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Project Manager

Company: Synexus Limited
Location: Home based + UK Travel
Reference: synexus/TP/8684/578
Closing Date: 08 Mar 17
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): 30,000 - 40,000
Benefits: Up to UKP 38000.00 per year

Job Summary:

Excellent opportunity for a Project Manager


The purpose of this role is to lead and manage multiple clinical studies to ensure studies are delivered within agreed budget, schedule and quality requirements.  To effectively execute the prime contract at a local level to maximum P&L; proactively managing risks for the best possible outcome for the business. Positively represent Synexus to external stakeholders, providing excellent Customer Service and to exceed customer expectations.

The Project Manager will act as the lead country project manager for assigned projects. They will motivate and inspire local teams to keep the projects on track to a successful outcome and capitalise on opportunities arising throughout the lifecycle of the project. They will work closely with all UK functions and Site Managers to ensure that robust local plans, including Patient Engagement Plans and Forecasts are in place to achieve fast start up of sites and cost effective delivery of the contractual target.  The Project Manager will support the country core study teams and lead regular core study team meetings. 

The Project Manager will work from the Synexus UK Head Office or be home based as and when required. As Synexus is an international company there will be a requirement to undertake national/international travel including overnight stays.  All travelling expenses will be covered by Synexus according to the Expenses policy.

Package description

Synexus has a great team of professional, smart and energetic people.  We focus on continued professional development, engaging and supporting the team within in order to reach the common goals of the business. We also offer a competitive benefits package consisting of, but not limited to, 25 days annual leave, Life Assurance, Private Health Insurance*, Profit sharing bonuses*, Childcare Vouchers.

* Dependant on role

Main responsibilities
  • Provide strong project leadership to motivate and inspire the country teams to keep the project moving toward successful completion even in the face of ambitious project schedules and discouraging developments


  • Build effective and robust customer relations which can weather the enviable highs and low throughout the project by managing the interactions between the customer’s team and the rest of the Synexus study team


  • Develop and maintain workable project plans that will deliver the project within the timeframe and budget agreed with the customer


  • Devise effective project communication pathways across country to ensure project information is clear and unambiguous. When receiving information ensures there is full understanding of the information


  • Demonstrate strong communication skills across all dimensions: including written and oral; listening and speaking; internal and external; formal and informal; vertical and horizontal


  • Measure and assess project performance, in collaboration with the Senior Data Quality Manager.   Collect and analyse project information to determine where the project stands and to predict future status and progress. Identify problems, solutions and escalate appropriate and in a timely manner


  • Demonstrate strong organisational effectiveness skills in order to "get things done”, by understanding the formal and informal structures of all the Synexus project teams and customers involved in the project


  • Negotiate and resolve disputes effectively both internally and externally to reach a swift, and when possible, a win-win resolution to maintain commitment and momentum within the country and client project teams


  • Make effective decisions to solve problems by identifying the options available selecting the best choice from among many alternatives


  • Continuously manage the project contract starting with analysis and evaluation of the agreement, ensuring all commitments are met to enable the study to meet the needs of both Synexus and the customer
Ideal candidate

To be successful in the role you will:

  • Have gained a strong background in Project leadership with a strong focus on delivering to commercial and recruitment targets, along with a focus on quality 
  • Have previous experience of managing projects along with accountability for study P&L delivery
  • Plan and deliver projects using good project management practice, along with a clear understanding of project managements standards, PMBOK and PRINCE2 desirable but not essential
  • Prior experience of delighting customers both Clients, through effective delivery of robust customer service levels
  • Be comfortable interacting at senior management Level
  • Understand and have experience of delivering projects in matrix management environment
  • Have experience of working within a highly regulated environment
  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to interact with executive level management
  • Be assertive, persistent, detail oriented, and comfortable interacting with subject matter experts from within the clinical research industry   
  • Previous experience of business development and promoting and selling services
  • Healthcare or life sciences industry experience desirable but not essential 
About the company

Synexus is a rapidly growing multi-national involved in the clinical trial space with 24 dedicated research centres across seven countries and two continents. We aim to be the patients’ choice for clinical research. Our team of highly trained and dedicated staff live the Synexus values of patient engagement, integrity, empowerment, customer service and expertise. Synexus is consistently growing; both organically and through strategic acquisitions, if you would like to find out more about this success story in the making, please visit us at

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Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
Sandringham House Ackhurst Park Chorley Lancashire
Tel:  +44 (0)161 209 3619
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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