Project Leader/ Senior Project Leader (Home based - EU)

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Project/Study Manager (CSM/CPM)
  3. United Kingdom
Posting date: 23 Jan 2020
This vacancy has now expired

A job vacancy for a Project Leader/ Senior Project Leader has arisen at a leading global pharmaceutical company specialising in the development of biological therapies on a home-based capacity. This company is one of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies that operates in 140 countries worldwide and has market leading products in multiple therapy areas.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independently responsible for all Project Leader tasks and deliverables according to SOPs on assigned projects:
    • Develop and maintain a formal project plan with all key milestones, budgets, and resources assigned to specific tasks and outcomes.
  • Perform initial and ongoing risk management:
    • Identify potential project risks and implement contingency plans, mitigate actual risks with team members and keep the client informed about risks and contingencies.
  • Manage and ensure first time quality on the project deliverables:
    • Establish quality standards for the project that drive individual and team commitment to quality.
  • Develop and manage the client relationship:
    • Owns the client relationship at a study level and responsible for client communication ensuring high client satisfaction.
  • Understand and own the project P&L:
    • Manage the project according to budget with revenue recognition and forecasting, including resource management, pass-through management (review, regular reconciliation and forecasting).
  • Manage the cross-functional project team:
    • Enable all stakeholders to achieve successful study completion while maintaining high client satisfaction.
  • Represent the Project Leadership function:
    • Represent Project Leadership Function in external client meetings and presentations such as Bid Pursuit Meetings, Investigator Meetings or others as required.
  • Other assigned responsibilities:
    • May include non-billable work such as SOP review and lead or contribute to other organisational initiatives.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a science/medical related field is essential.
  • Advanced degree desirable.
  • PMP or equivalent desirable.
  • Advanced experience and understanding in either late phase or early phase clinical project management and demonstratable project leadership experience is essential.
  • Strong command of written and spoken English language, local language proficiency is desirable.
  • Proven substantial project management experience, preferably in healthcare, clinical research, or contract research organisation.
  • Proven track record of developing client relationships at the project level.
  • Previous CRO experience is strongly preferred, with involvement in bid defence activities.
  • Strong financial management and client relationship skills are essential.
  • Applications from candidates with pharma experience will also be considered.
  • Ability to create a sense of urgency and take a proactive, solutions-based approach.
  • Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and prioritise workload with attention to detail.
  • Ability to thrive in a matrix environment and to value the importance of teamwork.
  • Basic understanding of all aspects of project life-cycle.
  • Ability to work independently with oversight guidance.
  • Ability to analyse complex/novel situations using existing tools and resources.
  • Ability to become proficient with the company's systems.
  • Familiarity with standard business and eClinical systems used in Clinical Research, such as CTMS, EDC, IXRS, TMF and project planning tools.
  • Solid clinical knowledge and basic understanding of clinical research and protocol design.
  • Ability to adapt and work according to the company's High Performance Culture (HPC) principles.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly accountable with a strong client focus.
  • A flexible attitude with respect to assignments and new learning.
  • Demonstrates willingness to listen and learn and proven ability to make and respectfully explain proper decisions (even when this leads to tough business discussions) required.
  • Ability to thrive in a global, cross-functional environment; previous in-house experience preferred.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Power Point, and Word, and project planning software.

To Apply:

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