Senior Project Manager

Multiple Locations: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States • Morrisville, North Carolina, United States • Boston, Massachusetts, United States • New York City, New York, United States


This position is no longer open.

Requisition Number: 1147

Position Title: Senior Project Manager

External Description:

Explore our team and expertise in Rare Disease!

SUMMARY: The Senior Director, Project Management (SDPM) is responsible for the overall management and direction of the Project Management team within a therapeutic group.  This is a leadership role

  • SDPM is responsible for the successful conduct of assigned projects
  •  Line management responsibility for the recruitment, training, development and performance review of personnel
  • In cooperation with business and senior management, responsible for the strategy and acquisition of new business
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining effective client relationships
  • Sub-TA Head responsibility

Project management experience at a CRO and expertise in Rare Disease are required. Cystic Fibrosis (CF), Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) or hematology experience would be a bonus.

Tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee and be responsible for departmental project financial performance including ongoing assessment of financial progress of all assigned projects
  • Oversee the development, implementation and adherence to project plans and performance indicators 
  • Conduct budget review and provide financial analysis support as needed
  • Review and approve strategy, content and costing of new business proposals
  • Identify resource needs for new projects
  • Meet resource management and utilization targets for assigned staff
  • As per management appointment could lead sub-therapeutic groups and in such role will be responsible for the overall management and direction of the Project Management Team within sub-therapeutic group as well as for financial performance for all departments within the sub-therapeutic group
  • Develop and maintain connections and good working relationships with sponsors
  • Conduct regular project and sponsor relationship reviews to ensure projects are delivered to the appropriate procedures, time, budget and sponsor satisfaction
  • Facilitate the resolution of any issues arising from the sponsor relationship
  • Provide capabilities presentations and attend bid presentations
  • Ensure project deliverable are met to sponsor and WCT expectations on all assigned projects
  • Participates in company initiatives as directed by VPPM
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management 
    Perform other duties as assigned.  The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

The EDPM possesses a high level of the following skills and attributes:

  • Demonstrated excellent Leadership skills
  • Proven financial analytical skills
  • Sound planning and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills
  • Displays effective communication skills and can communicate in the English language (oral and written)
  • Proven interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of clinical research principles and process
  • Able to delegate effectively and prioritize own and workload of project team members
  • Cross-cultural awareness and ability to adapt appropriately
  • Strong marketing and negotiation skills
  • Experienced in the creation and implementation of new processes 
  • Good computer skills  


  • University/college degree (life science preferred) or certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriately accredited institution (e.g., nursing certification, medical or laboratory technology) or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Minimum of twelve (12) years of global clinical pharmaceutical industry experience including 8 years demonstrated skills and competency in clinical project management tasks and the management of staff 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and line manage staff in a global environment
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire effective teamwork and motivate personnel within a matrix system
  • Experience in managing global drug development programs
  • Proven ability to negotiate with clients in a professional manner
  • Available for domestic and international travel, including overnight stays
  • Valid Passport
  • Ability to drive and have a valid driver’s license
  • Fluent in local office language and in English, both written and verbal
  • Broad knowledge of drug development process and client needs

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State: North Carolina

Employment Type: Regular

Community / Marketing Title: Senior Project Manager

Company Profile:

We’re a global, mid-size CRO that pushes boundaries, innovates and invents — because the path to a cure for the world’s most persist diseases is not paved by those who play it safe, but by those who take pioneering, creative approaches, and implement them with quality and excellence. We are experts, bright thinkers, dreamers and doers and, together, we are changing the way the world experiences CROs, in the best possible way.



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