Director Program Management

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Updated: September 18, 2019
Location: Morrisville, NC, United States
Job ID: 4486

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You’re driven, resourceful, and above all else - remarkably smart.

You love a good challenge. You are the first to roll up your sleeves and work with relentless energy until you solve the unsolvable, beat the unbeatable and you always come out on top. Passable doesn’t cut it – you’ve got fire in your belly to learn more, do more and be more. For you, the sweetest success is shared success and you’re known for your good nature. You’ll fit right in at Syneos Health where we surround ourselves with the most talented and agile professionals in the industry, but we check our egos at the door.



This opportunity is with Syneos Health Consulting, an industry-leading consulting firm specializing in the biopharmaceutical industry, providing services across a comprehensive range of key Practice Areas including commercial strategy and planning, medical affairs, risk and program management, and pricing and market access. You’ll join a team with industry focus, depth of functional expertise, and strong scientific and market knowledge that is uniquely positioned to tackle highly complex business and market challenges to develop achievable strategies for our clients. Our Risk and Program Management Practice Area is seeking candidates with demonstrated leadership skills and experience directing project management teams. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, energetic, and diverse in their thinking; able to follow/develop clear processes; and above all be a strong team player. Previous experience with REMS or product risk management initiatives, vendor management and staff development skills are required. More specifically:


  • Independently lead a large book of client business
  • Ensure reasonable level of profitability on projects
  • Manage budgets and billable time accordingly
  • Actively collaborate with Practice Area account leads and develop new accounts
  • Solicit support from and provide support to other Consulting Practice Areas and Syneos Health business lines to develop and close new business opportunities
  • Influence growth and strategic direction of the Practice Area beyond project execution, including participation in Practice Area thought leadership efforts, training initiatives and other necessary activities
  • Be aware of industry trends/current affairs and incorporate into client engagements
  • Share domain knowledge and case studies with the Practice Area leadership group
  • Act as a well-respected and visible leader of the firm
  • Demonstrate Syneos Health’s core values in action and word: client focus, passion and drive, teamwork and collaboration, respect, integrity and trust, and professional growth
  • Display the passion and drive of a business owner; take accountability for issues and rectify those issues as a leader
  • Advise consulting staff and managers on career development (e.g., provide project performance reviews, conducts annual reviews, support professional development plans and execution)
  • Foster team culture and practice of mentorship and collaboration; engage in development conversations, providing regular feedback on team members strengths and areas for development
  • Actively participate in new team member onboarding
  • Serve as a positive role model and collaborator for teams
  • Act as a trusted partner / advisor to clients
  • Be responsible for the strategic direction, efficiency, and outcomes of assigned client projects
  • Oversee project vendor management, including RFP processes, contracting, financial management, and delivery of services on time and within budget
  • Oversee project financial management, including annual budget, monthly finance reports, and project accounts payable and receivable
  • Act as a subject-matter expert for project teams
  • Direct project managers to ensure quality client deliverables on their project teams
  • Ensure project managers deliver projects on time and on budget
  • Utilize available staff resources and develop them to enable target attainment and efficient project execution/scalability

Job Requirements

Along with demonstrated initiative, uncompromised integrity and a results-oriented mindset, the ideal candidate has:

  • Graduate or higher degree (e.g. MBA, PhD, PharmD) in business or life sciences, or PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) / Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Experience working in the biopharmaceutical, life science or consulting industries
  • Demonstrated ability to build new business/develop accounts and business relationships
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in staff development and performance management
  • Ability to multi-task, think critically and creatively, excellent time-management skills, ability to assess client needs and deliver high-quality effective communications
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Demonstrated competence in writing
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Familiarity with project management tools (e.g., MS Project, SharePoint)
  • Drive for self-development, ability to collaborate, and an action-oriented work ethic

At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which our people can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality of life balance.

Why Syneos Health? Join a game-changing global company that is reinventing the way therapies are developed and commercialized. Here, you’re a part of the big picture. We work hand in hand to guide pre-market development through post-market commercial strategy. Knowledge sharing across advisory groups unlocks the innovation and unique strategies our end-to-end commercialization projects require. Our collaborative mindset means every project is a chance to solve a new challenge, learn from your teammates, become better-rounded, and evolve your career.

WORK HERE MATTERS EVERYWHERE | How will you accelerate biopharmaceutical commercialization?

Syneos Health companies are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers (Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled)

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