Director of Project Management

Director of Project Management

Job Type: permanent
Job Category: Clinical
Posted: 24th February 2021

I am currently partnered with a rapidly growing, niche CRO boasting over 20 years of vaccine-related clinical trial expertise. Now recognised as a world leader in both vaccine and antiviral testing using human challenge clinical trials, this company has undergone substantial double digit growth and with further financial backing, is looking to continue growth plans of a further 50% in the next 18 months (doubling their capacity!!).

With this scope of growth in the pipeline, this company is now looking to exponentially expand their Project Delivery division and are looking for a Director of Project Delivery to oversee the division.

This is an integral hire for the business. The Director of Project Delivery will be accountable for the delivery of all committed clinical studies and trials, supporting the overarching achievement of corporate company goals.

Further responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement company and team objectives
  • Management of the Project Delivery Team in order to deliver high quality projects on time, in budget and within scope, ensuring complete quality compliance
  • Work cross-functionally with relevant leadership to ensure projects are operationally feasible and deliverable
  • Budgeting of projects, overseeing the financial management of the team
  • Oversee the implementation and delivery of continual process improvement throughout the team, working broadly within the business to ensure effective end to end processes are in place
  • Customer-centric focus to ensure positive customer experiences, continuously improving internal and external practices where possible


  • A life science degree, advanced degree or other appropriate qualification
  • Extensive and varied experience in project management in clinical research to a senior level, within both Pharma and CRO settings
  • Previous delivery on Early Phase clinical trial projects
  • Thorough knowledge of ICH GCP and working familiarity with UK SI regulations
  • Experience in recruiting and managing professional staff
  • People management: progressive employment-related experience in project scheduling, managing people, managing resources and coordinating team activities

If you meet the requirements above and this sounds of interest – apply below

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