Precision for Medicine is a precision medicine CRO. Precision’s uniquely integrated offering enables the science of precision medicine by combining novel clinical trial designs, industry-leading operational and medical experts, advanced biomarker and data analytics solutions, and an unequivocal real passion for rare diseases and oncology, in addition to working across other therapeutic areas.

Due to our continued growth, we are recruiting a Director, Operational Strategy to join our team

The Director, Operational Strategy will be a core member of the expert team within Operational Strategy Department of Precision for Medicine. As part of this team, you will drive and support the operational strategy considerations for the RFPs and bid defences and support the operational teams at bid defence. This will entail drawing on strong experience of operationalizing complex clinical studies globally, knowledge and analysis of the competitive environment and analysis of the study design and rationale. The Director, Operational Strategy will support the business development team by representing Precision operations at pre-award meetings. In addition, this team member will lead specific projects that will enable Precision for Medicine to stay at the forefront of innovation and maintain their competitive edge as a scientifically driven engaged partner for our biotech and pharma clients.

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

  • Provide operational strategy input, text and budget review for proposals.
  • Collaborate with medical, operational, business development, proposal colleagues and other Precision functional leadership as required.
  • Create, develop, and refine the strategy for potential opportunities specifically with regard to operational considerations such as enrolment, feasibility, study timelines, start-up timelines, relevant experience, competitive landscape.
  • Develop proposal text to outline operational strategy and conduct proposal review.
  • Ensure proposals reflect robust strategic, operational, scientific, medical and clinical development planning.
  • Create and refine study budgets and support the development and finalization of study budgets for potential opportunities in partnership with other functional leadership as necessary.
  • Work closely with colleagues in Project Management and Clinical Trial Management to transition the operational strategy approach ahead of opportunity bid defence and support in post bid defence follow up items.
  • Mentor and train Operational Strategy colleagues and Precision colleagues in aspects of strategy and budgeting for clinical research.
  • Represent Precision for Medicine in client meetings.
  • Support capabilities presentations and client meetings.
  • Provide feasibility and competitive landscape direction input, and support for bid defence meetings utilizing software and web-based applications.
  • Create innovative solutions in conjunction with medical and scientific strategy, and provide consulting, as needed, for clients who are seeking input.
  • Work with Precision for Medicine team to support pre-award collaboration and inclusion of translational and data innovation strategies where appropriate, to help optimize Precision impact.
  • Represent the Company by attending industry meetings, speaking engagements, booth exhibitions, etc., and by publishing scientific or industry related articles in industry journals and digital media.



Minimum Required: Life sciences degree

Preferred: Advance Medical degree, PhD


Other Required:

  • 12+ years experience in the CRO/Pharmaceutical industry or equivalent relevant experience and/or demonstrated competencies.  Experience must include CRO experience.
  • Relevant experience in the required activities for the role including operational strategy analysis and budget review.
  • Ideally have experience in Haematology/Oncology, and or Rare disease, and or CNS, and or Precision’s identified target therapeutic area clinical development focused on strategy, feasibility, budget development and execution of all phases of clinical trials.


  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Strong ability to develop and review study budgets in alignment with study delivery strategy.
  • Active listening and strong presentation abilities.
  • Strong analytical thinking.
  • Able to collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong computer skills, specifically with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and with web/data-based platforms.



  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organized with excellent interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong sense of ownership and pride in quality of outputs.
  • Ability to multitask to tight timelines prioritizing workload and maintaining high quality standards.
  • Willingness to work in a matrix environment, work independently and as part of a dynamic team and in a decentralized reporting model (as applicable)

Travel required:

Domestic and international travel including overnight stays.


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