Global Studies Manager

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

, Provides direction and leadership to one or more clinical operations teams
, Develops operational plans including site monitoring strategies, risk mitigation strategies, trial budgets, site selection, and clinical supplies management.
, Builds effective and efficient high performing operations teams and ensures team members are aware of their accountabilities, responsibilities and deliverables.
, Creates team culture and promotes team spirit.
, Develops and maintains effective working relationships with SMT members, with particular focus on affiliate teams, external CRO (for outsourced teams) and co-development partner study teams.
, In collaboration with functional management, coaches, mentors, supports, and provides study specific direction to Study Management team members.
, Oversees the development and maintenance of study specific manuals created by the GSA.
, Contributes to the development and management of the study timelines, resources, budget, risk and quality plans
, Ensures operational tracking tools are identified, including systems to meet the needs of the operations team and ensures reporting to the GSL.
, Develops and manages clinical study budgets (including HQ budget) and contributes to staffing/resourcing plans.

Communicates variances in the budget and action plan for resolution to the GSL.
, Establishes study milestones and ensures accurate tracking and reporting of study metrics.


, Provides operational input into the development of protocol feasibility questionnaires.


, Provides clinical operations expertise to ensure operational feasibility and delivery
, Leads the development and finalization of site feasibility questionnaires.
, Leads the creation of the study level patient recruitment plan and retention strategies based on feasibility data and input from the affiliate teams and consultation with the GSL and OPL.
, Provides operational input and insight into all study related documentation (including protocol and informed consent form) and processes.
, Analyzes the feasibility data across countries with input from the affiliates and makes recommendations to the GSL for the strategic country and site distribution and patient numbers.
, Oversees forecasting of clinical/non-clinical supplies
, Designs drug assumption and supply chain process in partnership with Pharma Technical Drug Supplies, affiliates and GSL.
, Oversees the forecasting and management of non-clinical supplies to ensure sites have supplies to run clinical study.
, Delivers the operational elements of the study plan
, Chairs operations team meeting and organizes the investigator meetings, monitor training, CRO kick-off meetings.


, Ensures that reporting of SUSARs is established and maintained for the duration of the study.
, Proactively manages actual study level recruitment versus planned patient recruitment status and communicates variance to the GSL and implements contingencies in consultation with the GSL.


, Primary contact with affiliates to maintain oversight of performance, issues, and their resolution and identify systematic issues and coordinates any corrective action.
, Ensures the completion and finalization of any corrective and preventative action plans resulting from internal site audits.
, Oversees the maintenance of drug supplies and resolution of issues with input from the Pharma Technical Drug Supplies.
, Coordinates responses to study questions or issues from Health Authorities or IRBs/IECs.
, Provides operational input into the development and tracking of SMT goals.

, Provides the day-to-day operational management of CROs and vendors to ensure delivery against contracted scope of work
, Performs ongoing vendor management (e.g., CROs, Central Labs, IVRS, Reading Centers), including independent negotiation of scope of work, budgets, performance management, and issue resolution.
, Develops and executes appropriate site and CRO/vendor audit and quality plans.

, Identifies areas of best practice and process improvements
, Participates in Pharma Development Operations initiatives and programs as assigned.
, Maintains oversight and ensures consistency of the operational aspects across studies within a project.
, Ensures study adherence to ICH/GCP and SOPs


  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: £400 - £450 per day
  • Location: Greater London, England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Recruiter: Key People
  • Tel: 01727 817 638
  • Fax: 01727 844 838
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  • Posted: 2019-03-29 16:51:59 -

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