledge of assigned area.
  • Experience leading a matrix group of reports, making authoritative business decisions, executing the decisions, and accounting for the results.
  • Proven experience as a successful decisive leader in strategic multifunctional environment.
  • Demonstrable experience managing large and complex programs; leadership instinct/intuition of when to escalate critical issues for executive management decisions.
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage in a fast-pace environment and high-pressure circumstances.
  • Experience with projects that required activity/milestone achievement to launch the product.
  • Experience in leading and overseeing Drug Development Programs.
  • Proficient in all aspects of the drug development process. 
  • Knowledge of advanced clinical trial design and regulatory strategy/processes would be an advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills for bridging scientific and business participants, for negotiating timelines and for effective international collaborations.
  • Strong self-motivation, imitative, reliability, accuracy and enthusiasm.
  • 8 years or more multi-/cross-functional leadership experience and proven ability to manage, motivate and guide people in complex matrix structures.
  • Specialty training or experience in Immunology, respiratory, hematology and/or Antibiotic research would be beneficial.
  • Excellent skills in English (verbal and written).
  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required.


Please contact me for further details.

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