Regional Head, Clinical Project Management - North America - Remote

Vancouver BC
Aug 12, 2022
Sep 10, 2022
Full Time
Canada Remote Worker

The Emmes Company, LLC ("Emmes") is a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization dedicated to excellence in supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation. We believe in the power of truth, so much so that we named our company Emmes, which means truth. Through decades of experience we have learned that collaborative relationships thrive and human health benefits when truth is our compass.

Our "Character Achieves Results" culture is driven by five key values that guide our actions in the way we conduct research and distinguish us as an organization: Integrity, Agility, Passion for Excellence, Collaborative Partnerships and Intellectual Curiosity. We are a trusted partner to clients who share our passion for improving public health in a world of ever-changing scientific research.

If you share our motivations and passion in research, come join us! You will be joining a collaborative culture that empowers every Emmes employee — from entry level through top executive — to contribute to our clients' success by sharing ideas openly and honestly.

Primary Purpose

Head, Global Clinical Project Management (HGCPM) - North America is critical to the successful deployment of clinical project management as a function in the conduct of Biopharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trials. The HGCPM will provide oversight, guidance and leadership to the clinical project management group globally. The HGCPM will provide line management oversight of the clinical project managers (CPM) across the biopharma portfolio of work ensuring effective project leadership from development of the proposal to final contractual deliverables. The HGCPM may be client facing, as well as serve in a CPM capacity on a small project. The HGCPM will ensure the clinical project managers are effectively leading project delivery in agreement with the contracted project timeline and budget. The HGCPM ensures the CPMs are directing project delivery by driving team and financial efficiency, work product quality, and are engaging effectively with clients to ensure client satisfaction through strong relationship management.

  • Consults in the development of RFPs for biopharma clients, identifying appropriate staff, preparing proposal language, and developing budget and timelines in collaboration with leaders and key subject matter experts (SMEs)
  • Assign CPMs as needed to support proposed and awarded work
  • Collaborates with other functions and subject matter experts to develop core CPM training curriculum
  • Ensures training occurs and evaluates proficiency or additional training needs of CPM staff
  • Tracks CPM utilization with the goal to ensure 85% utilization of all staff
  • Provides oversight of operational deliverables and financial health of projects
  • Serves as a point of escalation for CPMs, sponsors and other functions relative to overall project management
  • Develops successful working relationships with clients, executive management, and functional leads to provide oversight of project issues, proactively identify and mitigate risks and drive milestone achievement
  • Ensures CPMs are tracking project deliverables against contract using Emmes' tools. Reviews study metrics to ensure risk mitigation and performance according to contract. Monitor trends and drive changes to project management as needed
  • Ensures adherence to quality control expectations and milestone timelines for delivery of contractually required reports and deliverables
  • Ensures changes in scope are identified and managed appropriately. Support CPM in collaborations with Business Development, Contracts Department, and executive management to ensure timely execution of contract amendments/change orders
  • Prepares CPMs to presents in bid defense meetings in collaboration with Business Development
  • Develops study management plan templates for CPMs in collaboration with Clinical Study Manager (CSM)/Clinical Team Lead (CTL), Clinical Research Manager (CRA) and other core team members. Ensures effective use by CPM
  • Identifies and documents lessons learned from study successes and challenges to promote development of best practices and work with global colleagues to develop or revise standards for best practice
  • Oversee planning for global hiring for GCPM department
  • Support the identification and implementation of tools and process integrations that support the efficiency and productivity of CPMs. This may include, but is not limited to collaboration with internal stakeholders and vendors to support global, CPM efficiency and standardization within the department
  • Models and propagates Emmes' commitment to a culture of quality in all aspects of our deliverables, utilizing a solution-based, science-driven, value-added approach in collaborating with clients
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with a m inimum of 8 years demonstrating scientific principles appropriate in managing a clinical research portfolio inclusive of 3 or more years in a pharmaceutical and/or CRO setting, serving in a global Clinical Trial Team Lead or CPM role or equivalent position.
  • Demonstrable track-record of success delivering complex/ high priority clinical trials within agreed time, quality and cost working across multiple therapeutic areas, phases 1-3, in a global capacity.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and fostering strong client and internal relationships.
  • Thorough understanding of ICH GCP and all applicable global regulatory regulations and guidelines
  • Skilled in MS Office Suite of products and working knowledge of Clinical Trial Management Systems, electronic Trial Master File, and electronic Data Capture systems and solutions and project support tools
  • Demonstrated experience in managing diverse staff and leading successful teams with direct and indirect supervision responsibilities

Why work at Emmes?

At Emmes, your actions and hard work will have a direct impact on public health initiatives, both globally and in our local communities with opportunities for volunteerism through our Emmes Cares community engagement program. We offer a competitive benefits package focused on the health and needs of our growing workforce, including:


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The Emmes Company, LLC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

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