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Group Lead Clinical Project Management

Company: Novartis
Location: Ireland Dublin
Reference: 222472BR
Closing Date: 24 Mar 18
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): On Application
Benefits:

Job Summary:

Job Summary: Do you want to work for a Global Pharmaceutical company where you will get recognized for your hard work and commitment? Look no further, apply today. Group Lead- Clinical Project Management, Novartis, Dublin. Job Purpose: As a Group Lead – Clinical PL, you will lead a team of (Sr.) Clinical Project Managers, and Clinical Operations Specialists responsible for execution of assigned clinical trials on behalf of Novartis organisations. ...

Requirements:

Job Summary:

Do you want to work for a Global Pharmaceutical company where you will get recognized for your hard work and commitment? Look no further, apply today. Group Lead- Clinical Project Management, Novartis, Dublin.

Job Purpose:

As a Group Lead – Clinical PL, you will lead a team of (Sr.) Clinical Project Managers, and Clinical Operations Specialists responsible for execution of assigned clinical trials on behalf of Novartis organisations. You will provide leadership and oversight as well as clinical operational input and expertise to clinical trial teams. You will collaborate with counterparts in SSP India to establish consistent and seamless operational processes to support the End to End Clinical Trial service as well as collaborating with Quality functions to enhance or develop appropriate procedures to ensure GCP compliance.

Key Responsibilities:

•Lead and develop the SSP Clinical Project Management team in Ireland: Ensure staffing, training and development of (Sr.) Clinical Project Managers and Clinical Operations Specialists. Accountable for talent and career development of direct reports, including performance management to meet the operational demands of PLS’ Post Launch Scientific Support portfolio.

•Create & develop local processes to implement the End to End Clinical Trial Service strategy – collaboration with counter-part in SSP India is essential to ensure service consistency across location.

•Provide sound leadership and superior decision making support as well as services’ experience and process excellence to drive quality service implementation, cost optimization and continuous improvement in the PLS full service offering.

•Build on existing Novartis processes or develop new processes to provide guidance to the clinical trial teams to ensure that industry best-practice standards in operational and performance excellence are met and customer expectations are met or exceeded. Where necessary, develop and implement operating procedures to ensure regulatory compliance.

•Drive improvement in performance of service quality, turnaround time, customer feedback and other key performance measures and benchmark against best-in-class.

•Establish robust relationships with other PLS Operations teams, understanding the needs of stakeholders to identify potential service opportunities or improvements in service processes.

•Oversee and report progress against PLS’ Post Launch Scientific Support objectives whilst ensuring adherence to timelines and budgets.

•Provide clinical operational input to activities related to planning, execution and reporting of clinical trials to support clinical trial management.

•Proactively identify areas of potential concern, initiating corrective action when necessary, and identify innovative ways to improve productivity. Function as escalation contact point for trial teams.

•Ongoing review of clinical trial data in collaboration with appropriate CTT members and Brand Safety Leader, as needed.

•Champion cross-functional interaction and collaboration to ensure quality delivery of studies.

•In collaboration with QA, manage audits and regulatory inspections and create an audit readiness working environment.

•Interact with sourcing department to ensure selection of optimal vendors essential to service delivery and continual optimization of vendor services.

About the Novartis Global Service Centre in Dublin:

The Novartis Global Service Center (NGSC), Dublin, was set up in 2013 and is located in a state-of-the-art facility on the Merrion Road in Ballsbridge. The center, one of five around the world, delivers a broad variety of services to the Novartis divisions and organizations worldwide. Services offered by the Dublin team include scientific and commercial services, IT, HR Operations and Procurement. There are currently several hundred associates employed at the site with 32 nationalities speaking 28 languages.

The operation is continuing to grow rapidly and has a number of exciting vacancies for experienced high-caliber candidates who are interested in working as part of an international team delivering services globally. Novartis offers a rewarding career and a comprehensive benefits package.

Novartis is a world-leading healthcare company that provides innovative solutions to address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Headquartered in Switzerland, Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, eye care and cost-saving generic pharmaceuticals. Novartis is the only global company with leading positions in these areas. Novartis Group companies employ approximately 120,000 full-time-equivalent associates and its products are available in more than 180 countries around the world.

Benefits of Working for Novartis:

Competitive salary; Annual bonus
Pension scheme; Share scheme
Health insurance; 25 days annual leave
Flexible working arrangements
Subsidized dining facilities
Employee recognition scheme

‘I came for the job, I stay for the culture’

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Minimum requirements

Requirements:

•Degree or PhD in Life sciences/Pharmacy, with strong knowledge of clinical development and trial execution.
•Fluent English (oral and written) - other language is desirable.
•10 years of clinical research experience, including clinical trial management experience, with solid knowledge of global drug development process
•4 years of people management experience required, this may include people management in a matrix environment (Responsibility for 5 to 10 direct reports, depending on new trials & programs. Responsible for oversight of provision of Clinical Trials services)
•Excellent understanding of clinical trial methodology, GCP and medical terminology.
•Advanced planning and tracking skills with attention to detail. Well-organized, excellent time management with respect to priorities and self-management
•Strong management, interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills
•Quick action taker. Involves the right team members in the right situation at the right time.
•Ability to mentor, coach associates, and to coordinate interactions with internal and external partners.
•Superior people management skills with demonstrated positive leadership, innovative, and collaborative behaviours.

Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons

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Contact Information:

Address:  Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited
Frimley Business Park
Camberley
Surrey
GU16 7SR
England
Tel:  +44 (0)1276 692255
Fax:  +44 (0)1276 692508
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