Syneos Health

Senior Project Director, Real World Late Phase EMEA

Home Based, GBR
29 Jul 2021
27 Aug 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
C ome discover what our 26,000+ employees already know: work here matters everywhere. We are a growing and evolving biopharmaceutical industry leader, which means you'll have endless opportunities to work with experts around the world and build the career you've dreamed of. As a part of the Syneos Health team, you'll help us deliver results for a rewarding reason - we improve patients' lives around the world. Because to us, a patient isn't just a number, they're our family, friends, and neighbors.

Why Syneos Health
• #SyneosHealthLife means we are committed to our Total Self culture - where everyone can authentically be themselves. Our Total Self culture is what unites us globally, and we know every person's unique contributions make a difference.
• We believe our success is a direct result of the people who are driving it - you! We value your dedication to care for our customers and patients, so we want to focus on taking care of you. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits program encompassing your total health - physical, mental and financial.
• We are continuously building the company we all want to work for and our customers want to work with. Why? Because when we bring together diversity of thoughts, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives - we are able to create a place where everyone feels like they belong.

For our Real World Late Phase Business Unit we are current looking to hire a Senior Project Director.

In this role you'll be responsible for oversight of the conduct of a program or portfolio of clinical studies. The portfolio may comprise studies for specific customers, and/or a group of studies within the same therapeutic area or indication for more than one customer.

You will also provides oversight to Project Managers (PMs) who are managing projects ranging in size and complexity from single service studies to large full scope, multiple protocol projects, global projects and/or portfolio of projects. This includes managing the scope of work, objectives, quality deliverables, resources, risks and other project management activities. Next to this, t he Senior Project Director will also lead the operational contribution to proposal development and business development activities at a project level. You will also provide input at a more strategic level as appropriate directly applying their therapeutic and/or operational expertise. As Senior Project Director, the incumbent will operate at a high level of competency with minimal oversight. They will also make a significant contribution to the leadership of the organization.


  • Oversee a portfolio or program of projects.
  • Ensure all studies within a program or portfolio are conducted to reflect the therapeutic or client specific requirements.
  • Represent the company to the customer, ensuring satisfaction levels are maintained and program deliverables are communicated effectively.
  • Ensures the study is progressing according to internal and Customer quality standards, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Clinical Practices (GCPs) or appropriate regulatory requirements, and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines to fulfil all federal and local regulations.

  • Drives management of the executed contract and financial aspects of assigned projects, including reviewing study budgets and expenses.
  • Maintains and evaluates project progress by maintaining timelines and other tracking/analysis tools.
  • Ensure and maintain an in depth therapeutic and/or client specific knowledge and expertise for the assigned portfolio.
  • Apply study specific learning across assigned portfolio of studies/clients.
  • Lead and ensure consistency in contingency planning and risk mitigation strategies to ensure successful delivery.
  • Lead operational input to proposal development and pricing including proposed operations strategy
  • Drive performance improvement, operational efficiencies and innovative strategies
  • Provide line management oversight and contribute to leadership of Project Management as an operational and therapeutic area expert
  • Develop, translates and executes strategies or operational objectives for program or portfolio.
  • Direct others to resolve highly complex or unusual business problems that affect major functions or disciplines.
  • May plan, coordinate and present at internal and external meetings.

  • BA/BS in the life sciences, nursing degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of Good Clinical Practice/ICH guidelines and other applicable regulatory requirements, i.e GPP
  • Thorough knowledge of International Drug Development (i.e FDA) and Commercialization regulations and clinical project management procedures is necessary
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong ability to manage time and work independently and collaboratively
  • Direct therapeutic area expertise.
  • Proficiency with full MS Office Applications, including MS Project
  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal skills, both written and spoken, with an ability to inform, influence, convince, and persuade
  • Ability to travel as necessary (approximately 25%)


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