CordenPharma is a leading full-service contract development and manu­facturing organization (CDMO) of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), excipients and pharmaceuticals Drug Products (DP) and packaging capabilities with > 2’600 employees across the world. Our services enable pharmaceutical and biotech companies to manufacture medicines with the ultimate goal of improving people’s lives.

Our network in Europe and the US offers flexible and specialized solutions across five technology platforms: Peptides, Lipids & Carbohydrates; Injectables; Highly Potent & Oncology; and Small Molecules. We strive for excellence in supporting this network and are committed to providing the highest quality products for the well-being of patients.

To strengthen our Global team in Basel (CH) or Plankstadt between Heidelberg and Mannheim (Germany), we are looking as soon as possible for a

Basel, Plankstadt 

Main activities and responsibilities

Manage projects typically involving multiple sites and/or technologies across the Corden network ensuring on time, on budget delivery and other project and company targets are met.
Ensure an effective project and program governance and close collaboration across sites and alignment of cross-site activities and interdependencies. Resolve conflicts and drive decisions.
Act as the main customer interface and customer advocate during project execution, ensuring an excellent Corden Pharma customer experience.
Maintain a global project plan and monitoring / controlling tools – consolidate information on the performance of the (sub)projects and drive corrective actions.
Perform project and program risk assessments using risk management methods and develop and implement risk mitigation plans
Assess and cost new customer project opportunities and perform active lifecycle management.
Identify and lead initiatives to develop and implement project and program management best practices, methodologies and tools.
Be a role model and coach other PMs in all aspects of project management (hard and soft skills) and customer centricity / relations management.

Your Profile

University degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent with a minimum of 10 years professional experience in the chemical-pharmaceutical / CDMO industry and strong technical, operational and regulatory knowledge
A minimum of 7 years professional experience in project management with a high level of proficiency in PM methodologies. A project management certification is desirable
Business acumen and global & strategic thinking
Strong customer centricity with the ability to advocate for the customer within the organization
Excellent social competencies, communication skills and leadership experience. Ability to teach & coach (Senior) PMs, and to develop PM methodologies
Ability to consolidate & aggregate complex information for (management) stakeholders
Thorough understanding of finance topics and cost modelling / controlling
Experience in business processes implementation/optimization and Lean Six Sigma is a plus
Excellent English skills, written and spoken; additional languages, German, French or Italian are desirable

What we offer

30 days of vacation
Dynamic and exciting work environment
A secure job in an investment-strong company that operates in a low cyclical environment
Positive working atmosphere and open management culture with focus on continuous improvement of processes to stay innovative
Free Parking


If you enjoy working in a team and are interested in a varied area of responsibility, if you think and act beyond your own areaof responsibility, then you should join our team.

Do you require more information?
In case of questions to your application, the position or something else I am very happy to support you.

Karlheinz Kelsch
Global HR Business Partner
E-Mail: bewerbung.cpi@cordenpharma.com


Corden Pharma GmbH
Otto-Hahn-Strasse | 68723 Plankstadt

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Basel 4051

Plankstadt 68723 Otto-Hahn-Straße

Heidelberg 69115

Mannheim 68159