Location: Waltham, MA, US Waltham, MA, US
Cytel provides unrivaled biostatistics and operations research
knowledge to our customers in the life sciences industries in the
form of both software and services. At Cytel, we work hard to
create successful careers with significant professional growth for
our employees, as a result of which they work hard to make Cytel
successful. Cytel is a place where talent, experience and integrity
come together to advance the state of clinical development.
We are experiencing exponential growth on a global scale in our
Project-Based Services (PBS) team. You will support Phase I –IV
clinical studies across a variety of therapeutic areas. If you
thrive working in a challenging, multi-tasking, deadline-driven
environment, you will fit in well with our team of High
This is a remote opportunity for individuals that live in the
mid-atlantic or northeastern US regions.
As Director, Global Head of Project Management in our
Project-Based Services (PBS) division, you will oversee our
portfolio of Data Management, Biostatistics, and Programming
projects. Key to success will be using strong leadership,
communication project management skills to develop the department
including establishing robust controls to ensure high quality
project delivery. You will oversee a team of Project Managers and
Project Assistants and work closely with cross-functional
department heads from clinical data management, SAS programming,
biostatistics, and medical writing. In developing the departmental
procedures you will have an opportunity to directly impact project
profitability, quality and customer satisfaction and will report to
the Sr. Vice President, Clinical Research Services.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Oversight responsibility for the portfolio of client work
overseeing timelines, deliverables and financial performance.
Establish company-wide processes and controls to ensure on-time
and on-budget delivery inclusive of proper scope management; this
will be accomplished in close cooperation with finance, QA and
Provide internal status updates on project performance with an
eye towards strong performance across the portfolio.
Lead a team of experienced project managers and project
assistants located throughout North America, Europe and India
Work closely with Learning & Development to development learning
material supporting career advancement and skill enhancement of
Liaise with key customers to support project delivery and
Support new business activities (directly / indirectly)
including proposal support and bid defense meeting
Collaborate with functional leads in Data Management,
Programming, Biostatistics, and Medical Writing to coordinate
resource management and project quality
Conduct revenue forecasting activities in close cooperation with
What you offer:
Master's degree in a science or industry-related discipline
12 or more years of relevant work experience, preferably in
a contract research organization (CRO), pharmaceutical or
biotechnology company with some or all of those years involved with
5 or more years of Project Management and people
PMP certification highly desirable.
Expert level usage of Project Management tools such as MS
Project, MS Excel, CRM tools, etc.
Background in Data Management, SAS programming, and/or
statistics strongly preferred.
Strong attention to detail and demonstrated working knowledge of
both the drug development process and CRO related activities.
Track record of managing and motivating strong, proactive
project teams. Strong written and oral communication and
organizational & interpersonal skills.
Entrepreneurial and self-motivated, without the need for
significant infrastructure and support, an understanding of the
dynamics of small, high-growth companies, and the ability to work
in a rapidly changing environment.
Action-oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment and
will have the ability to build effective project teams, motivate
others, delegate, and make and implement decisions.
Ability to build and maintain trust and confidence and
communicate effectively with client, external vendors, and internal
Proficiency in English
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color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status,
disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or
any other characteristics protected by law.
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