Posted on: 30/09/2022

Job type: Permanent

Sector: Pharmaceutical and Healthcare

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Our client is a biopharmaceutical company based in Switzerland. The company develops innovative therapies that target high unmet medical needs. For their Project Management Office organization, we are looking for a Global Program Head.

The Global Program Head will provide strategic leadership to a number of global development programs within the company portfolio. He/she will lead the innovation, strategy, and operations for the assigned programs and will lead multiple project teams of cross-functional experts. The Global Program Head is a key role within the company, acts as a  board member, working with the executive leadership team with close interactions with the CEO. 

Main responsibilities:
  • Guide innovation, provide drug development expertise and strategic leadership to the Programs and project teams
  • Define the vision, overall development strategy and operational implementation for the assigned technology innovation programs
  • Identify Therapeutic Benefits opportunities to expand product Life Cycle
  • Develop team effectiveness
  • Set goals, actively coach and contribute to the performance appraisal of the project team members in close partnership with the line-functions
  • Drive project operations in close partnership with the Project Managers
  • Define and implement clear measurable goals for program execution
  • Represent the Programs internally and externally
Profile required:
  • Scientific background, PhD and/or MD preferred.
  • Solid experience in pharmaceutical drug development ideally in Oncology, endocrinology, infectious and rare disease biosimilars. Additional therapeutic areas is a plus.
  • Experience as a Project Leader with a track record leading Life Cycle management project
  • Solid business acumen
  • Integrated strategic thinker across drug development functions
  • Experience in budgetary management and decision making.
  • Proven ability to successfully deliver projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams and work in a matrixed team environment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, ability to interact at all levels of the organization
If you feel attracted to this unique opportunity and you would like to take on new challenges, please submit your complete application to 



Anne Sophie Nicolai

Morgan Philips Executive Search
Rue De-Candolle 19
1205 Genève

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