Project Manager

Project Manager (f/m/d) 100%. Basel, CH, Visp CH or Hørsholm, DK

Bacthera is leading contract development and manufacturing partner (CDMO) for biotech and pharma customers. We enable our customers to bring life-changing treatments to patients. We operate from our headquarters in Basel (Switzerland) and have production facilities in Denmark and Switzerland. We bring together best-in-class, complementary capabilities and we are the first CDMO globally to provide a full supply chain that offers manufacturing of live bacteria strains for therapeutic use.

For our site in Basel (CH) or Hørsholm (DK) or Visp (CH) we are seeking a motivated and experienced

Project Manager (f/m/d) 100%

 You will drive coordination, planning, and execution of development and cGMP production projects across Bacthera. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the progression of customer projects and programmes from the proposal stage through to completion by interacting with clients, technical teams, and the commercial team. This role provides program direction and manages timelines and project controls across internal functional and organizational lines as well as with external clients. The ideal candidate possesses strong and effective project / programme management, problem solving, and interpersonal skills and has a proven track record working cross-functionally across a wide variety of technical, business, and operational areas.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Plan and manage the project flow end-to-end, including project scope, proposal writing and contract management, planning, execution, delivery, completion, and review.
  • Communicate with customers during contract negotiation and project execution to optimally understand their requirements from a scope, timing, and budget perspective
  • Develop project plans, timelines, and budgets based on customer needs and support planning and long-range forecasting activities
  • Build effective project teams, manage day-to-day communications, report project progress to key stakeholders, and serve as the liaison with customers
  • Secure execution of milestones and deliverables to meet the required specifications on time and within budget
  • Manage project risks, flag issues related to resources or competencies and proactively develop plans and recommendations to overcome delays or address drift from the original project plan
  • Provide necessary program direction for planning, organizing, developing, and integrating projects across multiple functional areas
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues in Commercial, Operations, Quality, and Finance to secure timely execution of customer projects, incl. planning, sign-off of deliverables, and revenue recognition
  • Mentor and develop project team members

Your Profile

  • Advanced-level degree (MSc or equivalent) within biotechnology, microbiology, manufacturing, bio-process engineering, or similar
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant pharmaceutical or biotech industry experience in CMC process or analytical development and/or GMP manufacturing
  • Experience with microbial (e.g., live biotherapeutics, probiotics), biologics or cell and gene therapy products, as well as related processes, analytics, and tech transfer is required
  • Experience in a Contract Research Organization (CRO) or Contract Development Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) and with S&OP is preferred
  • Knowledge of clinical trials and regulatory contexts is advantageous
  • Solid leadership experience in driving and leading large projects and managing multiple stakeholders in different areas and businesses (biotech, start-ups, big pharma)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to communicate with, influence, and manage expectations of customers, contractors, and colleagues across functions and at all levels of an organization
  • Ambitious, yet team-oriented and able to lead and motivate cross-functional teams.
  • Result- and quality-orientated, with a continuous improvement mindset, you have a strong drive and commitment to drive customer and internal projects forward
  • Flexible, able to prioritize and deal with conflicting interests and willing to make trade-offs and compromises to ensure progress
  • Experienced in using project, portfolio, and resource management tools and software.
  • Solid knowledge of contract and budget management, and financial reporting in relation to project execution.
  • Flexibility to travel between Swiss and Danish sites is required

You will be based in Basel (CH) or Hørsholm (DK) or Visp (CH), and will report to the Head of Project & Portfolio Management. Are you interested to work for an innovative, dynamic, and future oriented start-up company? And if you are looking for a new challenging role, where you can create things and contribute to the set-up of the organization? If yes then send your full application to Ms. Sandra Gamboni, Global Head of Human Resources; HR@bacthera.com.