Covance

  • Project Manager I BioPharm CMC

    Job Location(s) UK-Harrogate
    Job Number
    2018-25800
    Job Category
    Project Management
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Job Overview

    Working as part of the Global Project Management Office (PMO), the Project Manager (PM) routinely conducts full management of Client projects, assessing when input from the Senior PM’s / Associate Director is required to guide their projects. In this role, the PM will provide internal and external Clients with a central point of contact for projects. The individual is accountable for leading the Project teams to ensure that Client requirements and deliverables are met. This involves end to end management of a project, encompassing effective management of Client communication and use of the appropriate tools to ensure the successful initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and completion of projects. In support of a project, a PM will assist with study costing and contract requests and is accountable for financial tracking and reconciliation of projects.

     

    The PM collaborates with Lead Scientist(s) to ensure projects are conducted in compliance with appropriate protocol, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and regulatory agency guidelines, in a timely, efficient, and quality manner. The PM will be required to utilize good communication skills to liaise with internal and external project teams, departmental management and the Client to ensure effective progress throughout the life cycle of a project. Strong interpersonal skills are required as is the ability to negotiate with both internal and external Clients.

     

    The individual will identify and following approval, initiate the introduction of new processes and contribute to development and delivery of internal projects within the PMO. They will also support the day-to-day running of the PMO and publish internal and Client specific KPIs/KRIs.

    Education / Qualifications

    Recommended:

    • The post holder will have a relevant degree and/or of relevant Project Management Office experience.
    • The ability to get things done by influencing others (both internal and external).
    • An up to date knowledge of regulatory guidelines is desirable.
    • Knowledge of capabilities and expertise of the Covance organisation and companies that may provide support services.
    • Commercial awareness, interpersonal and negotiating skills.
    • Be accredited to (and maintain) or be working towards Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) status.
    • Learn and maintain knowledge of process excellence processes, tools and activities.

    Experience

    Minimum Required:

     

    • Experience in industry ideally and Project Management experience.
    • Computing skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets (e.g. Microsoft Office packages and Microsoft Project).
    • The post holder should be able to communicate effectively at all levels with other Covance employees, as well as external clients, suppliers, etc.
    • Proven ability to prioritize and manage time.

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