Covance

Project Manager

Job Location(s) SG-Singapore | MY
Job Number
2021-70051
Job Category
Project Management
Position Type
Full-Time
Telecommute
Yes

Job Overview

Operational delivery
 
 Responsible for project delivery with regards to agreed time, scope, cost and quality
 TEAM COMMUNICATION: Serve as key client contact for assigned project
responsibilities, establishing working relationships with client project teams which result in
client satisfaction, operational excellence and thereby increase potential for repeat business
 For areas of project responsibility, 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 Senior Project
Manager and/or Project Director
 Serve as escalation point for project issues, within area of project responsibility, 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: Monitor project scope, schedule and costs to ensure 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 resources
 
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

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 five (5) years of relevant clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical
company/CRO.
 In lieu of the above requirement, candidates with (a) six (6) years supervisory experience
in a heath care setting and (b) five (5) years clinical research experience including one (1)
years of project management experience (international clinical trial management
experience preferred) in the pharmaceutical or CRO industries will be considered
 Preferred:Regional project management experience
 
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 skills
 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
 Working 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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