Neuchatel, Switzerland


Life Sciences



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Business Manager - Biological Systems Research – Neuchâtel, 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 Business Manager - Biological Systems Research, you will drive processes and initiatives to support the development, communication and implementation of departmental strategies and objectives. Coordinate internal and external resources to facilitate the success of departmental projects to meet our objectives. Establish and maintain close contact with external suppliers to ensure deliverables are timely and in line with requirements. Interact with various stakeholders to plan, supervise and develop initiatives in various areas of expertise. Monitor Key Performance Indicators, improve the reporting and support tracking of activities in line with business initiatives. More specifically, you will • Support the development and implementation of the department’s strategies, and ensure proper communication processes are in place to guarantee commitment from stakeholders and facilitate resource allocation. • Coordinate cross-functional project teams, as well as internal and external resources, to ensure optimal project delivery by reinforcing project management methodologies, setting communication/workflow standards, equipping project teams with processes and templates and encouraging their use in a standardized manner to guarantee successful project realization. • Ensure optimal resource allocation to multi-category projects. Collaborate with finance and project teams to monetize projects, understand/track financial benefit and link to budget setting process. Lead and allocate resources for projects based on business knowledge, input from HOFs/project leads and general understanding of project tasks. Anticipate and mobilize cross-functional resources when required. Supervise data inputs into several related systems (e.g. resource planning tool) while ensuring updates are done on time and in an accurate manner. Identify, plan and keep track of projects and productivities implementation while providing management with updates on a regular basis. • Perform enhanced business analysis to assess the team's performance according to agreed metrics and support the preparation of management reports and presentations while identifying areas for improvement. • Generate innovative solutions and ideas for project related processes by collaborating across functions or direct vendors / external resources to further improve / optimize workflows. Ensure effective communication with the team and others while consistently sharing information, best working practices and know how to make sure business objectives are met. • Ensure long-term business sustainability including appropriate on- and off-the-job training and advancement / succession planning for supporting functions. Provide guidance / training to relevant parties to ensure appropriate technical expertise is utilized and transferred to meet resource requirements and departmental goals. • Carry out all of the activities ensuring that Compliance Policies, standards, and laws relating to these activities are fully respected, integrated and understood, and implement adequate processes to ensure the integrity of information of a confidential nature. Who we are looking for • Master's Degree in Business Administration, or PhD in relevant areas. • Substantial experience in early stage R&D operations management (in organizational design, business transformation, strategic resource management in R&D environment, capability & capacity assessment, budgeting planning, regulatory/compliance, R&D risk assessment) in pharmaceutical companies, clinical research organizations (CROs) or research environment. • Excellent understanding of project management methodologies and agile thinking; and proven success in multi-disciplinary stakeholder management. • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, internally and externally. • Fluent in written and spoken English. . What we offer Our success depends on the people 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