1 in 5 men and 1 in 6 women worldwide develop cancer during their lifetime, and far too many will lose their battle every year. At Navigate we envision a disease free world - our talented and passionate team is at the forefront of enabling drug development by using transformative science to deliver high quality, world class clinical biomarker solutions so we can one day realize that vision. Join us on our journey in turning innovative treatment ideas into reality to improve and extend patient lives across the globe. Navigate Biopharma, a fully owned subsidiary of Novartis, provides assay development, clinical trial testing, and companion diagnostics services to companies in the precision medicine field. At present, Navigate supports 100+ clinical trials from 30+ pharma, biotech, and diagnostic companies, including 8 of the top 15 oncology companies globally.
Navigate BioPharma is a specialty laboratory offering high quality, innovative and differentiated precision medicine solutions for drug development and diagnostic applications. Navigate BioPharma Services is an independent subsidiary of Novartis. We enable innovative treatments through integrated laboratory services to improve and expedite the drug development process. We take on complex issues, utilizing our deep scientific knowledge, diversity of experience, adaptability and regulatory success to design customized offerings that help bring new treatments to market faster. Our deep scientific knowledge in diagnosis, disease monitoring and the immuno-oncology field--including cell and gene therapy-- gets our clients the scientific insights they need. With end-to-end services customized for each client, we take a consultative and comprehensive approach to deliver accurate and actionable information in an effort to improve the lives of patients around the world. At present, Navigate supports 150+ clinical trials from 30+ pharma, biotech, and diagnostic companies, including 8 of the top 15 oncology companies globally. Join us on our journey to turning innovative treatment ideas into reality to improve and extend patient lives across the globe.
JOB PURPOSE & IMPACT The Head of Project Management will provide strategic leadership and direction for the project management department. They will lead the team in the requirements for delivery of biomarker testing for biopharma customers, utilizing project knowledge and expertise to establish and foster best practice initiatives and ensure operational excellence.
We are looking for an experienced and talented leader who is flexible, adaptable, and capable of developing creative solutions. The successful candidate will have excellent people leadership skills, high emotional intelligence and a thorough understanding of drug development. The individual needs to be a trusted advisor who develops collaborative relationships and can influence at all levels of the organization. This leader will be expected to attract, develop and lead project managers to ensure a cohesive, productive group with high influence and impact.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES *Responsible for all project management activities at Navigate, including strategic account management and communication with internal project teams and external customers, and directly managing a team of project management professionals and managers *Leads and manages the Project Management team, leveraging strong process and PM knowledge to drive project deliverables *Facilitates effective team performance by establishing clear roles and responsibilities, engaging the appropriate stakeholders and facilitating productive discussion and decision making *Develops and drives continuous improvements of key business processes, best practices, and KPIs related to project management and drive adoption across the organization *Partner with Portfolio Management to develop mechanisms to ensure that all working teams have comprehensive, up to date plans and a clear understanding of expectations and priorities