Associate Program Manager

Updated: May 18, 2020
Location: Morrisville, NC, United States
Job ID: 9210

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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.



You’ll join The Risk And Program Management Group within Syneos Health Consulting. You will assist pharma consortiums in facilitating the myriad legal, financial, and operational risks and nuances of program management. More specifically:

A Program Assistant is an individual contributor on consulting projects and is primarily responsible for working closely with project management teams to support the organization, tracking, and completion of client deliverables. With project team guidance, expectations include the ability to structure and complete individual project tasks on time, and to communicate proactively and effectively with team members and project management.


  • Builds positive working relationships and proactively manage capacity with managers and leaders
  • Conducts work efficiently with a high degree of quality
  • Bills hours accurately between training, projects, , and other non-project work
  • Manages responsibilities for multiple projects at the same time, proactively communicating to project teams about challenges


  • Populates Excel & PowerPoint templates based on information from project trackers, meeting minutes, and emails
  • Develops / maintains project-specific tools (e.g., contact list) and trackers (e.g., decision tracker)
  • Retains / files emails and documents in shared folders and document repository (e.g., Box)
  • Creates and updates meetings in Outlook, including WebEx setup, teleconference information, and meeting agendas
  • Drafts emails based on standard communication types (e.g., voting emails)
  • Exhibits an attention to detail, addresses deliverable feedback quickly and quality checks revisions
  • Consistently exhibits professional, positive, respectful, and mature decorum during internal & external interactions
  • Delivers on-time and communicates proactively when timing is at risk


Job Requirements

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

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Demonstrated attention to detail required
  • Effective and professional communication skills (verbal, interpersonal, and written) required
  • Exceptional collaboration skills and the ability to work in cross-functional teams
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel required
  • Project management skills, preferred
  • Familiarity with project management / document retention systems such as SharePoint and Box, preferred
  • The drive for self-development, the 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/Veterans/Disabled)



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