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Operations Manager - FSP Programmes

Darmstadt
Permanent
Reference: JR073408
Description

At ICON, it's our people that set us apart. Our diverse teams enable us to become a better partner to our customers and help us to fulfil our mission to advance and improve patients' lives.

Our 'Own It' culture is driven by four key values that bring us together as individuals and set us apart as an organisation: Accountability & Delivery, Collaboration, Partnership and Integrity. We want to be the Clinical Research Organisation that delivers excellence to our clients and to patients at every touch-point. In short, to be the partner of choice in drug development.

That's our vision. We're driven by it. And we need talented people who share it.
If you're as driven as we are, join us. You'll be working in a dynamic and supportive environment, with some of the brightest and the friendliest people in the sector, and you'll be helping shape an industry.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a fast paced, busy environment for a leading global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.

Through combined functional, operational and talent expertise, DOCS offer resourcing solutions and FSP models that significantly improve business performance. This person will effectively manage Contract Placement Consultants (CPCs) who are insourced to a client, ensuring high performance, quality delivery of client objectives and continuous development of DOCS CPCs.

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the Operations Manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Complete DOCS induction and orientation for newly employed CPCs.
  • Ensure client-specific induction and orientation is planned, communicated and completed.
  • Establish goals and objectives for each CPC.
  • Monitor performance and conduct annual appraisal for each CPC, as applicable.
  • Conduct regular 1:1 meetings with assigned CPCs
  • Ensure timely submission and approval of time reports, expense reports and leave requests for assigned CPCs
  • Manage non-rechargeable expenses for assigned CPCs, per regional guidelines.
  • Create a positive relationship between DOCS, the CPC and the client to ensure retention.
  • Conduct accompanied site visits, if applicable / approved
  • Ensure timely identification, resolution and escalation of issues.
  • Implement, monitor and ensure appropriate completion of a Corrective Action Plan, if required.
  • Monitor and update relevant CPC data.

Client Relationship Management:

  • Establish routine teleconference and meeting schedule with client contact(s) to effectively manage client relationship.
  • Obtain regular client feedback to ensure CPCs are meeting performance expectations and PDPs are aligned with client goals.
  • Agree Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with client and periodically review results.
  • Ensure compliance with time and expense reporting requirements of client contracts.
  • Collaborate with client to forecast resource requirements.
  • Ensure DOCS understands current client procedures and expectations.
  • Proactively plan for contract extensions, completions and terminations in collaboration with client and relevant DOCS departments.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree or local equivalent, in life sciences, medicine or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant industry experience as Sr. CRA, Lead CRA, Project Lead or CRA Manager
  • Previous experience in clinical project management or/and line management is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, analyze and solve problems.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to operate in a multi-cultural environment.

ICON is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know through the form below.

 

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