Product Lead/ Project Manager

St.-Prex, Switzerland

Posted: 21-Dec-2018

Ref#: CH-FER-0110 / R0008541

Headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets. The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopaedics. Ferring has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries. To learn more about Ferring or its products please visit :

In our Headquarter in St-Prex/Lausanne (Switzerland), we are looking for a:

Product Lead/Project Manager

Your Mission:

Lead cross-functional projects within TechOps; the prime focus of this role is technical support of products post regulatory approval.

Main Responsabilities:

  • Support the Associate Director /Director in providing strategic and operational advice to Technical Operations management.
  • Provide expertise, guidance and direction to manufacturing sites and suppliers on all aspects of the manufacture and analytical assessment of DS and DP manufacturing, including continued process verification.
  • Lead, manage or participate in technology introduction projects or Technology Transfer within Ferring manufacturing network.
  • Lead, manage or participate in Technology Transfers between Ferring sites, to or from third party manufacturers.
  • Act as Technical Product Manager for a Ferring product. The Technical Manager will represent a first point of contact within Ferring organisation for all technical support related to the product and will proactively support product or manufacturing improvements in collaboration with the relevant manufacturing site, including requirements related to Continued Process Verification.
  • Participate in cross functional teams to create and implement manuals, guidelines, tools to facilitate and structure working processes within Ferring.
  • Support, facilitate or manage strategic and cross- functional projects/ tasks
  • Create and build productive and professional relationships within the Ferring network, suppliers and with industry bodies.

Required Experience & Competences:

  • Degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry or Chemistry Engineering
  • Minimum five years experience in manufacturing industry (preferably in API manufacturing) with demonstrated project execution experience. Some formal training in the project management process.
  • Good working knowledge of DS and DP manufacturing, GMPs, and FDA preferred.
  • Good knowledge of various types pharmaceutical dosage form, in particular sterile products.
  • Good command of English (verbal & written).lil• Good communication (both written/verbal) and listening skills; an ability to persuade others by using evidence (facts and figures) to justify arguments;
  • Good influencing and negotiation skills
  • Ability to represent the business to the customer/external stakeholders.
  • Experience with project management tools e.g. MS Project, lil
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work well as an integral part of a large Project Team, a team player, task oriented and keen on working in a cross-cultural working environment towards set objectives.

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