Sr Dir, Data Management Head

Job Location(s) CN-Shanghai | CN-Dalian
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Clinical Data Management
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Job Overview

Functional leadership with regional responsibility for delivering data management services to clients and project teams while maintaining optimal department processes and implementing excellent project-specific strategies.
- Develop and maintain a close liaison with the client contacts, core project team members, and Project Managers to drive consistent project management plans, project delivery, on budget performance, communications, and expectations.
Essential Job Duties:
- Formulate short-term and long-term strategies to improve regional data management efficiencies, through collaboration with senior management.
- Act as an advisor to manage and collaborate with the Services Centers leadership (Project Management, Monitoring, Site Support, Biometrics, Drug Safety, Regulatory etc.) on all data management aspects of projects with data components.
- Identify and implement solutions to regional data management issues and concerns, including proactive prevention strategies based on metrics and forecasts.
- Supervise, mentor and evaluate performances of data managers in regional locations and aide in staff development, career development, interpersonal skills, and achievement of competency
- Provide expertise and advice to project teams for the development of Global Data Management Plans and Quality Management (QM) Plans that will deliver accurate, timely, consistent, and quality clinical data.
- Support project teams and regionally-based project staff on achieving client satisfaction through delivery of quality data, on-time and on-budget.
- Oversee regional data management services project budgets including revenue / expense forecasts and tracking.
- Collaborate with peers to establish global data management competency models and assist with the development of training programs and ensure staff achievement of position competencies.
- Responsibility with peers for the global standardization of data management processes and process improvement and efficiency and for ensuring standards are applied in regional Collaborate with peers to develop global, harmonized SOPs and specific quality processes and procedures for data management activities.
- Identify and implement process improvement solutions.
- Support business development and marketing activities at client presentations and professional
- Establish and maintain strategic client relationships and receive client satisfaction surveys and implement appropriate action plans as necessary.
- Manage utilization and billability of regionally-based lead data managers, planning for 
- resource allocation / recruitment based on individual skills, competencies, and availability.
- Ensure revenue and operating margin performance of the regional data management group to agreed targets.
- Provide advice and support to business development for time and cost estimates and prepare and present to potential clients on global data management capabilities.
- Support corporate business development and marketing activities at client presentations and professional seminars.
- Review literature and research technologies/procedures for improving global data management
- Perform other duties as assigned by management.


Minimum Required:
- University/college degree (life science, pharmacy or related subject preferred), or certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriately accredited institution (e.g., nursing certification, medical or laboratory technology).
- Broad knowledge of drug development process.
- Understanding of global clinical development budgets and relationship to productivity targets.
- Thorough knowledge of effective clinical data management practices.
- Thorough knowledge of time and cost estimate development and pricing strategies.
- Thorough knowledge of ICH Guidelines and GCP including international regulatory requirements for the conduct of clinical development programs, especially as related to data handling and processing.
- Masters or other advanced degree.
- Thorough knowledge of Covance sales and business development strategies and procedures.
- Knowledge of Covance and the overall structure of the organization.
- Thorough knowledge of Covance standard operating procedures.


- Minimum eight (8) years relevant work experience in data management with approximately five (5) years supervisory experience to include data management, clinical operations, knowledge of several therapeutic areas.
- Demonstrated skill for of staff exceeding 25 employees across multiple locations within a region (Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, etc.)
- Financial management with strong financial analytical skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
- In depth knowledge of clinical trial process and data management, clinical operations, biometrics, quality management, and systems applications to support operations.
- Working knowledge of the relationship and regulatory obligation of the CRO industry with pharmaceutical / biotechnological companies.
- Operational experience in other disciplines such as clinical, biometrics, medical writing, pharmacovigilance, safety, quality assurance, regulatory, etc.
- Demonstrated ability to lead by example global teams on business strategies and achievement of department goals, objectives, and initiatives and to encourage team members to seek solutions.
- Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities across clinical operating units.
- Demonstrated ability to inspire effective teamwork and motivate staff within a matrix system.
- Strong managerial and interpersonal skills.


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