Precision for Medicine is the first global precision medicine clinical research services organization, purpose-built to improve the clinical research and development process for new therapeutics. Our novel approach integrates clinical operations excellence, with laboratory expertise, and advanced data sciences to inform every step. We apply our expertise to trials at all stages—from early development through approval—with embedded experience in oncology and rare disease. With over 2000 dedicated professionals and 35 offices worldwide, we stand ready to help accelerate life-changing treatments anywhere around the globe. Won’t you join us today as a Director, Project Management - Clinical Trials?

Position Summary: 

Works cross functionally to develop partnership strategies for clinical trials and programs and works closely with our project teams to provide oversight, strategic expertise in the planning, coordination, and delivery of all activities for designated clinical study projects to ensure that project objectives of quality, scope, cost, and time are accomplished. 

Essential functions of the job include but are not limited to:  

  • Direct, manage and ensure collaboration within a team Project Directors and Project Managers in the planning, execution and governance of projects/portfolios on a global platform
  • Provide leadership and oversight on all clinical programs and in some unique cases, manage activities 
  • Interact with study sponsors as primary point of escalation beyond project management
  • Optimize the profitability of the Project Management organization to meet or exceed budget targets
  • Assess and manage resource allocations to ensure that established cost, time, and quality goals are met
  • Select, train, develop and manage the performance of talent in project leadership positions (Project Directors and Project Managers)
  • Provide technical support and guidance (including scope definition, risk identification, escalation and mitigation, resource planning, goals and deliverables) to assigned project managers
  • Identify and escalate impacts to project scope, resources, schedule or budget through standard methods
  • Ensure project leadership personnel work to the highest quality standards and maintain compliance with established SOPs, working guidelines, project plans and all regulatory requirements
  • Participate with Business Development in opportunity development, proposals and budgeting, bid defense preparation and attendance
  • Understand and manage project/program inter-dependencies to achieve program milestones/deliverables 
  • Conduct evaluations and implement required changes for all projects (including mid-project recovery of at risk projects, re-scoping, postponement, or cancellation)
  • Measure and report KPIs and lead continuous improvement
  • Recognize, exemplify and adhere to Precision’s values that center on our commitment to quality, our people, clients and performance
  • Manage workload of supervised staff with continued assessment and adjustment as needed
  • Provide on-going feedback, development and coaching of Project Directors and Project Managers including annual performance reviews


Minimum Required: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education/experience in science or health-related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • A minimum 10 years of experience in clinical research, including extensive project management and line management experience or proven competencies for this position
  • Working knowledge of GCP/ICH guidelines and the clinical development process

Other Required: 

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Project 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interface with others in a team setting 
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and a customer service demeanor 
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally including overnight stays 


  • Advanced degree 
  • Experience in managing complex and global trials 



  • Working knowledge of project management techniques and tools 
  • Direct work experience in a global, cross-functional project management environment 
  • Proven experience in people management 
  • Proven experience in strategic planning, risk management and change management 
  • Ability to work closely with business unit leadership to understand customer's needs 
  • Strong analytical skills and business acumen 
  • Executive presence with ability to confidently deliver complex presentations to senior management 
  • High level of integrity and must inspire and demand the highest standards from a professional and ethical perspective. 
  • Demonstrated leadership track record and effective interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to lead and inspire excellence within a team 
  • Ability to create an environment where employees have a sense of ownership that will lead to increases in productivity and efficiency 
  • Results oriented, accountable, motivated and flexible 
  • Excellent time management, negotiation, critical thinking, decision making, analytical and interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent presentation, verbal and written communications skills 
  • Proficient in project management software  
  • In depth proven experience in pharmaceutical and/or device research required 
  • Excellent Planning and organizing 
  • Excellent  Influencing and leading 
  • Proven experience in delegating while fostering cohesive team dynamics  
  • Demonstrated successful independent negotiation and conflict management strategies 



Precision is required by law in some states or cities to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to: skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Precision, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case.  This role is also eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, health insurance, retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, and paid time off for sick leave and vacation, among other benefits.
Reasonable estimate of the current range
$161,900$242,900 USD

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