Early Development Project Leader

Switzerland
Posted 7 months ago

Key responsibilities

  • Accountable for the key deliverables of the drug early development and pre-clinical project and lead a multidisciplinary team
  • Lead generation and update of early target product profile and drives development of the program strategy and its integrated program plan; you adapt the strategy and engage the project team in on-going reviews of the TMP and TPP considering new data, project constraints, risks and opportunities, with the aim of maximizing the compound potential value
  • Lead project team in development of strategic documents and phase transitions in collaboration with development and Commercial leaders
  • Prepare and present project progress reports to the “Early Project Review Committee” (EPRC)
  • Negotiate resource requirements with the functional heads and the EPRC to secure appropriate funding and staffing for project execution
  • Drive team objective setting prioritization and tracking according to the approved development plan and budget and ensure resources are used according to plan
  • Accountable for quality and accuracy of program plans and budget forecasts as well as realistic planning ensuring cross-functional alignment
  • Identify project risks and prepare mitigation and contingency plans in collaboration with project team members; identify and leverage project development opportunities
  • Foster project team and company commitment to the project to maximize chances of success & maintain regular communication on project progress
  • Help and coach each PT member to achieve their objectives and fulfill their mission
  • May participate or lead ad hoc cross-functional sub-teams to address and resolve issues; may manage external partnerships/collaborations
  • Organize program team meetings and provides operational leadership to the team

Your profile

  • PhD in Medicinal Chemistry or Biology combined with at least 7 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery area, working in cross-functional multinational research or/and in drug development teams in Oncology
  • Good Knowledge of Regulatory Affairs and Business acumen in Oncology area
  • Proven track record as R&D project leader, including budget management, planning and in aligning team member with defined target & innovative operations approaches to achieving project goals
  • Role model inclusive, proactive and agile results-driven leadership style in a dynamic environment, you are used to mentor more junior cross-members joining your projects
  • Facilitator, team-player and open-minded, you collaborate with the several department involved to take feedbacks and build solutions
  • Your strong scientific knowledge makes you a reference point in the Early Development projects
  • Strong communication and relationship management skills as well as the ability to influence and align stakeholders at all levels in English
  • Good level of French (written and spoken) is an asset
  • Pragmatic and willing to drive and support change, supporting a culture of continual improvement and innovation, you promote knowledge sharing

Job Features

Job CategoryPROJECT MANAGEMENT

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