Project Manager/Senior Project Manager - Oncology - CAR T /Cellular experience
Covance
Madrid, Spain
hace 5 días

Job Overview :

Covance are looking to hire a Project Manager / Senior Project Manager for their Oncology team, we are specifically looking for candidates with CAR T / Cellular experience.

This position can be home or office based in the EU.

Global / Regional ph I-III Clinical Trials

PROJECT MANAGER or Senior PROJECT MANAGER level available depending on experience.

COVANCE

Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp® has supported the pharmaceutical industry develop more medicines worldwide than any other company, including the top 50 best-selling drugs on the market today.

Our Project Management organization is strong in Europe : 200+ PMs. The Covance s Oncology PM team offers unique opportunities to gain exposure across a broad clinical trial portfolio.

Whether your ambition is to work at the forefront of innovative clinical trial design or play a pivotal role in leading and coordinating global clinical trials in Big Pharma, we have the right job for you.

  • Responsibilities;
  • Lead core project team(s) and facilitate team’s ability to lead extended / complete project team(s). Depending on size and scope of project(s) ensuring effective cross-functional teamwork among project team members including both internal and external stakeholders.

    The PM Job duties may be performed in collaboration with a Senior Project Manager and / or Project Director.

  • Provide project focused leadership across Covance departments, offices, external vendors and clients to deliver corporate and department objectives.
  • Proactively identify and resolve conflicts as needed.
  • Monitor project scope, schedule and costs to ensure all remain on track per contract.
  • Proactively utilize both quality control and risk management activities to ensure project deliverables are met according to regulatory, client and Covance requirements.
  • Create required project plans. Per SOPs, implement and monitor progress against project plans and revise as necessary.

  • Proactively manage variance to project plans to bring the study back in line with stated project standards. Monthly metrics reports will be reported accurately and on-time to assist in maintenance of project standards.
  • Aid in development and maintenance of key project performance indicators for client specified metrics.
  • Understand the project delivery strategy, costing assumptions and resulting budget for assigned project(s).
  • Meet financial performance targets for assigned project(s). Accountable for budget control across assigned project(s) and accurate month-to-month completion of earned value analysis, as assigned, and evaluation and management of billed time to plan to minimize write-off and capitalize on fixed-price gains.
  • Proactively identify out of scope activities and execute necessary change orders prior to out-of-scope work being done. Proactively identify project inefficiencies and address issues proactively to stay within budget.

  • Ensure project procurement needs are managed appropriately and per Covance SOPs.
  • Collaborate with finance to initiate monthly invoicing as assigned.
  • Ensure that all staff allocated to assigned project(s) adhere to professional standards and SOP and are working within the assigned allocation.
  • 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 line managers.
  • Present at external and / or internal meetings as required.
  • Ensure client satisfaction.
  • Define and manage project human resource needs and establish succession plans for key resources.
  • Responsible for appropriate issue escalation to appropriate stakeholder(s) inclusive of CAIR and CAPA completion as required.
  • 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.
  • May have line management responsibilities for the training, utilisation, development and performance review of assigned staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management
  • Education / Qualifications :

    Required :

    CAR T / Cellular experience

  • 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. earned value analysis).
  • Working knowledge of project management processes.
  • 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.
  • Preferred :
  • 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 : Minimum Required :

    Minimum Required :

    CAR T / Cellular experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years relevant clinical research experience including demonstrated skills and competency in clinical project management tasks.
  • In lieu of the above requirements, candidates with >
  • six (6) 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.
  • Ability to assess technology alternatives and implications. In line with relevant functional areas
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