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Program Manager/Architect, Digitalization

Posted on Aug 29, 2019 by HW Search & Selection

Zürich, Switzerland
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Program Manager/Architect, Digitalization

A global life sciences company and looking for a Program Manager/Architect to join them on a permanent basis. In this role you will be reporting directly into the CTO. You will determine the product roadmap, architecture and development digitalization strategy.


  • Advanced degree in Software, Computer Science or related Engineering fields with a focus on software/system architecture
  • A strong track record of leadership in the development and commercial deployment of complex software platforms for the life sciences, diagnostics, healthcare or related industries -preferably with digitalization products (IoT, remote diagnostics, analytics, etc)
  • 7+ years of experience in commercial/enterprise software products, program management, or R&D leadership, preferably with cloud-based and/or SaaS architectures
  • Experience in driving systems/products/components solutions from concept to implementation, including: commercial positioning, packaging, selling approaches
  • System Engineering thinking/approach to strategic/program execution and solutions
  • Proven ability to work with and influence cross-functional organizations to progress product strategy and implementation
  • Successful leadership of 3rd party development engagements and product integration
  • Commercial, software, business, operations, IT understanding
  • Successful execution of multiple, simultaneous cross-functional projects


  • Develop the Digital vision and work with, R&D, Corporate Development, Service, Operations to shape the short/long term product roadmap
  • Direct and lead a cross-functional program team to deliver best of breed digitalization products to the market in a timely fashion
  • Estimate, gain approval, and be accountable for annual budget and resources required to execute the near and long term digitalization strategy goals
  • Define cohesive cross-product requirements, ensuring they represent market/voice of customer needs in collaboration with current product management
  • Initiate early product commercialization strategies, with a strong focus on market positioning, customer adoption, revenue models, and deployment models (SaaS, licensing, and/or others)
  • Provide leadership and oversight to generate architecture solutions: balancing time to market, R&D capability/resources, make vs buy, time to market, and IT strategy
  • Establish, track, and report program metrics (KPIs) for product launches, customer satisfaction/adoption, revenue impact
  • Provide regular program status updates to senior leadership
  • Establish and lead key opinion leader groups to gather regular voice of customer input and feedback for roadmap input and product satisfaction
  • Identify critical skills/experience needed: internal, contract, or consulting resources
  • Work with IT/Operations to define and execute IT architecture and infrastructure.
  • Promote the use of new technologies, processes, and methodologies to foster an innovative Digital solution

Reference: 750120888

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