Test Lead for LAL Project (60-100%) / ro-015

4070 Basel
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2019-07-04 15:00
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For our customer located in Basel/Switzerland we are currently looking for (m/f/d) a Test Lead for LAL Project (60-100%) 

  • Type of placement: 12 months, external contract with possible long term extension
  • Company:  major Pharma company in Basel area
  • Salary:  level 2, please ask us for the exact rate range 

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


The ‘LAL – Logistics Application Landscape’ Project aims to implement an S/4HANA solution to manage the logistics processes (non-commercial) for Site Services Logistics in headquarter Basel and Kaiseraugst. Main processes in LAL scope are: Inbound, Outbound, Warehouse Mgt, Site Distribution, Yard Logistics, Service Portal & Order Processing. Customers include pRED, PTD, PT, Tavero etc. Coverage is of the full value chain: Research, Clinical Supply, Development, product supply for Biotech/Chemistry. The project is currently in the PMM Define phase, working towards the Baseline phase gate per the end of April 2019. The Go-Live is planned towards end of Q3 2020. To manage all testing related activities, the IT project team will be enhanced with a Test Lead. 


Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Creation of the Test Plan (according to the PMM – Project Management Methodology) to cover the following test activities: Unit Testing, Integration Testing, System Acceptance Testing, User Acceptance Testing (and incl. e.g. regression testing, authorization testing, audit trail testing). 
  • Collaboration, planning and alignment with several project- and stakeholder groups on IT- (internal and external) and Business side, incl. the Validation Lead and the Business Test Lead, and including with multiple partner teams/systems (key word: system interfaces). 
  • Define, plan, organize, manage and track all related test activities, including: 
  • Preparation of test inventories/scope with consideration of the results of the FRA 
  • Functional Risk Assessment – Preparation of test scripts 
  • Test environment provisioning and (transport) change management 
  • Preparation of test data 
  • Training (on HP ALM tool and test scripting, test execution, defect management) 
  • Test screening (i.e. informal testing) and formal test script execution 
  • Test defect management – Ensure requirements to testing coverage (incl. support the creation of the RTM 
  • Requirements Traceability Matrix) 
  • Prepare and conduct test phases entry- and exit meetings. 
  • Report on testing status to the IT Project Manager on a daily basis. 
  • Create daily and weekly testing status reports to stakeholders. 
  • Creation of the Test Report (according to the PMM – Project Management Methodology) 


General information

  • Start date: 15.07.2019 
  • Latest: 05.08.2019 
  • End date: 31.07.2020 
  • Extension: Not planned (testing phase will end in Q2/2020). Good performers may have a chance for other positions. 
  • Work location: Kaiseraugst
  • Workload: 60 to 100% (depending on the project phase, at the beginning 60% from Q4/2019 100%) 
  • Remote/Home Office: Possible. 
  • Travelling: Only between Kaiseraugst and Basel 
  • Team size: Up to 10 people. 
  • Department: FIXC (Global Infrastructure and Solutions, Global ERP Demand to Supply) 


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in an (IT) project team/stream lead role (including leadership experience) 
  • Experience in delivering and/or testing GxP and CSV solutions, ideally in a pharmaceuticals / life sciences environment. 
  • Experience in working according to a comprehensive project management methodology (e.g. PMBOK, Project Management, Body of Knowledge) 
  • Experience in working in a large multinational company. 
  • Experience in collaborating with an external IT SI (System Integrator = IT Vendor), as well as with multiple IT- and Business stakeholder groups. 
  • Fluent in English, and (semi-)fluent in German (business side is speaking German) 
  • Has a strong desire and ability to lead, plan, coordinate, manage, facilitate and enable. 
  • Is a very clear communicator, and is open-minded and listens to input and feedback from others. 
  • Pharma experience 
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