Covance

  • Manager, Feasibility and Site Selection

    Job Location(s) UK-Maidenhead | ES-Barcelona | ES-Madrid | NL-Amsterdam | BE-Brussels | DE-Berlin | IT-Milan | IT-Rome | FR-Paris | PL-Warsaw
    Job Number
    2018-24171
    Job Category
    Study Start Up
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Job Overview

    Covance have an opportunity for a Manager, Feasibility and Site Selection to join the team. This is a full time, permanent position, based anywhere in the UK/EU.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for line management of Site Selection Lead staff, including coordination and evaluation of the team.
    • Approves action for staff members on salary administration, interviewing and selection, terminations, professional development, performance appraisals, job description preparation, and employee counselling.
    • Facilitates processes, resourcing, and communications within the Feasibility and Site Selection department.
    • Develops and implements training programs for the team; leads process improvement efforts.
    • Oversee the implementation of feasibility related systems and tools. Participates in the development, implementation, and maintenance of systems; provides input and requirements for long-range IT plans.
    • May represent Covance at professional meetings or seminars.
    • Oversee setup and conduct for feasibility/site identification studies according to timeline and quality standards and client expectations.
    • Lead internal planning meetings and contribute to client Kick Off Meetings and interim teleconferences.
    • Develops, in conjunction with the Global Feasibility Lead, the initial site list for feasibility and site identification; oversees a team responsible for these activities
    • Provides project oversight to ensure accuracy and quality of survey driven data, including review and QC of departmental deliverables at all stages of the feasibility/site identification conduct.
    • Liaise with the global, cross-functional teams, inclusive of legal, start-up, clinical, country teams, and project management.
    • Work with team to guide identification of potential risks and out of scope activity; discusses contingency plans with stakeholders as appropriate.
    • Ensure team is entering and updating internal tracking tools.
    • Develop best practice for feasibility/site identification conduct.
    • Develop and deliver training of feasibility and site identification requirements/processes

    Education / Qualifications

    Minimum Required:

    • Bachelor of Science or Science-related degree from a recognized University/College.
    • Practical experience and understanding of global drug development and clinical trials including demonstrated experience for the mining, manipulating and presenting of complex scientific data as it relates to clinical research and market analyses.

    Preferred:

    • Qualified candidate will have a BS in a related discipline; A MS or MBA is highly desirable.

    Experience

    Minimum Required:

    • Qualified candidate will have a BS in a related discipline.
    • Years of experience in the job discipline:
      • Sr. Manager: 6 + years in clinical trial related activities
      • Manager: 3+ years in clinical trial related activities
    • Years of experience in other professional roles:
      • Sr. Manager: At least 7 years of relevant industry experience within pharma/biotech, a CRO or consulting is required.
      • Manager: At least 4 years of relevant industry experience
    • Practical experience and understanding of global drug development and clinical trials including demonstrated experience for the mining, manipulating and presenting of complex scientific data as it relates to clinical research and market analyses.

    Position-specific Requirements:

    • Strong understanding of the feasibility, site identification, and selection for clinical trials
    • Clinical, start up, project management, or regulatory experience helpful
    • Familiarity and understanding of investigator performance data
    • Strong writing and presentation skills
    • Upholds the highest standard of personal professionalism and work integrity
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently
    • Strong attention to detail/quality control skills
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members, management, operations staff, clients, and executive management
    • Ability to inspire, to lead by example and motivate and negotiate with teams to seek solutions and get results
    • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities effectively
    • Strong understanding and experience in operationalizing clinical development programs in a global setting
    • Strong negotiation and relationship management skills
    • Experience in analysing study and investigator performance metrics
    • Ability to translate complex business questions and requirements and develop effective solutions
    • Strong business acumen
    • Self-motivated, works effectively under pressure
    • Technical Requirements:
    • Excellent computer skills, including strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other data capture and compilation tools
    • Experience with data manipulation, analysis, reporting and maintenance
    • Proven written and verbal communication skills, with strengths in independently gathering/presenting data for promotions and/or strategy.

     

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