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Company: Covance
Location: Durham, NC
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Overview:

Covance is seeking candidates for an Associate Director, Global Feasibility. The Associate Director, Global Feasibility can be remotely located within the United States. 


  • Actively leads and supports delivery of strategic initiatives relating Covance feasibility differentiators as well as client engagements.
  • Accountable and oversees the development, analyses, interpretation and presentation of primary and secondary data in support of operational strategy and planning.
  • May provide project oversight to GFLs to ensure accuracy and quality of data, including review and QC of departmental deliverables at all stages of the feasibility.
  • Conducts data mining of internal and external databases and initiates/oversees the collection of primary data for use in development of robust strategies for high-profile, large, complex clinical trials (country/site mix, site selection, enrollment modeling.).
  • Participates in the development of proposals and bid defenses at different levels of strategic importance; provides recommendations on the most appropriate use of data to support proposals and bid defense presentations, works with the team to identify potential risks, and is able to propose effective solutions as appropriate.
  • Independently participates on cross-functional teams that plan, analyze, and present proposals and bid defenses as part of winning new business and maintaining client base.
  • Serves as functional lead for reviewing standalone feasibility RFPs as appropriate; provides input into the preparation of the budget and text for proposals for which feasibility and/or site identification is included.
  • Independently leads cross functional teams to coordinate standalone feasibility efforts; responsible for final report creation and delivery or review, as well as presentation to the client in close collaboration with Covance therapeutic experts.
  • Participates in intra and inter-departmental meetings, leading/contributing to the presentation of information on feasibility offerings, demonstrating continued value-add of the department and providing training on best practices, processes and tools.
  • Develops networking abilities and has an ability/willingness to work with individuals across the globe.
  • Develops, leads and provides oversight to process improvement efforts within FSS or with stakeholders.
  • Develops and/or oversees the implementation of feasibility related systems and tools.
  • Expected to serve as a subject matter expert for FSS deliverables, tools, processes, or within a therapeutic area.
  • Develop and implements best practice for feasibility conduct – ensures adherence to these within the global feasibility team.
  • Mentors junior global feasibility team members (GFL1, GFL2, Sr GFL, GFL Manager).
  • Serves as line manager for junior global feasibility team members (GFL1, GFL2, Sr GFL, GFL Manager, GFL Sr. Manager).
  • Develops and implements training programs for the team.
  • Facilitates resourcing and communication within the FSS department.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned.
  • May be involved as feasibility SME for key internal and external stakeholders.
Education/Qualifications: Minimum Required:
  • Bachelor of Science or Science-related degree from a recognized University/College, with equivalent work experience or equivalent years relevant work experience at minimum.
  • Practical experience and understanding of global drug development and clinical trials including demonstrated experience for the mining, manipulating and presenting of complex scientific data as it relates to clinical research and market analyses.
  • Qualified candidate will have a BS in a related discipline; A MS, MBA, or PhD is highly desirable.
  • At least 10 years of relevant industry experience within pharma/biotech, a CRO or consulting, and 7 years in clinical trial related activities is required.



Position-specific Requirements:

• Strong data mining and analytical skills.
• Strong writing and presentation skills.
• Upholds the highest standard of personal professionalism and work integrity. 
• Demonstrated ability to work independently.
• Strong attention to detail/quality control skills. 
• Ability to participate in a lead role in client facing meetings, e.g. bid defences or capabilities meetings.
• Ability to successfully and quickly understand scientific information so as to be able to independently source data/information relevant to a scientific/medical strategy. 
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members, management, operations staff, clients, and executive management
• Ability to inspire, to lead by example and motivate and negotiate with teams to seek solutions and get results. 
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities effectively.
• Strong understanding and experience in operationalizing clinical development programs in a global setting.
• Strong negotiation and relationship management skills.
• Experience in analysing study and investigator performance metrics. 
• Experience at driving and leading process improvement, special projects, or stakeholder initiatives.
• Experience at mentoring and/or managing junior colleagues.
• Ability to translate complex business questions and requirements and develop effective solutions.
• Strong business acumen.
• Self-motivated, works effectively under pressure.


Technical Requirements:

• Excellent computer skills, including strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other data capture and compilation tools. 
• Established knowledge of tools used in obtaining critical market analyses of therapeutic pipelines.
• Strong skills in scientific data manipulation, analysis, reporting and maintenance. 
• Proven written and verbal communication skills, with strengths in independently gathering/presenting data in support of operational strategy and planning.



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