Covance Start-up Country Assoc Mgr in Munich, Delaware

Job Overview

The Associate Manager, Start-up Operations, is accountable for the Start-up Operations (SU Ops) Staff and ensures on time, high quality of deliverables within a country, or country cluster,as well as for local document collection and filing during the start-up and maintenance period under the supervision of the Head of Start-up Operations or Country Head.

This role will lead the SU Ops team within a country/region or a cluster of countries that will work to activate study sites and ensure the filing of documentation into the eTMF system and completion of CTMS from the start to the end of the start-up period.

The Associate Manager, SU Ops will have direct line management responsibility for the SU Ops team in their country or a cluster of countries and oversight of all country-level client deliverables and timelines of start-up at the country level in agreement with the Country Head.

The Associate Manager, SU Ops will act as a local point of contact for activities around start-up deliverables in the country.

The Associate Manager, SU Ops will have operational detailed oversight, ensuring right commitments and right timelines are forecasted and met. The Associate Manager, SU Ops will be the first line of escalation for performance issues and quality concerns and will have the necessary overview to confirm country start-up and maintenance activities stay on track.

This role will serve as the local Subject Matter Experts (SME) for start-up processes including timelines, training and development of the start-up team at the local level and on local regulations.

Education / Qualifications


Level of educationpreferred(if required or experience level which may be substituted for level of education).

Professional degree/designations/certifications/licenseslegally required(i.e. RN, MD, VDM etc.).


  • 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 two (2) years supervisory experience in a health care or clinical research settingand

  • Minimum of six (6) years relevant clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical company/CRO


  • Masters or other advanced academic degree


Minimum Required:

Years of experience in the job discipline

Years of experience in other professional roles

Other required work-related experiences

Relevant supervisory experience

Some experience as a Line Manager or Project Manager preferred

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

Advanced planning and organizational skills

Advanced oral, written and presentation skills

Job Number 2018-26267

Job Category Hidden (54293)

Position Type Full-Time

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