Senior Project Manager, Late Phase

Home or Office based within the EMEA region
12 Feb 2021
14 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Senior Management

We are recruiting for a Senior Project Manager to join our Late Phase team, candidates can be home or office based within the EMEA region.
Operational delivery
Accountable for project delivery with regards to agreed time, scope, cost and quality
TEAM COMMUNICATION: Serve as key client contact for assigned projects, establishing working relationships with client project teams which result in client satisfaction, operational excellence and thereby increase potential for repeat business
Lead core project team(s) and facilitate team's ability to lead extended project team(s), ensuring effective cross-functional teamwork among project team members including both internal and external stakeholders. Depending on size and scope of project(s), this job duty may be performed in collaboration with a Project Director
Serve as escalation point for project issues to internal and external stakeholders, as appropriate
TEAM COMMUNICATION: Proactively identify and resolve conflicts as needed
COST: Understand the project delivery strategy, costing assumptions and resulting budget for assigned project(s)
SCOPE: Deliver project(s) to scope, schedule and costs, ensuring all remain on track with the contract and with financial performance targets. Initiate and implement appropriate actions to proactively manage the change control process both internally and externally
RISK: Proactively lead both quality control and risk assurance activities to ensure project deliverables are met according to regulatory, Covance and client requirements
QUALITY: Create and manage variance to required project plans. Per SOPs, implement and monitor progress against project plans and revise as necessary. Ensure that all staff allocated to assigned project(s) adheres to professional standards and SOPs, providing performance feedback to team member’s respective supervisors
Aid in development and maintenance of key project performance indicators for client specified metrics, ensuring that the KPIs are within scope of the project contract
Define and manage project resource needs and establish succession plans for key resources
Business Development
In collaboration with relevant departments, prepare and deliver presentations for new business as required
Perform other duties as assigned by management
Line Management & Talent Development
Trains & mentors PM Academy PCs in multiple areas of expertise
May be responsible for Line Management and Talent Development
Ensures allocated resources are aligned with current and forecasted work in terms of capability, quantity, timing, and efficiency
May be responsible for on-boarding, development and retention of high performing talent; strengthening and deepening talent bench and succession
Assesses project management competencies for assigned staff in order to create developmental plans that will increase competencies and close performance gaps
Provides line management and technical support to assigned project leaders, including training, development and performance review of assigned staff
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University/college degree (life science preferred) or certification in a related allied health profession (i.e. nursing, medical or laboratory technology) from an appropriately accredited institution
Master or other advanced degree
PMP certification


Candidates should ideally have at least seven (7) years of relevant clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical company/CRO, including at least two (2) years of full project management responsibility.
Must have experience with, or knowledge of real world evidence and/ or observational studies (preferred)
Strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to work collaboratively on projects as part of a wider team. Highly motivated with a proactive approach to work and strong problem-solving skills.
Must be able to communicate effectively in the English language.
Working knowledge of ICH Guidelines and GCP including international regulatory requirements for the conduct of clinical development programs.
Advanced computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Access and Power Point)
Experience managing projects in a matrix and virtual environment
Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to lead by example and to encourage team members to seek solutions independently
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities and to utilize resources effectively
Demonstrated ability to inspire effective teamwork and motivate staff within a matrix system
Financial awareness and ability to actively utilize financial tracking systems
Good knowledge of project management processes
Ability to work independently and mentor junior project team members
Ability to negotiate and liaise with clients in a professional manner
Ability to present to staff at all levels


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