MES Project Lead

CHF80 - CHF87 per hour
  1. Interim/Contract
  1. Technical Operations

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Hobson Prior are currently recruiting for a MES Project Lead on a contract basis, to join a world-wide pharmaceutical company based in Switzerland, who focus on providing pioneering medical solutions to improve the quality of people's lives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Act as the first point of contact for MES implementation within the Plant 1 project team.
  • Ensure timely and successful delivery of MES functionality in Wave 2, including adaptations to second project, without disruption of ongoing manufacturing operations.
  • Lead MES design team of up to 10 MES engineers (number depending on project phase) as direct reports.
  • Break down the project scope and ensure availability of up-to-date and complete scope document and user requirement specifications.
  • Ensure timely delivery of design packages in high quality and agreement with user requirements.
  • Oversee external implementation/coding activities at partners.
  • Support witnessing of external test activities and deployment of tested code.
  • Transparently report on the project status and support cost controlling.
  • Provide direct input at subject matter expert on the testing and qualification strategy.
  • Support the evaluation of change requests and requests for scope increase.
  • Support error correction and change implementation during and after test completion.

Key Skills:

  • Organised and able to provide direction to others.
  • Able to influence and lead by vision in a complex and heterogeneous matrix environment.
  • Positive attitude and ability to motivate others.
  • Results driven.
  • Flexible to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Technical writing skills.


  • Degree in Engineering, IT or similar.
  • Proven experience in the development of Manufacturing Executing Systems. Preferably in-depth experience with Syncade MES (Emerson).
  • Good understanding of distributed control systems. Preferably, experience with Delta V DCS (Emerson) and its integration with Syncade MES.
  • Leadership of larger automation teams (5+ direct reports).
  • Good understanding of GMP and computerized system validation.
  • Good understanding of biotechnology production processes.
  • Preferably, previous work on a large-scale site construction project and related project management experience.
  • Fluent in English (German an asset).

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