Neuchatel, Switzerland


Life Sciences



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Life Sciences Portfolio Manager – Neuchatel, Switzerland Be a part of a revolutionary change. At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re totally transforming our business, and building our future on smoke-free products with the power to improve the lives of a billion smokers worldwide. We’re also exploring new categories, looking beyond nicotine to develop a new portfolio of innovative products. With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions. It’s so rare in R&D that everything aligns to create the ideal conditions for outstanding work. Right now, at PMI, that’s exactly what’s happening. R&D is the driving force for our bold new vision: to replace cigarettes with a revolutionary portfolio of alternative products. Join us and you’ll have the resources, support and technology you need to break new ground and see ideas come to life. You’ll be surrounded by some of the brightest scientists in their fields, with fast access to subject experts and commercial decision-makers. If you’re creative, courageous and ready to take risks, you can make a huge impact and propel your career in an endless number of directions. Ultimately, by delivering our smoke-free and beyond nicotine future, your work could change the lives of millions. Your ‘day to day’ As a Life Sciences Portfolio Manager, you will ensure the overall portfolio of programs and projects in the inhalable delivery and medical applications space are effectively identified, defined, managed, and delivered end-to-end, in partnership with the Category owner and Portfolio Management peers. More specifically, you'll • Manage the portfolio with the aim of improving efficiency and use of resources to achieve strategic priorities. Provide advice and insights towards the strategy definition, including pipeline planning and development of category objectives, goals and measures • Collaborate cross-functionally (e.g. Product, Consumer, Discovery, etc.) to engage on upstream innovation initiatives and pipeline prioritization to support the strategy definition and cross-functional alignment. • Lead efforts, in collaboration with project owners and project managers, to ensure a documented, accurate and integrated view and reporting across life sciences and functions of category programs and projects. • Collaborate with all portfolio managers to combine a single integrated life sciences portfolio of projects and programs. • Lead and guide the intake of new projects and review of ongoing projects within the category portfolio • Improve category value by ensuring short-, mid- and long-term strategic fit (e.g. value space and strategic priorities), risk-return, time-to-completion, appropriate resources, etc. of new and ongoing projects • Guide the creation of and interpret reports on category performance and recommend improvement initiatives (e.g. to solve pain-points). • Act as central point of integration for category view, senior management reporting and communication with relevant partners. Who we’re looking for • Scientific or Business degree, minimum MSc or equivalent • Demonstrated experience in Life-science/pharma/bio-tech industry, handling sophisticated Programs & Portfolio management • Good understanding of scientific concepts and the drug development value chain • Experience in identifying and building external alliances & partnerships. • Good communication, influencing and leadership skills. • Ability to grasp and communicate sophisticated concepts simply and clearly • Systemic thinking – able to see inter-connections and dependencies. • Comfort with ambiguity and with senior management. • Self-managing and ability to deliver through others without direct line authority • Strong business & consumer orientation and critical thinking. • Developed collaborative and problem-solving skills • Proficiency in MS Office Suite • Fluent in English, both written and spoken. What we offer Our success depends on the men and women who come to work every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. Join PMI and you too can: • Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore. • Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture, where everyone’s contribution is respected; collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong. • Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress. • Take pride in delivering our promise to society: to improve the lives of a billion smokers. #LIJobs