Covance

Associate Director Clinical Programming

Job Location(s) IN-Bangalore
Job Number
2021-72485
Job Category
Biostatistics/Programming
Position Type
Full-Time
Telecommute
No

Job Overview

- Provide leadership at the sub-group level; supporting the Senior Director in Global leadership across Acquisition Configuration, Implementation and Standards (ACIS) function and associated roles within SAIO.
- Oversee the development, implementation and adherence to project plans and performance indicators within the clinical operating unit.
- Provide HR leadership, budget management, administrative and productivity management to ACIS team.
- Responsible to liaise with other functional counterparts as necessary to deliver successful projects/programs for the client.
- Assist project teams in problem resolution such as deviation from project plans.
- Ensure project deliverables are met according to both Covance and client contractual expectations.
- Provide advanced planning and risk management for programing projects-like issue escalation and resource management.
- Own successful achievement of financial and productivity goals in annual budget as it specifically applies to the Acquisition Configuration, Implementation and Standards (ACIS) area.
- Interact and collaborate with other project and specialty team members (clinical, programming, statistics, drug safety, data integration, etc.) in order to provide counsel on technical issues impacting their performance and deliverables.
- Support the technical mentoring of ACIS and CDM staff in regional locations.
- Maintain technical data management competencies via participation in internal and external training seminars.
- Review literature and research technologies/procedures for improving global data management practices.
- Provide analysis and strategic input on bid proposals, when requested and be the programming leader for all bid-defenses, as required.
- Ensure no vendor is engaged in any context without connection to IT, Purchasing, and Global EDC Solutions team.
- Any other duties assigned by supervisor.

Education/Qualifications

- University/college degree (life science, computer science, programming, pharmacy or related subject preferred), or certification in a related profession from an appropriately accredited institution (e.g., nursing certification, computer science, medical or laboratory technology). MBA or other Advanced Degree strongly preferred.
- Broad knowledge of drug development process.
- Financial understanding of global clinical development budgets.
- Proven expertise in financial control procedures.
- Proven ability to understand and communicate corporate policies.
- Thorough knowledge of effective clinical project management and data management practices.
- Strong knowledge of resources management systems.
- Thorough knowledge of ICH Guidelines and GCP including international regulatory requirements of the conduct of clinical development programs.
- Proven background in performance within complex global management matrix.
- Proven background in positive leadership and organizational development in alignment with corporate and business-unit HR strategies.

Experience

- Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant clinical research experience in pharmaceutical company/CRO including at least five (5) years of clinical data management, Bio-Metrics or IT responsibility.  
- In Lieu of the above requirement, candidate with >5 years supervisory experience in health care setting and seven (7) years clinical research experience including >4 years of project management experience (international clinical trial management experience preferred) in the pharmaceutical or CRO industries will be considered.
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- Extensive industry experience in EDC process and technology implementation.
- Proven background in managing complex programming budgets, teams and on-time deliverables.
- Experienced client-focused background relevant to a large CRO.
- Excellent leadership skills.
- Experience in managing global drug development programs.
- Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.
- Excellent planning and organizational skills including the skills necessary for implementing corporate change.
- Demonstrated ability to lead by example and to encourage team members to seek solutions.
- Proven interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated ability to lead and line manage staff in a global multi-office environment.
- Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities across clinical operation units.
- Demonstrated ability to inspire effective teamwork and motivate staff within a matrix system.
- Demonstrated ability to function as a member of a senior global clinical leadership team.
- Strong ability to understand assess technology alternatives and implication of current processes.
- Experience in the creation of new processes.
- Proven ability to negotiate with clients in a professional manner.

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