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Vice President Operations

Reference Number: 3464
Location: MA

Our client is a leading clinical research organization.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Vice President of Operations

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Builds and manages collaborative working relationships with the client, cross- functional program team members, investigators and key study site personnel.
  • Leads and manages all clinical development operations to ensure highest quality and consistency of methods and interpretation.
  • Contributes to and coordinates clinical team strategy updates.
  • Through managers, ensures that all clinical trial activities, including study start-up, close-out and report writing are planned and accomplished consistent with protocols, SOPs and regulatory practices in support of corporate objectives.
  • Oversees the process to prepare all clinical documents and presentation, as needed.
  • Oversees electronic and paper filing systems to ensure access and compliance.
  • Monitors adherence to protocols and determine study completion.
  • Provides scientific and clinical input to study-related documents and analysis plans including informed consent forms, clinical research forms, statistical analysis plans and clinical study reports.
  • Develops and implements a robust portfolio management program to ensure all cross functional activities are properly aligned with delivery objectives.
  • Collaborates with existing team and key stakeholders to devise best practices and continuous improvement of project management.
  • Creates a strategy and framework for harmonization and resource modeling in support of the global client and corporate initiatives identified.
  • Actively participates in evaluating and streamlining proposal development activities and strategy in conjunction with new business development.
  • Provides client facing to validate satisfaction with services provided and leverage to promote additional work or new opportunities.
  • Plays critical role in proposal bid defense requirements as necessary.
  • Constantly challenges and evaluates processes and new technology supporting enhancements as required to maximize efficiency and reduce cost.
  • Ensures that operational spending is controlled and expense budgets are met in conjunction with the annual plan established.
  • Champions clinical operations strategic planning with the team.
  • In conjunction with line managers, establishes individual goals for all members of the team in support of corporate objectives.
  • Provides timely and consistent feedback to direct reports with regard to individual and team goals and the achievement.
  • Actively promotes radical and/or creative thinking among line managers to develop strategies and identify opportunities for new business and revenue growth.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a science related field; advance degree preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of 15 years of experience in research operations; with 2 years of experience at an executive managerial level.
  • Prior CRO, medical device, and/or biotechnology experience are a must.
  • Must have a working knowledge of cross-functional development functions, including clinical operations, regulatory affairs, safety and medical affairs.
  • Must have a proven knowledge of GCP, FDA, and ICH regulations and guidelines.
  • Must have strong planning, decision-making and process improvement skills.
  • Requires strong leadership and project management skills.

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3464.  No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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