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Primary Function / Primary Objectives
The clinical operations project manager designs, implements, and drives the overall project plans for numerous AMD clinical studies. Manage execution of projects in accordance with organization's project management methodology. Develop, prioritize and submit project plans, budgets and methodologies across a range of key projects. Design, implement and manage additional informational tools such as study dashboards and program presentations to aid in the accurate and frequent dissemination of information to all cross functional organizations within AMD. Take ownership of the successful implementation of a set of projects that collectively can comprise a program. Manage the work of clinical project managers (CPM's) and Clinical Research Associates (CRA's).
Lead the most complex or critical projects.
Monitor progress and performance against the project plan.
Identify and resolve operational problems and minimize delays.
Evaluate and authorize changes that significantly impact the scope, budget, or timeline of a project.
Select and manage ongoing relationships with external contractors so that the organization receives satisfactory standards of service.
Create and manage numerous clinical project plans and schedules to ensure that projects are completed on-time, within budget and according to project specifications.
Identify, evaluate, and implement process improvements within the clinical operations and clinical affairs organization.
Assist in the management of clinical study budgets, contracts, and SOW's.
Assist in the organization and management of reagent demand forecasting, and shipments to clinical collection and testing sites.
Assist in the development and management of design history file (DHF) documentation, protocols, and records.
Provide the forum to facilitate communications, problem solving, and goal alignment between cross functional organizations.
Provide leadership and mentoring to program teams.
Prioritize activities among several programs to balance resource availability, program status and schedule, and business need.
Work with functional leadership to anticipate and solve problems, and work to break down barriers across organizations involved in project management.
Manage regular review meetings with project teams representing R&D, Manufacturing, Operations, Quality, Regulatory, Marketing, and Commercial areas.
B.A. or B.S. in the biological sciences or project management. Masters degree is preferred
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification highly preferred.
Project management experience with pharmaceutical, medical diagnostic, or medical device clinical trials.
Highly experienced in project management software and tools (ex. Microsoft Project)
Written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to collect information from multiple sources, sort through, integrate, and resolve often conflicting requirements, and drive the clinical affairs organization through the various issues to result in a successful clinical trial.
Ability to remove roadblocks, manage project teams, and drive clinical projects and studies to on-time and within budget completions.
JOB FAMILY:Project Management
LOCATION:United States > Des Plaines : DP01 Floor-2
TRAVEL:Yes, 10 % of the Time
SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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