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Senior Global Project Manager

Business Type: Medical Communications Agency, Other Business
Job Type: Other Senior Management
Job Level: Management
Position: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Salary and flexible working
Location: Berkshire
Reference: 509655
Job Details:
About OPEN Health

OPEN Health is a family of expert practices, working in partnership to drive positive change in healthcare communications and market access.
Founded in 2011, OPEN Health is structured as three specialist practices, all operating under the OPEN Health brand.

  • OPEN Health Medical Communications focused on publications, medical communications and internal training. (previously Succinct and now including US-based Peloton Advantage)
  • OPEN Health Patient & Brand Communications focused on PR, advertising and patient engagement (previously The EarthWorks, Reynolds McKenzie & LEC)
  • OPEN VIE and Pharmerit – focused on HEOR, RWE and market access (previously pH Associates, Harvey Walsh, & OPEN Access Consulting)
Collaboration and connectivity was a founding philosophy and will continue to be a key driver for OPEN Health providing value for our clients and also offering an environment in which our employees can continue to thrive.

We have 15 offices across 6 different countries: US, UK, The Netherlands, Germany, India and China, with over 700 employees. OPEN Health works with 90% of the world’s top 40 pharmaceutical companies, across a broad client base including biotechnology and medical devices. Our therapeutic range is broad, with particular strength and focus on oncology, rare diseases and specialist medicines.

Value, Informatics & Evidence - bringing value to life 

OPEN VIE is specialist market access, real world evidence and patient-centred outcomes consultancy which works with you to understand, demonstrate and communicate value.
We provide world class knowledge, insight and outputs across the entire spectrum of market access and reimbursement, evidence generation, gathering and evaluation, and population-based health data, to demonstrate value and change patients’ lives.
Our unrivalled team of experts actively engage across their specific disciplines, sharing their vast knowledge and experience, to provide a wide range of compelling outputs.
Our specialisms include:

  • Market access
  • Health informatics
  • Real world evidence
  • Patient centred outcomes (PCO)
Real World Evidence (RWE):
Recognised as a leader in the real world evidence arena for nearly twenty years, we work in strategic partnership with the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare and academia on RWE projects that drive improvement in healthcare delivery.

You will love this role if you:
  • Anticipate and understand the challenges of large scale, cross functional project management
  • Work collaboratively in a fast-growing team, all dedicated to project delivery
  • Are accomplished in overseeing a Project Management team to perform to their full potential and deliver a project of the highest possible quality
  • Thrive in a busy, exciting and fast-paced environment
  • Take pride in your work and in building long-term relationships with clients and within the OPEN Health group of practices
  • Share our belief in and actively foster an environment where individuals are encouraged to develop through participating in training programmes aligned to personal development plans
You will be a success if you:
  • Have a conscientious ability to drive projects independently, with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to lead successful teams, mentor GPMs and deliver skill-based training
  • Natural ability to develop strong client and peer relationships
 As part of the OPEN VIE team, you’ll be responsible for the following activities:
  • Oversight of GPMs’ financial management and operational project delivery of global and UK studies: to ensure project delivery is on time and in the budget, from start to completion of all contracted activities. Use of company systems to achieve this aim
  • Reporting financial status of projects/department to both clients and senior management in an effective and professional manner
  • Development of strong and effective working relationships with clients and international partners to ensure understanding of objectives and timelines
  • Primary responsibility for financial and operational oversight of RWE projects/programs, taking a senior client management role
  • Development of strong relationships with leadership roles in cross-functional teams to support effective project management
  • Line management of some of the GPM team (responsibility for line management may be shared with other senior GPMs and/or the Director of GPM)
  • To troubleshoot problems and process issues to support GPMs and drive improvement across the business
  • To Support the Director of Global Project Management to ensure the GPM team has skill-specific training as required
  • Identification of knowledge and process gaps, and development/delivery of coaching to improve an individual’s performance, in liaison with the Director of GPM
  • To ensure the GPM team deliver projects that meet required quality standards
  • To support GPMs to manage project staff from partner companies in other countries, or third-party vendors.  This will include project-specific scoping and contracting with partners and vendors, in liaison with the Director of Global Project Management
  • To drive project delivery standardization and consistency across the RWE business, including GPM and Project Assistant roles.
  • To drive effective implementation and use of PM delivery tools such as CTMS and project management systems, in liaison with the Workflow Manager
  • Working knowledge of Good Clinical Practice/International Council on Harmonisation (ICH) guidelines and other applicable regulatory requirements
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the regulatory approval process for non-interventional research studies and general oversight of processes outside of UK
What you’ll bring:
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Natural ability to develop strong client and peer relationships
  • Demonstrable proactive, innovative problem-solving skills
  • Demonstration of a flexible attitude and ability to self-motivate
  • A conscientious ability to drive projects independently, with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to lead successful teams, mentor GPMs and deliver skill-based training
  • Willingness to do occasional international travel
  • IT literate – working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Fluent in written/spoken English
What we offer:

At OPEN Health, we are entirely dependent upon our people. They are the basis of every contract we win, every service we provide and every project we deliver. As a result, we are always on the lookout for the brightest, most enthusiastic, creative and ambitious individuals to join our teams in UK and USA. We work hard to create friendly and collaborative workplaces; to provide fascinating professional challenges and amazing opportunities.
We have an extensive benefits package that includes:

  • A total of 29 days holidays – 25 plus an additional 3 at our Christmas shutdown plus your birthday off
  • Flexible start and finish times around core office hours
  • 4pm Friday finish
  • A training platform that provides access to self-paced and face-to-face learning & development
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Casual dress code
  • Active CSR community supporting a range of worthwhile causes

Posted: 11/11/2019 | NPJ Ref: 244990 | NPJ Original URL
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