Posted to MedZilla on 9/21/2017


England, Global Associate Director of Project Management CR_TS_13378-MZ


ProClinical is seeking an Associate Director, PM for an International is a mid-size Contract Research Organization (CRO) that has a massive global reach. This CRO is looking for a hands-on individual, with an outgoing personality; suitable for somebody who wants to be a bigger fish in a smaller pond. Please bear in mind that a PD in a large CRO will not be suitable for this, unless they have line managed at Global /European level. This role will manage Project Managers and assist them in the execution of projects to a high standard of quality and within contractual budget and timelines. Work across departments and locations to ensure POI Project Managers are delivering a quality full-service product to its sponsors. To oversee/ensure all aspects of project development are conducted in accordance to sponsors requirements.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Line manage, direct, lead, develop and supervise Project Managers.
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with internal and external clients. Face-to-face and remote liaison with client contacts to review and discuss status (e.g. project successes, issues and opportunities) of awarded projects.
  • 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. Maintain an overview of projects managed by allocated Project Managers to identify potential high-risk areas and resolve project related issues on an ongoing basis.
  • Assist Project Manages in managing project finance including identifying change orders. Collaborate with Finance to ensure all issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that SOPs, ICH - GCP Guidelines and local regulations are implemented in clinical trials managed by POI and assist QA department with developing new SOPs and reviewing current SOPs.
  • Work with PM management team to ensure appropriate resourcing of Project Management staff on projects. Liaise regularly with the Director Project Management on project issues.
  • Participate in the selection process for Project Managers e.g. formal interviews, inductions etc.
  • Review each project to include clinical progress, quality, risks and budgetary status at the Project Review Meeting.
  • Monitor and appraise the performance and compliance of project managers in conducting their agreed objectives and/or their contractual obligations. Implement checks for agreed objectives of Project Managers.
  • Review, identify and recommend training needs for Project Managers. Assist with POI internal training as and when required.
  • Participate in project management and corporate initiatives supporting the development of the project management function at POI.
  • Review proposals, attend bid defence meetings and prepare Project Managers for bid defence meetings.
  • Ensure smooth handover of clinical studies to Project Managers

Skills and Requirements:

  • Ideally office based, home based could be considered.
  • Permanent, Fulltime.
  • MD, Life Science, nursing background and/ or combination of education/experience
  • Minimum 8 years project management and clinical trial management experience including coaching of Project Managers
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent reporting skills
  • Ability to work across multiple functions and cultures
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required
  • Excellent English communication skills: written and verbal
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to deal with competing priorities
  • Strong reasoning and creative solving skills
  • Excellent presentation skills.

To Apply:

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In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please call Theodora Savlovschi-Wicks on +44 203 7520 314 or upload your CV on our website -
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