Project Delivery Lead
Rockville , Maryland
October 17, 2017
Basic qualifications:
University Scientific Degree Area of Specialisation
General Science or Life Science Degree
>12 years of significant experience in managing clinical research projects or equivalent.
>Understanding of project development, quality requirements and associated processes.
>Knowledge / Experience in project management is required.
>Previous line management experience is required.
>Excellent leadership skills, promoting motivation and empowerment of others in order to accomplish individual, team and organisational objectives.

Preferred qualifications:
Masters Degree or Ph. D.
Qualification in project management (or equivalent experience)Pharmacy, Chemistry, Bio Engineer, Biology, Biomedical Science

Excellent leadership skills, promoting motivation and empowerment of others in order to accomplish individual, team and organisational objectives

Expert project manager; highly capable in planning, co-ordinating, facilitating and executing projects in consideration of both project and business priorities; expert in setting, managing and tracking performance targets (including scope, budget, timeline and resource management including use of associated tools and Business Operations support where available)
Manages change with a positive approach and flexibility to the challenges of change for the individual, team and the business. Sees change as an opportunity to improve performance and add value to the business
Applies industry best practices to Development plans to improve time and cost efficiency, including resource utilisation
Highly skilled in leading and influencing global teams and networks across functional and geographical boundaries, promoting collaboration, effective communication and leadership in others while acting as an positive example at all times
Excellent risk mitigation, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
Demonstrates conceptual, analytical and strategic thinking whilst being able to translate this into action.
Acts as a role model in line with GSK Vaccines core values and behaviours
Previous Clinical Research experience: 12 years of experience in clinical research. Demonstrates an excellent understanding of the clinical study development, quality requirements and associated processes
Possesses excellent English language written and verbal communication skills in addition to proven negotiation skills. Knowledge of French an asset
Proven experience in effective people management in global and remote environment for mid-size multidisciplinary teams.

-The Project Delivery Lead (PDL) is the responsible role for execution and delivery of the Clinical Development Plan and Global Epidemiology Plans, including local studies.

The PDL is the point of reference for operational planning, feasibility and delivery of their assigned Project(s) and associated Development Plan(s) (e.g. Clinical Development Plan, Epidemiology Plans...) from beginning to end. He/she will support the development of project plans and coordinate expert input from clinical and non-clinical functions.

The PDL is responsible for the coordination and leadership of cross-functional team input into development plans, ensuring delivery of all studies included within the plans and working to resolve study issues that cannot be resolved at study level, by the Study Delivery Lead (SDL).

The Project Delivery Lead builds and provides robust estimates of timelines and costs, including resources. He / she will manage execution of the approved development plans to time, budget and quality.

To do this, the PDL work closely with
- the Clinical and Epi Project Leads (CEPL), overall accountable for the Clinical Development Plan and for the Global EPI Plan
- the Country Medical Director, for the local studies under his/her accountability

The PDL will work in collaboration with the VDT/VCT Project Manager to ensure he/she ( the PDL) delivers human subject research studies part of Global EPI Plans and supporting Market Access.
The PDL also manages a team of Study Delivery Leads (4 to 8) and is accountable for providing direction and oversight, as well as people development and talent management.

Posting close date Oct 20, 2017


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