Covance

(Senior) Project Manager

Job Location(s) MY-Petaling Jaya
Job Number
2021-75669
Job Category
Project Management
Position Type
Full-Time
Telecommute
No

Job Overview

Experience a powerful partnership
 
Are you someone that loves to share creative strategies and help project teams move ahead? Could you handle a project’s immediate issues without losing sight of the big picture? Do you enjoy problem solving and setting up teams for success?
 
What we’re looking for
 
If you are an exceptional person that has extensive experience as a global clinical trial Project Manager, has overseen cross functional teams and has knowledge in first in human study design we want to hear from you!
 
In this role you will have responsibilities covering the following areas: 
 
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 withthe 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
- 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 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.
- 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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