Global Project Manager (100%)


Global Project Manager



You manage more than just your life!

Our customer, Roche Diagnostics International AG, is an international leader in the production of various diagnostic system solutions. For the location in Rotkreuz we are looking for a

Roche Diagnostics International Ltd is one of the world’s leading providers of diagnostic system solutions for clinics, laboratories and doctors’ offices. The company employs over 2200 people in Rotkreuz and is one of Roche Diagnostic’s main sites.
Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Position
Roche Diagnostics Solutions (RDS) provide integrated solutions for blood testing in commercial and hospital labs, medical centers and laboratory networks. Our products and solutions support health care professionals in clinical decision making in a wide field of indications including, cardiovascular, coagulation, hematology, infectious diseases, metabolism, neurology, oncology and women’s health.

In Project & Portfolio Management of the Customer Area Core Lab within RDS, we are seeking a Global Project Manager (PM) for the Personalized Health Care (PHC) Team in PHC Lifecycle Team.

As a key member in project teams, you will act as a Project Manager responsible for the planning, monitoring and execution of projects to develop companion Diagnostic Laboratory Assays. The holder of this position will work at the interface to external Pharma partners as well as internally between multiple disciplines, and is helping the teams to effectively and efficiently deliver on the project objectives agreed with the relevant governance bodies. In close collaboration with the Project Leader, the Project Manager is responsible for the implementation of best practices and provides project/portfolio related information.

Perfect Candidate:
To fill a replacement and due to workload, we need a Project Manage to lead projects and external relations to ensure proper funding of various ongoing projects. To successfully drive and understand projects, a scientific background in R&D is needed (in both education and experience). We are looking for a project manager with minimum 5 years of experience within the healthcare industry and with strong experience leading international cross-functional teams. A scrum certification would be an advantage. 

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Managing project information to support decision making in Project Teams and Management Teams.
  • Guiding Project Management related team processes, ensuring consistency, transparency and optimization; implementing best practices to project teams; fostering continuous improvement by ensuring knowledge and experience exchange.
  • Creating and maintaining integrated task, resource and budget plans.
  • Coaching and supporting the project teams in all project related tasks to ensure realistic planning, diligent monitoring, and rigorous execution of projects. Take responsibility for project outcomes.
  • Coordinating the project core team and the joint Pharma/Dia team. .
  • Provide and apply value-adding processes and tools, standardized where appropriate and tailored where needed.
  • Guiding and managing preparation for project milestone/stage gate reviews.
  • Performing budget and cost analyses for financial planning and status tracking

Must haves:

  • Minimum 5 years as Project Manager or Leader in the healthcare industry (pharma or Medical Devices)
  • Experience leading international cross functional team
  • Scientific education: Minimum Master in Life Sciences (biology, medicine, chemical)
  • Proficiency in using project management information systems including Microsoft Project and/or Planisware
  • Experience in leading projects with external funding.
  • Experience in budget management, project coordination, risk management and cross-functional project responsibility.
  • Strong stakeholder management capability within a highly complex, global environment.
  • Good analytical thinking, a structured working manner, ability to prioritize, plan and manage multiple tasks with a sense of urgency.
  • Self-motivation with a great ability to find solutions to complex problems.
  • Self-confidence to take decisions.
  • Engaging and convincing personality for team building and motivation.
  • Excellent communication skills and expertise in stakeholder management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as fluency in English are required.
  • Ability and willingness to travel approx. 15%

Nice to haves:

  • Scrum Master Certification
  • Project Management Certification 

If we were able to arouse your interest and you would like to gain an insight into the detailed job descriptions, we look forward to receiving your complete application documents by e-mail to Mr. Tarik Kesen (