Covance Sr. Director-Study Design & Programming in Harrogate, United Kingdom

Job Overview

In your role as Senior Director, Study design and programming you will be,

  • Global Head of EDC Programmingrequired to work for Covance

  • Home based anywhere in UK, Ireland or Bangalore, India

  • You must have previously worked for a large CRO in a global leadership role within Electronic Data Capture Programming

  • Candidates must be fluent in English language (both verbal and written)

Covance is seeking an inspiring leader to drive the late phase global EDC Programming Department (circa 150 employees). You will report into the Executive Director, Biometrics. The role will involve global travel including Europe, India and the US. This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining Covance as we continue to grow and expand.

  • Provide overall leadership for the Acquisition Configuration, Implementation and Standards (ACIS) function.

  • Oversee the development, implementation and adherence to project plans and performance indicators within the Clinical operating unit.

  • Provide HR Leadership, budget management, administrative and productivity management to ACIS.

  • Responsible to liaise with other functional counterparts as necessary to deliver successful projects and programs for the client.

  • Assist project team in problem resolution such as deviation from project plan.

  • Ensure project deliverables are met according to both Covance and client contractual expectations.

  • Provide advanced planning and risk management for programming projects - like issue escalation and resource management.

  • Own successful achievement of financial and productivity goals in annual budget as it specifically applies to the ACIS area.

  • Interact and collaborate with other project and specialty team members (clinical, programming, statistics, drug safety, data integration etc.) in order to provide council on technical issues impacting their performance and deliverables.

  • Support the technical mentoring of ACIS staff in regional locations.

  • Maintain technical data management competencies via participation in internal and external training seminars.

  • Review literature and research technologies/ procedures for improving global data management practices.

  • Provide analysis and strategic input on bid proposals, when requested and be the programming leader for all the bid-defenses as required.

  • Ensure no vendor is engaged in any context without connection to IT, purchasing, and Global EDC Solutions teams.

  • Any other duties assigned by Supervisor.

Education / Qualifications

Senior Director, Study Design and programming are most sucessful at Covance with

  • University/ college degree (life science preferred) or certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriately accredited institution (e.g. nursing certification, medical or laboratory technology). MBA or other Advanced Degree strongly preferred.


  • Broad knowledge on Drug development process.

  • Financial understanding of global clinical development budgets.

  • Proven expertise in financial control procedures.

  • Proven ability to understand and communicate corporate policies.

  • Thorough knowledge of effective clinical project management and data management practices.

  • Strong knowledge of resource management systems.

  • Thorough knowledge of ICH guidelines and GCP including international regulatory requirements for the conduct of clinical development programs.

  • Proven background in performance within complex global management matrix.

  • Proven background in positive leadership and organizational development in alignment with corporate and business-unit HR strategies.

Job Number 2018-23931

Job Category Executive

Position Type Full-Time

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