Covance Manager Statistical Programming in Bangalore, India

Job Overview

Work Location: Bangalore

  • Provide study programme leadership with responsibility for delivering SAS programming services to clients and project teams.

  • Maintaining optimal department processes and implement effective project specific strategies.

  • Work closely with key clients to understand their needs and requirements and communicate this information to the internal programming team.

  • Working with the management team, provide guidance, mentoring and training to SAS Programmer to ensure best working practices are maintained.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Manage and build strategic relationships with clients, ensuring the development of internal processes and standards are aligned with client expectations.

  • Oversee and manage the daily activities of senior programmers assigned to their studies, ensuring all study deliverables and outputs and associated documents are completed in a timely manner and to the required specification.

  • Co-ordinate, direct and oversee the SAS Programming activities on Study Programmes for key clients.

  • Perform QC on all aspects of SAS Programming work to ensure that data quality, integrity and consistency are maintained for both standalone projects and Study Programmes.

  • Feedback constructively on relevant study or process issues in a timely manner, initiating review and follow-up as appropriate.

  • Input and involvement in bid defence and other client meetings as required, including production and delivery of presentations when necessary.

  • Involvement in client or internal audits, preparing relevant responses as required as well as support for other programmers.

  • Have input into writing and reviewing SOPs and associated documents.

  • To carry out all activities in accordance with Covance Standard Operating Processes (SOPs) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

  • Support and advise Senior Management of significant problems promptly

  • Provide support to SAS Programming Manager(s), flagging up study, resource, training concerns, or other feedback in a timely and pro-active manner.

  • Provide advice and support for Commercial Service personnel regarding Time & Cost Estimates, as required

  • Build and maintain good SAS Programming relationships across functional units

  • Support the Director, SAS Programming from a programme management perspective as required

  • Undertake studies as Lead Programmer as assigned through scheduling

Top 3 reasons you should join us:

  1. Energizing purpose: Our work improves lives. Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop 100% of the top 50 prescription drugs in the marketplace today. You will personally contribute every day to advancing healthcare.

  2. Exceptional people: You will join a growing team of people who have a common goal for exceptional service and quality. You will learn from the most talented minds and subject matter experts, in an agile, supportive, and caring environment.

  3. Extraordinary potential: You will work in a most stimulating and a flexible work environment that will help you thrive personally and professionally.

Get to know Covance

Covance, a $15 billion Fortune 500 company, with operations in over 97 countries, has led the way in improving patient outcomes through visionary data sciences over the last five decades. We have supported 100% of the top 50 drugs in the market and all the oncology medicines approved in 2016. Our team of over 57,000 across the globe is committed to advancing healthcare and bringing new medicines to market sooner. Our unique perspectives, built from decades of scientific expertise and precision delivery, help our clients identify new approaches and anticipate tomorrow’s challenges as they evolve. Driven by a passion for excellence and a relentless commitment to quality, we unlock opportunities that advance innovation and deliver the promise of a healthier world. Together, with our large pharmaceutical and emerging biotech clients, Covance transforms today's health care challenges into tomorrow's solutions.

Over the years we have been recognised and applauded for our efforts in the creation of personalised medicines and innovative therapies to deliver on the promise of a healthier world. Some of our recent accolades:

  • LabCorp named in FORTUNE Magazine's 2018 list of ‘World’s Most Admired Companies”

  • Frost & Sullivan Best Practice Award – Asia Pacific CRO Growth Excellence Leadership Award

  • IMDiversity – Corporate Diversity Honor Roll

  • Flexjobs – Top 100 Remote Work – Company to Watch

  • Life Science Strategy Group – Rated as the CRO “Making the right moves to be successful in the future”

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Education :

Graduate or Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences (or Pharma or related health discipline) from an accredited university or college.



  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Familiarity with Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures

  • Good overall knowledge of the clinical trial process and GCP including international regulatory requirements for the conduct of clinical development programs

  • Appreciation of the business requirements of a contract research organization

Job Number 2018-17712

Job Category Clinical Operations

Position Type Full-Time

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