Covance

Director, Project Management

Job Location(s) SG-Singapore | TW
Job Number
2021-57750
Job Category
Project Management
Position Type
Full-Time
Telecommute
No

Job Overview

Operational Delivery
- Part ownership of the global P&L for the TA, including top line growth, operating margin, project cost variance, forecasting, expense management, and other business metrics
- Supports a culture of project management excellence whereby project leaders have a deep understanding of their role and responsibility to ensure project success for the TA and their clients across the region
- Implements and enables consistent issue escalation and resolution
- Ensures that assigned staff understand and perform consistently according to defined operational, financial, and quality performance and process standards
- Uses established operational, financial and quality metrics and reporting dashboards to assess resource needs and staff performance for assigned staff
- Supports the development and implementation of consistent project tools, templates and reports that deliver informative performance metrics and other critical information to stakeholders
- Champions operational, financial, and quality delivery - encompassing consistent quality while mitigating risk and assuring patient safety, data integrity and GCP compliance
Business Development
- Has a good understanding of the industry, market and our clients and presents Covance’s operational and clinical capabilities to clients
- Contribution to business development strategies and helping to identify key winning factors as per the Client
- Oversight of the proposal development stage, review of executive summary of the proposal, responsible for final review of the proposal
- Helps to drive the TA commercial, operational, medical and scientific leadership and direction, leveraging expertise from other functions as required 
- Supports client expectations and satisfaction; identifies, develops and fosters new and existing client relationships at appropriate operational levels with clients, KOLs, and strategic partners; and guides teams in delivering to establish/maintain effective client relationships
- Leads by Example in creating a forward looking culture of ownership and accountability; delegates for development and growth; identifies and sets up high performers for success; is self-aware and a learner.
- Acts as an escalation point for the Client over the core project team and helps the Client to navigate within the company to get to the right solutions as required

Education/Qualifications

- Required: 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.
- Preferred: Advanced degree, PhD and/or MBA

Experience

• Minimum of ten (10) years of drug development and clinical research experience (pharmaceutical, biotech or CRO), preferably including 3 or more years leading P1b-PIII clinical trials in respective Therapeutic Area 
 
• 2 or more years global project leadership and line management experience, ideally in a complex, virtual and matrix environment leading large multi-functional teams
 
• Working knowledge of ICH Guidelines and GCP including international regulatory requirements for the conduct of clinical development programs.
 
• Advanced computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Access and Power Point)
 
• Demonstrated vision, strategy and growth experience on project and functional level
 
• Broader level client relationships and business development experience 
 
• Financial acumen (P&L, budget, forecast, resources etc.) 
 

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