Associate Clinical Program Manager
Job Description SummaryWorking within the Global Clinical Development (GCD) organization, the Associate Clinical Program Manager (Associate C-PgM) is responsible for clinical trial management of multiple studies and may be subject matter expert for group or platform of assigned clinical studies including the planning, implementation, oversight, project management and completion of clinical trials conducted by GCD or Contract Research Organizations (CRO). This role serves as the project lead for studies of low to moderate complexity from protocol development through study conduct and closeout in compliance with Good Clinical Practices, and all Global, National and Local Regulations. Reports to and collaborates with Clinical Portfolio Management to review business requests, and evaluate or develop early plans and concepts for optimal study execution.
All GCD associates, regardless of role, are expected to share our commitment to making a difference in the lives of others as we advance the world of health. We embody BD Values on a daily basis through our actions:
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Briefly, Associate-CPgMs are responsible and accountable for advancing and securing the compliant execution of BD’s strategic goals. Associate-CPgMs manage multiple, related projects in a coordinated way, driving the achievement of results and organizational benefits that are not possible when managed individually. Successful BD Associate-CPgMs leverage their Subject Matter Expert (SME) Knowledge Base (KB), Interpersonal Skillset (IS), and Project & Program Management as a Discipline (PMD, PgMD) to deliver desired results within defined constraints.
The Assocaire-CPgM functions as a transitional and developmental role for associates looking to broaden their span, scope, reach, responsibilities and accountabilities in a focused area of BD’s Core or New Product Portfolios. Candidates present with at least 5 years research experience, with a minimum of 3 years demonstrable Project Management experience. Program or Platform assignment(s) are of low to moderate scope & complexity, with an emphasis on learning through experience. Associate-CPgMs proactively look to build and expand upon an early emergence of each Core Area (KB, IS, PMgD). If / When assigned to high complexity programs, the Associate -CPgM will work with & under the direction of an experienced, and mentoring, Senior CPgM, or higher.
Prepares and/or reviews study-related or essential study start-up documents as they relate to the assigned clinical trials (e.g., Clinical Protocols, Informed Consent forms, Investigator Brochures, Monitoring Plan, Laboratory Manual, Patient Diary, Clinical Site Procedures Manual, Case Report Form (CRFs), CRF Completion Guidelines and other relevant study plans and charters).
Serves as a Clinical Project Manager ensuring that the Study Management team meets or exceeds the timelines and deliverables assigned to the study team
Oversees/leads study-specific study management resources
Develops and manages group of studies for an entire business unit or large development program
Provides critical thinking and leadership when issues arise during execution of clinical studies.
Leads or contributes to continuous improvement activities/initiatives.
Manages relationships with sites/PIs. other study related vendors, including CRO’s.
Intermediate knowledge, of established project management standards used to develop and maintain integrated project plans (scope/work packages, time/schedule, cost/material and human resource, quality, communication/escalation, risk, value) and organizes/facilitates meetings and discussions as needed.
Defines, tracks and reports schedule attributes such as durations, interdependencies, milestones, critical path and other key deliverables including efficiency and effectiveness of plans and staff.
Adapts work package deliverables based on study scale and complexity.
Creates aggressive, but achievable resource and budget forecasts and timelines.
Interacts with both Internal and External contacts, providing direction to the GCD cross functional team members and vendors (if applicable) regarding the technical, protocol-specific and operational aspects of assigned studies.
Proactively identifies and manages risks and issues (including a log, mitigations, and contingencies) to ensure cost effective timely delivery of the project including escalation if needed
Plans and maintains high quality standards in order to meet compliance requirements.
Ability to travel approximately 30% of the time, US and Internationally.
All other duties as assigned
- BS Degree
- A minimum of 3- 5 years in human clinical research.
- Experience/Knowledge in device research a plus
- Project management experience desirable using MS Project and/or recent proven success within a BD product development core/extended team.
- PMP Certification a plus
- Knowledge of clinical trial concepts and practices, including international clinical research guidelines.
- Strong client and vendor relationship management skills.
- Ability to work effectively, independently with multi-level teams, manage multiple projects and work in a fast paced and changing environment.
- Demonstrated and effective interpersonal, communications and negotiation skills for a wide variety of audiences.
- Ability to work effectively in a virtual environment.
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Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes
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