Covance Senior Director, Strategy and Planning, Cardiovascular, Metabolic, Endocrine and Renal Diseases in Houston, Texas
The Senior Director is an experienced leader within a TherapeuticArea Center of Excellence, and is expected to leverage that experience to enable a team to grow a portfolio of innovative and profitable business, and/or oversee the design of effective and differentiated strategies for operational delivery with clients and internal experts and/or oversee the portfolio of clinical studies being conducted in a therapeutic area within the CDCS, Phase II-IV business. As such the Senior Director is expected to establish and grow client relationships, be seen as an industry leader, be an effective line manager, and engage as a leader and subject matter expert in relevant process improvement and change management activities.
Essential Job Duties:
Has a good understanding of the industry, market and our clients and presents Covance’s medical and scientific capabilities to clients. Leads growth within the Therapeutic Area; designs and develops winning trial solutions that result in a growing, profitable portfolio of business in the TA
Owns client expectations and satisfaction; identifies, develops and fosters new and existing client relationships at senior operational levels with clients, KOLs, TA-specific networks, Vendor Partners and guides teams in delivering to establish/maintain effective client relationships
Leads high quality end-to-end business development strategies, including RFI/RFP response, proposal development, bid defense preparation and presentations
Markets and supports Covance’s capability, visibility and position through publications, investigator networks, presentations at conferences, meetings and TA specific-webinars
Engages with Covance’s leadership to help drive and implement TA-specific initiatives, including cross TA and functional integrated opportunities, to grow and expand the Therapeutic Area.
Helps to define and implement the TA vision and strategy; translates this into key initiatives and priorities; develops and delivers against TA operating plans & project plans; able to achieve results in a global, virtual and complex environment; tracks and measures progress.
Partners with peers ensuring consistency (quality, standards, policies, processes and practices) across the portfolio in the TA and across TAs
Leads by Example in building and sustaining a scalable organization; creates 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.
Effectively leads in a global, complex environment; sets clear expectations; coaches and mentors for success; consistently communicates and connects; fosters a continuous learning environment
Attracts, selects, on-boards, develops and retains high performing talent; strengthens and deepens talent bench and succession;
Operational Leadership and Financial Acumen
Leads portfolio growth and delivery, encompassing consistent quality, assuring both patient safety, GCP compliance and maintains investigator relations
Ensures allocated resources are aligned with current and projected work in terms of capability, quantity, timing, efficiency
Part ownership of the global P&L for the TA (sales targets, revenue, margin, budget, forecasting, write-offs, fixed-price gains, expense management, resources etc.)
Subject Matter Expertise
Contributes to the TA commercial, operational, medical and scientific leadership and direction, leveraging expertise from other functions as required
Ensures development and delivery of TA & program-specific training is delivered appropriately
Participates in training opportunities to advance knowledge of TA, drug development, and GCP by attending scientific conferences and maintain current literature review.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Advance degree, PhD and/or MBA preferred
10 or more years of drug development and clinical research experience (pharmaceutical, biotech or CRO), preferably including 3 or more years leading PII-PIV clinical trials in respective Therapeutic Area
2 or more years 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 2018-19862
Job Category Other
Position Type Full-Time
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