Senior Project Manager / no-979

4070 Basel
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For our Swiss customer located in Basel we are currently looking for (m/f) a Senior Project Manager

  • Type of placement:  12 months, external contract with possible long term extension
  • Company:  major Pharma company in Basel area
  • Salary:  level 3, please ask us for the exact rate range 

(monthly all in salary levels in CHF,  level1= 5-10k , level2=10-15k,  level3= >15k)


Major activites


  • Organize meetings of the global technical subteam, facilitation of the agenda, follow-up of action items & providing minutes. 
  • Assistant to Technical Project Leader (TPL) in leading the technical subteams for assigned projects. 
  • Expert in the Project Management System Planview “Horizon” and other Portfolio Management relevant planning and tracking tools 
  • Maintain the cross-functional BTD Project Plans for the assigned Portfolio in Horizon, Project Management System based on input from the TPL and Sub Team, 
  • Liaise with Finance (BPA & Controller) for project cost tracking and phasing 
  • Liaise with other GDD line functions (GDD GPM & Clinical Planner) to ensure timely update of BTD relevant work packages (WP), particularly prior to tollgate and other decision points 
  • Generate regular Horizon & financial tool reports for portfolio & project reviews 
  • Support development of processes, governance and best practices for data entry and maintenance in Horizon & other planning tools together with other resource planners & BTD PM 
  • Ensures data entry & reporting are done in compliance to above defined processes and best practices together with other resource planners & BTD PMO 


Free-Up resources of TPL 
Proficient, Accurate & Harmonized BTD Project Planning in Horizon 
Aligned approach across all BTD Projects for all BTD Line Functions 
Improved Data Accuracy & Quality for BTD Project Portfolio Forecasting 

Impact on the organization: Supports alignment & management of teams and opti-mized allocation of internal & external resources. 
Accurate and complete maintenance and communica-tion of project/study information, timelines & resource forecasts. 


Education (minimum/desirable)

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharma or Life Science. Business Administration Degree is an asset 



  • Fluent English (oral and written). 
  • German desirable 

Experience/Professional requirement

  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in pharmaceutical industry in technical (CMC) development (potentially in other development functions, project management or finance as well), preferably with exposure to Biologics. 
  • Very good understanding and background of development and technical operations environments. Finance expertise is an asset. 
  • Very good knowledge of MS Excel & Sharepoint. Experience in Planview Horizon is an asset. 
  • Adaptable and flexible. Must demonstrate ability and willingness to learn new systems and processes quickly and readily. Willing and able to work hands-on with complex IT system 
  • Great attention to accuracy and detail. Demonstrated technical and database skills 
  • Strong customer focus; experience in working in service functions or providing customer support 
  • Experience in working within a global team environment and be a supportive team player. 
  • Solid organizational skills and ability to meet timelines. 
  • Must be able to work independently, and handle new assignment with minimal supervision