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Clinical Trial Manager

Req #: 16002260
Location: Summit, NJ US
Job Category: Clinical Operations
Work Location: Summit West 556 Morris Avenue SUMMIT 07901
Organization: Celgene Corporation
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Standard
Job Level: Manager
Travel: No


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.




The Clinical Trial Manager provides strategic and operational leadership of clinical research studies to ensure delivery on time, within budget, and of high quality in compliance with ICH/GCP, Regulatory Authorities’ regulations/guidelines, and applicable SOPs/WPs. They are the primary operational contact for the study and lead the cross-functional global team for execution of the study. Responsibilities may include operational direction of one or more cross-functional study team(s) and/or performance and quality oversight of one or more Contract Research Organization (CRO) teams. They should have the command of the projects, the ability to zoom in and out as the situation demands and deliver high quality presentations to senior and executive leadership within and outside of Celgene (as appropriate). The Clinical trial manager should have critical thinking skills for problem solving and have the lateral and strategic thinking capacity to drive the study(ies) and understanding the upstream, downstream and lateral implications of decisions that affect study outcomes and timelines.


Responsibilities involve a combination of execution and oversight—dependent on the sourcing model — to ensure deliverables and may include, but are not limited to, the following:


Financial Planning and Management


Strong understanding of the cost drivers, attuned to principles of cost disciplined science and are able to proactively manage the study budget.

Takes ownership and accountability for the Development/management/reconciliation of overall study budget(s)

Development/management of vendor scope of work (SOW) per contract, quality, and budget

Review/approval of vendor invoices and management of accruals and SOW changes.


Project Management


Drive study execution utilizing available performance metrics and quality indicators

Oversight of clinical monitoring quality and adherence to established processes and plans

Development, management, maintenance of study deliverables [i.e. timelines, study plans, etc.] through collaboration with internal and external stakeholders using data and strong inter-personal influencing skills to make robust data driven decisions.

Proactive identification of potential risks and development/implementation of actions to avoid or mitigate and able to make the appropriate trade-offs of balancing risks with study deliverables and costs.

Maintenance/updating of data as appropriate in project management tools including CTMS

Informing operational program lead/s and other leadership (as appropriate) on overall clinical trial plans, updated forecasting, and of potential issues/mitigation


Study Planning and Conduct


Facilitation of country and site feasibility/selection processes with use of robust data

Operational and strategic input into study documents such as synopsis, protocol, ICF, CRFs, CRF Completion Guidelines, Study Execution Plans, Clinical Data Review Plan, Clinical Database edit specifications, Clinical Study Report (CSR) development, etc.

Oversight of investigational product [IP]supply forecasting/management and study-level IP reconciliation [in collaboration with IMSC] and recommend appropriate trade-off to balance risks and study execution deliverables.

Development of the subject recruitment/retention strategy and related initiatives

Participation in clinical service provider (vendor) selection, specification development, and management/oversight

Oversight of TMF set-up, ongoing quality review, and final reconciliation of study documents including review of site regulatory documents/packages and obtaining of appropriate country/site insurance

Development/coordination of study training for study team, investigational sites, and vendors

Oversight of required country regulatory (e.g. CTA, MoH) and country/site IRB/IEC approvals/notifications

Participation in Serious Adverse Event (SAE)reconciliation process

Proactive management of issues and information sharing with key internal/external stakeholders with use of standardized reports and other mechanisms.


Relationship Management


Development/maintenance of collaborative relationships with:

-Proactive management of internal partners/stakeholders including Clinical Research, Project Management, CR&D Operations, and Affiliates and foster partnership across the multi-disciplinary teams




Skills/Knowledge Required:


Clinical trial project management skills

Financial budgeting and forecasting skills

Leadership / influence management skills

In depth knowledge of ICH/GCP, regulatory guidelines/directives, and drug development and clinical research processes

Ability to effectively lead a cross-functional team in a matrix environment

Time management skills – ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize

Proven problem solving and decision making skills

Demonstrated success in using oral and written communication skills to influence, inform, or guide others

Disease / therapeutic knowledge

Solid computer skills – requirement of MS applications including (but not limited to) MS Project, Word, Excel

Study Tools including electronic system skills – CTMS / EDC


Degree in relevant discipline

Minimum 4 years clinical study management experience including multinational experience

Experience in oversight of CRO study

Creates realistic plans that clearly define goals, milestones, responsibilities and results

Maintains focus on strategic objectives while accomplishing operational goals

Places a priority on getting results with an emphasis on high quality outcomes

Holds self and others accountable for accomplishing goals

Makes timely, data-driven decisions

Develops and maintains effective working relationships with people across cultures

Encourages collaboration across teams, functions, and geographies

Ensures that conflict is handled constructively so that performance is not impacted

Displays a willingness to challenge the status quo and take risks

Responds resourcefully to changing business demands and opportunities, proactively looking for ways the team can contribute

Maintains optimism and composure in times of change, uncertainty, or stress


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