Life Science Consultants, Head Patient Safety

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KVALITO Consulting Group is a strategic partner and global Life Science network for regulated industries with a focus on quality. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we have subsidiaries in Germany, Czech Republic, Ireland and Malaysia. With our enthusiasm for progressive technologies and our in-depth knowledge of industry best practices and regulations, we drive effective and efficient project delivery to keep our industry-leading clients ahead of the competition. Our leadership and consultants combine decades of experience in enterprise environments. To cover all essential technical areas in the field of digital and mobile, KVALITO works with reliable Technology Partners worldwide. For more information, please visit us at
Life Science Consultants, Head Patient Safety
Location: Basel, Switzerland (Candidate has to be located in Switzerland or Cross Border regions having the cross border work permit and is expected to be on site 1-2 days per week )
Duration: 1 year
The purpose of the role is to work with our clients to understand their needs, offer advice, solve problems, manage change, and improve efficiency.
Major Accountabilities
  • Responsible for global pharmacovigilance strategy and team management and for compliance with safety regulations including efficient monitoring of all safety requirements worldwide.
  • Responsible for global and in countries worldwide all PV operations including application of uniform standards, policies and procedures and metrics related to procedures.
  • Drive strategy, develop and maintain global and local systems, processes and procedures for safety processes and collection and follow-up of adverse events and other relevant safety information to assure worldwide regulatory requirements can be met and needs are satisfied for marketed and development compounds.
  • Responsible for innovation and technology strategy and for acquisition, maintenance and continuous enhancement of the global safety database and Patient Safety IT systems to drive digitalization and technological transformation
  • Responsible for a well-functioning vigilance system & regulatory compliance with device vigilance regulations worldwide.
  • Monitor and audit drug, biologics or medical devices surveillance program including the intake, evaluation, processing, and follow-up on adverse reports.
  • Interface with worldwide Health Authorities and external stakeholders for new worldwide safety regulations, on safety and compliance related issues and worldwide Pharmacovigilance inspections.
  • Ensure compliance with the corporate's global and local procedures, national and international regulatory requirements in any assigned larger Region / Countries.
  • Leading PVSO Hyderabad site and operational management of all PS Sites across divisions; responsible for global workload distribution and assignment of global projects.
  • Adapt organization to clients vision of future drug development and enhance efficiency, productivity and robustness of operations through innovative system and Job Purpose
  • Management of all external service providers (ESPs) supporting Patient Safety globally across divisions, responsible for global governance and accountable for contractual, operational and financial performance of ESPs.
  • Leading transfer of global and local activities from high cost to low-cost countries and ESPs in alignment with the overall objectives and long-term goals of the Patient Safety organization.
  • Accountable for resource planning and management (headcount and budget) for all PS functions and locations across divisions. Review and challenge resource requests and expenditures in order to meet budget and headcount targets.
  • Manage headcount requests, staffing activities with Human Resource (HR) representatives and monitor against headcount targets. Work with PS Function Heads in close collaboration with HR to ensure recruitment of top talent, completion of performance management/HR procedures, and optimal resource deployment and reallocation within and across PS.
  • Accountable for managing global Patient Safety internal and external financial requirements and budget across divisions and being main contact for Finance. Provide consolidated latest estimates on current annual budget and for future annual budgets. Identify issues and propose mitigating plans to facilitate decision making and prioritization of activities.
  • Responsible for leading Patient Safety Operations, Training, Project Management, Global Patient Safety Alliance and Countries and Regions teams.
  • Accountable for culture, talent and career development of direct reports and teams, including performance management. Contribute to talent and career development of PS staff through active participation in on-boarding, training and mentoring activities.
  • Drive and manage change / adjustment of organizational structure and processes
  • Responsible for overseeing both strategic and day to day perspectives of operational activities by working closely with Global Head CMO & PS and leadership team. Responsible for overseeing licensing agreement activities and for managing all PS contracts with external parties.
  • Represent CMO & PS on global cross-functional and cross-divisional business process, performance, or Clinical Development system improvement initiatives.
  • Represent Global Head of CMO and PS on all pharmacovigilance, strategy and operational issues. Manage flow of operational information as needed to/from other departments.
  • Represent PS function as a leader in internal and external meetings and influence the external environment as an industry vigilance thought leader
  • Chair the Innovation and Projects Governance Board (IPGB) and be accountable for the compliance of the IPGB to the ISO 9001 standard.
Key Performance Indicators
  • Dimensions (Indicate key facts and figures)
  • Organizational improvements
  • Accountable for driving and managing change, modification and adjustment of global organizational structure and processes.
Minimum Qualifications And Experience
  • BS or BA, advanced degree such as MS, MBA or PhD.
  • Fluency in English (oral and written)
Work Experience
  • 10 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, preferably in Development.
  • Broad experience in pharmacovigilance, knowledge of drug safety regulatory requirements and general project management is desirable.
  • 10 years people management and development experience.
  • Global people management experience is desirable.
  • Clinical experience is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated success in resource planning and management.
  • Significant experience with and demonstrated success in working on global cross-functional diverse teams.
Required Skills
  • Demonstrated leadership in innovation of pharmaceutical development processes and in technical approaches.
  • Good Computer skills.
Soft Skills
  • Excellent negotiation, conflict resolution, decision making, problem solving, communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills.
  • Quality and focus oriented.
  • Results driven, self-starter with proactive working style, committed and accountable, transparent working style also under pressure.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills .
We Offer Great Benefits
  • Flat hierarchies and responsibility from the beginning
  • People-oriented culture
  • Diversity and inclusion-focused environment
  • Global client projects in a multinational environment
  • Involvement in global conferences
  • Individual professional development, training, and coaching
If you have the necessary background and experience and would like to join a small team responsible for a truly global operation, then please send your application to recruiting(at) including your:
  • CV, cover letter and supporting documents (i.e., diplomas, certificates, references)
  • Availability - earliest start date
  • Salary expectations
  • Location preference
We are looking forward to your application.
Your KVALITO Team.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Spain

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 17, 2024
Company Overview
Kvalito Consulting Group
Kvalito Consulting Group

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Since 2013, KVALITO has been a force for extraordinary impact in Life Science and Healthcare. Guided by the principle of making a difference, we’ve fostered technology-driven service solutions to keep clients ahead. Our commitment to quality is in our name—'Kvalito,' Esperanto for Quality—symbolizing the union of excellence and collaboration. As a strategic partner, we transcend service, striving to exceed expectations and embracing the role of change catalysts. Diversity and inclusion shape our ethos, fueling our woman-led team to deliver unparalleled service. Our people, passionate and dedicated, are our strength, driving us to pioneer in problem-solving and wellness. KVALITO is not merely a team but a global community united in advancing life science and healthcare. Our human-centric approach is intertwined with innovation, cementing our reputation for quality. Our low personnel turnover reflects our alignment with client needs, fostering unmatched commitment. We don’t just provide—we integrate solutions that enhance speed, quality, and stakeholder experience. Our services, tailor-made for each client, defy the 'one size fits all' norm, aiming to create safer, superior quality products. We empower clients, drive industry innovation, and aim to be the pinnacle of excellence for our clients, patients, and consumers. We attract and nurture top talent, ensuring a harmonious balance of expertise and value. KVALITO stands as a transformative force, a paragon of excellence, and an industry benchmark. Discover more at
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