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Long-term Senior Project Manager

Coopers Group GmbH

Posted on Jan 31, 2021 by Coopers Group GmbH

Basel, Switzerland
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

For our Pharma Client in Basel we are looking for a

Long-term Senior Project Manager

Location: Basel-Stadt

Contract type: temporary contract

Start/Ende: ASAP - Initial 3 months contract followed by a multi-year contract

Workload: 100%


The Delivery-Management Chapter within xPIX (Cross-Pharma Informatics) hosts and deploys high quality talents (Program/Project-Managers, Agile-Coaches, Scrum-Masters) to the overall pharma IT organization (~3500 people worldwide) in a fast and simple way.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

As a Project Manager you will assemble, guide, empower and serve the team through excellence in project delivery resulting in value creation for our clients' business and eventually, their patients.
You'll be responsible for leading a team to deliver project outcomes, products and services in a complex IT environment by selecting the best project delivery method (ie Agile principles and practices or Waterfall) that best fit the business needs. Therefore the Project Manager can take on one, or a combination, of the following roles in a squad, project or program: Program Manager, Project Manager, Squad Lead, Agile Coach or Scrum Master.

As part of one or more of those roles, you'll be:

- Engage with Leadership, both business and IT, to collaborate on the delivery of value at a rate that is sustainable and digestible for the team and business
- Ensure promised business value is being earned by leveraging the value creation or value maintenance framework
- Orchestrate the formation of a squad and once established, closely interact with the product owner, partners and the development team
- Source of skills that are supplied by Pharma Informatics or other Technology partners
- Guide the squad on self-organising to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks
- Coach the team to learn and adopt agreed ways of working and reacting to potential challenges and questions

The ideal candidate:

- Has an agile mindset with ability to pivot between roles and approaches based on team needs
- Champions Agile principles and practices within the squad and leads by example
- Has a strong focus on delivering MVP's, focused on incremental value rather than perfection.
- Has strong soft skills typically required in stakeholder engagement (empowering people, influencing, negotiation, conflict management)
- Exhibits servant leadership style towards the product owner, scrum master, development team and the wider organization

Additional Requirements
- English (mandatory), German is a plus

Must Have:
- Project Management (PMP)
- Scrum-Master (SM)
- Product-Owner (PO)
- Organizational Change Management (ProSci)

Industry Experience:
- Pharma
- Banking/Aviation

Agile Experience:
- Practical: Agile Organizations & Teams
- Practical: Agile Organizations or Teams
- Theoretical: Agile Organizations & Teams
- Theoretical: Agile Organizations or Teams

Track-Record in business critical Project-Management:
- 12y+

Specific experience
- experience in leading virtual teams
- experience in computerized system validation
- experience with tools like smartsheet, trello, JIRA
- experience with gSuite (gSheets, gSlides, gDocs, gDrive, gChat & hangouts, gSites, g+, ...)

Reference: 1076355224

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