Project Manager Portfolio Management


Bern, CH

Emergent BioSolutions is dedicated to one simple mission—to protect and enhance life. As a global specialty pharmaceutical company, Emergent offers specialized products to healthcare providers and governments to address medical needs and emerging health threats. We value the diversity that each employee brings, and while we look for people who share our Core Values, we thrive on difference as well. With hundreds of talented employees working around the globe, Emergent is a growing organization with a wide variety of scientific, technical and professional career opportunities worldwide.


At Emergent BioSolutions Berna, the Swiss affiliate there are - beside manufacturing activities – professionals in Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Supply Chain and Regulatory affairs working.  We are heading to the next period of growth with approx. 130 dedicated and committed professionals working on the Swiss site of Emergent in Bern / Thörishaus.  


We want to strengthen our local Project Management team with a Project Manager Portfolio Management who will own and manage the site project-portfolio.


  • Work closely with the commercial and technical teams to establish and maintain project plans and budgets, lead project team meetings, foster communication and facilitate between functional groups.
  • Ensuring adequate resourcing to meet milestones of projects, identifying risks and mitigations and providing updates on project status to project team leaders to ensure timely supply of quality products to our patients
  • Create and maintain integrated project plans that reflect core objectives, minimize risk, and deliver results
  • Organize interdepartmental activities to ensure completion of assigned projects within scope, on schedule and within budget
  • Develop and implement site portfolio management and holistic site resource planning
  • Lead and foster site Hoshin planning
  • Ensure accurate tracking and reporting of project milestones and deliverables
  • Measure and monitor project success
  • Motivate and influence stakeholders. Understand the projects end to end and manage interfaces
  • Full responsibility for managing specific aspects of the projects as designated by team leadership



  • Bachelor’s degree in a life sciences or related discipline; advanced degree (MBA) is a plus
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant project management experience in a Biopharma or Biotech environment, preferably with exposure to commercial products and portfolio management
  • Self-directed, process oriented and able to work well in a team environment
  • Motivated to take responsibility for driving key projects
  • Good communication and collaboration skills
  • Thorough understanding of the drug lifecycle processes
  • Sound understanding of GxP and regulatory requirements
  • Good understanding of financial and resource planning systems and processes and ability to coordinate project level budget/resource estimates and manage actuals vs. plan
  • Multilingual – at least German and English, written and spoken




  • The physical/mental demands are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual would encounter while performing the essential functions of the job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.