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Director Project Management Office - Switzerland

Company: Planet Pharma Staffing Limited
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reference: SCDPMO
Closing Date: 20 Dec 18
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits: Attractive

Job Summary:

An innovative biotech is seeking an experienced Director Project Management Office to join their team in Geneva on a permanent basis. The successful candidate will bring a wealth of experience of leading development, implementation and continuous improvement of R&D and will be excited at the prospect of working in a start-up environment. Please get in touch to discuss!

Requirements:

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead development, implementation and continuous improvement of R&D cost reporting processes, systems and tools, in conjunction with Project Managers in PLM and with Controlling
  • Facilitate efficacious and efficient execution of periodic R&D project cost reporting
  • Manage R&D cost across the portfolio
  • Contribute or co-lead development, implementation and continuous improvement of other state of the art R&D project management systems and tools

Financial Dimension

  • Manage consolidated cross-portfolio R&D project cost (total > 100M€ per year)

Lead development, implementation and continuous improvement of R&D cost reporting processes, systems and tools, in conjunction with Project Managers in PLM and with Controlling, including:

  • The financial reporting aspects of the Divisional Financial Project Steering implementation within Biosimilars, incl. the processes and tools
  • Cost baseline setting, tracking and reporting deviations vs. baseline
  • Cost and resource forecasting algorithms, to facilitate forecasting and benchmarking
  • Cost benchmarks, to support operations and performance management internally, and to liaise with industry peers and fora if and as relevant

Facilitate efficacious and efficient execution of periodic R&D project cost reporting

Manage R&D cost across the portfolio

  • Ensure financial reporting processes and timelines are clearly articulated within PLM, so that PLM can deliver adequately, i.e. ensuring high transparency and quality, and within the expected timeframe
  • Lead consolidation of cross-portfolio R&D cost reporting, to support strategic decision making by the Biosimilars Unit leadership. This includes periodic forecasting, contingent cost approval requests, actuals, accruals, working in close collaboration with the Project Management in PLM, and with Controlling
  • Act as PLM Point of Contact for Controlling.

Contribute to or co-lead development, implementation and continuous improvement of other state of the art R&D project management systems and tools, including

  • Governance or Project Management related aspects of the Divisional Financial Project Steering implementation within the Biosimilars Unit
  • Other R&D project management-related topics e.g. template plan, risk management process and tools

Qualification profile:

Education

  • Master’s or PhD in business, management and /or science
  • Project Management degree is an asset

Job Specific Competencies and Skills

  • Strong background in finance in biopharma R&D, preferably in biosimilars
  • Excellent organization
  • Problem solving
  • Entrepreneurship, decision-making
  • Excellent communication, including strong listening, influencing
  • Advanced project management

Languages

  • Fluency in English essential, both oral and written
  • Additional languages (German or French) are an asset

Work experience

Must have:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar role in biopharma industry, preferably in Biosimilars
  • Knowledge of Financial Controlling in biopharma R&D, preferably in Biosimilars
  • Demonstrated success operating in a project-driven global matrix organization with the full breadth of all functions contributing to drug development

Additional assets:

  • Knowledge of Portfolio and/or Project Management in biopharma R&D, preferably in Biosimilars
  • People management

LOCATION

  • Office based in Geneva Switzerland

DURATION

  • Full-time / Permanent 

SALARY

  • Attractive basic salary plus competitive benefits

ABOUT PLANET PHARMA
Planet Pharma is an American parented Employment Business/Agency that provides global staffing services with its head-quarters in Chicago and our EMEA regional office located in Central London. We have invested significantly in creating a robust international platform that enables us to work compliantly in 30+ countries with a current network of 2500+ active contractors globally as well as a very strong permanent / direct hire recruitment offering. 

  • Our specialist knowledge and close relationships with our clients and the wider industry really makes us unique in our field. Just recently we were recognised by FORBES as the 17th best professional staffing firm, and have won multiple awards from industry accredited bodies for our commitment to excellence and service delivery. We have extensive functional expertise including: Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, QA, QC, Submissions experts, Clinical development, Quality, Biostatistics, and Medical Affairs / Writing.
  • We are an equal opportunities Recruitment Business and Agency. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

www.planet-pharma.com

TO APPLY

  • If you would like to discuss this vacancy further or to discuss your career options in confidence, please telephone Sam Chapple on +44 (0)203 868 8607 or e-mail on schapple@planet-pharma.co.uk
  • If this role isn’t suitable for you, please let us know if you can refer anyone – any recommendations are much appreciated! Planet Pharma offers a competitive referral scheme so you will be rewarded for your help!

 

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Contact Information:

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Tel:  +44 203 868 1000
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