Editor: 

The Breast International Group (BIG) is a non-profit research organization that represents the largest global network of academic groups dedicated to breast research. 30+ clinical trials are run or under development under the BIG umbrella at any one time. BIG is looking for a:

PROJECT MANAGEMENT LEADER (PML)

Function: Provide senior-level operational leadership for the BIG HQ project management (PM) team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide operational leadership for Project Managers (PMs)team working on clinical trials
    • Work closely with the PM during the set-up of a project, to ensure compliance with BIG principles and processes
    • Review key study documents prepared by the PM, such as charters and policies
    • Review study budgets and contracts
    • Prioritize PM tasks, set timelines and monitor progress
    • Help resolve specific trial-related or other operational project issues
    • Provide close guidance for « sensitive » issues, e.g., timely identifying signs of problems, help addressing them, or escalate as needed.
    • Provide guidance for PM—coordinated meeting preparation and follow-up
    • Participate in internal team meetings
    • Serve as a senior level operational contact for multiple study partners, including academic collaborative research groups, the bio-pharmaceutical industry, and a variety of vendors,  participating in meetings, and supporting PMs in  preparing, and following- up as necessary
  • Perform PM tasks for specific studies / projects, if needed
  • Serve as line manager and direct supervisor for individual PMs
    • Train / coach PMs on BIG guidelines, policies and SOPs
    • Participate in professional development discussions, setting objectives and training plans with PMs
  • Motivate and guide members of the PM team under their supervision  to learn, interpret and apply a variety of complex policies and procedures with minimal guidance
  • Inspire team-work
  • Communicate effectively in multicultural teams within BIG Headquarters and the BIG network, and across organizational boundaries, respecting differences between people from a variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds
  • Maintain a high level of poise and professionalism while coordinating a diverse variety of daily and special project deadlines simultaneously
  • Work closely with other PMLs, to identify and resolve common PM and trial operational issues to be discussed during recurring the operational team meetings
  • Identify areas of improvement in BIG HQ operations and contribute to its continuous optimization (e.g., development of new procedures, tools, etc.)
  • Participate in initiatives aimed at harmonizing or improving the efficiency of interactions between BIG HQ and BIG member groups
  • Develop training modules for PMs on a need basis, in collaboration with the other PMLs and Research Operations Director (ROD)
  • Support ROD as needed

Qualifications sought:

  • Academic degree, preferably in a (para)medical discipline
  • Sound knowledge of GCP and methodologies, regulations and procedures related to clinical trials
  • Experience in the set-up and management of all operational aspects of clinical trials (in academia, industry, or CRO)
  • Experience in oncology clinical trials is a plus
  • Previous experience in managing budgets and contracts is a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills and highly organized project management abilities, sense of diplomacy, and attention to details, while maintaining a broad overview
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and people management experience
  • Native or native-like written and spoken English; French, Dutch or other languages are a plus
  • A high level of integrity and sense of responsibility and professionalism

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to contribute to innovative, practice-changing cancer research
  • A stimulating international environment
  • Full-time employment and unlimited duration contract
  • A competitive salary and benefits package:
    • Annual salary on 13.92 months
    • Possibility to telework and have flexible working hours
    • 26 days of holiday per year, plus one additional every 5 years of seniority
    • Employee group insurance (employer contribution 4% & employee contribution 2% on annual gross salary)
    • Hospitalization insurance for the employee, at employer charge only
    • Intervention public / private transport
    • Luncheon vouchers - Face value EUR 8,00 - employee contribution: EUR 1,09 per working day
    • Eco vouchers - annual net value of 250 EUR/Year for full year full time from July to June
    • Mobile phone according to internal policy (Benefit in kind will apply if private use as per the legislation)

Send your cover letter and CV to recruitment@BIGagainstbc.org