Associate Director

Covance   •  

Princeton, NJ

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


11 - 15 years

Posted 34 days ago

  by    Chris Kolarik


  • Supports the strategic vision for the goBalto System and companion systems.
  • Supports business growth, efficiencies and compliance through strategic thinking, effective priority setting, a culture of continuous improvement, waste elimination, and increased customer satisfaction through the deployment and continued enhancement of goBalto and companion systems.
  • Chairs informational sessions of cross-functional teams to identify and bring forth improvements to goBalto and its consistent adoption across Covance.
  • In collaboration with Director, develops, implements and enforces policies, procedures, SOPs and Job Aids related to goBalto and companion systems.
  • Executes defined reporting requirements around goBalto project performance metrics
  • Acts as principal Subject Matter Expert for goBalto and other systems when needed to support other Departmental Directors and Senior Management
  • Supports integration and alignment within and across the larger commercial organization
  • Maintains working knowledge of relevant, BU-specific technical and regulatory environments, relevant company policies (i.e. HR), etc
  • Ensures effective business continuity
  • Participates in client audits for goBalto as required


  • Bachelors degree in a scientific, business or related field (or equivalent work experience)
  • PMP Cert and Advanced Degree recommended


  • Minimum of 12 years direct CRO/pharma experience with 7 years in a supervisory role preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail and ability to be persistent while maintaining tact
  • Study start-up experience
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, multi-task and prioritize
  • Demonstrated teamwork, communication (written and verbal), and organizational skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines and problem-solve
  • Strong analytical, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with clients and Covance senior management
  • Positive attitude and sense of urgency
  • Possesses an in-depth knowledge of and ability to work across Covance BU lines
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Demonstrated leadership ability


$134K - $179K