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Senior Director, Strategy and Planning, Cardiovascular, Metabolic, Endocrine and Renal Diseases

Covance 5/18/2018 3:56:07 PM
JOB ID: 19862 Category: Other
Boston, Massachusetts



Job Overview

The Senior Director is an Experience d leader within a Therapeutic Area Center of Excellence, and is expected to leverage that Experience to enable a team to grow a portfolio of innovative and profitable business, and/or oversee the design of effective and differentiated strategies for operational delivery with clients and internal experts and/or oversee the portfolio of clinical studies being conducted in a therapeutic area within the CDCS, Phase II-IV business. As such the Senior Director is expected to establish and grow client relationships, be seen as an industry leader, be an effective line manager, and engage as a leader and subject matter expert in relevant process improvement and change management activities.

Essential Job Duties:

Commercial Acumen

* Has a good understanding of the industry, market and our clients and presents Covance's medical and scientific capabilities to clients. Leads growth within the Therapeutic Area; designs and develops winning trial solutions that result in a growing, profitable portfolio of business in the TA
* Owns client expectations and satisfaction; identifies, develops and fosters new and existing client relationships at senior operational levels with clients, KOLs, TA-specific networks, Vendor Partners and guides teams in delivering to establish/maintain effective client relationships
* Leads high quality end-to-end business development strategies, including RFI/RFP response, proposal development, bid defense preparation and presentations
* Markets and supports Covance's capability, visibility and position through publications, investigator networks, presentations at conferences, meetings and TA specific-webinars


* Engages with Covance's leadership to help drive and implement TA-specific initiatives, including cross TA and functional integrated opportunities, to grow and expand the Therapeutic Area.
* Helps to define and implement the TA vision and strategy; translates this into key initiatives and priorities; develops and delivers against TA operating plans & project plans; able to achieve results in a global, virtual and complex environment; tracks and measures progress.
* Partners with peers ensuring consistency (quality, standards, policies, processes and practices) across the portfolio in the TA and across TAs
* Leads by Example in building and sustaining a scalable organization; creates a forward looking culture of ownership and accountability; delegates for development and growth; identifies and sets up high performers for success; is self-aware and a learner.
* Effectively leads in a global, complex environment; sets clear expectations; coaches and mentors for success; consistently communicates and connects; fosters a continuous learning environment
* Attracts, selects, on-boards, develops and retains high performing talent; strengthens and deepens talent bench and succession;

Operational Leadership and Financial Acumen

* Leads portfolio growth and delivery, encompassing consistent quality, assuring both patient safety, GCP compliance and maintains investigator relations
* Ensures allocated resources are aligned with current and projected work in terms of capability, quantity, timing, efficiency
* Part ownership of the global P&L for the TA (sales targets, revenue, margin, budget, forecasting, write-offs, fixed-price gains, expense management, resources etc.)

Subject Matter Expertise

* Contributes to the TA commercial, operational, medical and scientific leadership and direction, leveraging expertise from other functions as required
* Ensures development and delivery of TA & program-specific training is delivered appropriately
* Participates in training opportunities to advance knowledge of TA, drug development, and GCP by attending scientific conferences and maintain current literature review.


Bachelor's degree required.

Advance degree, PhD and/or MBA preferred


Minimum Required:

* 10 or more years of drug development and clinical research Experience (pharmaceutical, biotech or CRO), preferably including 3 or more years leading PII-PIV clinical trials in respective Therapeutic Area
* 2 or more years global leadership Experience , ideally in a complex, virtual and matrix environment leading large multi-functional teams

* Broader level client relationships and business development Experience
* Demonstrated vision, strategy and growth Experience
* Financial acumen (P&L, budget, forecast, resources etc.)

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Boston, MA - Massachusetts


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).