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Leader of MSST Project Management Team Saint-Prex Switzerland,  

Ferring Pharmaceuticals (company)

Posted on : 14 May 2017

Project Description

About Us 
  • Our company is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets.
  • The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopedics.
  • Our company  has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries. 

  • Drive company's Product Supply projects and programmes to deliver the PS business Plan and deliver best in class Cost, Quality and Supply performance. 
  • Accountable for leading the PS Central Project Management organisation. Build, develop and capture technical and industry knowledge.
  •  Lead cross functional projects and programmes to improve process robustness, reduce supply risk and increase the competitive advantage for our company.
  • Supports the introduction of new products and further development of legacy products within the company.
  •  Represents MSST with PS and the wider organisation. 

Main Responsibilities
  • Align projects with strategic objectives to ensure that projects are contributing to growth, competitive advantage, revenue, cash flow or other key drivers.
  • PM, QbD and OE standards are consistently applied, in support of PS organizational goals. 
  • Lead transformational projects across the PS network. 
  • Support PS network with appropriate training.
  • Deliver key projects and technical support to the sites through deployment of project managers and technical expertise.
  • Responsible for allocating right resources on key priorities / immediate need across our network (investigation, due diligence's)
  • Implement and maintain agile and best practice methodology  for Project and Program Management
  • Monitor all programs against establish success criteria and advise executive team of status, issues and risk
  • Build and capture technical and process knowledge through the development and deployment of skilled staff.
  • Ensure PS is represented in CMC teams from an early stage ensuring new products are robust, well understood and fit for  manufacturing.
  • Carry out technical aspects of launch activities. Build good relationships with CMC Leaders.
  • Drive innovative approaches to improve our processes, ways of working, and manufacturing operations.
  • Carry out staffing and develop the talent, learning and development, and performance management for direct reports and teams.
  • Cross-functionally develop professional teams across sites, products and technologies

Required Experience & Skills
  •  Minimum of 10 year experience in leadership of . Chemical/Life science/Biotech industry
  •  Degree in Science or Engineering
  •  Excellent technical/scientific skills and knowledge
  •  Extensive knowledge of QbD.
  •  Proven Project Management experience
  •  Excellent knowledge of QA, cGMP, and Project Management
  •  Excellent leadership skills and ability to influence and work across organisational boundaries.
  •  Able to build relationships, to negotiate & influence, and manage change in matrix environment
  •  Fluent in English and one other European language
  •  Proven experience and knowledge in problem solving
  •  Team player, proactive, result oriented and keen on working in cross cultural environment towards set objectives
  •  Strong ability to understand, influence and motivate people
  •  Good communication skills, open minded
  •  Experience from a similar function in a corporate role is an advantage
  •  Ability to travel up to 30% 


1162 Saint Prex Switzerland

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