Safety & PV Proj Delivery Lead

Syneos Health
Closing date
25 Sep 2020

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Clinical Research, Drug Safety
Full Time
Contract Type
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Responsible and accountable for the customer-focused leadership and management of Safety and Pharmacovigilance (SPVG) deliverables within the assigned projects or programs.  Directs the technical and operational aspects of the SPVG deliverables of the assigned projects. Accountable for the delivery of all contracted safety activities on time, on budget, and in compliance with all applicable regulations.  Responsible for overseeing all SPVG activities from start-up through to maintenance and closure.  Develops integrated SPVG project/program delivery timelines and reports weekly progress including plans to address potential risks/gaps to the project team, Project Manager (PM) (if applicable), SPVG Management and Project/Program Sponsor/Customer.




•Collaborates with Sponsor/Customer and major functional area leads (e.g. Project Management, Clinical Monitoring, SSU, Medical Writing, and Data Management etc.) as the key liaison between the client and Syneos Health SPVG.


•Ensures all project deliverables meet the internal and external customers’ expectations as per contracted deliverables, providing accurate projections, reports and updates, and ongoing risk assessments.


•Develops and maintains relationships with customers in alignment with their assigned projects. 


•May collaborate with business leads for business development, alliance management, contracts and proposals development, project management, and clinical management to achieve project goals. 


•Ensures that individual project targets and client needs are met, services are provided with the highest quality standards, and policies and procedures are followed.  


•Contributes to change initiatives across and within the SPVG department.


•Provides oversight of all project SPVG deliverables which encompasses all activities throughout the duration of the project/program. 


•Assumes accountability on SPVG deliverables including, but not limited to: Start-up safety activities (Kick-Off Meeting (KOM), Quick Start Camp (QSC)).


•Day to day operational management and execution of all project deliverables


•Financial performance and budget. Responsible for ensuring that SPVG services are within scope of work and escalating/raising Change Orders when necessary


•Develop detailed project/program specific Safety Management Plans and other project plans as applicable (e.g. communication plan, quality plan)


•Ensures adherence to and monitors project/program-specific key performance indicators (KPIs) 


•Adequate project/program resourcing including annual leave and public holiday coverage


•Develops plans in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and/or client-scoped process.  Complies with all controlled document requirements and other requirements to ensure quality deliverables.


•Develops and manages integrated SPVG project/program delivery timelines and reports weekly progress including plans to address potential timing risks/gaps.


•Prepares and presents overall SPVG strategy and status at client meetings and communicates outcomes to project team. 


•Reviews the project SPVG budget with the functional leads, project PM, and the SPVG Business Unit Controller against project milestones and budget to ensure project profitability.  Takes corrective measures where necessary to keep project in line with budget and gross profit expectations. 


•Accountable for ensuring that backlog for assigned projects is reviewed monthly and is an accurate reflection of work to be completed


•Uses professionally recognized tools for planning and management of scope, timeline, resources, and ensures that minimum hours are used for tasks. If out-of-scope work is requested, notifies the project PM and her/his SPVG manager and track out of scope until assigned to back log.


•Identifies best practices and participates in process improvement initiatives in conjunction with the global SPVG leadership plan and project deliverables.


•Train/mentor key SPVG project team members on project/program specific tasks and a working knowledge of the project/program assigned


•Participates in audits/inspections and ensures inspection readiness at all times. Participates in quality investigations and implementation of corrective and preventative actions.


•Participates in new business development activities including participation at client presentations.  Provides information to support business development activities.


•Maintains understanding of and ensures compliance of SOPs, WIs, global drug/biologic/device regulations, GCP, ICH guidelines, Good Pharmacovigilance Practice (GVP) modules, study/program plans and the drug development process.


•Ensure all relevant documents are submitted to the Trial Master File (TMF) as per Company SOP/Sponsor requirements (clinical studies/programs only) or the Pharmacovigilance System Master File (PSMF) for post-marketing programs.


•Performs other work-related duties as assigned.  


•Minimal travel may be required (up to 25%).



•Bachelor’s Degree in life science, registered nurse, pharmacist or an equivalent combination of education and experience that gives the individual the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job.


•Safety database systems experience and knowledge of medical terminology required. 


•Experience with leading/co-leading at least five (5) studies/programs from award and into maintenance; at least two (2) of those studies/programs must have included multiple regions and/or multiple products. 


•Excellent understanding of the clinical trial process across Phases I-IV and/or post-marketing safety requirements, ICH GCP and regulations related to Safety and Pharmacovigilance. 


•Good understanding of clinical protocols and associated study specifications. 


•Project management experience in a fast-paced environment. 


•Strong organizational skills with proven ability to handle multiple tasks. 


•Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. 


•Quality-driven in all managed activities. 


•Strong negotiating skills. 


•Strong problem-solving skills. 


•Demonstrate an ability to provide quality feedback and guidance to peers. 


•Contribute to a training plan within SPVG and update SOPs/WI. 


•Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Visio, email (Outlook), TeamShare (or other management/shared content/workspace) and internet.



Syneos Health™ (Nasdaq:SYNH) is the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization. Our company, including a Contract Research Organization (CRO) and Contract Commercial Organization (CCO), is purpose-built to accelerate customer performance to address modern market realities. Created through the merger of two industry leading companies – INC Research and inVentiv Health – we bring together more than 23,000 clinical and commercial minds with the ability to support customers in more than 110 countries. Together we share insights, use the latest technologies and apply advanced business practices to speed our customers’ delivery of important therapies to patients. To learn more about how we are shortening the distance from lab to life® visit

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  • 3201 Beechleaf Court
  • Morrisville
  • 27560
  • US
  • +1 919 844 7100
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