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Project Manager-Navigate (Remote) (350165BR)

Business and Financial Operations




Carlsbad, California, United States

Job Description 1 in 5 men and 1 in 6 women worldwide develop cancer during their lifetime, and far too many will lose their battle. 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 to 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.

The Project Manager will manage biomarker and diagnostics services supporting clinical studies with pharmaceutical companies. The PM is also responsible for alliance management for assigned key accounts.

•Works in a GMP/GCP/GLP/CLIA regulated environment and is responsible for following all applicable regulations
•Create and build relationships with internal stakeholders as well as clinical, study, outsourcing and project teams at Pharma companies to obtain and promote projects.
•Develop, manage, and execute assigned projects. Develop project plans against the scope of work for each project with input from sponsors, technical leaders, principal investigators, clinical and outsourcing groups. Work in conjunction with sponsors, technical leaders, functional leaders, clinical and outsourcing groups as needed for problem resolution. Ensure timely and accurate completion of project milestones.
•Serve as internal expert on project. Author study-specific documents, lead internal and external meetings, finalize meeting minutes, effectively communicate project updates and changes to project stakeholders.
•Monitor project status, and provide regular updates to management, governance teams, and sponsors. Communicate back to internal groups the expectations set forth for each group i.e. clear details, critical timeframes, deliverables and expectations.
•Proactively identify risk, develop mitigation plan, and resolve issues. Responsible for escalating critical problems to management.
•Work with finance and legal teams as needed to facilitate agreements, drive billing, and maintain revenue forecast.
•Establish and maintain Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for each project and identify opportunities for increased efficiency and effectiveness.