Senior Data Manager / no-341

4070 Basel, St. Johann
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For our customer located in Basel/St. Johann/Switzerland we are currently looking for (m/f) a Senior Data Manager

  • Type of placement:  11 months, external contract with possible long term extension
  • Company:  major Pharma company in Basel/ST. Johann area
  • Salary:  please ask us for the exact rate range

Job Purpose

Global Manager Data Governance will lead the effort to build a cross-divisional data governance process, master data management process and harmonized operational data model for a specific domain of expertise in Development (Clinical, Regulatory, Safety, Technical R&D, etc). This role is accountable for enforcement and maintenance of the agreed process once established. 

Major Accountabilities


  • Backfill for the existing Data Governance team member participating in Data 42 project 
  • Act as a single point of responsibility for data governance in his/her domain of expertise 
  • Plays a strategic role in the implementation of priority projects related to: 

o Centralizing the exchange of operational data between systems 
o Integrated, cross-platform reporting and dash boarding 
o Advanced statistical analysis and predictive modelling 


  • Analyzes multidimensional datasets and drives business processes updates to be performed and leads the respective change initiatives 
  • Drives cross divisional alignment in his/her domain of expertise to ensure a lean at our customer wide information model enabling executive data driven decision making on a corporate level 
  • Provides expert guidance on business process and system design to support data governance and information modelling objectives 
  • Maintain documentation and act as an expert on data definitions, data flows, legacy data structures, access rights models, etc. for assigned domain 
  • Manage and maintains data modeling methodology already established within Data Governance team 
  • Evolution of existing canonical data model as outcome of change request and project activities 
  • Drive harmonization of master and reference data standards for objects where lifecycle management is not yet established 
  • Manage and evolve current data quality management practice 
  • Manage and evolve current data integration standards policies and procedures 
  • Manage maintenance of data lineage and support root cause analysis and impact assessment on data related topics 
  • Maintain methodology to link process-data-system-role elements within singe semantical model. 



  • proven experience in data management, data governance or corresponding data initiatives 
  • Extended knowledge of the drug development process especially in the field of Project & Portfolio management, Clinical Trial Operations, Patient Safety, Clinical Data management and analytics, Regulatory affairs 
  • Ability to handle complex problems with specific attention to details 
  • Experience working in multicultural teams 
  • Extensive modelling experience with standard modelling tools (SPARX EA, Visio...) 
  • Basic programming skills is a must 
  • Good communication skills especially using social media in enterprise 
  • Familiar with knowledge graph and semantic web technologies 
  • Good knowledge of cross-industry data standards 
  • Fluent English (oral and written)
  • Education (minimum/desirable):
    Advanced degree in science, engineering, business or mathematics/statistics preferred 



Kindly be informed that our customer is located in Switzerland. Therefore the client only accepts applications of CH or EU citizens. 
Non-EU citizens are also eligible, if they already have a Swiss work permit. CV´s in Word format are highly appreciated.
We are looking forward to receiving your application