Director, Drug Safety, Europe

An exciting opportunity to join one of the world’s leading and most comprehensive drug development services companies. Established in the 1980’s the company has developed outstanding lead optimisation, non- clinical, clinical and commercialisation services directly helping to bring one third of all prescriptions medicines to market. With a clearly defined vision and strategy continued growth and success is assured.

Operational and service excellence is achieved through relentless focus on:

People – recruiting, developing and retaining top talent

Process – ensuring quality whilst taking time and cost out of drug development

Clients – significantly and continually enhancing client satisfaction

Reporting to the Vice President and Head of Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety Services, the Director Drug Safety, Europe will play a key role in the continued growth, direction, leadership and vision of an evolving and developing Drug Safety group.

You will be responsible as the Director, Drug Safety for ensuring that the operational delivery of all projects are executed on time, within budget and to the highest possible quality standards, in accordance with all legal and regulatory requirements. You will manage a growing team, allocating resources to ensure the ideal expertise is contributing to the right project, with the right support to ensure success.

You will work closely with your peers in The America’s and Asia Pacific to deliver global Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety Services of the highest quality.

Your role will require outstanding internal and external communication skills, leadership and a “hands-on” approach, ensuring that the right resources, systems and processes are identified, implemented and followed to ensure project success. You will enjoy a stimulating balance between strategic and operational responsibility with a strong commercial focus and significant client facing responsibility.

Responsibility will include formulating long term objectives, plans and programs within Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety Services, managing a team that has enjoyed significant growth over the last 18 months and which is expected to continue.

We seek outstanding talent, individuals with tremendous ambition and ability, where you are:

Enthusiastic and dynamic, capable of working independently within broad objectives without the need for day-to-day supervision.

Comfortable working in a highly visible, high profile role in an organisation with short communication lines and direct access to senior management.

Highly flexible and adaptable with good analytical and problem solving skills, comfortable handling risk and uncertainty and able to make decisions and act without necessarily having the full picture.

A proactive team player with good leadership and mentoring skills, comfortable interacting with people at different levels, across functions and internationally.

This is an extremely exciting opportunity within a dynamic and innovative business, where you will be rewarded for success and allowed to flourish as an outstanding business development professional and leader.

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