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Opportunity to Work as Group Head Data Management - Oncology in Novartis


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Post: Group Head Data Management - Oncology

Job Description:
1. Select, recruit, develop, manage, motivate, coach and appraise the performance of direct reports and ensure high quality performance management across Data Management Group.
2. Establish a partner and customer-orientated Data Management Group.
3. Ensure provision of timely, efficient, high quality Data Management deliverable for clinical projects and trials within the Group.
4. Coordinate the activities of the Group in the management and documentation of databases from clinical trials.
5. Track and assign appropriate resources within the Group in line with Company priorities in order to meet timelines for Data Management deliverables.
6. Provide input to and undertake the implementation and maintenance of global working practices and standards.
7. Contribute to the development of the Data Management organization through his/her global leadership role on the management team.
8. Represent Data Management as well as other EDM partners at the CD&MA operations meetings and provide timely feedback to partners.
9. Lead and support clinical & non-clinical special projects.
10. Support the establishment of training programs (technical and professional skills) for DM staff and ensure staff training is conducted and properly documented.


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Candidate Profile:
• University or college degree in life science, computer science, pharmacy, nursing or equivalent relevant degree.
• Ideally 8 or more years of experience in drug development with at least 6 years in Data Management activities.
• At least 3 years line management or project team leadership experience.
• Fluent English (oral and written).
• Strong technical and problem solving skills, and ability to evaluate computer systems for Data Management.
• Excellent understanding of clinical trials methodology, GCP and medical terminology.
• Ability to work independently, under pressure, demonstrating initiative and flexibility through effective and innovative leadership ability.
• Excellent organizational, planning, resource and global project management skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to operate effectively in an international environment.
• Ability to mentor, coach within DM and cross functionally, and train internal and external training.
• Excellent people management skills with positive leadership, innovative, and collaborative behaviors.

Additional Information:
Experience: 8-9 Years
Education: B.Pharm, M.Pharm, B.Sc, M.Sc-Life Sciences
Industry Type: Pharma/ Biotech/Clinical Research
Functional Area:
Division: Pharma
Job Type: Full Time
Employment Type: Permanent
Job ID:
End Date: 22nd Oct., 2011

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