Helsinn Healthcare SA is a medium-sized pharmaceutical group with headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland and affiliates in Ireland, USA and China. Its strategy focuses on the development and registration of innovative pharmaceutical products. Oncology and Cancer Supportive Care are currently the main areas of interest.

For our Project Management Division in Lugano we are looking for a:

                                         PROJECT MANAGER (JUNIOR)

Responsibilities include:

  • Follows the applicable Project Management SOPs

  • Assists the Project Managers in leading the assigned Projects’ Teams, contributing to the creation and management of the applicable Project Master Plans in collaboration with the Team members

  • Contributes to coordination of all Project activities concerning the development of a new molecule or a new product till registration in the main territories (US, EU, China) and the implementation of possible Life Cycle Management activities

  • Manages the tracking of projects timelines (e.g. by means of Gantt Charts)

  • Manages the integrated projects cost control system

  • Contributes to coordination of periodical project risks analyses within the Project team

  • Participates to periodical update meetings on the Projects status

  • Contributes to new Projects’ acquisition evaluation process, collaborating with the appropriate Commercial Division functions

  • Contributes to the preparation of the necessary documentation in case of Due Diligence operated by commercial partners on Helsinn’s projects 


  • Contributes to the evaluation of the Team members’ performance

The successful candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Previous experience (around three years) in Project management departments in pharmaceutical companies is preferred. Alternatively, experience in coordinating R&D teams dedicated to development of pharmaceutical products is requested

  • Scientific degree and possibly training in Project Management procedures

  • Basic expertise in drug development
  • Attitude to work in teams: inclination to motivate team members and to develop good interpersonal relationships

  • Attitude to leadership and to problem solving: ability in analytical work and in synthesizing information
  • Fluent English

  • Knowledge of most common software applications (possibly, including MS Project)

Helsinn Healthcare SA is offering attractive conditions, a pleasant working environment in a highly motivated team and a long-term perspective.

Please send relevant application with CV to: