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Associate Director, Global Feasibility Lead

The Associate Director, Global Feasibility Lead (GFL) will have primary accountability for Global Clinical Development Operations (GCDO) program and study level clinical trial feasibility delivery.  The scope of the position includes R&D trials, including Early Development, Late Development and Phase 3b / IV interventional trials.  The GFL will lead and facilitate the global (end to end) feasibility process at program / study level within one or more Therapeutic Areas (TA) and will be the primary contact with study team stakeholders at the central, regional and country level for inhouse and outsourced resourced trials.  Accountable for the successful delivery of feasibility activities (strategy, plans, activities, timelines, synthesis of feasibility insights and presentation to study teams) for all clinical programs assigned.  Successful delivery means within timelines and with good quality that support operational planning / decisions resulting in predictable delivery.  Ensure feasibility execution for insourced and outsourced programs. Principal Responsibilities: Facilitate / lead feasibility activities across functions involved in the process working closely with the Global Program Leader (GPL) to design and present recommendations to study team leads within defined timelines. Partner with study team members, country teams (country point of contact - POC) and the feasibility insights and data analytics team to design and conduct global feasibility activities on time with high quality delivery. Provide updates on feasibility process to study and program team stakeholders including escalation of key issues, risks and recommended solutions to address. Ensure country POCs have relevant TA clinical development plan information (asset development timelines, timeline changes, development strategy, trial risks etc.) and provide study feasibility strategic direction to facilitate local insights creation / feasibility completion. Support clinical operations roles early in the development cycle providing initial enrollment timelines, High Level Budget (Op Plan), potential Country Footprint, develop key assumptions, and establish patient recruitment strategy. Leverage and effectively communicate key feasibility insights to influence and inform protocol development, study timelines, operational plans, country and site selection and help inform recruitment and patient recruitment strategies. Ensure consistent standards are applied for the feasibility process across portfolio of projects. Follow feasibility business processes and supports continuous improvement activities. Collaborate with Feasibility Group Lead to develop and implement TA-aligned strategies / approaches for feasibility insights generation. Implement the agreed country engagement strategy / feasibility tactics aligned with the clinical development plan and trial program footprint for each stage of the feasibility process. Interrogate insights / data provided from data analytics team and the countries at different stages of the process to identify regional or country disparities then resolve these with country POC. Collate and analyze data and insights from data analytics team / process and country level insights to develop global understanding of feasibility outputs and develop concise recommendations.  Present overall feasibility insights summary, key questions and recommendations to study team. Deliver robust and consistent package of data / insights at each stage of the feasibility process to support decision making. Maintain continuity connecting and documenting changes from Early Estimates, Early Feasibility, Detailed Assumptions, Detailed Feasibility, to Recruitment and Start-Up Planning. Lead the process of setting the trial baseline commitments for site initiation and recruitment expectations and ensure that country and study level commitments are agreed at GCDO level then with TA. Facilitate the study baseline commitment change process (country and study levels). Support clinical operation roles in ensuring effective scenario generation and planning, comparing past performance data and proposed scenarios. Support development of systems, processes and work practices that drive rapid, accurate and robust assessments of program and protocol feasibility (country, site) as well as the timing of key recruitment milestones. Provide early feasibility information leveraging existing data sources and organizational knowledge/expertise. Provide leadership and facilitation to global feasibility process across matrix team. Communicate key project information and expectations to study team members including the country teams. Consolidate and present recommendations / key considerations from feasibility process and derived insights. Support development of operational plans with consideration of time, cost and quality. Qualifications A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required.  Advanced degree preferred. A minimum of 6 years of experience in Clinical Operations, Data Analytics or other related area is required. People management experience is preferred. Experience overseeing and leading a regional or global team and managing staff in remote locations preferred. Experience designing and developing functional capabilities through process design and effective staff training approaches is required. Extensive experience in the planning and execution of global sponsored clinical research in the pharmaceutical or Contract Research Organization (CRO) environments preferred. Knowledge of the processes associated with study/site feasibility, study management, monitoring, clinical and regulatory operations is preferred. Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCPs) preferred. Experience in clinical research, including clinical trial conduct is preferred. Knowledge of the clinical trial process, including regulations, study design, feasibility, start-up, business operation, closeout and the associated supportive vendors and technologies preferred. Knowledge of sponsored clinical research study phases and study design principles preferred. Experience managing multinational clinical trials is preferred. Experience in assessing patient recruitment needs and building patient recruitment strategies for programs is preferred. Knowledge of drug development is preferred. Feasibility experience is preferred. Project management experience is required. Must have excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Must have strong critical reasoning and analytical problem-solving skills, including the identification and resolution of complex problems and team leadership challenges. Must have the ability to proactively manage operational risks. The ability to manage functional budgets and assess study budgets required. The ability to leverage, interpret, explain, represent, and drive unbiased data insights into clinical trials operational planning is required. The ability to collaborate with all levels of management and influence decision-making in a global, matrix environment is required. This position will require up to 25% domestic and international travel. Requisition ID 6757181107
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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