Project Manager in Manufacturing (German Speaking, m/w, 100%, 9 month contract)

Region OltenTemporary2018-11-29Master / University
For our client, an international world renowned Pharmaceutical company near Olten we are accepting applications for

Project Manager in Manufacturing (German Speaking, m/w, 100%, 9 month contract)

Your challenges

For the PMO Manager role we are looking for an individual bringing solid project management skills, who will manage a portfolio of projects from several DPS plants in Switzerland. He/she will support project leads, report on projects and take care of portfolio planning. He/she will also be involved in direct management of specific projects in a manufacturing environment.

You will be responsible for
  • Manage Group of plants project portfolio. Develop, propose and implement the Group of plants project roadmaps. Coordinate with all plant and plant support functions to prioritize projects and initiatives in alignment with operational strategy to achieve expected quality, service levels and profitability targets.
  • Standardize and improve project management practices using Project Management best practices (FPx) and available company systems for project tracking. Monitor Capital budget and capital expenditure and coordinate with the Lean and Finance group to track project costs and savings. Monitor project resource load with plants and plant support functions. Monitor and report project roadmaps achievement results to Group of plants / Regional / Cluster Management level.
  • Accountable for the project roadmaps accuracy, project/initiative prioritization process, roadmap changes approval process and project issue escalation process.
  • Act as a Sponsor or Project lead in some major projects and initiatives.
  • Leverage synergies, promote best practice sharing and develop project management expertise among plants. Promote talent development within the project management function, develop talent pipeline.
  • Develop the necessary training plans to spread the knowledge of Best project management practices among the plants.
  • Ensure full implementation and conformance with the Company's policies, mission and values, at plant group PMO function level.
  • Deputy in coordination with Business Process Manager.

Your skills

  • Fluent English and German (ideally Swiss German) are required.
  • Master's Degree (University) preferably in Engineering or Business Development
3-5 years of work experience in industrial or project management environment
  • Strong leadership experience in leading project teams
  • Strong experience in project portfolio management
  • Profound experience in Project Management and Project Management Excellence Tools
  • Ability to motivate teams.
  • Ability to influence and work with Senior Leaders.
  • Ability to coordinate projects and initiatives with multiple functions.
  • Analytical / problem solving skills
Ability to effectively communicate with top management, peers and clients/customers and to establish internal / external connection
Show self-direction in work, dynamic High level of flexibility
Strategic capabilities with attention to detail
Ability to multi-task and work under deadlines; Drive and focus on results and execution
Inspires and motivates the teams; leads with example
Experience with complex structures and matrix organization

Further Details

Start date: 1st January 2019
End date: 30th September 2019
Work place: Hägendorf

To apply please send a complete application dossier (motivation letter, CV, work references) to

Your contact

Herr Phill Rogers, Recruitment Consultant, looks forward to answer your questions by phone +41 58 233 2100 or eMail.

You can apply directly online, by eMail, or by post sent to the following address:

Spring Professional Life Sciences Basel
Herr Phill Rogers
Uetlibergstrasse 134
8045 Zürich

Please mention reference JN -112018-294303 in your application