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  • Senior Project Manager, Oncology

    Job Location(s) US-NJ-Princeton | US-MD-Baltimore | US-IL-Chicago | US-NC-Raleigh-Durham | US-TX-Dallas | US-CA-San Diego | US-PA-Philadelphia | US-TX-San Antonio | US-CA-San Jose | US-NY-New York | US-CA-Los Angeles | ...
    Job Number
    2018-19466
    Job Category
    Other
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Job Overview

    Sr. Project Manager, Oncology | Home-Based

     

    Job Summary:

     

    Are you ready to redefine what’s possible, and discover your exceptional potential at Covance? A career here provides the unique chance to create a lasting impact and difference in our patient’s lives. Joining our team will offer you a rewarding career, an opportunity to work in a high-energy & collaborative work place, along with access to comprehensive benefits. Your work will be meaningful, the patient outcomes are real, and the results are lasting. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

     

    Our mission is to help our clients bring the miracles of medicine to market sooner -- join us for your next career move.

     

    The Oncology therapeutic group within Covance provides all aspects of medical monitoring for oncology trials both in partnership with sponsor physicians and independently as needed. Our capabilities go much broader and deeper than medical monitoring, and include the ability to generate overall Clinical Development Plans and to specifically convert these strategies into clinical trial designs from first in human (FIH) through pivotal phase III trials. Earlier aspects of oncology drug development, which include translating preclinical findings into the clinic, such as incorporating biomarkers for PK/PD-driven dosing decisions, and for testing predictive markers for potential companion diagnostics for responders in patient enrichment trials are also core strengths of the department. Covance has contributed to the development of 49 of the 50 most significant oncology medicines.

     

    We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to join our Late Phase Oncology team. In this position, you will lead cross-functional project teams ensuring delivery of customer expectations while maintaining client happiness. You will serve as the key client contact on your assigned projects. Additional responsibilities include:

    • Monitor project timeline and scope to ensure both remain on track. Initiate and implement appropriate actions.
    • Prepare and actively participate as operational lead in internal project review meetings. Depending on size and scope of project, this job duty may be performed in collaboration with a Project Director.
    • Accountable for budget across assigned project(s) including financial performance targets and the control and minimizing of write-offs.
    • In collaboration with relevant departments, develop costings and proposals and prepare and deliver presentations for business as required.
    • Ensure cross-functional collaboration among project team members including both internal and external services.
    • Serve as escalation point for project issues.
    • Resolve conflicts as needed.
    • Lead implementation of Six Sigma initiatives on projects.
    • Monitor project timeline and scope to ensure both remain on track. Initiate and implement appropriate actions.
    • Actively engage in both quality assurance and risk management activities to ensure project deliverables are met according to both Covance and client requirements.
    • Accountable for budget across assigned project(s) including the control and minimizing of write-offs. Dedicatedly identify out of scope activities and execute change orders.
    • Collaborate with finance to initiate monthly invoicing.
    • Ensure that all staff allocated to assigned project(s) adheres to professional standards and SOPs.
    • Initiate improvements to improve the efficiency and the quality of the work performed on assigned projects.
    • Provide performance feedback of team members to respective supervisors.
    • Present at external and/or internal meetings and ensure client satisfaction.
    • Define and handle project resource needs and establish succession plans for key resources.
    • Build required project plans. Implement and monitor progress against project plans and revise as necessary. Responsible for appropriate issue escalation to CAIR program and/or appropriate stakeholder(s).
    • Serve as a key pont of contact for assigned projects.
    • Establish working relationships with client project teams which result in client satisfaction, operational excellence and thereby increase potential for repeat business.
    • Prepare and actively participate as operational lead in internal project review meetings. Depending on size and scope of project, this job duty may be performed in collaboration with a Project Director.
    • In collaboration with relevant departments, develop costings and proposals and prepare and deliver presentations for new business as required.
    • May have line management responsibilities for the training, utilization, development and performance review of assigned staff.
    • Meet resource management and utilization targets for assigned staff.
    • Meet financial performance targets for the assigned projects and proactively manage change control process both internally and externally.
    • Ensure lessons learned are implemented across projects currently being managed.
    • Contribute to development and management of client project metrics.

     

    Education/Qualifications

    Required Education:

    • University/college degree (life science preferred) or certification in a related health profession (i.e. nursing, medical or laboratory technology) from an appropriately accredited institution

    Preferred Education:

     

    • PMP Certification

     

    Experience

    Required Experience:

    • 5+ years clinical research experience
    • 3+ years experience managing global research studies
    • Detailed knowledge of financial control procedures, ICH Guidelines and GCP including international regulatory requirements for the conduct of clinical development programs.
    • Deep understanding of drug development process.
    • Experience leading multiple regions, departments and/or vendors.
    • Experience managing project metrics (Finance/ Quality /KPI) and running financial tracking system.
    • Ability to negotiate and liaise with clients in a professional manner and to present to staff at all levels.

    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.

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