Project Manager (Cardiovascular, Metabolics, Endocrinology, Renal)

10 Jan 2019
10 Feb 2019

This is a high profile full service Project Management role working in house at Covance.

We are able to offer homebased or office based working, depending on location and preference.  This role can be based in various European / EMEA locations.

At Covance, you can redefine what is possible and discover your extraordinary potential within our Project Management Team.

Our Covance Project Management team offer the unique opportunity to gain exposure across a broad clinical trial portfolio.  Whether your ambition is to work at the forefront of cutting edge clinical trial design or play a pivotal role in directing and coordinating global clinical trials in Leading Pharma, we have the opportunities for you.

Dedicated to Leading Pharma or Agile Biotech teams with an assigned Therapeutic alliance; our goal is to help you shape your career, giving you maximum exposure and accelerated succession opportunities.

The relationships and proprietary data we have through our partnership with Labcorp and Central Laboratory Services gives our Project Managers a strong platform and the confidence to drive projects through to completion.

With the support of exceptional people and an energized purpose, you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with dedicated mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

Key responsibilities:

Serve as key client contact for assigned project responsibilities, establishing working relationships with client project teams which result in client satisfaction, operational excellence and increase potential for repeat

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.

Serve as escalation point for project issues, within area of project responsibility, to internal and external stakeholders, as appropriate and resolve conflicts as

Understand the project delivery strategy, costing assumptions and resulting budget for assigned project(s).

Monitor project scope, schedule and costs to ensure 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

Proactively lead quality control and risk assurance activities to ensure project deliverables are met according to regulatory, Covance and client requirements.

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

Education / Qualifications

Essential :

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.


Masters or other advanced degree.

PMP certification.


Minimum Required:

Minimum of five (5) years relevant clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical company/CRO.

In lieu of the above requirement, candidates with (a) six (6) years supervisory experience in a heath care setting and (b) five (5) years clinical research experience including one (1) years of project management experience (international clinical trial management experience preferred) in the pharmaceutical or CRO industries will be considered.

Working knowledge of ICH Guidelines and GCP including international regulatory requirements for the conduct of clinical development programs.

Broad knowledge of drug development process and client

Working knowledge of project management processes.

Experience managing projects in a virtual environment.

Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities and to utilize resources effectively.

Financial awareness and ability to actively utilize financial tracking

Demonstrated ability to inspire effective teamwork and motivate staff within a matrix system.

Demonstrated ability to lead by example and to encourage team members to seek solutions independently.

Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to negotiate and liaise with clients in a professional manner.

Ability to present to staff at all levels.

Good computer skills with good working knowledge of a range of computer programs.

Why Grow Your Career with Covance?

Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp, is recognized as a leader in drug development because of our exceptional people. At Covance, we embrace and celebrate the different strengths, experiences and perspectives of our 20,000+ team members across the globe. Our team is driven by an energizing purpose to improve health and improve lives. Here, you can play a role in bringing new scientific discoveries to life and make a difference in the lives of millions. And, with our comprehensive service portfolio, you’ll have the opportunity to explore diverse projects and unique career paths across the drug development spectrum. Join us and discover your extraordinary potential.

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