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COVANCE is looking for a Project Director, can be either office or home based in a European country

Company: Covance
Location: Flexible, Europe
Reference: 57998BR
Closing Date: 10 Nov 16
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

COVANCE is looking for a Project Director that will lead a core project team and facilitate team's ability to lead extended/complete relevant studies. This role is a permanent, full-time position that can be either office or home based in a European country. Interested? Contact me for more details or apply through following link


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

We are currently recruiting for a Project Director that will lead a core project team and facilitate team's ability to lead extended/complete relevant studies. This role is a permanent, full-time position that can be either office or home based in a European country.

This role is fully assigned to Inflammation, Infectious Diseases and General Medicine Therapeutic Area.

Responsible for provision of client deliverables on-time, within budget and scope and with required quality for assigned projects or program.
Ensure effective cross-functional teamwork among project team members including both internal and external ancillary services.
Ensure initiatives are implemented successfully on projects or programs.
Initiate improvements to enhance the efficiency and the quality of the work performed on assigned projects or programs.
Ensure that all staff allocated to assigned projects or programs adhere to professional standards and SOPs.
Provide performance feedback on team members to respective functional areas.
Monitor team performance and facilitate adjustments when necessary to ensure goal attainment.
Present at external and/or internal meetings.
Define and manage project or program resource needs and establish succession plans for key resources.
Support business unit utilization targets.
Implement and monitor progress against project plans and revise as necessary.
Responsible for appropriate issue escalation to CAIR program and/or stakeholder(s).
Serve as key client contact for assigned projects.
Establish working relationships with client project teams which result in client satisfaction, operational excellence and thereby increase potential for repeat business.
Prepare and deliver presentations for new business in collaboration with business development.
Prepare and actively participate as operational lead in internal Project Review meetings.
Contribute to proposal strategy, development, costing, and bid defense for assigned business development opportunities.
Partner with Financial Analyst to report revenue and milestone projections accurately through study completion.
Proactively identify out of scope activities, execute necessary change orders and support negotiations with client on project budget issues.
Accountable for budget across assigned projects and/or programs. Amount is project or program dependent
Develop strategies to control and minimize write-offs across projects and/or programs.
Manage client expectations. Anticipate client needs and plan accordingly.
Find creative and cost-effective ways to meet quality metrics agreed with client and key stakeholders.
Use Experience from past projects and lessons learned to adapt and implement quality improvements across projects currently being managed.
Ensure project risks are discussed at project reviews. Monitor and control the risk plan and provide ongoing oversight to ensure mitigation plans are in place and working. Escalate risks newly identified by the project team to stakeholders.
May be assigned line management responsibilities for the training, utilisation, development and performance review of assigned staff. In the absence of line management responsibilities, the Project Director will be expected to mentor project management staff.
Develop and manage client project metrics.
Perform other duties as assigned by management.

About You:

Therapeutic area Experience in at least some of the following areas: infectious diseases (antibiotics, anti-viral), gastroenterology, pulmonary, asthma, reproductive health, nephrology, urology, dermatology, vaccines and musculoskeletal/rheumatology. Specific area for primary targetting for this position is Experience in antibiotics trials (bacterial pneumonia, urinary tract infections, skin and skin structure infections, intra-abdominal infections, bacteremia, bone and joint infections).

Typically worked as a Clinical Project Director within a CRO or Phama company or equivalent Experience .

Have managed a multidisciplinary operations team remotely

Experience in managing global programs with large financial value and complicated structure, multiple vendors and/or sub-CROs and Academic Research Organizations in a virtual environment.

Ability to utilize resources effectively on large global scale including programs with multiple budgets

Financial awareness and ability to actively manage financial tracking systems.
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.

Excellent presentation skills and confidence presenting to senior management.
Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills.

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

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


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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.

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