Exec Dir, Project Delivery

POSTED ON 11/12/2022 CLOSED ON 11/26/2022
Syneos Health - USA Hired Organization Address Metlakatla, AK Remote Full Time

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Executive Director, Project Delivery

Come discover what our 25,000 employees already know: work here matters everywhere. We’re a growing and evolving biopharmaceutical industry leader, which means you’ll have endless opportunities to work with experts around the world and build the career you’ve dreamed of. As a part of the Syneos Health team, you’ll help us deliver results for a rewarding reason - we improve patients’ lives around the world. Because to us, a patient isn’t just a number, they’re our family, friends, and neighbors.

Why Syneos Health
  • #SyneosHealthLife means we’re committed to our Total Self culture - where everyone can authentically be themselves. Our Total Self culture is what unites us globally, and we know every person’s unique contributions make a difference.
  • We believe our success is a direct result of the people who are driving it - you! We value your dedication to care for our customers and patients, so we want to focus on taking care of you. That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits program encompassing your total health - physical, mental and financial.
  • We are continuously building the company we all want to work for and our customers want to work with. Why? Because when we bring together diversity of thoughts, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives - we’re able to create a place where everyone feels like they belong.

Job Summary

Oversees project delivery operations for key accounts and large partnerships-in addition to providing business development assistance for the assigned book of work to achieve target revenue and profitability while ensuring the contracted services and expectations for all projects are delivered by the project teams in accordance with executed contracts and Customers’ expectations.

Job responsibilities
  • Provides oversight for all assigned projects to ensure study launch, conduct and closeout occur according to the Customer’s and company's contractual agreement. Ensures studies progress according to internal and Customer quality standards, SOPs, GCPs and ICH guidelines to fulfill all federal and local regulations.
  • Forecasts, prioritizes and directs staff to achieve on-time sponsor deliverables with quality and in accordance with contracted scope and Customer expectations
  • Collaborates with Therapeutic Strategy and Innovation team to provide operational input in support of proposal development and pricing-including the proposed operational strategy
  • Drives preparation and facilitation of bid defense meetings in collaboration with Therapeutic Strategy and Innovation team and Business Development
  • Provides oversight to project management teams in driving management of financial aspects of assigned projects-i.e., executed contracts, CNFs, change orders, forecasting, invoicing, etc.
  • Actively mentors project delivery oversight staff in leadership skills, customer management skills, project management skills, Trusted Process compliance, and for project specific tasks.
  • As necessary, troubleshoots difficulties which may arise in project conduct between the company and Customer and manages escalations appropriately. Facilitates team building and communication. Acts as a liaison and facilitator between other functional areas for overall operational issues.
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of evolving trends related to therapeutic area, competitive landscape (e.g., standard of care) and drug development trends
  • Provides support to teams in regularly and comprehensively assessing and mitigating risks on their projects to assure patient safety, data integrity and quality project delivery
  • Participates in corporate initiatives and/or represents Project Management in regional or business activities. Serves at subject matter expert in support of and may provide training on CSO Consortia Model.
  • Participates in the project Risk Review meeting process.
  • Liaises with Project Sponsors and teams to promote optimized application of project management disciplines and approaches within a fast-paced, high-tech environment
  • Shares lessons learned and best practices across programs, building relationships with key stakeholder’s cross-functionally, across all levels
  • Supports Change Management, including adjustments based on emerging business or technical opportunities and challenges
  • Maintains senior management-level relationships with Customers via routine meetings (e.g., 1:1’s with counterparts), governance meetings and other forums
  • May have direct reports


What we’re looking for
  • Requires a BA/BS in the life sciences, nursing degree, or equivalent education or equivalent related experience, plus extensive clinical research experience in a contract research organization, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology company
  • Prior cross-functional project management experience within the clinical trial industry is required
  • Pharma/CRO experience is required, to include client relationship management
  • Thorough knowledge of FDA regulations, drug development, and clinical monitoring procedures is necessary
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency with ICH/GCP guidelines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks within a dynamic projectized matrix team environment is essential - all while assuring project delivery on time and with quality
  • Requires strong presentation, documentation and interpersonal skills as well as a team-oriented approach

Get to know Syneos Health
We are the only full-service biopharmaceutical solutions company in the world. That means we bring together the best clinical and commercial minds to create a better, smarter, faster way to get medicines into the hands of patients who need it most. Learn more about Syneos Health.

Additional Information:
Tasks, duties, and responsibilities as listed in this job description are not exhaustive. The Company, at its sole discretion and with no prior notice, may assign other tasks, duties, and job responsibilities. Equivalent experience, skills, and/or education will also be considered so qualifications of incumbents may differ from those listed in the Job Description. The Company, at its sole discretion, will determine what constitutes as equivalent to the qualifications described above. Further, nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract. Occasionally, required skills/experiences for jobs are expressed in brief terms. Any language contained herein is intended to fully comply with all obligations imposed by the legislation of each country in which it operates, including the implementation of the EU Equality Directive, in relation to the recruitment and employment of its employees. The Company is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the provision of reasonable accommodations, when appropriate, to assist employees or applicants to perform the essential functions of the job.

As a healthcare company we have an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. Except in those locations where state or local law impacts this vaccination requirement, this position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities unless an exemption can be confirmed based on a medical condition, sincerely-held religious belief, or other reasons recognized by applicable law. Submission and approval of an exemption request does not necessarily guarantee that an accommodation can be provided for any specific job.

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