(Senior) R&D Project / Program Manager

Permanent employee, Full-time · Pfäffikon

Your mission
The Project Manager is the point person to lead cross-functional core teams, and to represent them to the various stakeholders. (S)he will provide guidance to cross-functional teams in applying Lean and Agile practices within a development context.
The Project Manager remains closely aligned to senior management (CEO, CSO, CTO, VP Strategy) to ensure effective and efficient collaboration and communication. This leader will be a key contributor to developing a high performing product development organization. (S)he will be directly accountable for building Spiden’s future Program Management Office.
  • Facilitate teamwork and collaboration to deliver results per customer requirements
  • Be the voice of the teams; inspire and motivate team members to continuously improve ways of working
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders on planning events, demonstrations, and retrospectives
  • Guide teams in decomposing complex work items to enable Agile team backlogs
  • Build and maintain the backlogs in collaboration with product management
  • Deploy metric-based progress tracking
  • Train and coach cross-functional teams in Agile product development methodologies
  • Build Spiden’s Program Management function: Identify needed skills and competences, establish a hiring roadmap, identify and hire suitable talent
Project manager must haves:
  • Personality: highly reliable and committed to deadlines, very execution oriented
  • Skill: ability to influence organisation towards high adherence to execution plan - very good at situational leadership btw. supporting coach and beating the drums or escalation
  • Has lead and completed cross-functional/cross-domain core teams over multiple years and projects of >5mCHF,
  • Has ideally lead multiple project managers (solid lines)
  • Has formal project management certifications (PMP, Agile, SAFe, etc.) and has implemented such in organisations before
  • Has ideally worked in medtech/pharma or similar, ideally driving cross-functional high tech innovation projects
Your profile
  • Outstanding communication, facilitation, negotiation, and coaching skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of physical product development and project management experience with demonstrated success leading global teams
  • Current Project Management Certification - Agile and Waterfall (PMI, IPMA, SAFe, CSPO, and similar)
  • Expert knowledge in SAFe Agile, SCRUM, or related frameworks and methodologies, applied to physical product development
  • Desired: Experience in applying ISO 13485 and FDA QS Regulation 21 CFR Part 820 to new product development
About us
Spiden is a Swiss medtech venture with the vision to use state-of-the-art detection techniques to continuously monitor and learn from a wide range of vital medical indicators, allowing to improve your individual health.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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