IQVIA

Associate Clinical Project Management Director, Oncology

Company
IQVIA
Location
Reading
Posted
04 Oct 2021
Closes
03 Nov 2021
Ref
R1244813
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Management

IQVIA’s Oncology Unit is a global team of professionals dedicated to assisting our clients in driving healthcare forward and enabling medical breakthroughs that advance healthcare and patient treatment options around the world.  We are looking to add expertise to the team and require previous experience in Cell and Gene Therapies, First in Human and Paediatric Oncology.

Our Associate Clinical Project Management Directors manage and support the operational elements and execution of studies and/or programs to ensure delivery; time and quality resulting in strong financial performance and customer satisfaction and in accordance with SOPs; policies and practices from pre-award to close-out. In addition you will work with study(ies)/program(s) teams to focus on leveraging deep therapeutic expertise and IQVIA solutions to drive operational excellence and strategic leadership with our customers.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in bid defense preparations. Lead bid defense presentations in partnership with Business Development for large sized, multiple and full service, multiple country and/or multi regional studies. Understand project strategy and operationalise the agreed upon approach

  • Develop and/or support on the preparation of integrated study management plans in collaboration with the core project team

  • Accountable for the strategic development and execution or delivery of clinical studies in line with agreed upon contracts while optimizing speed, quality and cost of delivery, ensuring consistent use of study tools and training materials and compliance with system updates, standard processes, policies and procedures

  • Serve as primary project oversight and/or contact with customers and own relationship with the project’s key customer contact(s), communicate/collaborate with IQVIA business development representatives as necessary

  • Set objectives for the core project team according to agreed upon contract, strategy and approach, effectively communicate and assess performance, providing feedback and leadership

  • Collaborate with other functional groups within the company where necessary to support milestone achievement and to manage study issues and obstacles

  • Monitor progress against contract and prepare/present project information proactively to all stakeholders internally and externally

  • Supervise problem solving and resolution efforts to include management of risk, contingencies and issues. Take accountability for proactive contingency plans to mitigate risks

  • Coach and/or mentor junior team members around project delivery, planning, project review, risk management and problem solving to ensure global alignment of work practices across the team

  • Achieve project quality by identifying and proactively managing quality risks and issues, responding to issues raised by project team members and planning/implementing appropriate corrective and preventative action plans.

  • May participate in executive committees as part of program leadership.

  • Ensure the financial success of the project including optimal management and assignment of resources to achieve project goals and profitability.

  • Forecast and identify opportunities to accelerate activities to bring milestones and revenue forward, implement appropriate actions to achieve.;

  • Identify changes in scope and manage change control process, including securing customer agreement to financial and milestone updates as necessary.

  • Identify and communicate lessons learned and best practices to promote continuous improvement.

  • Adopt corporate initiatives and changes, and serve as a change advocate when necessary.

  • Provide input to line managers on their project team members’ performance relative to project tasks. Support staff development. Mentor less experienced project team members on assigned projects to support their professional development.

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences or related field with 10 years clinical research experience and 5-7 years global project management experience

  • In depth therapeutic knowledge in Cell and Gene Therapies, First in Human and Paediatric Oncology

  • May require regular travel

At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at jobs.iqvia.com.

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