Neuchatel, Switzerland


Life Sciences



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Manager Life Sciences Programs & Projects – 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 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 ‘day to day As an experienced Program & Project Manager in our Life Sciences (LS) function, in partnership with strategic leaders and cross-functional team members, you will ensure our programs and projects are effectively defined, led, successfully carried out, and delivered end-to-end in line with the PMI strategy and portfolio. A typical end-to-end program would consist of the definition of business and scientific cases, obtain project approval, the coordination of the execution and delivery of non-clinical and/or medical studies across countries, write-up project conclusions, and management of the business outcomes including communication and/or regulatory filings. Your role as the program/project manager is to implement the program/project strategy and to ensure that clear objectives are defined and communicated, to develop realistic and robust plans, to ensure all project requirements and resources are available and successful to deliver the plan, to coordinate the planned activities, to lead the project constraints (e.g. time, cost, quality, …), and to manage the key project stakeholders More specifically, you'll • Master the program/projects’ scope, budget, resources, timing and reporting, whilst adhering to strategy, governance, regulatory, legal, quality and internal standards, defining and using robust project management processes. • Define and plan cross-functional projects and/or programs, combining rigor and precision with flexibility and agility, in alignment with the PMI and LS business strategy, within agreed business benefits, scientific robustness and commercial objectives. • Act pro-actively and independently to increase quality and mitigate risks, collecting requirements and performing risk identification and analyses. • Lead collaboration and communication among team members and other Stakeholders across several functions and organizations beyond LS, as well as build and distribute information. • Mentor/coach on good practice team working, collaboration over distance and project management. • Have the courage to drive accountability of core team members and senior leaders, using judgement to make trade-off decisions. • Equipped with strong interpersonal attributes and strong facilitation skills deals with conflict including interpersonal conflict on team. • Once complete, ensure projects are effectively closed by finalizing results, obtaining committee approval to close the project and completing hand-over activities. Who we’re looking for: • Substantial project management experience in global organization managing global/large scale projects. Experience in Life Sciences is nice to have. • Project Management Certification (PMP, PRINCE2 or IPMA) is a must. • High flexibility to work with cross-functional teams, across several areas and lead multiple projects. • Strong communication and relationship management skills. • Experience in dealing with program/projects facing external regulatory, fiscal and policy environment is a nice to have. • Enthusiastic, optimistic, energetic and tenacious, showing personal maturity and ability to handle stress and sensitivities related to the project’s topics. • Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint. • Fluent, well written and spoken English is a must. • Master’s degree in life sciences or related fields is nice to have. 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: a smoke-free future. #LIJobs