Director, Project Management

Job Location(s) SG-Singapore | TW
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Project Management
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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


- 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


• 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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