Supports effective organizational infrastructures, support systems, accountabilities, and processes to enable assigned project leaders to deploy project management excellence in delivering projects across the region
Supports and facilitates a learning organization
Ensures that assigned staff understand and perform according to defined performance and process standards - project management excellence
Uses established metrics and reporting dashboards to assess resource needs and staff performance for assigned staff
Supports a culture of project management excellence in which project leaders are effective and have a deep understanding of their role and responsibility in ensuring project success for the TA and their clients across the region
Supports effective collaboration with the TA leadership, as key customers
Supports the development and implementation of consistent project tools, templates and reports that deliver informative performance metrics and other critical information to stakeholders
Ensures consistency in the management of assigned project staff
Provides line management and technical support to assigned project leaders
Fulfils project staffing needs/ requests from the TAs
Manages a resource capacity plan/resource forecast for assigned staff to help understand and allocate resources for projects across the region as required by the TAs
Assesses project management competencies for assigned staff in order to create developmental plans that will increase competencies and close performance gaps so as to differentiate project performance by project leaders at Covance
Implements and enables processes for staff-related issue escalation and resolution
Enables TA delivery and growth objectives through the training, allocation and ongoing mentorship/development of experienced project leaders
Drives a disciplined and consistent approach to planning, executing and learning from projects and applies quality management principles
Provides leadership for assigned project management staff within the therapeutic area
Line management responsibilities for the training, development and performance review of assigned staff
Support TA peers to review and understand new business proposals
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Supports PM CoE leaders to ensure consistent project management methodology. metrics and performance standards
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
Masters or other advanced degree.
Strong knowledge of Covance training, human resource and performance appraisal processes.
Thorough knowledge of CRO business
Detailed knowledge of Covance and the overall structure of the organization.
Thorough knowledge of Covance SOPs
11 or more years of drug development and clinical research experience (pharmaceutical, biotech or CRO), preferably including 6 or more years leading clinical trials in respective Therapeutic Area
4 or more years global leadership experience, ideally in a complex, virtual and matrix environment leading large multi-functional teams
Strong understanding of the industry
Excellent leadership skills.
Strong financial analytical skills.
Excellent oral, written and presentation skills, including confidence and proficiency in presenting to Sr. Management.
Excellent planning, organizational and change management skills
Proven capability in collaborating with other leaders across the region as well as in a global matrix environment.
Demonstrated ability to lead by example and to encourage team members to seek solutions.
Proven interpersonal and communication skills.
Proven line management experience in global, matrix environment
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Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities across clinical operating units.
Demonstrated ability to inspire effective teamwork and motivate staff within a matrix environment.
Strong ability to understand and assess technology alternatives and implication for current
Proficient computer skills with good working knowledge of range of computer programs.
Experience in the creation and improvement of enabling infrastructure and associated processes
Proven ability to liaise and negotiate with internal partners/stakeholders in a professional manner.
Broad knowledge of drug development process and client needs.
Financial understanding of global clinical development budgets.
Proven expertise in financial control procedures (EVA, TAQ, costing systems, etc.).
Proven ability to understand and communicate corporate policies.
Thorough knowledge of effective project management practices/ procedures.
Strong knowledge of resource management systems.
Thorough knowledge of time and cost estimate development and pricing strategies
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