Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) is an independent, self-funded, non-profit foundation established in 1978. UMC is a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre and oversees the technical and scientific operations of the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring, covering more than 95% of the world’s population. UMC is the custodian of VigiBase, which is the largest global database of suspected adverse events of medicines and vaccines. In addition to working in drug safety signal monitoring, UMC has developed WHODrug Global, which is the world’s most widely used drug dictionary, and is advancing pharmacovigilance through science and innovation, education and communication. UMC is governed by a board appointed by the Swedish government and WHO, and has approximately 150 employees based in Uppsala (Sweden).
The Head of Product Management is responsible for the line management of a team of over 15 product managers, owners and specialists. The Head of the Product Management section of UMC is part of the leadership team of Portfolio & Product Management (P&PM) and reports to the Head of the P&PM department. The Product Management section works both with product development and support, within signal monitoring with our VigiBase portfolio, and with our drug dictionary WHODrug Global and our initiatives within the Identification of Medicinal Products (IDMP) standards. The section is also responsible for our custom search function in our database of suspected adverse events VigiBase. The Head of Product Management will work closely with the two Portfolio Officers in the department and will support the members of the section in both internal and external interactions. The role:
University degree in Life Sciences or equivalent professional experience
Product development experience and project management and business administration education desirable
Minimum 5 years of life science/pharmaceutical experience, ideally with some work in product development
Previous line management experience
Preferably previous experience of working in a global environment
Technical/functional area skills:
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Proficiency in line management in complex matrix organisations
Understanding of product development of digital solutions and services for life science applications
Excellent collaboration skills to easily inspire and influence people to commit to work together towards common goals
Excellent coaching and people management skills
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Real-world impact – Working for the greater good
Learning organisation – Skilled and curious staff
Flexible work hours – Allows us to be at our best
Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) is a centre for international service and scientific research in the field of pharmacovigilance. We are the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring, and manage the technical and operational aspects of the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring since 1978.
As an independent, non-profit foundation, we support the World Health Organization, regulatory authorities, and other stakeholders who share our vision of advancing medicines safety. Through research and development of new scientific methods, we explore the benefits and harms of medicines for patients, and offer products and services used by health authorities and the pharmaceutical industry worldwide
UMC’s official language is English.
UMC follows the collective agreements between the Swedish Agency for Government Employers and Saco-S and ST. Union representatives are Malin Zaar (Saco-S) and Jessica Avasol (ST), +46 (0)18-65 60 60.