Programme Director (Switzerland)

Position Summary

For our fast-growing team, we are looking for a Programme Director (location Switzerland) reporting to the SVP, Global Head of Pharma Operations. In this role you will lead Cross-Functional Teams to plan, implement, coordinate and manage programmes in the company’s portfolio. You will oversee and monitor execution of overall integrated development strategies and operating plans. Work with functional experts to manage project issues requiring cross-functional alignment.


  • In collaboration with a Cross-Functional Team progress development programmes to the Value Inflection Points (on time and on budget)
  • Establish and oversee the execution of robust integrated drug development plans that are patient focused and address regulatory, commercial and access considerations
  • Drive decision-making for budget and resource commitments.  Ensure the consideration of various options according to the principles of time, cost and risk and addressing technical, regulatory, business and operational needs
  • Translate the development strategy into work packages, and ensure their efficient and cost-effective delivery
  • Develop, update and communicate regularly tracking tools to ensure appropriate execution of the plans
  • Proactively identify and manage development risks, issues and opportunities in close interaction with team
  • Compare actual performance and budget with plan, analyze variances, evaluate possible alternatives and take appropriate corrective action
  • Support with operational aspects of the French subsidiary


  • MSC or PhD in Science or Biology or equivalent
  • 5+ years’ experience in Project Management in the biotech and pharma industry
  • Proven ability to manage teams in project matrix organization (indirect resources) with a collaborative attitude, Team player
  • Demonstrated success in advancing projects through clinical development
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage projects with proactive, critical analysis of problems, taking appropriate actions for resolution
  • Familiar with managing timelines and budgets as well in developing project plans and presenting status updates to internal audiences
  • Very good communication skills in English, written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to interface and communicate effectively with management and other functions within the organization
  • Excellent planning and strong organizational skills, able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and set priorities
  • Self-motivation and able to work independently in a fast-paced, small company environment


If you are interested in this position please email our HR department with your resume and cover letter at: