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Project Manager - BiopharmCMC

Covance 3/28/2019 8:37:36 AM
JOB ID: 29738 Category: Project Management
Harrogate, United Kingdom



Job Overview

Who we are and what we do:

Covance is a global, world-leading Life Sciences Contract Research Organisation that provides dedicated and fully comprehensive laboratory testing and drug development services to the pharmaceutical industry.

At Covance, we offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with talented colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. We put our trust in science and in one another. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring the miracles of medicine to market sooner, as Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop one-third of all prescriptions medicines in the market today.

The Role:

Our Northern UK sites in York & Harrogate are currently recruiting for a Project Manager to join the Biopharmaceutical Chemistry Manufacturing Controls (CMC) division. The CMC division provides end-to-end analytical solutions and testing services to ensure quality control of our clients' manufactured drug products. Once this testing is complete, it brings our clients one-step closer to successfully launching the drug product on the market; helping bring medicine to patients.

As a Project Manager for the CMC division, you will work as part of the Global Project Management Office to conduct full supervision of client projects. Our clients are leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies and the projects that you will manage will ensure the clients manufactured products pass all quality testing and are fit for purpose.

As the Project Manager, you will be pivotal in end-to-end management of a project, acting as the central point of contact for the internal scientific team performing the analysis and the external client to ensure all requirements and deliverables are met in the specified time frame. You will successfully initiate, plan, execute, monitor and complete the projects, assisting with study costing and with accountability for financial tracking.

The Project Manager will collaborate with the Lead Scientist to ensure the projects analytical tests is conducted in compliance with appropriate protocol, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and regulatory agency guidelines.

You will utilise excellent communication and leadership skills to liaise with internal and external project teams, departmental management and the Client to ensure effective progress throughout the life cycle of a project.

What Covance can offer you:

* Competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including health cover and contributory
* Unrivalled opportunities to develop a successful career in the scientific industry.
* Unsurpassed career development opportunities. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you will be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.
* Ability to work with a variety of different clients on wide ranging global projects.
* Great North Yorkshire locations.

Education / Qualifications

* The post holder will have a relevant degree and/or relevant Project Management Office Experience .

*Be accredited to (and maintain) or be working towards a recognised Project Management qualification.

*An up to date knowledge of GxP regulatory guidelines is desirable.

*Knowledge of capabilities and expertise of the Covance organisation and companies that may provide support services.


*3-5 years Project Management Experience within the Scientific Industry.

*Computing skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets (e.g. Microsoft Office packages and Microsoft Project).

*Proven ability to prioritize and manage time.

*Commercial awareness, interpersonal and negotiating skills.

*The ability to get things done by influencing internal and external stakeholders.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Harrogate, UK - United Kingdom


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).