Covance Project Manager in Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Job Overview

Senior Project Manager, Oncology

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 and collaborative work place, along with access to comprehensive benefits. Your work will be meaningful, the patient outcomes real, and the results lasting. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energised purpose, you will be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalised development plans.

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.

The field of project management is evolving. Join our growing team and transform the way global project management is delivered.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to join our dedicated Oncology team. In this position you will lead cross-functional project teams ensuring delivery of customer expectations while maintaining client satisfaction, acting as the key client contact for your assigned projects.

  • 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, at times in collaboration with the Project Director.

  • Accountable for budget across your assigned project(s) including financial performance targets and the control and minimizing of write-offs. Identifying out of scope activities and execute change orders.

  • Collaborate with finance to initiate monthly invoicing

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ensure that all staff allocated to assigned project(s) adhere to professional standards and SOPs.

  • Initiate improvements regarding 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 issue escalation to CAIR program and/or stakeholder(s).

  • Serve as a central point of contact for assigned projects.

  • Establish working relationships with client project teams which result in client satisfaction, operational excellence, and thereby increase repeat business.

  • Prepare and actively participate as operational lead in internal project review meetings. At times in collaboration with a Project Director, depending on size and scope of project

  • 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 enthusiastically lead the 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

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

Experience

  • Extensive Project Management experience within clinical research.

  • Previous experience managing global research studies.

  • Significant Oncology experience

  • 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.

Job Number 2018-25169

Job Category Project Management

Position Type Full-Time

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