Covance Director, Project Management in Leeds, United Kingdom

Job Overview

The Director is responsible for overseeing operational, financial and quality delivery of a portfolio of clinical studies conducted within a GTMO therapeutic area. The Director with the mentoring and support of the Senior Director is expected to serve as the voice of the customer, ensuring effective project design and execution while fostering strategic relationships in order to grow the business.

Additionally, the Director is responsible for the line management and talent development of assigned project management staff with an emphasis on developing and improving consistent project management excellence. The Director supports the Senior Director and/or the PMO to establish project management standards and ensure they are followed by performing regular assessments of staff performance on projects.

Helps to implement the GTMO vision and strategy;; develops and delivers against operating plans & project plans; achieves results in a global, virtual and complex environment; tracks and measures progress.

Leads by Example in creating a forward looking culture of ownership and accountability; delegates for development and growth; identifies and sets up high performers for success; is self-aware and a learner.

Education / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Advance degree, PhD and/or MBA preferred


Minimum Required:

  • Extensive experience of drug development and clinical research experience (pharmaceutical, biotech or CRO), preferably including leading P1b-PIII clinical trials in respective Therapeutic Area

  • Global leadership experience, ideally in a complex, virtual and matrix environment leading large multi-functional teams

  • Broader level client relationships and business development experience

  • Demonstrated vision, strategy and growth experience

  • Financial acumen (P&L, budget, forecast, resources etc.)

Job Number 2019-26953

Job Category Project Management

Position Type Full-Time

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