Global Program Lead - Zurich

Location: Switzerland - Glattbrugg/Zurich

Division: Project Management

Company: Vifor Pharma

Seniority Level: Director

Georgia Izzat

International Talent Acquisition Manager

+41 58 851 83 78

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About You

We are seeking a Global Program Lead for an in-house pipeline project. This is an opportunity to play a key role in the transition of a project into a product. You are engaging, visible and directive and lead from the front, setting pace and direction. You will report to the Head of Program and Alliance Management. In this role, your tasks and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Ensure the program progresses through Phase III trials and pre-launch activities according to plan, including the transition into a Global Brand Team
  • Implement strategic development opportunities
  • Manage activities of the cross-functional development team
    Own, oversee and map interdependencies in the cross-functional team
  • Support delivery of key milestones by the functions to achieve development plans
  • Interact with relevant key stakeholders and decision making bodies
  • Lead the budget planning and financial tracking 
  • Coordinate communication in the core team as well as extended functions

The ideal candidate holds a Doctoral Scientific Degree in addition to the following skills and experience:

  • Minimum of 12 years relevant industry experience, such as in a Development, Project/Program management or Portfolio Management role
  • Minimum of 5 years operational experience in a functional role e.g. Technical Operations, Clinical R&D or Regulatory Affairs 
  • Proven strategic thinking abilities and strong track record
  • Professional level in English, in both oral and written communications

You demonstrate entrepreneurial thinking and a commercial mind set. You are able to decide and initiate action within a timely fashion.  You are engaging and can persuade and influence across a matrix organisation and across hierarchical levels. You formulate strategies and concepts, integrating new learnings and research. You act as a role model for the Vifor Pharma Values.

About Us

Vifor Pharma Group is a global pharmaceuticals company. It holds a leading position in all its core business activities and consists of the following companies: Vifor Pharma and Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (a joint company with Fresenius Medical Care). Vifor Pharma Group is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX Swiss Exchange, VIFN, ISIN: CH0364749348).

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