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Senior Director, Project Management - Women's Health

Reference: JR063287

Senior Director, Project Management - Women's Health (Home-based)

At ICON, it's our people that set us apart.

We are passionate about hearing from Senior Project Directors with key critical thinking and problem solving skills that can influence and lead in a global, cross-functional project management environment.

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 30%) domestic and/or international
  • Line-manage and ensure collaboration within a team of Directors and Project Managers in the planning, execution and governance of projects/portfolios
  • Manage the resources to ensure that established cost, time, and quality goals are met
  • Manage development, provide direction and support, and mentor PMs/PDs and/or their managers as needed
  • Provide technical support and guidance (including scope definition , risk identification and mitigation, resource planning, goals and deliverables) to assigned PM staff
  • Plan capacity across new/existing PM/PD resources and secure needed resources whilst optimising staff utilisation/recovery
  • Keeps Global VP, PM, business sponsors, business-unit leadership and all stake-holders regularly informed of project/program progress, risks and issues through periodic reporting
  • Ensure all necessary training is provided to assigned staff to improve their job performance and knowledge
  • In conjunction with colleagues and senior management , responsible for setting agenda and developing training philosophy for ICON PM group, including successful execution throughout the team
  • Ensure team alignment with cross-functional leadership goals and company initiatives
  • Measure and report PM KPls and lead continuous improvement
  • Contribute to the ICON PMO model built on strong teamwork , frequent and transparent inter and intra divisional communication , continuous process improvement, metrics management and global team harmonization
  • Act as the key client contact for designated clinical projects/programs , and develop successful relationships with clients to drive increased volume of business. This includes active participation in client operations committee or executive committees as necessary.
  • Demonstrate understanding of drug development including planning and delivery for a product (drug asset) through multiple phases of development.

What you need

  • A Bachelor's Degree in medicine, science or equivalent experience in the Clinical Research field and you have the therapeutic experience in across a wide array of Women's Health indications.
  • Minimum of 12 years Project Management experience
  • 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
  • Working knowledge of project management technique and tools
  • Direct work experience in a global, cross-functional project management environment
  • Proven experience in people management
  • Proven experience in strategic planning, risk management and change management
  • Ability to work closely with business unit leadership to understand customer's needs
  • Strong analytical skills and business acumen
  • Executive presence with ability to confidently deliver complex presentations to senior management
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% as needed
Why join us?
  • You will be working to accelerate the delivery of new Women's Health therapies to patients
  • Ongoing development as a Senior Project Director and the opportunity to progress your career, with the potential to move into other related areas to improve your skill set
  • You will have creative resources to be successful in delivering results, inspiring others and becoming a trusted partner
We offer a competitive benefits package that includes a comprehensive health plan, retirement plan, highly competitive pay, corporate bonus plan, 5 weeks PTO, and many other incentives.
You will be joining us at the very right time - we're listed on the Forbes Best Employers of 2018, for the second year in a row!
ICON Plc is an equal opportunity employer. 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.
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