Director, Project Management - Infectious Diseases, Inflammation and General Medicine

Covance in San Diego, CA

  • Industry: Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology - Others
  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Job Overview: Covance is seeking to hire a Director, Project Management, within our Infectious Disease, Inflammation & General Medicine team. This role can be home-based or office-based anywhere in the US. We are looking for candidates who have experience at the Director level with operational, client relationship and leadership expertise. + Engages with Covance Therapeutic Area Leadership to help define, drive and implement innovative and strategic initiatives, including cross-business unit and functional integrated opportunities, to enhance and grow the existing client relationship + Develop set of standards (e.g. operating manual) with the client to ensure standardization across the portfolio thus increasing our efficiencies + Partner with all line functions to: ensure client agreed standards are consistently delivered; evaluate performance for deliverable milestones; quality and financial oversight. + Effectively leads in a complex global environment; sets clear expectations; coaches and mentors for success; consistently communicates and connects; fosters a continuous learning environment. + Lead and present at Operational Governance meetings, ensure agreement of agenda topics, preparation of content, completion of action items, etc. + Drive Client satisfaction by ensuring teams are meeting their operational goals. Measure client feedback through NPS scores. + Develop and deliver training where necessary incorporating continuous lessens learned. + Works closely with business development, client engagement, and other necessary line functions to drive high-quality business development strategies including but not limited to the RFP/RFI, Budget Development, BDs ensuring consistency and quality for th assigned client. + Has a robust understanding of the clinical trial industry, the market and the client's needs so they can leverage Covance's capabilities as a solution ensuring continuous growth within the client relationship. + Discuss with the client current portfolio and future work (pipeline/portfolio growth) to ensure resource requests and synergies with the indication/compound expertise are maximized. + Engage with Covance's leadership to help drive and implement client specific initiatives including cross TA and functional integrated opportunities to grow and expand the client portfolio. Education/Qualifications: University/college degree (life science preferred, or a certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriately accredited institution (e.g. nursing certificate, medical or lab tech). + Thorough knowledge of ICH Guidelines and GCP including international regulatory requirements for the code and conduct of clinical development programs. + Thorough knowledge of project management processes including time and cost estimate development + Proven ability to understand and communicate corporate policies Experience: + 10 Years of experience in the clinical research industry at CRO/Pharma company including at least 6 years of Project Management and 2 years of portfolio management + Experience at Director level + Excellent Leadership skills with demonstrated ability to inspire effective teamwork and motivate staff within a matrix environment. + Broad knowledge of Drug Development Continuum + Proven ability to negotiate with clients in a professional manner + Excellent oral, written, organizational and presentation skills + Demonstrated ability to lead by example and to encourage team members to seek solutions + Demonstrated ability to prioritize across multiple programs and clinical operating units + Demonstrated ability to inspire effective teamwork and motivate staff of all levels across a matrix environment + Demonstrated ability to function as a member o a senior global clinical leadership team + Demonstrated ability to be innovative and strategic to ensure continued growth of a portfolio + Experinece in Managing a global portfolio with large financial value and complicated structure, multiple vendors in a virtual environment. + Financial awarness and ability to actively manage financial tracking systems + Demonstrated ability to untilize resources effectively on a large global scale incuding programs with multiple budgets. Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us. </script>

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