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Director, Project Management

Company: ICON Strategic Solutions
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations. With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life. Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.ICON Government and Public Health Solutions (IGP) is a full-service CRO specializing in preclinical through phase IV support of clinical research and clinical trial services for biologics, drugs, and devices. We help our customers get their products to market faster with an array of research, regulatory, and sponsor services. Globally, we respond rapidly to health crises and serve where few others do. We create a unique synergy in the global market, with projects spanning the government, academic, and commercial sectors. ICON Government and Public Health Solutions has a distinct ability to provide rapid response efforts to global health crises.The Director, Project Management provides leadership and strategic business support to the business unit and management teams in support of overall corporate objectives. Provides functional leadership to direct reports including hiring, training, staff assignments, performance management, professional development and coaching.Responsibilities:Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Recognize, exemplify and adhere to ICON GPHSs values which center around our commitment to People, Clients and Performance.
  • As a member of staff, the employee is expected to embrace and contribute to our culture of process improvement with a focus on streamlining our processes adding value to our business and meeting client needs.
  • As a People Leader, the employee is expected to recognize the importance of and create a culture of process improvement with a focus on streamlining our processes adding value to our business and meeting client needs.
  • Read, ensure understanding and adhere to all assigned ICON GPHS SOPs and working procedures.
  • Reviews utilization reports and collaborates with delivery owners to ensures appropriate employee resources are available to meet project objectives.
  • Trains team members to ensure optimal performance and compliance with company systems and processes.
  • Supports deployment of functional area related strategy and initiatives.
  • Maintains effective team by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, and coaching employees; ensures a safe, secure, and compliant work environment; provides employees with professional development and growth opportunities.
  • Achieves staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; developing, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, procedures, and productivity standards.
  • Leads continuous improvement and change
  • Proactively identifies potential project risks, blockages and issues and works to mitigate them through direct action or providing guidance to others.
  • Manages regular meetings with stakeholders to review and discuss risks, status and opportunities for awarded projects to improve delivery, profitability, quality and/or client satisfaction.
  • Manages the development of new services and tools to enhance operational performance and strategic selling capabilities.
  • Develop hiring targets, approve staff hires and achieve hiring objectives by forecasting needs based on company backlog reports.Qualifications:
    • Bachelors degree in business administration, marketing, information technology, or related field.
    • Minimum 15 years of experience, including 7 years of formal people management experience or equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience and competencies may be considered in place of minimum
    • Advanced knowledge of company people management policies and procedures, including hiring, performance management, people development, strategic thinking and influencing
    • Advanced knowledge of company financial systems in relation to project budget/contract
    • Strong leadership skills including coaching, interviewing and providing feedback and recognition
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to manage staff and enhance individual performance
    • Ability to actively support with planning of departmental vision and evolution
    • Problem Solving - Issues are nonrecurring and novel. Issue definition requires input from multiple sources, both internal and external. Requires creative thinking and critical judgment to create new solutions and concepts. Solutions often require using resources outside the organization for data, advice, etc. May develop entirely new ways of conducting operations.
    • Adapts style and uses persuasion in delivering messages. Develops recommendations to sell ideas or services. Frequently advises others on complex matters.
    • Translates vision into strategic objectives. Defines the future course of action for the functional area. Impact is on medium to long-term goals.Benefits of Working in ICON:Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. Thats why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know.

Keywords: ICON Strategic Solutions, Des Moines , Director, Project Management, Executive , Des Moines, Iowa

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