Senior Project Manager (Clinical Trials)

IXICO Description

IXICO’s mission is to improve brain health through the application of digital technologies. Established in 2004 and listed as a public company in October 2013, IXICO has firmly established itself as a trusted partner to the global biopharma industry, providing technology-enabled speciality services. Our neuroscience expertise in image data management and analysis provides specialist data analytics services used by the global Pharmaceutical industry to select patients for clinical trials, assess the safety and efficacy of new drugs in development and in post marketing surveillance. Our neurological disease focus includes Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's.

Our integrated product offering covers every stage of clinical drug development through to post marketing surveillance and we continue to invest in infrastructure and innovation to support our ambitious growth strategy.  Our competitive advantage is our ability to improve the efficiency and value that our customers derive from collecting and analysing clinically meaningful, regulatory compliant data to make better informed decisions.

As the pharmaceutical industry looks to pave the way for personalised medicines, they will need to mine clinical trial and real-world data to tailor specific products to the individual patient.  IXICO is uniquely positioned to deliver these approaches by further innovating, customising and scaling our integrated digital platform.

And our people make all this happen. We have a passionate, dedicated team, bringing together the essential skills needed to innovate and develop cutting-edge technologies, provide the support our customers need and enhance our service offering.

Reporting into:

  • VP Programme Management

Direct reports:

  • Project Manager(s)

Purpose of the Role

The Senior Project Manager role will lead a team of Project Managers and provide oversight and direction for full project life cycle support to all assigned projects. The role will have responsibility for a broad portfolio of projects from those in start-up, complex delivery phases and those to be handed to another team member once established. 

The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for training and line managing new Project Managers including supporting and developing in planning and preparation, escalation issues and customer meetings and also setting priorities, tasks and objectives. 

This is a key role within the company ensuring successful delivery of projects, achieving targets and continuous improvement by interfacing with departments within IXICO and external partners, sponsors and customers.

Role Requirements:

 Within each assigned project, the Senior Project Manager is responsible for:

  • Acting as the main point of contact for clients, sites and vendors throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Developing and implementing project plans and timelines via internal and external kick-off meetings ensuring agreement by all parties.
  • Coordinating cross functional teams including external 3rd parties/vendors to ensure efficient processing of project requirements.
  • Provide project updates to clients on a regular basis, including conducting routine client teleconferences and maintaining accurate meeting minutes.
  • Revenue forecasting, milestone and invoice tracking and coordinating budget updates.
  • Escalating issues to management, including delivery related risks, as appropriate and leading on timely resolution of CAPAs.
  • Meeting project management metrics including quality, compliance, KPI and revenue objectives.
  • Ensuring project audit/inspection readiness at all times.
  • Maintaining project documentation and ensuring compliance with SOPs and regulatory requirements.

The key deliverables for this role include:

  • Meeting revenue and budget targets for a portfolio of projects.
  • Setting, monitoring and meeting key delivery metrics.
  • Planning resources and forecasting work.
  • Line management and development of team of Project Managers.
  • Identifying areas of improvement and developing plans to address these areas.
  • Developing, maintaining and monitoring process changes and ensuring that such changes are correctly adopted into the Project Management department.
  • Support Business Development and input to new project proposals including attending bid defences and conferences as and when required.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree preferably in business or life sciences field or equivalent work experience.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification obtained or in progress. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of Project Management/Planning experience with multiple projects of varying complexities across all project life-cycle phases.
  • Minimum of 5 years line managing a team with proven leadership ability.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience managing aspects of clinical trials.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (MS Excel and PowerPoint in particular) and in clinical data management systems.
  • Excellent understanding of clinical research phases.
  • Experience in collaborative academic and/or commercial healthcare projects.
  • Ability to provide deliverables accurately, on time and on budget across all assigned projects.
  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills including ability to present to substantial audiences both in person and remotely.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven track record of resolving conflict and problem-solving abilities.
  • Highly organised and ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Proactive ‘hands-on’ approach while delegating effectively to make best use of the skills within the team.
  • Strong strategic awareness.
  • Proven track record of process improvement.

Other:

  • The role will include up to 5% travel.

Benefits:

  • Generous employer pension contribution of 6%
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing up to 28 days with every year at IXICO
  • Various discounts in retail, food & drink and entertainment through our benefit portal
  • Annual salary review and company bonus scheme
  • Life Assurance scheme
  • A very sociable, supportive and highly motivated team
  • A modern working environment and excellent location in the heart of the City of London
  • A company in an industry where your work has an impact every single day

How to Apply

IXICO is working hard to create a representative, inclusive and super-friendly team, because we believe different experiences, perspectives and backgrounds make a better workplace, and ultimately better services.

IXICO doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected class.

This is a great opportunity for a highly experienced clinical trials professional to thrive in an engaging and fast-paced environment, to make a difference on an every day basis. You will be given support to enable you to grow with your challenges, and we pride ourselves to be a sociable and diverse bunch of people, who are all working together on one big mission: Improving brain health. Will you join us?

If you think IXICO should meet you, please send us your CV and covering letter by email to careers@ixico.com. We are looking forward to your application!

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