ICON Clinical Research

VP, Project Management (Internal Med)

North Wales
07 May 2021
05 Jun 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
VP, Project Management (Internal Medicine)

Location: Office-Based (US / EU)

At ICON, it's our people that set us apart. Our diverse teams enable us to become a better partner to our customers and help us to fulfil our mission to advance and improve patients' lives.

Our 'Own It' culture is driven by four key values that bring us together as individuals and set us apart as an organization: Accountability & Delivery, Collaboration, Partnership and Integrity. We want to be the Clinical Research Organization that delivers excellence to our clients and to patients at every touch-point. In short, to be the partner of choice in drug development.

That's our vision. We're driven by it. And we need talented people who share it.
If you're as driven as we are, join us. You'll be working in a dynamic and supportive environment, with some of the brightest and the friendliest people in the sector, and you'll be helping shape an industry.

Position Summary:

Manage and direct the assigned PM management group to deliver projects in a complex matrixed environment executing multiple sponsor programs. Responsible for the Project Management function, overseeing the consistency and quality of the overall trial/program communications, direction, implementation, coordination, execution, control and completion of global cross-functional projects within the assigned geography. Ensure adherence to established Project Management methodology, ICON policies and SOPs, and study contracts and budgets.

Job Description:

* Recognize, exemplify and adhere to ICON's values which centers around our commitment to People, Clients and Performance.
* As a Manager, the employee is expected to recognize the importance of and create a culture of process improvement with a focus on streamlining our processes adding value to our business and meeting client needs.
* *Travel (approximately 30%) domestic and/or international
* *Direct, manage and ensure collaboration within a team of Directors and Project Managers in the planning, execution and governance of projects/portfolios
* *Manage the resources to ensure that established cost, time, and quality goals are met
* *Provide technical support and guidance (including scope definition, risk identification and mitigation, resource planning, goals and deliverables) to assigned PM staff
* Keeps Global VP, PM, business sponsors, business-unit leadership and all stake-holders regularly informed of project/program progress, risks and issues through periodic reporting
* *Identify and resolve issues that impact project scope, resources, schedule or budget through standard methods and communicate these to senior management
* *Understand and manage project/program inter-dependencies to achieve program milestones/deliverables
* *Oversee the tracking of project deliverables using appropriate tools (developing them as necessary)
* Conduct evaluations and assessment and implement required changes for all projects (including mid-project recovery of at risk Projects, re-scoping, postponement, or cancellation)
* *Manage development, provide direction and support, and mentor PM direct reports
* In conjunction with colleagues, develop and implement new and improved processes related to program and project planning, budgeting, controls and management
* In conjunction with colleagues and senior management, responsible for setting agenda and developing training philosophy for ICON PM group, including successful execution throughout the team
* Ensure team alignment with cross-functional leadership goals and company initiatives
* Measure and report PM KPIs and lead continuous improvement
* Contribute to the ICON PMO model built on strong teamwork, frequent and transparent inter and intra divisional communication, continuous process improvement, metrics management and global team harmonization
* Other duties as assigned

Benefits of Working in ICON:
Our success depends on the quality of our people. That's why we've made it a priority to build a culture that rewards high performance and nurtures talent.

We offer very competitive salary packages. And to keep them competitive, we regularly benchmark them against our competitors. Our annual bonuses reflect delivery of performance goals - both ours and yours.
We also provide a range of health-related benefits to employees and their families and offer competitive retirement plans - and related benefits such as life assurance - so you can save and plan with confidence for the years ahead.
But beyond the competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, you'll benefit from an environment where you are encouraged to fulfil your sense of purpose and drive lasting change.

ICON is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know through the form below.