Senior Clinical Project Manager

Cmed Clinical Services (United Kingdom)


Vacancy published on March 20, 2017

Core Accountabilities:


The Senior Director Clinical Project Management is responsible for the senior oversight of programs and projects within the Clinical Operations Department. These projects and programs will have a clinical PM component but may vary in service provision dependent upon client contracts. The role will have the responsibility of oversight of other members of the Clinical Operations department including but not limited to Associate Directors, Senior Clinical Project Managers (CPM), CPMs, Associate CPMs, and Lead Clinical Research Associates (LCRA). The role will also have responsibility for clinical input into client proposals and review and development of internal processes and systems within the Clinical Operations Department.



Principal Responsibilities:


  1. Project Oversight


  • Lead the strategic development and operation of Cmed's Clinical Operations Department
  • Ensures that projects are properly resourced, managed and executed within budget and in accordance

 with established timelines and quality standards

  • Provide first escalation route from CPMs for issues within the studies
  • Develop a relationship with assigned Sponsors to show a proactive Senior level of involvement in their


  • Provide support, arrange mentoring and training where necessary for Clinical operations team
  • Review and identify project/programme study trends and proactively respond to customer and

 respective team members

  • Perform regular project reviews, focussing on risks, issues, planning, study metrics quality and


  • Maintains proper communications with other departments to ensure communication and good


  • Use strong communication skills and effective working relationships to ensure consistent quality of


  • Participate in corporate committees, task forces, technical or business meetings as requested
  • Represent Clinical Department in Client audits and Authorities Inspections
  • Provides Clinical Operations expertise and leadership to cross functional project teams


  1. Project Management


  • Support CPMs in their roles
  • Serve as a contact for internal and external communication
  • Assist CPMS to manage customer expectations, to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Play a strategic supporting role in project discussions and review
  • Interact with other departments to ensure high quality and execution of deliverables on-time and within



  1. Business Development


  • Assist Business Development in identifying potential clients, projects and win new opportunities
  • Build relationship with specific sponsors and identify new opportunities with those Sponsors
  • Assist with review and completion of the clinical portion of proposals (RFPs)
  • Participate to Bid Defense meetings to present the Clinical Strategy


  1. Line Management


  • Coaches, directs and educates staff to best performance
  • Complete performance reviews for direct reports
  • Ensures staff compliance with SOPs/ and all training
  • Ensures staff compliance with financial processes associated with all project budgets
  • (forecasting, CNF/CO, invoicing etc.)
  • Uphold the Cmed Manager Code of Conduct


  1. Additional


The above job description in no way states or implies these duties are the only duties performed by this employee.  The incumbent is expected to perform other related duties necessary for the effective operation of the department and company.


The Company reserves the right to change or alter any of the above duties and responsibilities according to the operational needs of the department and Company.



Essential Work Experience, Qualifications and Knowledge:


  • Degree in life sciences or equivalent
  • 7 years+  experience in clinical research in the Pharmaceutical/ CRO industry
  • Knowledge of ICH GCP guidelines
  • Relationship building skills and strong interpersonal presence
  • Problem solving ability, ability to multi-task, and strong attention to detail
  • Strong motivational skills and customer service
  • Able to demonstrate good computer skills



Desirable Work Experience, Qualifications and Knowledge:


  • Pharmacy, nursing, or RN preferred

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