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Covance Inc.

Covance, with headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies, with annual revenues greater than $2 billion, employees in more than 60 countries, and more than 11,000 employees worldwide.    NONCLINICAL DEVELOPMENT(Toxicology, Research Products, Analytical Services)    * Managed 443 compound development programs (>250 IND/CTA enabling), with over 100 different sponsors, which led to 41 IND/CTA applications in 2... Read More

Address      210 Carnegie Ctr Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 452-8550
Website      www.covance.com/
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Project Director

The Project Director in Study Start up manages a portfolio of Clinical Trial Study Start Up projects and is responsible for provision of client deliverables on-time, within budget and scope and with required quality. The Project Director is highly skilled in using and applying project management systems, ensuring effective cross-functional teamwork among teams and ensures Six Sigma initiatives are implemented successfully and initiates improvements on projects or programs to enhance the efficiency and the quality of the work on projects or programs and facilitate adjustments when necessary to ensure goal attainment. The Project Director defines and manages project or program resource needs, establishes succession plans for key resources, supports business unit utilization targets and acts as operational lead in internal Project Review meetings. Manages client expectations by anticipating client needs and planning accordingly, prepares and delivers presentations for new business in collaboration with business development, contributes to proposal strategy, development, costing, and bid defense for assigned business development opportunities. Proactively identifies out of scope activities, ensure necessary change orders are executed and support negotiations with client on project budget issues. Accountable for budgets across assigned projects and/or programs as such develops strategies to control and minimize write-offs across projects and/or programs and finds creative and cost-effective ways to meet quality metrics agreed with client and key stakeholders as well as monitors and controls the risk plan and provides ongoing oversight. May be assigned line management responsibilities for the training, utilisation, 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
• Detailed knowledge of financial control procedures (e.g. costing systems, TAQ / EVA).
• Thorough knowledge of project management processes, especially regarding study start up.
• Thorough knowledge of time and cost estimate development.
• Thorough knowledge of ICH Guidelines and GCP including international regulatory requirements for the conduct of clinical development programs.
• Broad knowledge of drug development process and client needs.

Preferred:
• Masters or other advanced degree.
• PMP certification
• Detailed knowledge of Covance and the overall structure of the organization.
• Basic knowledge of Covance sales and business development strategies and procedures.
• Thorough knowledge of Covance SOPs
Experience    • Minimum of nine (9) years relevant clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical company/CRO, including at least four (4) years of full project management responsibility, especially regarding study start up.
• In lieu of the above requirement, candidates with > five (5) years supervisory experience in a heath care setting and > seven (7) years clinical research experience including four (4) years of international project management experience in the pharmaceutical or CRO industries will be considered.
• Experience in managing global programs with large financial value and complicated structure, multiple vendors and/or sub-CROs and Academic Research Organizations in a virtual environment.
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities
• Ability to utilize resources effectively on large global scale including programs with multiple budgets
• Financial awareness and ability to actively manage financial tracking systems.
• Demonstrated ability to inspire effective teamwork and motivate staff within a matrix system.
• Demonstrated ability to lead by example and to encourage team members to seek solutions.
• Excellent presentation skills and confidence presenting to senior management.
• Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to negotiate and liaise with clients in a professional manner.
• Ability to present to staff at all levels.
• Ability to mentor junior level staff
• Good computer skills with good working knowledge of range of computer programs
EEO Employer    Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. (M/F/D/V). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

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