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Assoc Dir, IT Program Management

Syneos Health - USA
United States; Homeworking
Start date
8 Jun 2024
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

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Project Management, IT Project Management
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

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Assoc Director, Project Management

Syneos Health® is a leading fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization built to accelerate customer success. We translate unique clinical, medical affairs and commercial insights into outcomes to address modern market realities.

Every day we perform better because of how we work together, as one team, each the best at what we do. We bring a wide range of talented experts together across a wide range of business-critical services that support our business. Every role within Corporate is vital to furthering our vision of Shortening the Distance from Lab to Life®.

Discover what our 29,000 employees, across 110 countries already know:

Why Syneos Health
• We are passionate about developing our people, through career development and progression; supportive and engaged line management; technical and therapeutic area training; peer recognition and total rewards program.
• We are committed to our Total Self culture - where you can authentically be yourself. Our Total Self culture is what unites us globally, and we are dedicated to taking care of our people.
• 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’re able to create a place where everyone feels like they belong.

Job Summary

The Technology & Data Solutions (TDS) business unit is the Syneos Health accelerator for life sciences innovation. TDS houses our advanced technology acquisitions, homegrown products & applications, actively participates in new M&A and partnership activities, delivers critical insights as part of our integrated strategy for customers and drives enterprise-wide adoption and change management for innovative tech & data solutions. Our work supports getting meaningful new medicines to patients faster, with greater positive impact. The Associate Director, Project Management supports our business goals by overseeing the project management teams that partner within our business unit (engineers, data scientists and media experts) to deliver projects on time and within budget in support of our customers and their needs.

Job Responsibilities

• Manage teams of Managers and Project Managers and Technical Project Managers. Responsibilities include line management, performance management, and professional development for those employees along with interviewing and onboarding new team members.

• Work closely with clients, cross-functional teams, and information technology to create, manage and track success against business objectives.

• Oversee the team that develops detailed project requirements / scope, level of effort and cost estimates / budgets from cross-functional teams and external vendors for complex data driven projects using standard project management methodology (agile development, waterfall implementation) and be accountable for delivering against established business goals/objectives.

• Manage the day-to-day activities of projects and staff; communicate and collaborate with internal and external customers to manage expectations and ensure project deliverables are on schedule and on budget and in accordance with Company processes.

• Identify, analyze, and evaluate risks and create risk mitigation plans. Ensure risk mitigation plans executed effectively.

• Create resource plans, coordinate and manage resources (onsite and offshore) for multiple projects in the program across different project phases of project lifecycle.

• Utilize a deep understanding of the product, platform domains, architecture, integrations, stakeholders (including their roles and responsibilities), cross-project dependencies, and timelines.

• Communicate regularly with technology teams to track progress, surface deadlines for deliverables, understand risks, and facilitate conversations to mitigate these risks.

• Assist with monthly revenue forecasts, resource, and organizational capacity planning.

• Mentor and coach junior team members across the business.


Qualification Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) in any related field.

• Experience leading a high performing team and working across multiple stakeholders to deliver results while educating and growing team members.

• Project management experience delivering data science or analytics products to paying clients on time and on budget.

• Exceptional, self-motivated leader with strong persuasion, negotiation, conflict resolution, time management, and organizational skills.

• Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and multi-task effectively, motivating and coordinating cross-functional teams in a matrixed environment to achieve well-defined timelines and goals.

• Analytical mindset, aptitude for working on a team with highly technical data scientists, data architects and/or IT experts.

• Working knowledge of digital marketing, Salesforce CRM software, databases, and analytic/statistical tools a plus.

• Proficient computer skills, experience with Microsoft Office Suite; working knowledge of program/project management software (Basecamp, MS Project). PMP Certification is a plus

• Pharmaceuticals / healthcare experience preferred.

Years of experience required : Eight to ten (6-8) years of project management experience and two to three (1-2) years of management experience.

Working hours: Willingness to work Eastern hours

At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which Our People can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality-of-life balance. The benefits for this position include a company car or car allowance, Health benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision, Company match 401k, eligibility to participate in Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Eligibility to earn commissions/bonus based on company and individual performance, and flexible paid time off (PTO) and sick time. Because certain states and municipalities have regulated paid sick time requirements, eligibility for paid sick time may vary depending on where you work. Syneos complies with all applicable federal, state, and municipal paid sick time requirements.

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $87,570 to $170,300. The base salary range represents the anticipated low and high of the Syneos Health range for this position. Actual salary will vary based on various factors such as the candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role.

Get to know Syneos Health

Over the past 5 years, we have worked with 94% of all Novel FDA Approved Drugs, 95% of EMA Authorized Products and over 200 Studies across 73,000 Sites and 675,000+ Trial patients.

No matter what your role is, you’ll take the initiative and challenge the status quo with us in a highly competitive and ever-changing environment. Learn more about Syneos Health


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