General Information

Location: Princeton, NJ, Remote

Organization: Medavante-Prophase, Inc

Job Type: Full Time - Regular

Description and Requirements

ABOUT WCG: WCG’s clinical solutions are built on a foundation of best-in-class clinical services companies. We deliver transformational solutions that stimulate growth, foster compliance, and maximize efficiency for those performing clinical trials. WCG is proud to serve individuals on the frontlines of science and medicine, and the organizations striving to develop new products and therapies to improve the quality of human health. It is our role to empower them to accelerate advancement, while ensuring the risks of progress never outweigh the value of human life.

WHY WE LOVE WCG: At WCG, our employees are our most valuable asset and as with all our assets, we invest in them with an eye toward future success. We provide each eligible employee with a comprehensive set of benefits designed to protect their personal and financial health and to help them make the most of their future.
  • Comprehensive Benefits package - Health, Dental, Vision, Life Disability, 401k with match, and flexible spending accounts
  • Employee Assistance Programs and additional work/life resources
  • Referral Bonuses and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid time off including holidays, vacation, and sick time
  • Opportunities for career development with on-the-job training, certification assistance and continuing education reimbursement
EXPECTED ANNUAL BASE SALARY RANGE: $101,700 to $158,000

GPS LEVEL: M3

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Director, Project Management will focus on driving the efficiency and consistency of our Project Managers or Project Management team and on leading and developing our process and project managers in achieving their goals. This person will be responsible for leading the project management staff to exceed customers’ expectations consistently.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSE/REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • PMP certification preferred.
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum 15 years of relevant experience in the life sciences industry with progressive experience working in a leadership role at a CRO or pharmaceutical company.
  • Experience with content management in a regulated environment and knowledge of clinical research (GCP, CFR Part 11, basic regulatory requirements) required.
  • Experience writing and managing SOPs and the ability and desire to set up structures and processes when needed.
  • Must have patience to work with other systems (e.g., financial) that are being developed and a willingness to get involved in operational details.
  • Must have flexibility to assume a general leadership position and be team orientated versus individual glory.
  • Experience in managing a team or department and leading effectively within a matrix environment needed.
  • Must have strong experience managing projects for external clients.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to develop creative and innovative solutions needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.
  • To build, organize, and create a best in class Project Management Team to meet the clinical and technical needs of our external and internal clients/business.
  • Create policies, SOPs, and other controlled documents.
  • Provide leadership for the PMO and support teams.
  • Define and implement metrics to track progress, as well as working practices to ensure the PMO provides required outcomes to clients.
  • Provide direction and identify opportunities to improve the quality of operational delivery for the PMO.
  • Define, implement, track, and report on financial performance, operational delivery, productivity, and quality metrics.
  • Identify opportunities, develop recommendations, and implementation strategies for continuous process optimization; lead process optimization activities in collaboration with other functions.
  • Drive consistency of approach and operational delivery across project teams to ensure implementation of best practice.
  • Add value as a key member of the leadership team identifying and implementing opportunities to align organizational structure with strategy to support productive growth.
  • Lead change management activities providing support and guidance where needed.
  • Review proposal and budgets for accuracy and appropriate content.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations to stay abreast of clinical project management methods and industry trends.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor. These may, on occasion, be unrelated to the position described here.
  •  Attendance and punctuality are essential functions of the position.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • This position is responsible for the direct supervision of the Project Management staff.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: 
  • Must have the ability and willingness to travel up to 20%.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to perform sedentary work which includes sitting for long periods of time and occasionally required to lift 25lbs (11.3 kg). Further guidance on physical activities, requirements, visual acuity, and working conditions is available in HCM.

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