Randstad Clinical Research Director in San Mateo, California

Clinical Research Director

job details:

  • location:San Mateo, CA

  • salary:$180,000 - $215,000 per year

  • date posted:Wednesday, February 6, 2019

  • experience:10 Years

  • job type:Permanent

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:27722

job description

Clinical Research Director

job summary:

Sr Director, Program Management (will consider a VP level candidate)

Location: San Mateo, CA

They want to interview candidates next Monday and Tuesday

Reports to COO/President (COO is 30% of the time in Japan, 70% San Mateo)

Salary - $200K - some flex

Must have Oncology experience

Extensive drug development experience required

Looking for a candidate with 15 years of program management experience in advancing clinical candidates from phase II through approval and some commercial PM experience as well.

25% Travel to San Diego, Japan and Germany

Pipeline Management & Leadership

  • Member of the Pipeline Management leadership team providing direction for the project management group and mentoring/leading project managers and alliance managers within the assigned TA

  • Oversees development and execution of improvement initiatives within project management and partners with other departments.

  • Assess, develop, and implement tools designed to facilitate operational excellence initiatives within project management

Strategic Direction

  • Leads and contributes to the development of the functional project strategy, therapeutic area strategy and portfolio management

  • Leads translation of strategy into project plans and deliverables, communicates plans to TA-oversight and governance where appropriate

  • Coordinates closely with other project leads (to identify and exploit best practices in management, cross-portfolio opportunities, and joint strategy and planning)

  • Understands competitive benchmarks for Disease Area and Therapy Area for cycle times, internal costs and risks

  • Challenges team and functional representatives on assumptions for time, costs and risk to optimize the product development plan

Project Management

  • Ability to create, coordinate, and maintain an integrated product plan and to control or respond to changes in strategy and scope

  • Understanding of financial and resource planning systems and processes and ability to coordinate project-level budget/resource estimates and manage actuals vs. plan

  • Ability to manage teams and individuals in a matrix environment, ability to track team performance against objectives, use of effective meeting management tools and techniques, and knowledge of decision-making and conflict resolution techniques

  • Ability to maintain project information, and to integrate and distribute appropriate information to senior management and team members

  • Shares best practices to ensure consistency and rigor in processes, data analysis, and decision-making across the project teams

Previous experience will include:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a project management organization

  • Knowledge of the interdependencies in the drug development processes with demonstrated ability to oversee and coordinate multiple projects and alliances that are running concurrently

  • Possess strong team leadership and collaboration skills

  • Proven commitment to stakeholder satisfaction and the highest ethical standards

  • Relationship management and demonstrated influencing skills for strategic cross-functional and critical projects

  • Strong knowledge of project management principles, practices, tools and methodologies

  • Results driven, with a strategic orientation; have an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and be comfortable multi-tasking and working in a fast-paced environment

  • Possess excellent communications skills and cross-cultural awareness, as he/she is required for dealing with diverse internal and external constituents

  • Be open, honest, fair - a person of integrity who demonstrates respect for all individuals; someone who can be trusted and depended on for guidance; committed

  • Must be a leader and a manager, with the knowledge and experience to "get things done"; should have the ability to set high but reachable goals and clearly communicate those goals

  • Exercises appreciable autonomy in thought, action, and decisions

location: San Mateo, California

job type: Permanent

salary: $180,000 - 215,000 per year

work hours: 8 to 4

education: Masters


Position Summary .

  • Oversee project and portfolio management across the assigned TA-Oncology

  • Oversee pipeline planning, resource and capacity management activities within the TA-Oncology

  • Ensure effective pipeline analysis, tracking, portfolio analytics and pipeline sustainability modeling

  • Drive use of PM tools and systems and risk management by project managers and deliver key output for project & resource management by TA leadership team

  • Oversee management of key external alliances from Research through Development

  • Build and manage relationships with key stakeholders in the TA in order to optimally deliver projects based on robust science and plans

  • Collaborate with Senior Leadership, governance bodies, and cross-functional areas

  • Develop talent on team to ensure ability to handle increasingly complex projects and succession planning

  • Recruit, lead, motivate, manage, coach and retain a high performing team; create an environment in which employees can successfully achieve professional growth



Masters/Ph.D. or equivalent preferred, Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required. 12-15 years related industry experience along with 4 plus years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, and programs or directing the allocation of resources

skills: Clinical research

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