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Functional Manager ED&CP

Madrid, Spain
Clinical Trial Coordination


Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805670501W

 
 The Functional Manager (FM) position is accountable for the successful regional or country execution of all phases of clinical trials for an assigned Therapeutic Area(s) or specific role(s), including resource allocation, adherence to timelines and budget, compliance with all GCO SOPs, policies and regulatory requirements. This position is responsible for the direct functional management of Local Trial Managers, Site Managers and Investigator Document Associates/Clinical Trial Assistants and other TCSM functions, where applicable. Oversees staff development, project assignments, workload distribution, and issue resolution with direct reports. This position has direct interface with Local R&D head, Regional Therapeutic Area Experts, CTC, Quality and Compliance staff and other internal/external

business partners as required (i.e., Local Operating Company, Janssen R&D). Alignment of goals with organizational objectives as defined in the GCO local goals objectives.

 

Functional Management responsibilities:

  • Evaluates and projects resource needs for assigned portfolio, and liaises with local TCSM management for resource requests as appropriate.
  • Strong interaction with Flex Resource managers to provide feedback on Flex Resource performance. Works with Flex Resource managers to on-board and off-board staff
  • Interviews, hires, develops and trains staff
  • For employees: Responsible for performance and development in accordance with the Performance Management guidelines, including talent development, coaching, mentoring and providing ongoing performance assessment
  • Ensures staff have a clear understanding and knowledge of GCO SOPs,Work Instructions and Company
  • Policies supported by documentation of training compliance in Learning@ Pharma R&D
  • Ensures adequate, timely and compliant management of clinical studies through all phases of the trial- feasibility through database lock
  • Ensures studies are in a constant state of inspection-readiness. Works with Quality Management (QM) liaisons to ensure quality oversight of studies utilizing the available tools.
  • Supports staff in communications with Ethics Committees, Health Authorities, Investigational Sites and groups external to GCO
  • Coaches staff in their role in local Health Authority site inspections and follow-up activities including CAPAgeneration
  • Communicates with staff on program changes, policy changes and priority shifts
  • Conducts Accompanied Site Visits with Site Managers
  • Review and approve expenses; assure expenses are in compliance with the company’s policies.
  • Demonstrate Leadership Behaviors in alignment with Leadership Imperatives
  • Overall accountability for planning, executing and monitoring of clinical trials through all phases of the trial feasibility through database lock, and inspection-readiness for assigned Therapeutic Area or study portfolio in country or for TCSM activities of specific role (s).
  • Appropriate and timely issue escalation to line management and study team as appropriate. Report (suspicion) of fraud or scientific/ethical misconduct.
  • Strong interaction with the R&D/Local Operating Company staff and departments within GCO and outside of GCO, i.e., (Regional Therapeutic Area Experts (RTAE), GCO Early Dev. & Clinical Pharmacology as applicable,, GCO Medical Affairs regional leadership, Central Trial Coordination (CTC), Integrated Data Services (IDS), Clinical Supplies Unit (CSU), Quality and Compliance (QC) and external vendor groups, Medical Affairs).
  • Participates in special initiatives as needed and guides rollout of new processes and procedures
  • Collaborates with the RTAE on country capabilities and study placement for assigned Therapeutic Area(s) or study portfolio.
  • Accountable for study feasibility in country for assigned Therapeutic area or study portfolio.
  • Supports metrics review and necessary follow-up actions
  • In some instances (i.e., smaller countries) backup to country leadership

Principal Relationship

  • Primary interfaces: Local Trial Manager, Site Managers, Clinical Trial Assistants for assigned clinical studies, Global Head TCSM ED&CP, LocalR&D Head, other Functional Managers in country.
  • Other Internal Interfaces: R&D/Local Operating Company staff and departments within GCO and outside of GCO, i.e., Central Trial Coordination (CTC), Regional Therapeutic Area Expert (RTAE), Integrated Data Services (IDS), Clinical Supplies Unit (CSU), Quality and Compliance (QC) and external vendor groups, Medical Affairs, JRP Contracts and Grants.
  • External Interfaces: CRO Functional Management, Flex staff providers, Ethics Committees, Health Authorities, Investigational Sites and others
  • The PG of the position may be 31 if the candidate has more experience than required for a PG30.


Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent required, preferably in Life Sciences (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nursing, Pharmacy).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, at a CRO or hospital including clinical research experience. Effective communication and leadership skills and ability to foster team productivity and cohesiveness.
  • Experience mentoring/coaching others. Experience with people management is desirable. Ability to lead hiring, training, development and evaluation of people. Solid decision-making and financial management skills.
  • Strong knowledge on drug development, clinical research operations and regulatory requirements including GXP, ICH and local regulations or FDA CFRs (if applicable). Strong ability to synthesize and evaluate data generated from various reports and sources.
  • Proficient in English language. Strong knowledge with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Explorer and PowerPoint). Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to collaborate and handle multiple priorities within a matrix environment. Perform activities in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Proficient in Spanish 

Primary Location
Spain-Community of Madrid-Madrid
Organization
Janssen-Cilag S.A. (formerly Janssen Sp) (7300)
Job Function
Clinical Trial Coordination
Requisition ID
1805670501W