Covance Head of FSPx, China in Beijing, China

Job Overview

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 recognized and applauded for our efforts in the creation of personalized 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”

  • To learn more about our exciting opportunities in China, visit


  • Responsible for the supervision of assigned direct reports within FSPx, including Clinical Operations, CoSource and/or Global Site Services Staff.

  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external clients to ensure opportunity for acquiring additional new businesses

  • Responsible for detailed performance review and management of assigned direct reports including: Annual Performance Management and Development (PMD), Individual Development Plan (IDP), Line of Sight Goals and “Shoves & Tugs”

  • Responsible for appropriate management and resolution of performance issues

  • Develop and measure performance indicators for assigned staff

  • Identify individual training needs and assist with the coordination and conduct of training and development efforts, globally

  • Recommend and coordinate appropriate training initiatives to ensure compliance with policies and procedures, globally

  • Coordinate, conduct , report and follow-up on Quality Control Visits (CQC)

  • Effectively communicate and develop management strategies, policies and procedures in conjunction with leadership teams

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with management team to manage assigned staff in a matrix environment

  • Responsible for Contract CRA on-boarding, management and off-boarding

  • Responsible for financial negotiation and management of Contract CRA vendors



  • University/college degree – life sciences preferred or certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriately accredited institution (e.g., nursing certification, medical or laboratory technology)

  • In lieu of this required educational background the following relevant work history may be considered:

  • Minimum of seven (7) years supervisory experience in a health care or clinical research setting and

  • Minimum of eleven (11) years relevant clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical company/CRO


  • Masters or other advanced degree



  • Relevant clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical company or CRO

  • Individual is proficient with on site monitoring activities (including pre-study, initiation, routine monitoring and closeout visits)

  • Minimum of nine (9) years relevant clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical company/CRO

  • Thorough knowledge of drug development process

  • Thorough knowledge of relevant SOPs, ICH, and GCP guidelines

  • Relevant supervisory experience

  • Minimum of 5 years as a Line Manager or Project Manager required

  • Demonstrated ability to lead by example and to encourage team members to seek solutions

  • Proven interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully participate as a member of a project team

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities

  • Advance planning and organizational skills

  • Advance oral, written and presentation skills

Job Number 2018-24077

Job Category Hidden (23502)

Position Type Part-Time

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