Job Overview :
Covance has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Operations Strategy and Planning to join the team anywhere within the EMEA region working home or office based.
The role will provide leadership on strategy development for CMA & Phase IV Solutions opportunities. The S&P Director will own the end to end operational strategy across the opportunity assigned.
Essential Job Duties :
Accountable for confirming and developing the operational strategy
Using an evidence-based approach, designs innovative, but practical and cost-efficient solutions for CMA & Phase IV Solutions opportunities
Remains current with industry innovations so as to include relevant advances and technology into the design of project strategies
Consults with internal SMEs and functional areas as appropriate to obtain opportunity specific text
Prepares strategy content of the proposal and the executive summary
Supports budget generation process
Responsible for reviewing the content provided by all functions to ensure its appropriately tailored to the opportunity and aligns with the end to end strategy.
Ensures project team understands the strategy and can articulate confidently in a Bid Defense Meeting
Ensures that project team fully understands the strategy sold to the client and has all supporting documentation for the handover after a win.
Education / Qualifications :
Minimum Required :
University / College Degree required advanced / postgraduate science degree preferred
Thorough understanding of global drug development, the clinical trial management process, Medical Affairs and Real World Evidence Generation
Strong analytical and technical writing skills
Ability to lead teams in a corporate matrix environment
Strong networking abilities and an ability to work with individuals across the globe
Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills
Ability to inspire, to lead by example and motivate teams to seek solutions and get results
Thorough experience in full service clinical trial and observational study management
Abilities to review / analyze relevant data so as to build evidence-based strategies
Abilities to design / develop effective strategies to bring about project success, as defined by clients
Strong Computer skills with an ability to understand and access and leverage technology alternatives
Ability to work independently
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities effectively.
Must be able to communicate effectively in the English language.
Experience : Minimum Required :
Minimum Required :
The Operational S&P Director should have a wealth of relevant clinical research experience in Biopharma / CRO as well as global project management experience.