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Sr Dir, Project Management - Infectious Diseases/Vaccines

North Wales
Permanent
Reference: JR068313
This vacancy has now expired.
Description

Senior Director, Project Management - Infectious Diseases/Vaccines (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 Infectious Diseases/Vaccines indications.
  • 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
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