Covance

Senior Project Manager, PM COE

Job Location(s) CN-Shanghai
Job Number
2021-65849
Job Category
Project Management
Position Type
Full-Time
Telecommute
Yes

Job Overview

Operational delivery
 Accountable for project delivery with regards to agreed time, scope, cost and quality
 TEAM COMMUNICATION: Serve as key client contact for assigned projects,
establishing working relationships with client project teams which result in client
satisfaction, operational excellence and thereby increase potential for repeat business
 Lead core project team(s) and facilitate team's ability to lead extended project team(s),
ensuring effective cross-functional teamwork among project team members including both
internal and external stakeholders. Depending on size and scope of project(s), this job duty
may be performed in collaboration with a Project Director
 Serve as escalation point for project issues to internal and external stakeholders, as
appropriate
 TEAM COMMUNICATION: Proactively identify and resolve conflicts as needed
 COST: Understand the project delivery strategy, costing assumptions and resulting budget
for assigned project(s)
 SCOPE: Deliver project(s) to scope, schedule and costs, ensuring all remain on track with
the contract and with financial performance targets. Initiate and implement appropriate
actions to proactively manage the change control process both internally and externally
 RISK: Proactively lead both quality control and risk assurance activities to ensure project
deliverables are met according to regulatory, Covance and client requirements
 QUALITY: Create and manage variance to required project plans. Per SOPs, implement
and monitor progress against project plans and revise as necessary. Ensure that all staff
allocated to assigned project(s) adheres to professional standards and SOPs, providing
performance feedback to team member’s respective supervisors
 Aid in development and maintenance of key project performance indicators for client
specified metrics, ensuring that the KPIs are within scope of the project contract
 Define and manage project resource needs and establish succession plans for key resourcesFOR GLOBAL REWARDS USE ONLY: Template Revised – May 2018 Page 3 of 6
Business Development
 In collaboration with relevant departments, prepare and deliver presentations for new
business as required
 Perform other duties as assigned by management
Line Management & Talent Development
 Trains & mentors PM Academy PCs in multiple areas of expertise
 May be responsible for Line Management and Talent Development
 Ensures allocated resources are aligned with current and forecasted work in terms of
capability, quantity, timing, and efficiency
 May be responsible for on-boarding, development and retention of high performing talent;
strengthening and deepening talent bench and succession
 Assesses project management competencies for assigned staff in order to create
developmental plans that will increase competencies and close performance gaps
 Provides line management and technical support to assigned project leaders, including
training, development and performance review of assigned staff

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:
• Master or other advanced degree
• PMP certification

Experience

Minimum Required:
 Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical
company/CRO, including at least two (2) years of full project management responsibility
On the Job Experience:
 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)
 Experience managing projects in a matrix and virtual environment
 Excellent communication, planning and organizational skillsFOR GLOBAL REWARDS USE ONLY: Template Revised – May 2018 Page 5 of 6
 Demonstrated ability to lead by example and to encourage team members to seek solutions
independently
 Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities and to utilize resources
effectively
 Demonstrated ability to inspire effective teamwork and motivate staff within a matrix system
 Financial awareness and ability to actively utilize financial tracking systems
 Good knowledge of project management processes
 Ability to work independently and mentor junior project team members
 Ability to negotiate and liaise with clients in a professional manner
 Ability to present to staff at all levels

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