Global Project Manager

Date:  11 May 2024
Department:  Portfolio Management
Team:  R&D, Pharmacovigilance & Regulatory Affairs
Job Type:  Direct Employee
Contract Type:  Permanent

Stockholm, IT

About us

Based in Parma, Italy, Chiesi is an international research-focused pharmaceutical and healthcare group with over 85 years’ experience, operating in 30 countries with more than 6,000 employees (Chiesi Group). To achieve its mission of improving people’s quality of life by acting responsibly towards society and the environment, the Group researches, develops and markets innovative drugs in its main therapeutic areas: Discover more here

We are proud to be the largest global pharmaceutical group to be awarded B Corp Certification, a recognition of high social and environmental standards. We are a reliable company that adopts and promotes a transparent and ethical behavior at all levels.

We believe that the success of Chiesi is built and shaped by our people and our strong set of shared Values and Behaviors. Our people make a critical difference to our success, which is why it is vital that we attract and retain the right talent who will continue to enrich our culture by living and breathing our values and behaviors.

In fact, we are a global family made up of different cultures, different genders, generations, ethnicities, abilities, sexual identities and many other enriching diversities. 


Chiesi Research & Development

Our R&D team represents a fundamental asset for the business. It is divided into integrated functional areas focusing on pipeline projects including discovery and preclinical research, chemical manufacturing and controls, drug delivery technology, clinical development, regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance, intellectual property, quality assurance, R&D project and portfolio management.  Headquartered in the new purpose-built and fully integrated Research and Development Centre in Parma (Italy), the team also has important operations in Paris (France), Chippenham (UK), Cary (US), Stockholm (Sweden) and Toronto (Canada).


Who we are looking for


Subject matter expert of Project management in the organization that has an impact on the coordination of a product or set of products life, at all stages of the product lifecycle. Responsible for coordinating the project team in translating the project strategy into an overall cross functional integrated plan and for providing routine base update of project status

Main Responsibilities

  • Define and maintain updated a clear, integrated, cross-functional project plan, which encompasses product lifecycle, including post approval life cycle management, challenging functional experts, and always fully aligned with the Therapeutic Area strategy
  • Coordinate project team in the definition of project risk profile and following mitigation actions, integrate them in the overall project plan
  • Contribute to the definition of project budgets, monitor and challenge the project spending to align implementation with Therapeutic Area/product strategy
  • Facilitate the project governance process by supporting core team in the definition and maintenance of the project documents
  • Facilitate the definition of priorities within the project budget across all involved functions to secure proper project delivery
  • Define with Global Project Leader and Development Leader project objectives, critical milestones according to project scope, roles & responsibilities
  • Combine domain expertise to develop and translate in feasible development plan the proposed strategic options to make the best trade-off decisions for Chiesi, global value and risk profile and proactively coordinate project execution
  • Accountable of track project progression and communication of project status against key project milestones and budget baseline to core team and main stakeholders on a regularly scheduled basis
  • Accountable of communication of development plan to the R&D governance bodies.
  • Promote the project management culture and tools within and outside the company, and the development of lean processes and tools to ensure that projects are executed effectively and efficiently and ensure that current project governance processes are followed

Experience Required

  • At least 2 years’ experience in the product development area, even better in development of new product
  • Experience navigating highly matrixed environments, with proven track record in managing cross-functional and multicultural teams, resilient, flexible and fast-learner
  • Experience in leading team’s dynamics and working through conflict 


  • Degree in a Life Science or Economic or management Engineering subject
  • Certification as Project Management Professional through an international certification (PMI, Prince2) is considered a plus


Fluent in English

Technical Skills

  • Knowledge and experience of working with Project Management tools and processes
  • Strong ability to synthesize complex and diverse inputs to a problem, and drive and accelerate critical decisions to recommend solutions/ preferred options
  • Strong communications and presentation skills, including written and oral communication of executive level information
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office applications. Other project management software knowledge is a preference criteria

Soft Skills

  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Creative/innovative mindset
  • Emotional and social intelligence
  • Goal orientation
  • Negotiation skills

What we offer

You would join a dynamic, fast-growing, challenging and friendly environment.
In Chiesi we firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, that is why we invest in continuous training, learning and development. Therefore, we strive to continuously promote and satisfy development needs, paying particular attention to the quality of our working environment and to collective well-being.
We want our people to come to work happy every day, and we know how important it is to find the right work-life balance in order to be able to give our best. That is why we offer flexible working approach, remote working, support in the relocation process, tax assistance service for foreign colleagues and many other people-care services.