Director, Project Management
Worldwide Clinical Trials - Morrisville, NC

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SUMMARY: The Director, Project Management (DPM) will provide functional leadership to PM/SPM, support and oversight of large, multi-national projects, may be responsible for directing and leading the activities of a therapeutic area within a Region; may be responsible for directing large national or global projects or a program of projects, and/or complex projects in terms of customer/deliverables.

Works effectively across multiple divisions to direct the delivery of projects/programs within cost, time and quality requirements

Provide direct supervision, support, training and mentoring to project managers

Immediate supervision of employees, prepares and conducts performance appraisals and salary reviews, and applies company policies

Works with leadership in all functional areas on the continuous development/improvement of business processes to support cross functional teams and to ensure that work is uniform, complete and managed appropriately instigating and leading change initiatives

Communicates with sponsor (s) to obtain direction and feedback on scope of work and performance

Serves as a liaison with Business Development and Bids/Contracts for the client presentations and proposal development

Assists in resource utilization, policy development, and implementation of goals

Tasks may include but are not limited to:
Direct line management of project management reports

Accountable for multiple projects simultaneously

Lead core project team and facilitate their ability to lead extended/complete project team

Lead cross unit coordination both internal and external, inclusive of sub-contractors

Define and manage project resource needs and establish contingency plans for key resources

Ensure successful design, implementation, tracking and revision of project plans for assigned projects

Promote effective teamwork among project team members

Resolve conflicts as needed

Ensure appropriate communication on project-related matters with Senior Management

Meet financial performance targets for the assigned clinical projects/programmes

Ensure project deliverables are met according to both WCT and client expectations

Initiate improvements to enhance the efficiency and the quality of the work performed on assigned projects

May be key client contact for assigned projects/clients

Establish excellent working relationships with client project teams and vendors to ensure client satisfaction and operational excellence

Ensure that all staff allocated to assigned projects adheres to professional standards and SOPs established for clinical research

Perform other duties as assigned by management

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Strong leadership skills

Strong financial acumen

Excellent judgment and decision making skills

Effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing

Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving ability

Effective organizational skills and negotiation skills

Expert knowledge of project management principles and application

Knowledge of budgeting, forecasting and resource management

A relationship builder who is able to work effectively in matrix organizations

A clear and deep understanding of the challenges of working in a multicultural service organization

Knowledge of regulatory guidelines and Directives

Skilled in process improvement, especially as it applies to clinical trials, clinical development and project management

Knowledge of medical therapeutic area and medical terminology

Strong marketing and negotiation skills

Computer skills

University/college degree (life science preferred) or certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriately accredited institution (e.g., nursing certification, medical or laboratory technology) or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities

Minimum of ten (10) years of clinical pharmaceutical industry experience including demonstrated skills and competency in clinical project management tasks

A demonstrated track record of success in clinical development and in leading and developing professional staff in a project led environment

Proven experience developing and managing the budgets and resources of a segment of the business

Experience using project management software

Experience in conducting global clinical trials

Available for domestic and international travel, including overnight stays

Valid Passport

Ability to drive and have a valid driver’s license

Fluent in local office language and in English, both written and verbal

Broad knowledge of drug development process and client needs

Required Skills

Required Experience

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