Executive Director, Project Management Neuroscience (CNS - Psychiatry) - Remote (US or Canada)

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Requisition Number: 3703

Position Title: Executive Director, Project Management

External Description:

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

Extensive Project Management experience within a CRO setting and deep understanding of Neuroscience is required 

  • EDPM 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 
  • Alliance Partnership responsibility 
  • Sub-TA Head responsibility 
  • VPPM deputy within therapeutic group  

Tasks may include but are not limited to: 

  • Oversee and be responsible for overall project financial performance (all departments), 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 
  • WCT appointed primary contact where WCT has Alliance Partnership with sponsor/s 
  • 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 
  • 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 prioritise 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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Employment Type: Regular

Community / Marketing Title: Executive Director, Project Management Neuroscience (CNS - Psychiatry) - Remote (US or Canada)

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.

Location_formattedLocationLong: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina US

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