Job Description

Associate Director, Project Management, Cardiometabolic

Remote (US or Canada)

Multiple Locations: United States • Canada

Requisition Number: 6898

Employment Type: Regular

Associate Director, Project Management

Therapeutic/Indication Experience Required: Cardiovascular, metabolic, PAH

Location: While this role is remote/hybrid, candidates must reside the United States or Canada

Who we are

We’re a global, midsize CRO that pushes boundaries, innovates, and invents because the path to a cure for the world’s most persistent diseases is not paved by those who play it safe. It is built by those who take pioneering, creative approaches and implement them with quality and excellence.

What Project Management does at Worldwide

Worldwide Clinical Trials Project management is the perfect blend of operational rigor and therapeutic expertise, with a client-focused approach. Our Global Project Leads (GPLs) and Clinical Project Managers (CPMs) expertly guide our project teams to deliver with high quality, focusing on “doing it right the first time”.

The Project Management team is engaged in all aspects of the trial collaborating with scientific and therapeutic leadership, coordinating across project teams, and providing flexible, innovative and proactive solutions. At Worldwide, you will be dedicated to a specific therapeutic area which will not only give you an opportunity to develop in depth global operational expertise, but also benefit from exceptional scientific and medical background that our experts bring

What you will do

The Associate Director, Project Management (ADPM) will provide support and oversight of large, multi-national projects, responsible for directing large national or global projects or a program of projects, and/or complex projects in terms of customer/deliverables, providing functional leadership to PMs.

  • Works effectively across multiple divisions to direct the delivery of projects/programs within cost, time and quality requirements.
  • Provide direct supervision, support, training and mentoring to project managers.
  • May have immediate supervision of employees, prepares and may conduct performance appraisals and salary reviews, and applies company policies
  • Works with leadership in all functional areas on the continuous development/improvement of business processes to support cross functional teams and to ensure that work is uniform, complete and managed appropriately.
  • Serves as a liaison with Business Development and Bids/Contracts for the client presentations and proposal development.
  • Assists in resource utilization, policy development, and implementation of goals


Tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • May have direct reports
  • Accountable for multiple projects simultaneously
  • Lead core project team and facilitate their ability to lead extended/complete project team
  • Lead cross unit coordination both internal and external, inclusive of sub-contractors
  • Define and manage project resource needs and establish contingency plans for key resources
  • Ensure successful design, implementation, tracking and revision of project plans for assigned projects
  • Promote effective teamwork among project team members
  • Resolve conflicts as needed
  • Ensure appropriate communication on project-related matters with the PM Management
  • Meet financial performance targets for the assigned clinical projects
  • Ensure project deliverables are met according to both WCT and client expectations
  • Initiate improvements to enhance the efficiency and the quality of the work performed on assigned projects
  • May be key client contact for assigned projects/clients
  • Establish excellent working relationships with client project teams and vendors to ensure client satisfaction and operational excellence
  • Ensure that all staff allocated to assigned projects adheres to professional standards and SOPs established for clinical research
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management
    Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

What you will bring to the role

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and problem-solving ability
  • Effective organizational skills and negotiation skills
  • Expert knowledge of project management principles and application
  • Knowledge of budgeting, forecasting and resource management
  • A relationship builder who is able to work effectively in matrix organizations
  • A clear and deep understanding of the challenges of working in a multicultural service organization
  • Knowledge of regulatory guidelines and Directives
  • Skilled in process improvement, especially as it applies to clinical trials, clinical development and project management
  • Knowledge of medical therapeutic area and medical terminology
  • Strong marketing and negotiation skills
  • Computer skills

Your experience

  • 7-8 years industry experience with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Supervisory role within Clinical Project Management required (demonstrating expertise within Cardiovascular, metabolic, PAH) within a CRO setting is preferred
  • University/College degree, within Life Science is preferred
  • A demonstrated track record of success in clinical development and in leading and developing professional staff in a project led environment
  • Proven experience developing and managing the budgets and resources of a segment of the business
  • Experience using project management software
  • Experience in conducting global clinical trials
  • Available for domestic and international travel, including overnight stays
  • Valid passport
  • Ability to drive and have a valid driver’s license
  • Fluent in local office language and in English, both written and verbal
  • Broad knowledge of drug development process and client needs