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Project Manager, Biometrics

Covance 6/6/2018 6:26:23 PM
JOB ID: 20736 Category: Other
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Job Overview

Project Manager

Biometrics – Strategic Partnerships

We are seeking a Project Manager with excellent presentation and communication skills for Technical Services only projects on our Biometrics Team within our Strategic Partnerships Group. This position can be based in King of Prussia or Home-Based within North America.

In this role, the selected candidate will provide leadership and support to the Biometrics team including developing and maintaining close working relationships with client's project management and all relevant client teams to ensure client satisfaction and operational / customer service excellence; establishing and maintaining oversight for all Biometrics timelines and deliverables; managing client expectations with respect to scope of work and Biometrics deliverables.; ensuring efficient cross−functional hand−offs and proactively plan for downstream tasks. Also, the selected candidate will responsible for developing and maintaining project plans, trackers and any project-specific documentation along with maintaining a close working relationship with internal Biometrics team members; providing project progress updates including status and potential issues and recommendations for issues resolution to appropriate staff; ensure that quality control procedures and checks have been performed on all key deliverables assuring that they are of high quality before release to the Client

Additionally, the selected candidate will ensure that the projects teams are communicating, interacting and cooperating for success; initiate start up meeting and documentation; schedule necessary meetings internally and externally and ensure that meeting minutes are prepared; track budget and scope changes, obtain client approvals for change in scope of work and initiate and follow up on change order/contract amendment activities; determine and manage project resource needs and utilization according to project contract and contract amendments; monitor profitability with Finance and Management and responsible for project revenues and margin as needed; ensure team training and the project documentation is complete, current and audit ready; and provide leadership



· 4−year or equivalent college degree from an appropriately accredited institution, preferably in science or applicable industry−related Experience , Master's degree or equivalent preferred.

· At least three years project management Experience preferably in CRO, biotech or pharmaceutical setting. Global or large trial Experience preferred.

Knowledge of CDISC processes (SDTM and ADaM) is required.


* Demonstrated ability to project manage, e.g., motivate, lead and prioritize workload for a diverse team and well established Experience with project plans, including Communications Plans and Risk Management Plans.

* Demonstrated problem solving, judgment and decision−making skills with ability to identify potential problems and provide creative solutions to issues surrounding on−time, on−budget and quality study delivery.

* Effective verbal and written communication skills and excellent presentation skills.

* Strong interpersonal, organizational, time-management, conflict-management and negotiation skills.

* Highly motivated, proactive and able to work independently and also within project team.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Philadelphia, PA - Pennsylvania


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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).