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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 Manager

Project Managers and Senior Project Managers for Phase II - IV Study Start Up - Home Based in San Francisco area.

• Lead core project team during study start up phase and facilitate team’s ability to lead extended/complete project team. Depending on size and scope of project, this job duty may be performed in collaboration with a Senior Project Manager and/or Project Director.
• Ensure effective cross-functional teamwork among project team members including both internal and external ancillary services.
• Resolve conflicts as needed.
• Monitor project schedule and scope to ensure both remain on track. Implement and follow pre-approved procedures for any deviations.
• Proactively engage in both quality assurance and risk management activities to ensure project deliverables are met according to both Covance and client requirements.
• Ensure that all staff allocated to assigned project(s) adheres to professional standards and SOPs.
• Initiate improvements to enhance the efficiency and the quality of the work performed on assigned projects.
• Prepare and actively participate as operational lead in internal Project Review meetings. Depending on size and scope of project, this job duty may be performed in collaboration with a Senior Project Manager and/or Project Director.
• Provide performance feedback of team members to respective supervisors.
• Present at external and/or internal meetings.
• Define and manage project resource needs and establish succession plans for key resources.
• Create required project plans. Implement and monitor progress against project plans and revise as necessary.
• Responsible for appropriate issue escalation to CAIR program and/or appropriate stakeholder(s).
• Serve as key client contact for assigned project(s).
• Establish working relationships with client project teams which result in client satisfaction, operational excellence and thereby increase potential for repeat business.
• Prepare and deliver presentations in collaboration with relevant departments for new business as required.
• Meet financial performance targets for assigned project(s).
• Manage client project metrics.
• May have 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 (i.e. costing systems, time reporting).
• Working knowledge of project management processes, especially concerning study start up.
• Working knowledge of time and cost estimate development.
• Working 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.
• Masters or other advanced degree.
• PMP certification.
• Working knowledge of Covance and the overall structure of the organization.
• Basic knowledge of Covance sales and business development strategies and procedures.
• Working knowledge of Covance SOPs.
Experience    Required:
• Minimum of five (5) years relevant clinical research experience including demonstrated skills and competency in clinical project management tasks, especially regarding study start up.
• In lieu of the above requirements, candidates with > five (5) years supervisory experience in a heath care setting and five (5) years clinical research experience with at least one (1) year project management experience in the pharmaceutical or CRO industries will be considered.
• Experience in managing projects in a virtual environment.
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities and to utilize resources effectively.
• Financial awareness and ability to actively utilize 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 independently.
• 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.
• Good computer skills with good working knowledge of a 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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