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Senior Project Manager, Oncology

Covance 9/5/2018 5:10:04 PM
JOB ID: 21169 Category: Other
Los Angeles, California



Job Overview

Senior Project Manager, Oncology | Remote

Are you ready to redefine what's possible, and discover your exceptional potential at Chiltern, a Covance Company? A career here provides the unique chance to create a lasting impact and difference in our patient's lives. Joining our team will offer you a rewarding career, an opportunity to work in a high-energy & collaborative work place, along with access to comprehensive benefits. Your work will be meaningful, the patient outcomes are real, and the results are lasting. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you'll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

Our mission is to help our clients bring the miracles of medicine to market sooner -- join us for your next career move.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to join our Late Phase Oncology team. In this position, you will lead cross-functional project teams ensuring delivery of customer expectations while maintaining client happiness. You will serve as the key client contact on your assigned projects. Additional responsibilities include:

* Monitor project timeline and scope to ensure both remain on track. Initiate and implement appropriate actions.
* Prepare and actively participate as operational lead in internal project review meetings. Depending on size and scope of project, this job duty may be performed in collaboration with a Project Director.
* Accountable for budget across assigned project(s) including financial performance targets and the control and minimizing of write-offs.
* In collaboration with relevant departments, develop costings and proposals and prepare and deliver presentations for business as required.
* Ensure cross-functional collaboration among project team members including both internal and external services.
* Serve as escalation point for project issues.
* Resolve conflicts as needed.
* Lead implementation of Six Sigma initiatives on projects.
* Monitor project timeline and scope to ensure both remain on track. Initiate and implement appropriate actions.
* Actively engage in both quality assurance and risk management activities to ensure project deliverables are met according to both Covance and client requirements.
* Collaborate with finance to initiate monthly invoicing.
* Ensure that all staff allocated to assigned project(s) adheres to professional standards and SOPs.
* Initiate improvements to improve the efficiency and the quality of the work performed on assigned projects.
* Provide performance feedback of team members to respective supervisors.
* Present at external and/or internal meetings and ensure client satisfaction.
* Define and manage project resource needs and establish succession plans for key resources.
* Build required project plans. Implement and monitor progress against project plans and revise as necessary..
* Serve as a key point of contact for assigned projects.
* Establish working relationships with client project teams which result in client satisfaction, operational excellence and thereby increase potential for repeat business.
* Prepare and actively participate as operational lead in internal project review meetings. Depending on size and scope of project, this job duty may be performed in collaboration with a Project Director.
* May have line management responsibilities for the training, utilization, development and performance review of assigned staff.
* Meet resource management and utilization targets for assigned staff.
* Meet financial performance targets for the assigned projects and proactively manage change control process both internally and externally.
* Ensure lessons learned are implemented across projects currently being managed.
* Contribute to development and management of client project metrics.


Required Education:

* University/college degree (life science preferred) or certification in a related health profession (i.e. nursing, medical or laboratory technology) from an appropriately accredited institution.


* Masters or other advanced degree.
* PMP certification.


Required Experience :

* 5+ years clinical research Experience
* 3+ years Experience managing global research studies
* 3+ years oncology Experience
* Detailed knowledge of financial control procedures, ICH Guidelines and GCP including international regulatory requirements for the conduct of clinical development programs.
* Deep understanding of drug development process.
* Experience leading multiple regions, departments and/or vendors.
* Experience managing project metrics (Finance/ Quality /KPI) and running financial tracking system.
* Ability to negotiate and liaise with clients in a professional manner and to present to staff at all levels.

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.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Los Angeles, CA - California


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).