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Data Project Manager

Covance 1/21/2019 1:37:47 PM
JOB ID: 25571 Category: Clinical Data Management
Tokyo, Japan



Job Overview


* Data management leadership on local/global, large and/or multiple projects with responsibility for the development of the project Data Management Plan; data management systems set-up; and data accession, data entry and data review specifications and processes; and oversight of data management activities for the delivery of clinical data according to client quality and integrity specifications, and project timelines and budgets.
* Develop and maintain a close liaison with project client contacts, core team members, and Project Managers to drive the data management aspects of project delivery.
* Management of clinical data vendors to achieve the productivity, quality, and timeline requirements of projects.


* Serve as the technical leader on all data management aspects for project(s) including start-up, maintenance, and completion activities.
* Develop Data Management Plans and Quality Management Plans that will deliver accurate, timely, consistent, and quality clinical data.
* Identify and implement solutions to project data management issues and concerns, including proactive prevention strategies based on metrics and forecasts.
* Serve as the project and client liaison including management and provision of project specific data management status, cycle time, and productivity metrics.
* Coordinate and participate in the development of the clinical data model and/or database design and annotate the CRF (eCFR) according to these specifications.
* Review data acquisition conventions and data review guidelines / diagnostic specifications consistent with the clinical data model, [statistical] analysis plans, and CRF (eCRF) completion / monitoring conventions.
* Coordinate the development and testing of data management system edit / data validation checks (diagnostics) and special listings / procedures used as tools for the data review and discrepancy management activities.
* Advanced planning and risk management for projects (issue escalation, resource management).
* Support recruitment of new data management candidates.
* Interact and collaborate with other project and specialty team members (clinical, programming, statistics, CDM technical support, drug safety, etc.) to support the set-up, maintenance, and closure of the data management aspects of the project to ensure consistent, cohesive data handling and quality.
* Supervise, mentor and evaluate performance of data managers in the location and aide in staff development, career development, interpersonal skills, and achievement of competency standards.
* Support the technical mentoring of data review staff in regional locations and aide in staff development, career development, interpersonal skills, and achievement of competency standards.
* Oversee the technical performance of the data review project staff on achieving client satisfaction through delivery of quality data, on-time and on-budget.
* Maintain technical data management competencies via participation in internal and external training seminars.
* Ensure project staffs are trained and adhere to project-specific, global, standardized data management processes.
* Identify areas for process and efficiency improvement and implement solutions on assigned projects.
* Support achievement of project revenue and operating margin for data management activities to agreed targets.
* Develop and maintain strategic client relationships and receive client satisfaction surveys and implement appropriate action plans as necessary.
* Support business development for data management time and cost estimates and prepare and present to potential clients on global data management capabilities.
* Review literature and research technologies / procedures for improving global data management practices.
* Perform other duties as assigned by management.


* University/college degree (life science, pharmacy or related subject preferred), or certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriately accredited institution (e. g., nursing certification, medical or laboratory technology).
* Knowledge of effective clinical data management practices
* In depth knowledge of clinical trial process and data management, clinical operations, biometrics, quality management, and systems applications to support operations.
* Working knowledge of the relationship and regulatory obligation of the CRO industry with pharmaceutical/biotechnological companies
* Business level English/Japanese, both written and verbal
* Ability to mentor junior members of the department, providing SME guidance on Data Management practices
* Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with peers
* Good organizational ability, communication, managerial, and interpersonal skills
* Time management skill and ability to adhere to project productivity metrics and timelines
* Proven ability to lead by example on project strategies and achievement of department goals, objectives and initiatives and to encourage team members to seek solutions
* Constructive problem solving attitude while deadline focused with time demands, incomplete information or unexpected events



* Minimum 8 years relevant work Experience in data management with approximately 3 years technical supervisory Experience to include data management, clinical operations, knowledge of several therapeutic areas
* Minimum 4 or more years of Electronic Data Capture Experience
* Minimum 2 years of Experience of project or people management of technical staff exceeding 3-5 employees


* Experience of representing Data Management in bid defence meetings, providing innovative solutions to meet client needs.
* Proven Experience in handling customer negotiations and Experience with managing Scope of Work and budgets
* Oncology therapeutic Experience .

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Tokyo, JPN - Japan


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).