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Project Manager

Project Manager

Job ID 
2017-8764
Location 
UK-London
Category 
Editorial
Company  
Synergy

About this job

Overview

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JOB TITLE:  Associate Project Director (equivalent to Principal Medical Writer)

 

REPORTING TO: Associate Director / Director

 

 

JOB PURPOSE:                 

The overall responsibility of the Associate Project Director (APD) is to act as the scientific, content and creative lead on a large-size global and European account.

 

The APD will lead, guide, support and produce outstanding and medically accurate education material for our pharmaceutical client. Working as part of a large team, your role will be to inspire and motivate others as well as know how to delegate and manage resources adequately to meet deadlines. Attending client meetings, you will present professionally to medical and commercial clients, providing a rationale for the content and how it supports the brand strategy. You will work with an Account Director and Director to manage the development of client communication programs for educational and promotional campaigns, and be aware of the medical and commercial elements of each project.

 

With a specific focus on creative and content, the APD will add value in terms of therapeutic expertise, literature awareness and data knowledge and understanding. The APD will be responsible for line managing a Senior Project Manager (SPM) and two Project Managers (PMs), ensuring they deliver high quality materials that are creative and scientific accurate.

 

Key responsibilities:

 

Medical writing and editing -

  • Provides impeccable writing services, applying existing medical communications and therapy area expertise
  • Develops and deliver high-quality communications and education initiatives
  • Is the main point of contact on matters of scientific content for the client and key opinion leaders (KOLs)
  • Forms close working relationships with clients, KOLs and internal Synergy teams
  • Oversees editorial delivery for themselves and other project team members; monitoring the quality, style and accuracy of editorial work across a range of activities and providing timely, consistent and constructive feedback
  • Capable of creating many types of educational materials and running different projects (e.g. manuscripts, slide decks, websites, training programmes, advisory boards, standalone meetings, symposia)

 

Project management team development:

  • Has line management responsibility: actively involved in constructing personal development plans for project team members, including setting short- and long-term objectives and conducting reviews and appraisals
  • Coaches and mentors junior PMs and SPMs
  • Advises the project team on best practices and is a champion of editorial processes and working practices
  • Provides editorial training in relevant therapy area / discipline / editorial processes or relevant topics of interest
  • Contribute leadership to deliver excellence in terms of creativity, knowledge and guidance throughout the entire project process.

 

 

Strategy:

  • Uses strategic insight to provide practical input to communications programmes
  • Leads discussions relating to assigned account /projects, at both a tactical and strategic level, with clients, thought leaders and internal colleagues
  • Takes briefs directly from clients and follows Agency processes impeccably
  • Identifies opportunities for development and collaborate with other senior team members in writing programmes and proposals for existing clients
  • Keeps up-to-date with data, new references and developments in the disease or drug area of responsibility, and ensures that all account team members maintain an up-to-date understanding

 

You may be required to undertake other duties consistent with your position or skills from time to time as the Company may reasonably require.

Qualifications

·        Life Sciences degree or higher

Essential / Desirable

E

People Management

·        Experience managing a team of people (typically between 4-8): tasks include day-to-day monitoring/coaching as well as long term performance and appraisal tasks

 

D

 

Technical/Scientific competencies

·        Excellent writing skills. Capable of the translation of technical and scientific data into accessible language for a variety of audiences, including internal team members

·        Ensure project team outputs are of the highest standards

·        Awareness of latest scientific data and product strategy, ensuring this is communicated to your reports

 

E

E

 

E

Business development

·        Be capable of inputting into the planning of communication programmes, and being involved in their subsequent implementation 

·        Demonstrate evidence of accurate capacity planning for workloads and budgets

·        Easily adapts to different client situations and able to identify and provide solutions to problems

 

 

D

 

E

E

E

Financial Experience

·        Able to discuss financial issues with clients and work with other senior team members to resolve issues 

·        Communicate time and budget guidelines to team members

 

 

D

D

D

Work Experience

·        Practical experience of working in a medical education environment, understanding business objectives, services provided and operating procedures

·        Significant experience dealing with clients/customers and maintaining and developing relationships with these contacts

 

 

E

E

 

Skills & Attributes

·        High standards and strives for excellence

·        High level of accuracy and attention to detail

·        High level of written and verbal communication skills

·        Understanding of agency functions; needs of internal and external customers

·        Excellent team worker

·        Build skills and capabilities of others through coaching and mentoring

·        Create and sustain a dynamic work environment, maintaining to Synergy values

 

 

E

D

E

E

D

E

E