Lausanne, Switzerland


Global Communications



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Global Program Manager Scientific Engagement 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. 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. Global Communications is vital to our vision of building a smoke-free future. We’re the voice of PMI, proud to be delivering a new, positive message to the world. Join us and you’ll stretch your skills finding innovative ways to communicate one of the world’s most remarkable commercial changes. This is a challenge with the power to transform your career. We’re a highly collaborative team; it feels good to be working together, for a greater good. Here, you can experience the excitement of a 24-7 media operation and gain global exposure – we’re one of very few top businesses with a genuinely international comms operation. If you’re passionate about building a smoke-free future and able to empathize with smokers, non-smokers, customers, colleagues, legislators and governments, join us and put your skills on the world stage. Purpose of the job Lead and manage highly complex and multi-year Global Scientific Engagement programs with the purpose of create external awareness, understanding and acceptance of PMIs vision & transformation and tobacco harm reduction, specifically communicated and sharing our science and the impacts smoke-free product on public health. Mobilize and manage cross-functional internal and external (Agencies & third-party providers) teams and address multiple stakeholders within and beyond Global Communication such as Life Sciences, External Affairs, Product Development, Consumer Insights, etc. Accountabilities • Define and develop together with Global Communications and Life Sciences engagement strategies according to business and regulatory requirements to advance the dialog on tobacco harm reduction science and PMIs smoke-free future. Define and develop innovative strategies to support novel collaborative and engagement opportunities that further the scientific awareness and acceptance within and outside the company. Drive strategic opportunities, develop business cases and operational plans together with internal and external stakeholders identifying & leveraging opportunities to drive cross-functional collaboration and alignment. • Working with the Regional Heads of Scientific Engagement to realize and align strategies and deliverable to optimize the scientific engagement activities across markets, regionals and the global functions. Identify and engage with internal stakeholders from different functions (markets & regions, Life Sciences, External Affairs, Consumer Insights, Product Development), to identify opportunities to integrate scientific engagement within the strategic engagement planning. Lead the effort to define & develop a framework to streamline the process and accomplish the execution of the engagement strategy as planned. • Mobilize internal and external resources, budgets and priorities to create project and program teams to realize the execution of a program/project. • Planning, delivery and management of program timing, resources and budget to ensure that the initiative is driven to successful on time execution and completion. • Ensure cross-functional alignment within the Scientific Engagement team, but also coordinate between Scientific Engagement and the broader Global Communication, Life Science, External Affairs, Consumer Insights, and ensure organizational support for the execution of the plans. Report program status to program advisors and management. • To identify, develop and maintain strategic partnerships with business partners, scientific associations or organizations, and Key Opinion Leaders. • Actively and quickly resolve program/project related issues. Identify and resolve conflicts at Program Team and functional team level. Who we are looking for: • University degree, minimum BSc or equivalent in a scientific discipline • 7+ years Program Project management with multi-/cross-function team management • 5+ years working in a global organization and product assessment Program Management • 3+ years working to support scientific research and engagement (Pharma, Device, etc.) • Advanced knowledge in pharmaceutical medicine, clinical and epidemiological sciences. • Strong understanding and proven knowledge in scientific research and development. • Advanced Project Management skills. • Advanced knowledge of the process/principles and regulatory and business requirements. 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. To join our growing team…