Senior Manager, Project Management Global Marketing

St.-Prex, Switzerland

Posted: 16-Apr-2018

Ref#: FER-0057 / BR408

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. 

     Senior Manager, Project Management Global Marketing

Your mission:
Develop and track aligned cross-functional project plans related to Ferring new product launches and lifecycle management (LCM) initiatives. Support Global Strategic Brand Leads (GSBL) in orchestrating well-coordinated, maximised launches in key therapy areas of Ferring.  

Main responsibilities:
  • Centre of functional project management expertise and point of reference for Global Marketing (GMO) and Commercial project stakeholders on project management processes, tools and templates
  • Training on key competences associated with project management methodology, tools and the PMM system, for GMO and Commercial
  • Working with GSBLs and all relevant functions, establish baseline project plans and KPIs for designated launch projects.
  • Ongoing data input and validation by all designated responsibles and functions involved in the launch projects, from the onset, through gates and milestones, to completion.
  • Monitor progression, report on project KPIs, flag variances, propose workarounds, and escalate issues. Plan and coordinate regular launch team communication / meetings, supporting respective GSBLs.
  • Recommend process, system and toolkit improvements, propose and support initiatives related to effective project planning, management and tracking of launches.  

Required Experience & Competences:

  • Master’s degree in a Life Science discipline, Business Administration or Engineering
  • Project Management certification and 5+ years of relevant Project Management experience  
  • Experience with the pharmaceutical product development and launch processes
  • Change Management Experience
  • Cross-functional experience in two or more areas such as Marketing & Sales, Research & Development, Manufacturing Operations, Regulatory, Quality Assurance, Human Resources, Finance
  • Cross-cultural experience, having worked in several different countries/environments

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