Project Director

Position Summary:
 
The Project Director will be accountable for the overall delivery and effective management of multiple or large complex projects through the development of key control documents, start-up period, implementation, and study closeout. Included in the above, the Project Director will be responsible for overseeing the project related activities of the assigned ProPhase team members to ensure integration of service delivery across internal departments to provide the Sponsor with a seamless service experience. The Project Director may also be responsible for mentoring of new team members, facilitating the development of team members already on board, and performance management. The Project Director will be responsible for day-to-day relationship management with key clients to which project they are assigned and has shared ownership of the client relationship with ProPhase Business Development.
 
Essential Responsibilities:
 
General duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Study Start-Up and Oversight
 
• Define project scope, goals, and deliverables that support project requirements and business goals in collaboration with Executive Management, Business Development and other members of the internal study team
• Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
• Draft key project study documents including the Training Plan, Communication/Escalation Plan, Scale Management Plan, and all other relevant documents related to management of assigned projects
• Ensure all databases and trackers across assigned studies and updated consistently
• Provide tracking of issues and their resolution on individual protocols
• Ensure production of all required materials such as translations, patient binders, scale licensing, training modules and budgets occur in a timely manner
• Routinely track budget items and facilitate reconciliation for all services against scopes of work
• Communicate milestone billing completion to the Finance Department
• Responsible for study close-out and archiving systems
 
2. Sponsor Relationship Management
 
• Coordinate and communicate with clients and all other stakeholders (investigative sites, third party vendors, etc.) to ensure the alignment of planned objectives to activities
• Effectively communicate project expectations to study team members and sponsor/CRO/third party vendors in a timely and clear fashion
• Implement and maintain the project quality plan on projects assigned
• Maintain regular liaison with the client (sponsor/CRO) and document interactions with the same
• When required, work with Business Development to gain portfolio visibility of clients’ upcoming projects for early planning
• Support Business Development preparation for and attendance at bid defenses
 
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
 
• Bachelor’s Degree with at least 7 years’ experience in project management, academic research, research in clinical settings, or in the pharmaceutical services industry or in a related industry
• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of database operations
• Excellent technical oral and written communication skills, and presentation skills
• Fluency in English required
 
Desired Characteristics:
 
• Proven leadership skills, well organized, assertive and self-confident
• Strong analytical skills, negotiation, and contractual awareness
• Ability to work with clients (Sponsor or CRO)and understand needs and drive project strategy to meet these needs
• Ability to think in both strategic and tactical terms
• Strong interpersonal skills with customer, peers, team members
• Ability to work across organizational boundaries and to work in cross-functional teams
 
Reporting:
 
The Project Director reports directly to the VP of Clinical Operations
 

To apply for this position, please send a current resume and coverletter to jobs@prophase.com.