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Senior PM - Head of PMO (Windows 10 migration)

Stamford Consultants AG

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Senior PM - Head of PMO (Windows 10 migration)

Ref. # 12266

Job Specification


For: Project Manager  / Head of PMO (focus Windows 10+ deployment project)

Type: contract  / until end of 2017

Location: Basel, Switzerland

Start: 20th of September (latest start date 3rd of October)


Ref: VR/12266


Job Description

Our main client a main Global Pharma company is currently looking for a Senior Project Manager (ideally PMI certified). The purpose of this role is to monitor the day-to-day delivery of the project (Windows 10 deployment) with strong focus on Project Management Methodologies, working closely with all project workstreams emphasizing on risks and issues and taking operational decisions needed to move forward. This position reports directly to the Windows10+ Project Manager and has a project coordinator and an Intern reporting to them. The role is also to act as “ Head of Project  Management Office”.


Regarding the project, our client is executing the project for preparing the organization for the global Windows 10 migration and is seeking support for the project in the Project Management Office area.

The Win10+ project supports several upgrades:

* Windows 7 to Windows 10

* Internet Explorer 10 to Internet Explorer 11

* Microsoft Office 2010 to Microsoft Office 2016


The Win10+ project impacts our client globally (all of it’s sites and business functions)


Key responsibilities:

  • Prepare all aspects of and orchestrate workstreams to pass Go/No-Go milestones (esp. In terms of documentation compliance)
  • Track project documentation progress according to the company’s specific Project Management Methodology (PMM) and in alignment with IT Quality and the project workstreams
  • RAID mgmt. - Tracking and reporting of Risks, Assumptions, Issues, Dependencies and Decisions
  • Following up on project risks and issues where required (analysis of risk/issue, trigger mitigating actions, and follow-up)
  • Change request management
  • Oversee project coordinator and intern supporting in the PM Office
  • Oversee financial management of project
  • Own project plan and manage dependencies between project workstreams
  • Compile bi-weekly project status report


Your profile:

  • 7+ years of relevant experience in a multinational company as an IT Project Manager using structured project management processes
  • Good experience in working at Global Pharmaceutical companies  (Roche, Novartis, Actelion Preferred)
  • Deep knowledge in project delivery using different Project Management Methodologies (Initiate and Define optional, phases and milestones after Baseline Mandatory)
  • Experience with PMM document tailoring
  • Project Management certification (PMP or similar)
  • Strong leadership skills and proven track record of decision taking and escalations handling
  • Structured approach, problem-solving, flexible and self-directed with analytical skills
  • CSV background and experience in working with IT Quality
  • Excellent English language skills



  • Experience in multi-site deployment projects (Windows Deployment) is a great asset
  • Knowledge of languages such as German, Spanish are clear advantage
  • Remote work is an option up to 20%, prior approval required
  • The suitable candidate may be extended until the end of 2017


If you are interested, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We are looking forward to receive your application at: ivan@stamford-consultants.com

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