Project Director

Position:  Project Director
Therapy Area: Oncology
Responsible To: Chief Operating Officer
Department: Accord Research
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Employment Type: Full time employment


Position Summary:

Direct, supervise and manage assigned trial or multi-trial project(s) within the allocated Therapeutic field, ensuring quality deliverables on time and within budget. Ensure that all project work is completed in accordance with SOPs, policies and practices. Manage staff in accordance with Accord Research policies and applicable regulations.


Key Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Direct, supervise and manage the scope of work, objectives, timelines, quality of deliverables, and all other project management activities for the trial or multi-trial project(s)
  • Serve as oversight contact with Vendors to ensure appropriate communication channels are maintained and reporting schedules adhered to.
  • Direct, supervise and manage project plans development for all phases of the project lifecycle
  • Direct, supervise and manage project budget(s) to meet financial and company goals
  • Supervise maintenance of project management information and tracking systems
  • Evaluate probability and their impact of risks, develop and implement quality and risk management plans for minimizing impact on project objectives and deliverables
  • Continually review and ensure adequate resources are available to meet project deliverables and milestones
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement processes for assigned trial or multi-trial project(s)
  • Line Manager Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and guiding professional development; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems
  • Coach and mentor employees around project planning, project review, risk management and problem solving to ensure global alignment of work practices across the team through the adoption and use of all process and technology tools and improvements by employees
  • Obtain and provide regular feedback to employees from other project team members and key stakeholders to assist in personal and professional development.
  • May attend project team meeting and site visits in order to support development needs.
  • Identify skill and competency gaps at the individual level and work to craft appropriate development plans.
  • Participate in function and/or corporate initiatives, special project assignments, and as a vendor liaison or departmental cross-functional liaison.

Competences, Skills and Qualification:

  • MS degree in Science/Health discipline
  • At least 10 years clinical research experience including at least 4 years of clinical lead management experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including good command of English language
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results to the appropriate quality and timeline metrics
  • In depth knowledge of, and skill in applying, applicable clinical research regulatory requirements; i.e., Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) guidelines 
  • In depth therapeutic and protocol  knowledge
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Good team leadership skills
  • Effective mentoring and training skills
  • Good judgment
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Strong software and computer skills, including MS Office applications

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