CLINICAL Project Leader / Senior Project Leader

Job title : CLINICAL Project Leader / Senior Project Leader
Location : England
Job type : Permanent
Salary : £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Company car or allowance
Contact name : Crystal Leung
Contact number : +44 (0) 207 255 6600
Contact email :
SEC Life Sciences is working with a Major Global CRO that seeks an experienced Clinical Project Lead, with a strong clinical operations background. This is a hands-on project-orientated role suitable for a project leader that enjoys working in an international matrix environment managing cross-functional teams. The individual will be a part of the Global Project leadership group consisting of approximately 500 people worldwide across all regions. This is a people project management role focused on delivery and oversight of both global/regional projects.

This role can be office based or fully home-based across the UK and EU.

- Develop and maintain a formal project plan with all key milestones, budgets, and resources assigned to specific tasks and outcomes
- Define metrics for reporting performance against plan
- Implement operational strategy as defined in the project plan and make changes to ensure desired results
- Collaborate with client and project team to proactively sole problems
- Close out of all project activities upon project completion
- Perform financial reconciliation and system closeout
- Identify potential project risks and implement contingency plans
- Establish quality standards for the project; monitor them for deliverables and implement corrective and preventative action as needed
- Owns client relationship at a study level and responsible for client communication ensuring high client satisfaction
- Establish effective channels and standards of communication among all key stakeholders
- Manage project according to budget with revenue recognition and forecasting; manage all project invoicing activities
- Represent Project Leadership Function in external client meetings and presentations such as Bid Pursuit Meetings, Investigator Meetings, or others as required
- May include non-billable work such as SOP review and lead or contribute to other organisational initiatives

- 8+ years of experience in clinical trials
- Preference for strong Oncology background but other TAs also welcome
- Demonstrable solutions-based problem solving
- Proven project management experience in healthcare, clinical research, or contract research organisation
- Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- Strong financial acumen and understanding of budget management, resourcing, forecasting, project planning, and execution, risk and quality management
- Client focused
- Experienced in a matrix environment and cross-functional teams
- Previous CRO or Pharma Project experience highly desirable
- Basic understanding of all aspects of project life-cycle
- Familiarity with standard business and eClinical systems used in Clinical Research (CTMS, eDC, IXRS, TMF, and project planning tools)
- ICH and GCP regulations in relevant geographies
- Bachelor's degree in a science/medical related field; advanced degree desirable
- PMP or equivalent desirable
- 25%-30% either global or regional travel (after COVID)