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KVALITO is a strategic partner and global quality and compliance services and network for regulated industries, with a prime focus on life sciences. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we have subsidiaries in Germany, Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy and Malaysia. In our client's new organization, Digital and Operational Excellence, we aim to drive global development and execution of technical operations. By catalyzing the power of data and digital skills, we aspire to realize performance promises and deliver value to patients. 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 Consultant, Industry 4.x

Location: EMEA, Remote, (40% - 100%)
Duration: 3 months (with the possibility for extension)
We are seeking a skilled Industry 4.x expert to consult the client's Data & Digital Backbone Capability Team. You will work closely with the client, a global pharmaceutical company, to deliver innovative data analytics solutions across Technical Operations. You will be responsible for designing and implementing advanced cloud-based data architectures, promoting real-time data streaming, and facilitating end-to-end data product strategy.

• Collaborate closely with global functions to deliver impactful value to our patients.
• Drive the integration of cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Snowflake), including the implementation of real-time data streaming and IoT solutions.
• Develop an end-to-end architectural understanding, encompassing data ingestion, processing, storage, and utilization for comprehensive analytics and data product strategy.
• Evaluate cloud solutions, considering factors such as flexibility, long-term costs, and interface complexity.
• Lead the implementation of architectures from proof of concept to go-live.
• Deploy digital use cases within large pharma or manufacturing companies.
• Act as a translator, working effectively with various target groups from data engineers to high-level management. Summarize and pitch project documentation to management.
• Coach, develop, and advise the team, promoting data citizenship and a digital mindset.

Minimum Qualification and Experience
• Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant field such as computer science, engineering, industrial engineering, or a related discipline.

• Fluent in English (oral and written) is a requirement
• Any additional language is a plus

Work experience
• Proven experience with cloud providers, including integration (e.g., AWS, Snowflake).

Hard Skills
Must Have
• Experience with real-time data streaming & IoT.
• End-to-end architectural understanding for E2E analytics & data product strategy.
• Experience with cloud solutions evaluating flexibility vs. long-term costs vs. interface complexity.
• Hands-on technical knowledge implementing architectures: from PoCs to Go Live.
• Track record of implementing digital use cases in large pharma/manufacturing companies.
• Proven ability to coach, develop, and advise a team.
• Excellent communication skills, with the ability to work effectively with different target groups (data engineers to higher management levels).

Nice to Have
• Deep knowledge and understanding of FAIR data principles.
• Experience in process re-design for operational excellence.
• Familiarity with Lean and Digital skills in a manufacturing environment.

Soft Skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Collaboration: Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams, fostering a positive and inclusive work environment. Willingness to share knowledge and expertise with team members.
• Problem-solving: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to analyze complex data sets, identify patterns, and derive meaningful insights. Ability to think critically and creatively to develop innovative solutions.
• Ability to work globally to coordinate the work of associates at all levels.
• Considerable organization awareness (e.g., the interrelationship of departments, business priorities) including experience in working cross-functionally and in global teams across cultures.

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
• Flexible working hours and home office
• Involvement in global conferences
• Individual professional development, training, and coaching
• Unlimited full employment contract
• Excellent remuneration package consisting of a competitive salary plus a substantial bonus


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 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.
Aveiro Portugal


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