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Associate Director of Project Management

Job Type(s):
Clinical Operations
Salary negotiable
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Date Posted:
19/12/2012 14:03:00
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My client is an international CRO based in Berkshire, they have an excellent new opportunity for an experienced Project Director to join them as Associate Director of Project Manager.

The Role:

  • Manage allocated Project Managers (including Senior PMs and Project Directors) and liaise with relevant Country Heads and Local Line Managers.
  • Participate in the selection process for Project Managers e.g. formal interviews, inductions etc.
  • Act as Project Managers in the absence of the relevant Project Manager.
  • Lead and develop Project Management teams, to ensure optimal focus on goals and achievement of objectives.
  • Provide expertise, guidance, advice, support and motivate project teams in the management of the assigned clinical trials.
  • Ensure that SOPs and ICH - GCP Guidelines / FDA Regulations are rigidly implemented in clinical trials managed and assist QA department with developing new SOPs and reviewing current SOPs.
  • Monitor and appraise the performance and compliance of clinical staff and /or sub-contractors in conducting their agreed objectives and/or their contractual obligations.
  • Liase regularly with the Executive Vice President (Clinical Development) on all clinical issues, both personnel and project.
  • Maintain an overview of projects managed by allocated PMs to identify potential high risk areas and resolve project related issues on an ongoing basis
  • Work with EVP to ensure appropriate resourcing of Project Management staff.
  • In consultation with line manager, organise task teams, to review current procedures and practices employed, and propose alternative or modified methods / techniques that are potentially more efficient, cost effective and/or improve the quality of clinical trials
  • Attend and present at selected meetings or courses, which may impact on business and development, have project specific importance or major implications.
  • Support Business Development and provide in-house scientific /clinical expertise and co-attendance with marketing executives at promotional events / exhibitions
  • Review proposals, attend bid defence meetings and prepare Project Managers for bid defence meetings
  • Monitor resource allocation of Project Managers and recommend for new studies.
  • Liaise with Business Development to ensure smooth handover of clinical studies to Project Managers.
  • Plan and Implement Quality Checks for assigned projects.

The Requirements:

  • Life Sciences and/or Nursing background
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience

To discuss this position in more detail contact Emma Hobbs +44 1483 397070 emma@arc-7.com