Executive Director, Head of Clinical Study Country Operations
Merck
Eysins, Switzerland
vor 5 Tg.

A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery : our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics.

For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility.

Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life.

Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.

Your role : In this role, you are a member of the Clinical Trial Execution Leadership Team. As an experienced leader, you support change and help solidify new models.

You will oversee the conduct and delivery of development, peri- and post-launch clinical activities in countries / sites for the entire clinical portfolio covering full life cycle, overseeing outsourced and hybrid models.

You define and implement the Clinical Trial Execution vision and strategy, and ensure optimal implementation of clinical operations strategy across 30+ countries.

You lead the In-country Clinical Study Operations structure (Country Heads, Clinical Site Leads, Clinical Research Managers and CRA Staff), across North America, LATAM, Europe, and Asia.

You represent the company as global sponsor at Regional / local level and build and maintain excellent relations with key local stakeholders (CROs, Investigators, Regulatory authorities, patients groups.

  • You ensure alignment of regional / local clinical activities with Global Program strategy and Commercial strategy.
  • Who you are :

  • You graduated in advanced life science (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals, MD degree or business)
  • You preferably have knowledge in Oncology and / or Neurology and / or Immunology
  • You have 15 years’ extensive professional and substantial management experience in drug / Clinical Development and / or Clinical Operations Experience either in Biopharma or CRO
  • You possess a solid understanding of regional differences for Clinical trials and Regulatory requirements
  • You have a track record of delivery of development, peri- and post-launch trials (within time and budget constraints)
  • You have outstanding leadership skills
  • Your strategic thinking goes beyond your own function; you are familiar with and considers overall business objectives and company strategy
  • You preferably experienced change management
  • You are fluent in English (oral and written)
  • You are able to travel both domestic and international up to 30% of time
  • What we offer : With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.

    We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life.

    Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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