Senior Project Manager, Oncology - Europe (Remote)

Location: Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

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Requisition Number: 858

Position Title: Senior Project Manager

External Description:

SUMMARY: The Senior Project Manager (SPM) will manage one or more allocated Phase I through IV Clinical Trials that may be local, regional or global in scope. 

Oncology project management experience working at a CRO is required.

 

  • SPM is responsible for the overall coordination and management of clinical trials from start up through close out activities.
  • Directs the technical, financial and operational aspects of the projects -- thus securing the successful completion of clinical trials.  
  • Works with major functional area leads to identify and evaluate fundamental issues on the project, interpret data on complex issues, make good business decisions and ensure solutions are implemented.
  • Works to ensure that all project deliverables meet the customer’s time/quality/cost expectations
  • The SPM, with support from the Project Management Directors, working in collaboration with other functional area leads, is accountable for ensuring that all project deliverables meet the customer/contract expectations.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead core project team and facilitate their ability to lead extended/complete project team
  • Lead cross-unit coordination both internal and external, inclusive of sub-contractors
  • Define and manage project resource needs and establish contingency plans for key resources
  • Ensure successful design, implementation, tracking and revision of project plans for assigned projects
  • Promote effective teamwork among project team members Resolve conflicts as needed
  • Ensure appropriate communication on project-related matters with the PM Management
  • Meet financial performance targets for the assigned clinical projects
  • Ensure project deliverables are met according to both Worldwide and client expectations
  • Initiate improvements to enhance the efficiency and the quality of the work performed on assigned projects
  • Act as key client contact for assigned projects
  • Establish excellent working relationships with client project teams and vendors to ensure client satisfaction and operational excellence.
  • Ensure that all staff allocated to assigned projects adheres to professional standards and SOPs established for clinical research.
  • Manage all aspects of designated projects
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • The SPM possesses a high level of the following skills and attributes
  • Sound knowledge of the key principles of cross functional project management (time, quality, cost)
  • Solid financial acumen
  • Effective negotiation technique and evidence of commercial and organizational knowledge
  • Displays effective communication skills (listening, oral and written) and can communicate in the English language (oral and written)
  • The ability to persuade, convince, and influence/impress others
  • Organizational skills and proficiency at multi-tasking with good attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and coordinate teams and coach/mentor team members as appropriate
  • The ability to delegate effectively and prioritise own and workload of project team members
  • Cross cultural awareness and ability to adapt appropriately
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good computer skills

 
REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 seven (7) years of clinical pharmaceutical industry experience including demonstrated skills and competency in clinical project management tasks
  • In lieu of the above requirements, candidates with >five (5) years supervisory experience in a health care setting and six (6) years clinical research experience in the pharmaceutical or CRO industries will be considered
  • Thorough knowledge of project management processes
  • Can demonstrate experience of successfully managing and/or leading multidisciplinary project teams
  • Experience using project management software
  • Thorough knowledge of ICH Guidelines and GCP including international regulatory requirements for the conduct of clinical development programs
  • Solid understanding of how to craft and manage a project budget
  • Available for domestic and international travel, including overnight stays
  • Valid current passport required
  • Ability to drive and have a valid driver’s license
  • Broad knowledge of drug development process and client needs

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SUMMARY: The Associate Director, Project Management (ADPM) will provide support and oversight of large, multi-national projects, responsible for directing large national or global projects or a program of projects, and/or complex projects in terms of customer/deliverables, providing functional leadership to PMs.

 

Oncology project management experience working at a CRO is required.

  • Works effectively across multiple divisions to direct the delivery of projects/programs within cost, time and quality requirements.  
  • Provide direct supervision, support, training and mentoring to project managers. 
  • May have immediate supervision of employees, prepares and may conduct performance appraisals and salary reviews, and applies company policies
  • Works with leadership in all functional areas on the continuous development/improvement of business processes to support cross functional teams and to ensure that work is uniform, complete and managed appropriately. 
  • Serves as a liaison with Business Development and Bids/Contracts for the client presentations and proposal development. 
  • Assists in resource utilization, policy development, and implementation of goals 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • May have direct reports
  • Accountable for multiple projects simultaneously
  • Lead core project team and facilitate their ability to lead extended/complete project team
  • Lead cross unit coordination both internal and external, inclusive of sub-contractors
  • Define and manage project resource needs and establish contingency plans for key resources
  • Ensure successful design, implementation, tracking and revision of project plans for assigned projects
  • Promote effective teamwork among project team members
  • Resolve conflicts as needed
  • Ensure appropriate communication on project-related matters with the PM Management
  • Meet financial performance targets for the assigned clinical projects
  • Ensure project deliverables are met according to both WCT and client expectations
  • Initiate improvements to enhance the efficiency and the quality of the work performed on assigned projects
  • May be key client contact for assigned projects/clients
  • Establish excellent working relationships with client project teams and vendors to ensure client satisfaction and operational excellence
  • Ensure that all staff allocated to assigned projects adheres to professional standards and SOPs established for clinical research
  • 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.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Excellent judgment and decision making skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving ability
  • Effective organizational skills and negotiation skills
  • Expert knowledge of project management principles and application
  • Knowledge of budgeting, forecasting and resource management
  • A relationship builder who is able to work effectively in matrix organizations
  • A clear and deep understanding of the challenges of working in a multicultural service organization
  • Knowledge of regulatory guidelines and Directives
  • Skilled in process improvement, especially as it applies to clinical trials, clinical development and project management
  • Knowledge of medical therapeutic area and medical terminology
  • Strong marketing and negotiation skills
  • Computer skills 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 eight (8) years of clinical pharmaceutical industry experience including demonstrated skills and competency in clinical project management tasks 
  • In lieu of the above requirements, candidates with > five (5) years supervisory experience in a health care setting and six (6) years clinical research experience in the pharmaceutical or CRO industries will be considered
  • A demonstrated track record of success in clinical development and in leading and developing professional staff in a project led environment
  • Proven experience developing and managing the budgets and resources of a segment of the business
  • Experience using project management software
  • Experience in conducting global clinical trials
  • 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: Vojvodina

Employment Type: Regular

Community / Marketing Title: Senior Project Manager, Oncology - Europe (Remote)

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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