AD, Project Management - Oversight Function - Late Phase Trials Team

AD, Project Management - Oversight Function - Late Phase Trials Team

02 May 2024
South Carolina, Greenville / upstate, 29601 Greenville / upstate USA

AD, Project Management - Oversight Function - Late Phase Trials Team

Job DescriptionThis position requires a background working with late phase clinical trials. Please outline this experience in your submittal for consideration.Associate Director, Project Management - (Oversight Function) - Late Phase TrialsAt Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life - enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while taking science a step beyond through research, development and delivery of life-changing therapies. With clinical trials conducted in 100+ countries and ongoing development of novel frameworks for clinical research through our PPD clinical research portfolio, our work spans laboratory, digital and decentralized clinical trial services. Your determination to deliver quality and accuracy will improve health outcomes that people and communities depend on – now and in the future.Our Project Delivery colleagues within our PPD® clinical research services direct, coordinate and manage the technical and operational aspects of projects, securing the successful completion of clinical trials. This includes collaborating with functional area leads to identify and evaluate fundamental issues on the project and to ensure that solutions are implemented. Project Delivery is vital to helping our customers deliver life-changing therapies.Through our global team, you may engage in diverse initiatives and projects, or be part of a virtual international project team gaining cross-cultural experience. Therapeutic scopes include: infectious and respiratory diseases, oncology/hematology, neurosciences, cardiovascular and metabolic, general medicine and vaccines.Discover Impactful Work:We are seeking an Associate Director, Project Management in our Oversight Late Phase Trials Team . This role is for the North America region and is remote based.The Oversight Associate Director is accountable for strategic indication or client-specific portfolio management within a Therapeutic Unit. Provides therapeutic expertise in project delivery execution, demonstrating the ability to react quickly and appropriately to escalations. Provokes critical thinking in the Project Lead related to delivery operations, financial negotiations, and risk mitigations/issue management for a project. Drives the overall strategy development for proposals and pre-proposal opportunities.A day in the Life:

Accountable for strategic indication or client-specific portfolio management within a Therapeutic Unit.

Expertly navigates the need to dive in/dive out of situations while ensuring the Project Lead remains empowered.

Provokes critical thinking in Project Lead related to execution of delivery, financial negotiations, and prioritization.

Provides insight into proposal strategy in prep for bid defense.

Works with Therapeutic Unit Head in development of business growth strategies.

Maintains awareness and engages as appropriate in the Con Mod process.

Communicates with People Manager(s) to support the development of the employee providing expertise and perspective related to client needs, indication and therapeutic knowledge.

Keys to Success:Education

Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification


Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 10-12+ years).

5+ years of management responsibility

Proven leadership skills

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Comprehensive therapeutic area knowledge, clinical development guidelines and directives and regulatory guidelines

Expert knowledge of the key principles of cross functional project management (Time, Quality, Cost)

Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills

Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills including the ability to lead, motivate and coordinate cross-functional project teams

Technical and systems competency, such as computer skills, to include effective use of systems and applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as organization systems (CTMS, Preclarus, Clarity)

Proven flexibility and ability to effectively prioritize workload and resources for project team members in a frequently changing environment

Skilled in process improvement and strategic development, especially as it applies to clinical trials, clinical development and project management

Ability to coach, mentor and lead global and/or cross-functional teams with a cultural awareness

Strong financial acumen with an in-depth of knowledge and practical application of budgeting, forecasting and resource management

Excellent customer service and relationship building skills with the ability to proactively address and prioritize expectations

Strong executive presence and business acumen

Advanced negotiation and marketing skills with ability to influence others and drive results

Proactive, solutions oriented and skilled at risk management

Excellent judgment, decision making and problem-solving skills and proven ability to apply critical and analytical strategic thinking skills to manage complex/ambiguous situations

Ability to drive corporate strategies to capture, engage and retain repeat customers

Work EnvironmentThermo Fisher Scientific values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.

Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.

Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.

Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.

May require travel. (Recruiter will provide more details.)

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need.#StartYourStory with PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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