VP of Clinical Operations

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. VP/Head of Clinical Operations
  3. Switzerland
Zürich, Switzerland
Posting date: 18 Feb 2020

A leading and innovative biopharmaceutical company is currently recruiting a VP of Clinical Operations to join their office in Switzerland. This organisation is renowned for its work on high-quality biosimilar medicine to help people live longer, healthier and more active lives. Based in Zurich, this is an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic and upcoming company and bolster a career in the biosimilar space.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for implementing clinical operations strategy for all clinical trials and for overseeing clinical operations activities with regards to quality, timelines, and budget.
  • Ensuring GCP compliance of sponsored clinical trials.
  • Establishing/updating processes and align activities to streamline the operational conduct of all clinical trials.
  • As part of a multifunctional team, the VP of Clinical Operations is a key function in the identification and selection and will be responsible to oversee Contract Research Organisations (CROs) execution of clinical deliverables.
  • Accountable for implementing clinical operations strategy for all the company's clinical trials and for overseeing clinical operations activities with regards to quality, timelines, and budget.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Master of Sciences or equivalent. (Desirable) Ph.D. or equivalent.
  • 10+ years in relevant functions in the Pharmaceutical Industry, or equivalent.
  • Prior exposure to Biosimilar desirable, but not essential.
  • Experience with successful oversight of vendors, including significant outsourced operations, and proven track record of ensuring quality deliverables or services in a cost-effective manner.
  • Previous experience with Eastern European countries is desirable.
  • Proven Leadership skills and demonstrated ability to interact collaboratively in a cross-functional environment required.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and/or establishing a Clinical Operations group and/or function.
  • Long-standing experience in all phases of clinical drug development, a thorough understanding of the overall drug development process as well as a strong operational background are required.
  • Prior experience with the development of biosimilar drugs is desirable, but not essential.
  • A proven track record of effective project and people management is required.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, organisational and collaboration skills are expected.
  • Significant experience in/with the CRO business is required and to oversee CRO activities.
  • Ensure GCP compliance in all the company's clinical trials.
  • Oversee all aspects of clinical trial budgets, supporting contract negotiation and execution, as needed.
  • Ensure Clinical Trials are executed according to company timelines.
  • Assist with the development of clinical protocols to comply with WHO standards.
  • Establish and harmonise processes and procedures across different clinical programs and across teams.
  • Participate as a member of the company's project teams, ensuring clinical operational challenges and issues are proactively identified and clearly articulated.
  • Supports Clinical QA activities, as appropriate.
  • Participate in business development and strategic planning activities to ensure a productive and viable product portfolio.
  • Assist in the development of the clinical strategy.
  • Engage key stakeholders to streamline the conduct of clinical trials.
  • Work with Clinical Quality to implement and update policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WIs), as required.
  • Up-to-date with the state-of-the art technology, trends, and requirements in clinical operations.
  • Up-to-date with ICH-GCP requirements.
  • Strong organisation and management skills are required to lead, participate and make a positive contribution to team meetings.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
  • Collaboration and interpersonal skills is expected to build team spirit, be tolerant and considerate, be an active and open communicator and share knowledge and experience with other team member.
  • Proficient in use of a PC and common Microsoft packages such as Word, Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project.
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal.
  • Willingness to travel internationally, as required.

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