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COVANCE is looking for a Senior Director with CV/MER (Cardiovascular, Metabolism, Endocrinal, and Renal) experience, can be based anywhere in Europe.

Company: Covance
Location: Flexible, Europe
Reference: 64420BR
Closing Date: 04 Nov 16
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

The ideal person would have 8-10 or more years of drug development and clinical research experience, preferably including 3 or more years leading Phase II-Phase IV clinical trials in respective therapeutic area



COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.

The Senior Director is an Experience d leader within a Therapeutic area (TA) Center of Excellence, and is expected to leverage that Experience to enable a team to grow a portfolio of innovative and profitable business, and/or oversee the design of effective and differentiated strategies for operational delivery with clients and internal experts and/or oversee the portfolio of clinical studies being conducted in a therapeutic area within the CDCS, Phase II-IV business. As such the Senior Director is expected to establish and grow client relationships, be seen as an industry leader, be an effective line manager, and engage as a leader and subject matter expert in relevant process improvement and change management activities. Other responsibilities will be:


Engages with Covance's leadership to help drive and implement TA-specific initiatives, including cross TA and functional integrated opportunities, to grow and expand the Therapeutic Area.
Helps to define and implement the TA vision and strategy; translates this into key initiatives and priorities; develops and delivers against TA operating plans & project plans; able to achieve results in a global, virtual and complex environment; tracks and measures progress.
Partners with peers ensuring consistency (quality, standards, policies, processes and practices) across the portfolio in the TA and across TAs
Leads by Example in building and sustaining a scalable organization; creates a forward looking culture of ownership and accountability; delegates for development and growth; identifies and sets up high performers for success; is self-aware and a learner.
Effectively leads in a global, complex environment; sets clear expectations; coaches and mentors for success; consistently communicates and connects; fosters a continuous learning environment
Attracts, selects, on-boards, develops and retains high performing talent; strengthens and deepens talent bench and succession;

Operational Leadership and Financial Acumen

Leads portfolio growth and delivery, encompassing consistent quality, assuring both patient safety and GCP compliance
Ensures allocated resources are aligned with current and projected work in terms of capability, quantity, timing, efficiency
Part ownership of the global P&L for the TA (sales targets, revenue, margin, budget, forecasting, write-offs, fixed-price gains, expense management, resources etc.)

Subject Matter Expertise

Contributes to the TA commercial, operational, medical and scientific leadership and direction, leveraging expertise from other functions as required
Ensures development and delivery of TA & program-specific training is delivered appropriately
Participates in training opportunities to advance knowledge of TA, drug development, GCP.


We are typically looking for someone with a Bachelor's degree as a minimum. PhD and/or MBA would be beneficial but not essential.

The ideal person would have 8-10 or more years of drug development and clinical research Experience (pharmaceutical, biotech or CRO), preferably including 3 or more years leading PII-PIV clinical trials in respective Therapeutic Area
Ideally previous Experience within the following therapeutic areas, Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Medical Devices, Hypertension, Renal, NASH-Hepatitis and Liver diseases.
Experience of managing Mega trials would be beneficial.
Previous global leadership Experience , ideally in a complex, virtual and matrix environment leading large multi-functional teams.
Broader level client relationships and business development Experience .
Experience from bid defenses and happy to present in front of larger groups.
Demonstrated vision, strategy and growth Experience .
Financial acumen (P&L, budget, forecast, resources.

Education/Qualifications .
Experience .

EEO Employer Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

Regional, BEL

Regional, Belgium 

Apply for this job: COVANCE is looking for a Senior Director with CV/MER (Cardiovascular, Metabolism, Endocrinal, and Renal) experience, can be based anywhere in Europe.

Contact Information:

Address:  Covance- Brussels

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