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Amgen Local Trial Manager in Diegem, Belgium

Role purpose:

• Primary point of contact to lead, manage and co-ordinate the conduct of clinical trials from study start-up (COLA) to close out (CSR/Archival) at a country level in accordance with ICH-GCP and other applicable local regulations

• Maintain the quality and scientific integrity of clinical trials at a local/country level

• Actively collaborate with cross functional internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely execution, budget execution of clinical trial deliverables within the local country

• Must be a local/country expert with proven project management experience locally

• Empowered decision maker and must have country/site knowledge

• Must be a protocol expert to support sites proactively with questions

• Must be a team player who can interact locally and globally to ensure strategy is understood and followed • Must be able to build strong site relationships as well as other local relationships to ensure end to end study delivery is met.

Key activities:

• Partner with global and local country teams to provide high level country strategy

• Actively drive study progress and local/country level study delivery

• Accountable for study deliverables and drives key decisions within country

• Planning, management, and oversight of clinical study execution in accordance with the global program strategy, through leadership with engagement of the crossfunctional Local Study Team (LST)

• Support country-level operational planning with accountability

• Decision maker for site selection within assigned country(ies)

• Contribute and develop program,/study-specific materials – e.g., monitoring plan, study specific training documents.

• Support and contribute to Clinical Study Teams (CSTs) / Trial Management Teams (TMTs) as applicable, agenda driven, present at meetings when needed • Communicate country status (including timelines and deliverables) to key stakeholders including updates to relevant systems for transparency

• Accountable for site-level goal setting and study-specific deliverables for clinical sites within their country(ies)

• Contribute to deliver and/or lead CRA, Investigator and Study Coordinator training

• Manage, oversee and monitor applicable vendor activities e.g., laboratories and equipment provisioning

• Utilise local/country regulatory knowledge to contribute to NAMP provisioning and import/export licence processes

• Actively engage and lead local cluster team with LOC from a study perspective (e.g., Local Medical, DOM).

• Provides country level input into the Country Operational Plan (COP) and partner with the Development Feasibility Manager through feasibility and with the Global Clinical Managers (GCMs) to ensure local delivery of the study

• Accountable for approval of Enrollment Baseline and Revised Enrolment Plans (Country Level)

• Contribute to the study-level forecast for investigational product, support study level accountability and reconciliation across assigned countries, management of ELE (enrolment long-range estimates) process

• Monitor the execution of the clinical study against timelines, deliverables, and budget for that country:

o Translate global start up requirements into local country targets

o Monitor country enrolment and retention and act on deviations from plan Identify barriers to enrolment and support recruitment and retention strategic solutions.

o Monitor and act upon data flow metrics - review, trend identification and analysis, with targeted follow up where appropriate

o Manage, monitor and review country and study trends

o Review Monitoring Visit Reports o Identify and facilitate resolution of cross-functional study-specific issues

• Provide updates regarding the study budget and obtain approval for budget deviations for clinical sites (outside of range)

• Proactively own and escalate any issues related to delivery, timelines, or budget to study team as required

• Escalate performance issues to applicable functions/line managers, eg CRAs • Conduct on-site quality visits with CRAs where/when appropriate and supports the maintenance of Amgen investigator site relationships

• Execute regulatory agency inspection readiness activities (e.g., TMF review, story board generation)

• Support internal audit and inspection activities and contribute to CAPAs, including leading resolution of issues when appropriate e.g., vendor management

• Participate in cross-functional task forces/process improvement groups • Assign and oversee deliverables of study support staff e.g., Study Management Associate, CTS , SASM (Snr. Assc. Study management)

• Actively collaborate with local teams to ensure country level study delivery is aligned with global expectations

• Coordinate site contracting, budgeting, insurance and payment process by overseeing local support roles

• Identify risk, implementing risk mitigation strategies, and resolving issues at a country/site level, as well as informing the CST / TMT, LST and local teams of risks associated with delivery in a proactive, timely and solution orientated manner. Contribute to study-level risk assessments.

• Lead and continually review country level risk mitigation activities to ensure study delivers to plan

• Maintain relevant therapeutic knowledge

• Triage / tailor communication from study / local team to sites to ensure efficient and effective communication flow

Minimum Requirements:

• Doctorate degree OR

• Master’s degree & 3 years of directly related experience OR

• Bachelor’s degree & 5 years of directly related experience OR

• Associate’s degree & 10 years of directly related experience OR

• High school diploma / GED & 12 years of directly related experience

• Advanced knowledge of global clinical trial management

Preferred Requirements:

• BA/BS/BSc

• Minimum 2-3 years’ experience of leading local/regional or global teams

• Minimum 2-3 years’ clinical trial project management experience

• 7 years’ work experience in life sciences or medically related field, including 4 years of biopharmaceutical clinical research experience obtained working on clinical trials in a biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO company

• Experience in management and oversight of external vendors (e.g., CROs, central labs, imaging vendors, etc.) Knowledge

• Local knowledge / expertise of regulatory environment, study start up process and associated timelines etc.

• Clinical trial processes and operations

• Extensive knowledge of ICH/GCP regulations and guidelines

• Global to Local project management with oversight of study deliverables

Program management including oversight of study deliverable, budgets and timelines

• Time, cost and quality metrics including key performance indicators (KPIs)

• Relevant Therapeutic knowledge is preferred Competencies

• Matrix team leadership

• Project Management skillset

• Critical thinking and horizon scanning

• Problem solving

• Independent decision making; empowered to make decisions locally to drive study end to end delivery

• Delegation skills

• Relationship Management and influencing skills

• Cross functional team leadership - a team player with the ability to take initiative and lead

• Ability to work effectively in a team/matrix environment on multiple projects

• Proven ability to work independently and effectively handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

• Risk management skills

• Strong organizational, self-management and planning skills

• Strong verbal reasoning, attention to detail, critical thinking, problem solving and analytical abilities

• Excellent interpersonal skills and effective communication across all levels within an organization

• Data analytics skills – using data to enhance performance and delivery

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Time management

• Business English

• Delivery and risk focused

• Adaptability and Flexibility

• Demonstrable ability to work effectively cross-culturally and in a virtual work environment

• Strong IT computer literacy, including word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet applications

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