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BioSolutions Engagement Leader

Covance 5/15/2018 6:31:33 AM
JOB ID: 20015 Category: Other
Indianapolis, Indiana

   

 

Job Overview

Play a pivotal role in the drug development process and advance your career

Do you love to manage relationships, lead strategic programs, and thrive in a dynamic, high-paced environment? Are you interested in making an impact on drug development through your everyday work? Are you passionate about advancing your career while making a difference in patients' lives?

If you said yes to these questions and you are looking for a place where you can explore a multitude of career paths across the drug development spectrum, consider joining Covance as a BioSolutions Engagement Leader within Covance's Central Laboratory Services (CLS). This is a permanent, full time position based in our Indianapolis laboratory.

As a BioSolutions Engagement Leader you will provide operational and scientific leadership and direction to the client and to Covance Business Development Team for potential and awarded programs. As an expert in drug development, they will be accountable to deliver early engagement activities including consultation, operational feasibility, standardization, and efficiency. Upon Win, facilitates transition from commercial to operational. They must have the ability to understand the operational and scientific rationale for the development of a wide variety of clinical trials. The BioSolutions Engagement Leader will serve as an operational and service liaison between Covance and the client supporting relationship management and delivery on client strategies across Covance Drug Development

In this position, you will be responsible for:

Early engagement:

Advance and deliver early engagement activities including but not limited to:

* Act as a consultant for scientific or study delivery to increase efficiency
* Drive client decisions to enable accelerated study delivery
* Review draft protocol to ensure feasibility
* Make recommendations that improve study design and logistical effectiveness
* Facilitate key scientific meetings to resolve issues, enable decisions or discuss new methods
* Collaborate with Covance Business Development team to ensure am accurate budget quotation
* Facilitate contracting process as required to ensure timely execution
* Proactively submit specific requests in preparation of protocol finalization and study set-up
* Provide sponsor specific operational guidance and direction to project and technical staff
* Develop standards and ensure compliance across portfolio
* Establish and own process to track value of early engagement activities
* Ensure optimal levels of client satisfaction are achieved

Operational Oversight and Business Development:

* Ensures high-quality, seamless transitions from pre-win through study setup
* Support the development of and drive the implementation of expanded services for new business as identified by Business Development, NSSO process, or customer needs
* Assist and participate in pan-CVD opportunity management and operations
* Coach and support team members to collaborate on the strategic goal set forth for the client
* Provide advice & input to support commercial/financial judgments affecting a program, pre- and /or post-award. This includes assisting in the development of marketing materials and client presentations.
* Prevent or resolve situations that have the potential to jeopardize client relationships.

Relationship Management:

* Provide a concierge type service to all levels of client staff including Business development, study delivery, data managers, and affiliate personnel (e.g., Client partner laboratory):
* Establish trusted relationships and effective communication channels throughout partnership network
* Develop deep communication rapport, embedded within the sponsor, across functions and multiple levels where necessary
* Develop thorough understanding of unique client specificities, adapting style to suit individual client preferences and requirements. Work with counterpart(s) to develop partnership acclimation plan to support the effective on-boarding of newly identified client partner
* Solidify relationships for operational and scientific collaboration and expertise
* Liaise with appropriate internal and external consultants to promote and maximize Covance capabilities and opportunities in integrated molecule development.

What we're looking for in you:

You are an Experience d leader, comfortable challenging and fostering accountability at all levels, both internally and externally. You are adept at the discipline of relationship management and bearing ultimate responsibility for ensuring all parties recognize maximum benefit. Do these statements and the following Experience and educational requirements sound like a great fit for you?

* BS/BA four year degree (or equivalent) in a life science, medical, scientific, technical or laboratory related science (additional related work Experience can be substituted for specific degree requirements). Master's Degree preferred.
* Five or more years of Clinical Trial management and/or Pharma Experience .
* Strong written and verbal communication skills.
* Strong negotiation and presentation skills.
* Working knowledge of computer applications (e.g.; MS Office).
* Proven ability to grasp complex concepts, be creative, and influence multiple departmental and functional processes.
* Proven ability to manage unusual issues and crisis situations while providing options and/or solutions.
* Skilled time, planning and deliverable management.
* Covance CLS Project Management, Sales or operational Experience (strong operational knowledge) preferred.
* Specific Therapeutic Expertise based on client needs (Oncology, Neuroscience, etc.) preferred.

Why People choose to work at Covance

"At Covance, it's our people that make us great – it's what our clients, our partners and, most importantly, what our employees say. Here, you'll have the opportunity to work with exceptional people with diverse viewpoints. You'll discover your own extraordinary potential as we build an even stronger organization with industry leaders from early development to the clinic and beyond."

Get to know Covance

Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp, is the world's most comprehensive drug development services company. Because of our broad Experience , from early research to commercialization, our more than 20,000 employees from across the globe are in a unique position to supply insights that go above and beyond testing. Our team's impact on healthcare is remarkable. Through their everyday work they've supported 100% of the top 50 drugs on the market and all the oncology drugs approved in 2016. Even though we span multiple businesses, we operate as one, sharing our knowledge to improve our efficiency and deliver on the promise of a healthier world.

The Covance team is driven by an energized purpose to improve health and improve lives across the globe. Here, you'll work alongside exceptional people who each play an important role in bringing new scientific discoveries and therapeutic area advancements to life. And, because we span the drug development spectrum, you'll directly impact a wide-range of initiatives as you explore unique career paths and discover your extraordinary potential.

Get ready to make a difference as we speed the delivery of groundbreaking therapies and improve lives of countless individuals.

EEO Statement

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

Education/Qualifications

Minimum Required:

BS/BA four (4) year degree (or equivalent) in a life science, medical, scientific, technical or laboratory related science (additional related work Experience can be substituted for specific degree requirements). Master's Degree preferred.

Experience

Required:

* Five or more years of Clinical Trial management and/or Pharma Experience .
* Strong written and verbal communication skills.
* Strong negotiation skills
* Strong presentation skills
* Working knowledge of computer applications (e.g.; MS Office)
* Proven ability to grasp complex concepts, be creative, and influence multiple departmental and functional processes.
* Proven ability to manage unusual issues and crisis situations while providing options and/or solutions.
* Skilled time, planning and deliverable management.

Preferred:

* Covance CLS Project Management, Sales or operational Experience (strong operational knowledge)
* Specific Therapeutic Expertise based on client needs (Oncology, Neuroscience, etc.)


Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Indianapolis, IN - Indiana



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