Director, Clinical Project Management

Director, Clinical Project Management – the role

Direct and manage an assigned team of clinical project management staff who manage or support studies or programs to ensure quality, time and budget deliverables are met to the Sponsor’s satisfaction. Work with staff to ensure that all study management and project deliverables are completed to the Sponsor’s satisfaction, ensuring quality deliverables on time and within budget and in accordance with SOPs, policies and practices. Ensure that employees are trained and individual development is aligned and in place to meet project and organizational needs.

While projects vary, your typical responsibilities might include:

  • Manage staff in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable regulations. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and guiding professional development; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems. Approve actions on human resources matters
  • Actively provide guidance and review of the scope of work, objectives, timelines, quality of deliverables, and other clinical project management activities for studies and programs.
  • Coach and mentor employees around project planning, project review, risk management and problem solving to ensure global alignment of work practices across the team through the adoption and use of all process and technology tools and improvements by employees.
  • Work with the clinical project managers to ensure that project budget(s) meet financial and company goals (realization targets), with a focus on proactively ensuring adherence to change control processes.
  • Obtain and provide regular feedback to employees from other clinical project team members and key stakeholders to assist in personal and professional development. May attend project team meeting and site visits in order to support development needs. Identify skill and competency gaps at the individual level and work to craft appropriate development plans.
  • Proactively manage risks linked to resourcing, project and/or individual needs with other management and leadership team members to manage study issues and obstacles.
  • Act as a key relationship manager for assigned clients; recommend courses of action regarding client management issues; ensure that plans are implemented following approval by senior management.
  • Working with individual staff to identify any quality issues within the study and coaching on resolution of issues, including implementation of corrective action plans and escalation.
  • May act as point of contact or oversight for specific customers or programs.
  • Provide technical expertise and clinical project management experience to project management and training and process improvement efforts.
  • Serve as a project management liaison with other groups within Quintiles.
  • Provide consultation to clients on drug development process, strategy, and plans as needed.
  • Participate in function and/or corporate initiatives, special project assignments, and as a client liaison or departmental cross-functional liaison.

You will need to be comfortable collaborating and communicating with a variety of colleagues and customers. Ideally you will also have some global experience, and a pharmaceutical or CRO background.

You should have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a life sciences or related discipline
  • Ideally 12 years clinical research experience with 8 years project management/leadership experience, including multi-regional and global focus
  • Alternatively, you should have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

If you want to make an impact in a global market, where we are working to make a real difference to patient health, then apply now. You could be the difference.

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