Helsinn is a privately owned pharmaceutical group with an extensive portfolio of marketed cancer care products and a robust drug development pipeline. Since 1976, Helsinn has been improving the everyday lives of patients, guided by core family values of respect, integrity and quality. The Group works across pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and nutritional supplements and has expertise in research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of therapeutic and supportive care products for cancer, pain and inflammation and gastroenterology.

In 2016, Helsinn created the Helsinn Investment Fund to support early-stage investment opportunities in areas of unmet patient need. The company is headquartered in Lugano, Switzerland, with operating subsidiaries in Switzerland, Ireland, the U.S., Monaco, and China, as well as a product presence in approximately 190 countries globally.

​For our Group Top Management Office in Lugano we are looking for an:

Assistant in the Group Top Management Office (Temporary)

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide secretarial and administrative support to the Group Top Management Office
  • Support the back office activity and take care of ensuring services and material required for the proper functioning, such as providers contracts, invoice processing, and material ordering and replenishment
  • Type and/or draft memoranda, correspondence, and other documents and report often of a highly sensitive and confidential nature
  • Coordinate work with other assistants to ensure a high performance, customer service-oriented work environment
  • Schedule prepare agenda and meeting materials for various meetings, organize travels and logistics to ensure a smooth organization and in coordination with the Company planning
  • Operate in coordination with other Helsinn departments and their assistants to supports according need the Group Top Management Office planning activity
  • Research and assemble information from a variety of sources for the preparation of reports, presentations and correspondence as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned

The successful candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of increasingly responsible office administrative or secretarial experience
  • Experience in a business or government setting is highly desirable
  • High school diploma or commercial school certificate
  • Office administrative, planning, management practices and procedures
  • Good command of spoken and written English and Italian is essential, other languages are a plus
  • Standard Office word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, communication tools and other IT packages
  • Economic understanding and basic of accounting, record keeping, filing and purchasing practices and procedures
  • Exemplary planning and time management skills
  • Ability to set priorities and exercise sound judgment, in accordance with laws, regulations and policies
  • Listening and communication skills

Helsinn Healthcare SA is offering attractive conditions and a pleasant working environment in a highly motivated team.

Please send relevant application with CV to: