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Proj Manager, Data Management

US-Pennsylvania-North Wales; Mexico-Mexico City
Permanent
Reference: 059290_2
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Description
Project Manager, Data Management
 
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.  Responsible for managing data management teams, studies and programs of studies under the general direction of Sr. Project Manager or the Director of Data Management. Work with Clinical Operations, CDMS, Biostatistics, CDS, ITG, Medical Writing, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance to ensure that data collected during trials are managed according to corporate standards and meet regulatory guide lines for data integrity.
 
Overview of the Role
 
  • Recognize exemplify and adhere to ICON's values which centers around our commitment to People, Clients and Performance .
  • As a Manager, the employee is expected to recognize the importance of and create a culture of process improvement with a focus on streamlining our processes adding value to our business and meeting client needs.
  • Travel (approximately  15%) domestic and/or international.
  • Manage the Data Management team, study and or program of studies to ensure project objectives are met within budget, to agreed timeline and to high level of quality.
  • Manage clinical data management staff as appropriate, including but not limited to resource planning. Recruitment, performance evaluations and training .
  • Develop and foster sponsor relationships through effective project management and communication.
  • Represent or offer significant contributions to the representation of data management on specific sponsor partnerships and/or alliances provide regular status reports and KPls to senior management and represent Data Management at oversight meetings.
  • Manage the forecast and revenue recognition process by continuous review of monthly files and incremental review of project analysis files to meet departmental objectives for profit and margins.
  • Represent Data Management at internal and external audits and manage findings through resolution both operationally and within the Quality Management System
  • Provide Project Management to Biostatistics and Medical Writing when Clinical Operations is not a function provided by ICON.
  • Contribute to the development,  implementation and maintenance of guidelines and procedures (SOPs, Training manuals, etc.) to facilitate the efficient performance of data management activities.
  • Actively participate in departmental and company initiatives.      
  • Actively  participate in the development of departmental specific training courses and conduct instructor led training courses for data management staff.
  • Provide input into CRF design, protocol review, edit check specifications, data entry conventions, monitoring guidelines, and any other study related documents , as required.
  • Actively participate in Business Development presentations to sponsors as required.
  • Assist Business Development colleagues with the preparation of Data Management bids as required.
  • Provide other general duties as required to support the company.
  • Develop supporting staff skills, encourage growth and provide regular performance feedback in one to one meetings and interim/yearly appraisals.
  • Manage staff and set clear goals and objectives .
  • Address performance issues promptly and devise a development plan to address areas for development.
  • Effectively manage work priorities of self and direct reports, delegating responsibilities where appropriate .
  • Monitors compliance to ensure studies are in line with internal quality Initiatives and that they are inspection ready.
  • Monitor compliance to Track wise responses, PV timesheets, Veeva Vault; learn to ensure no backlogs built.
  • Acts as mentor to all junior staff levels.
 
Role Requirements
  • To perform this job successfully , an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily . The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations  may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions .
  • US/LATAM/CAN : A minimum of 6 years clinical data management experience. A minimum of 3 years' experience as a data management lead or point of contact for day to day activity on studies with key responsibilities for study  set-up  and  close-out  tasks  as well  as overseeing  and coordinating  tasks delegated  to the study  team members.
  • EU/APAC: In depth proven clinical research industry experience.
  • Appropriate experience and understanding of at least one clinical data management system (e.g. RAVE, INFORM, OCRDC)
  • Knowledge of FDA regulations and all relevant local or regional regulations respecting data quality and clinical trials conduct.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Capability to work within a team environment
  • Capability to manage competing priorities in a changeable environment. .
  • Capability to handle stressful situations and deadlines,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Due to the nature of this positibn, it may be required for the employee to travel. Therefore, dependent on the employee's location, the employee may be required to possess a valid Driver's license.
 
Benefits of Working in ICON
 
Other than working with a great team of smart and energetic people, we also offer a very competitive benefits package.  This varies from country to country so a dedicated recruiter will discuss this with you at interview stage.
 
We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.   
 
What’s Next?
 
Following your application you will be contacted by one of our dedicated recruiters and if successful we will be able to provide you with more details about this opportunity.
 
ICON is an equal opportunity employer - M/F/D/V and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.
 
 
ICON is an equal opportunity employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.
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