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Senior Project Manager - Market Access

Covance 4/22/2019 3:30:59 PM
JOB ID: 28281 Category: Project Management
San Diego, California



Job Overview

A career at Covance provides our employees the unique opportunity to make an immediate impact and difference in our patient's lives. Joining Covance will offer a rewarding career, a chance to work in an energetic & team oriented work place, and access to competitive benefits. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and a vast array of career options, you'll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning. As a Covance employee, your work will be meaningful, the patient outcomes are real, and the results are lasting. Our mission is to help our clients bring the miracles of medicine to market sooner.

We are currently hiring a project manager for any of our offices: San Diego, CA, Greenfield, IN, and Gaithersburg, MD.

Our successful project managers are experts who are passionate about achieving project success, whether through meticulous management of the details or through applying consultative and analytical acumen. They are not afraid to stand firm OR to change tactics to drive results. They know when to be in the forest and when to step back. They are adept in the arts of influence and communications. Most importantly, they are energized by creating win-win situations that corral various stakeholders towards a single, aligned end state.

If this excites you, this is your opportunity to have an exciting career and make a positive impact on people's lives.

Position Summary

Manage projects with overall responsibility for project success or numerous mid to smaller projects based on business unit priority.

Work with project sponsor(s) and the team to establish project performance goals, metrics and baselines.

Develop financial estimates and other financial models, as necessary.

Implement and follow Project Management Office standard methodologies, processes and tools, develop and maintains project documentation, work plans and project deliverables. Guide others in the use of the methodology and tools.

Manage and motivate project teams, plan work assignments and schedules and ensure deliverables are completed on time and within budget. Guide and monitor work performance.

Coordinate project activities with CVD IT, as appropriate.

Accountable to local CMA leadership for project delivery and direction

Establish and maintain effective communications with team members, stakeholders, senior management and contacts. Communicate project status to identified stakeholders through routine status reports and meetings.

Initiate and maintain issues logs, taking responsibility for identifying and coordinating resolution of all technical and business issues.

Ensure all project time is accounted for and project and team member activities are routinely collected and reported in standard fashion. Estimate resources needed on projects to ensure success.

Where appropriate, coordinate vendor activities to ensure project success.

Assist in the advancement of project management competencies, including development of methodologies and frameworks, development and conduct of education/training, completion of quality reviews and coaching/mentoring of others engaged in project management activities.

Other duties as required.


Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Healthcare Management or related field. Must possess in depth Experience in the deployment and maintenance of CRM solution ideally Siebel Health Care or Pegasystems.


· Minimum 4 years Experience in management and/or project management Experience to lead projects as well as guide others on project management techniques.

· Demonstrated capability to manage projects with budgets in excess of $500,000 leading these projects to successful implementation and life cycle.

· Experience managing call center implementation projects.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills to provide clear messages to all levels within Covance.

· Demonstrated ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationships with peers and constituents at all levels of the organization.

· Demonstrated analysis and problem solving skills using innovative thinking.

· Experience with standard project management tools, methodologies and frameworks.

· Broad working knowledge and Experience with healthcare applications and technology.

· Experience in managing large-scale projects.

· Experience working with and negotiating with external vendors.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: San Diego, 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).