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Project Manager - Switzerland  

Novimmune (company)


Posted on : 27 March 2017

Project Description

About Us:
  • Our company is a drug discovery and development company that focuses on developing therapeutic monoclonal antibodies for inflammatory diseases and immune-related disorders.
  • The pipeline is a balance of preclinical and clinical compounds, specific for clinically validated and novel targets. 
  • Each of these portfolio products has the potential of becoming a medicine for multiple medical conditions due to the intrinsic mechanism of action.
  •  Five of these compounds are currently in early clinical development with the three most advanced in clinical Phase II. 
  • The company has also been purposefully targeting a number of orphan drug indications, with the express hope of eventually providing safe and effective treatment options to some of the often neglected populations suffering from rare diseases.
  • Our company  is seeking a Project Manager.
  • The Project Manager is an individual contributor to the project strategy and guides the project core and sub-teams to deliver on project deliverables.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage and facilitate project team meetings and cross-functional communication, ensuring alignment with internal and external stakeholders; 
  • Responsible for project team meeting agenda preparation, meeting organization, and generation of minutes; 
  • Play a key role in the development and management of project timelines, priorities, risks, budget and resources in order to create and maintain reliable plans for ongoing projects; 
  • Establish and maintain integrated project schedules to enable accurate project timelines and financial aspects analyses, and ensure accurate functional input provision into business planning processes; 
  • Oversee project team budget including resources and costs, in collaboration with Finance; 
  • Partner with project team members to manage any identified project timeline and/or deliverable risks; 
  • Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for streamlining team and business processes. 

Education / Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in a scientific discipline. Advanced degree preferred; 
  • PMP (Project Management certification) or equivalent is a plus; 
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience in project management of cross-functional projects in a scientific environment; 
  • Multi-disciplinary knowledge of the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry is required; 
  • Demonstrated analytical, planning, problem solving and organizational skills; 
  • Exceptional attention to detail, and ability to consolidate complex information in a simple way; 
  • Ability to plan and oversee project budgets; 
  • Strong experience facilitating project team meetings, cross-functional communication and decision making, and ensuring alignment with internal and external project stakeholders; 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders; 
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams in a matrix organization with geographically dispersed teams; 
  • Strong interpersonal skills to influence without formal authority to accomplish work and ensure optimal team performance; 
  • Proficiency with common project management practices, methodology and tools such as MS Project is required; 

Additional requirements :
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office and advanced Excel competency; 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English 
  • Ability to moderately travel (2-3 times per month) 
  • Swiss resident or EU national