Executive Director, Head of Global Medical Writing | BioNJ Talent Services

Executive Director, Head of Global Medical Writing

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Covance, Inc.
Organization Name: 
Covance, Inc.
Position Location: 
Princeton, NJ, 08542, USA
Job Description:

**Job Overview**

**Executive Director, Global Head of Medical Writing**

Covance is seeking an Executive Director, Global Head of Medical Writing. This position is a remote opportunity from the United States or the United Kingdom.

As the Executive Director, Global Head of Medical Writing, you will oversee a large global group of medical writers focused on all phases of clinical and non-clinical research. You will provide executive level, global leadership for the writing of innovative and high quality documents, in support of the needs for multiple business units, to be used for regulatory and scientific purposes, globally. You will provide strategic direction and supervision to a global team concerned with all aspects of document writing and other related services. This position works with senior staff throughout Covance to promote these services to both internal and external clients. Manage the P&L for the group to ensure that revenue and operating margin performance of the group is aligned and contributes as expected to corporate targets.

**Job Duties/Responsibilties:**

+ Formulate short-and long-term strategies to improve Medical Writing (MW) efficiencies, locally and globally, through collaboration with senior management.

+ Identify and implement solutions/process improvements to MW issues and concerns.

+ Support business development and marketing activities at client presentations and professional congresses.

+ Establish and maintain strategic client relationships

+ Support project teams on achieving satisfaction through delivery of quality documents, on-time and on-budget

+ Manage utilization and billability of all Medical Writing staff

+ Ensure revenue and operating margin performance of the MW group achieve agreed targets

+ Manage and support a group of managers in a function that is comprised of highly, technically skilled personnel.

+ Create and maintain positive, cohesive local work environments to maximize harmonization across all functional areas across Covance

+ Responsible for developing a global staffing strategy to best balance cost and efficiencies within group.

+ Develop global, harmonized SOPs and specific quality processes and procedures for MW staff and ensure that staff are trained and adherent to these established procedures

+ Provide technical input to clients on the content requirements for the regulatory documentation to be included in their Agency submissions.

**Get to Know Covance**

Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp, is the world’s most comprehensive drug development services company. Because of our broad experience, from early research to commercialization, our more than 20,000 employees from across the globe are in a unique position to supply insights that go above and beyond testing. Our team’s impact on healthcare is remarkable. Through their everyday work they’ve supported 100% of the top 50 drugs on the market and all the oncology drugs approved in 2016. Even though we span multiple businesses, we operate as one, sharing our knowledge to improve our efficiency and deliver on the promise of a healthier world.

The Covance team is driven by an energized purpose to improve health and improve lives across the globe. Here, you’ll work alongside exceptional people who each play an important role in bringing new scientific discoveries and therapeutic area advancements to life. And, because we span the drug development spectrum, you’ll directly impact a wide-range of initiatives as you explore unique career paths and discover your extraordinary potential.

Get ready to make a difference as we speed the delivery of groundbreaking therapies and improve the lives of countless individuals.

**EEO Statement**

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

**Education/Qualifications**

**Minimum Education Requirements:**

Level of education preferred is an MD or PhD or a lesser degree with equivalent years of experience.

**Experience**

**What We Are Looking For:**

+ The ideal candidate will have 20+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, encompassing clinical development and ideally at least 15 years in the Medical writing discipline.

+ Very strong scientific writing skills and analytical skills

+ Strong networking abilities and an ability/willingness to work with individuals across the globe

+ Excellent communication, planning & organizational skills

+ Ability to inspire, to lead by example and motivate teams to seek solutions and get results

+ Strong abilities to negotiate and liaise with customers in a professional manner

+ Abilities to review/analyze relevant data so as to build evidence-based clinical data summaries

+ Abilities to design/develop effective strategies to bring about successful project deliverables, as defined by clients and project teams through the use of an evidence-based approach

+ Strong computer skills with an ability to understand and access and leverage technology alternatives.

+ Ability to work independently

**Job Location(s)** _US-NJ-Princeton_

**Job Number** _2017-14951_

**Job Category** _Executive_

**Position Type** _Full-Time_

Additional Job or Internship Information
Position Type: 
Full time job
Function: 
Other
Job Reference: 
covance2-14951