Director, Safety and PV (Syneos Health Clinical)
21st May, 2021 Read time 3 minutes

Director, Safety and PV (Syneos Health Clinical)

Location: Remote (Work from Home)
Last Updated: 21st May 2021

Health and Safety Job Description: Directs the global Safety and Pharmacovigilance functions. Plans and directs the financial and operational performance and strategic planning of the business unit. Supervises all associates through the subordinate managers of the respective groups within Safety and Pharmacovigilance. Responsible for all aspects of Safety services delegated to the Company Safety and Pharmacovigilance department.


  • Oversees financial performance of assigned units; develops and manages top and bottom line revenue growth and expense budgets for Safety and Pharmacovigilance.
  • Provides operational and strategic leadership for Safety and Pharmacovigilance to achieve the Company’s mission, creating value for customers.
  • Evaluates and measures performance metrics and improves processes, as needed.
  • Directs the Safety and Pharmacovigilance associates to achieve on-time quality customer deliverables, contractual project requirements, utilization goals, and profitable results.
  • Identifies and develops associates to carry out required functions. Provides professional development and growth opportunities as appropriate. Is accountable for appropriate escalation and resolution of issues within the department/business unit.
  • Supports business development on project proposals and approval of Safety and Pharmacovigilance budgets.
  • Assists in the creation, development and nurturing of key strategic customer relationships; develops strong relationships with current and prospective customers to generate new and/or add-on business.
  • Effectively leads and encourages collaboration and work sharing between offices to create a unified global Safety and Pharmacovigilance team.
  • Ensures best practices and processes are followed globally.
  • Maintains current professional knowledge and expertise in fields of Safety and Pharmacovigilance to serve as a basis for providing “value added” expanded company services to all appropriate customers.
  • Line management responsibilities for associates. Approves course of action on salary administration, interviews, hiring, terminations, professional development, performance appraisals, job descriptions and training.
  • Implements quantifiable performance standards to facilitate improvement of global efficiencies and operational excellence.
  • Participates in the development, review, and approval of departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Evaluates processes for potential improvement in efficiency and effectiveness and recommends changes.
  • Participates, defines, and approves process development and improvement of departmental functions and technology.
  • Represents Safety and Pharmacovigilance or ensure Safety representation at project team meetings and client meetings.
  • Provides oversight and governance between Company, sponsors, vendors, and other departments in the area of Safety and Pharmacovigilance.
  • Maintains understanding and ensures compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Instructions (WIs), global drug/biologic/device regulations, Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), ICH guidelines, Good Pharmacovigilance Practice (GVP) modules, study plans and the drug development process.
  • Participates in audits/inspections and ensures inspection readiness.
  • Participates in quality investigations and ensures implementation of corrective and preventive actions.
  • Performs other work related duties as assigned.
  • Moderate travel may be required.



  • BA/BS in the biological sciences or related disciplines in the natural science/health care field or nursing degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Progressive responsibility with demonstrated leadership skills and project management.
  • Clinical Research Organization (CRO) experience with therapeutic specialties preferred.
  • Working knowledge of financial budgets and various financial analysis tools preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project), email, and internet.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with strong graphic presentation skills.
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with clients as well as team members.
  • Ability to be flexible, adapt to change, work independently, as well as part of a team in a matrix environment.
  • Ability to make effective decisions and manage multiple priorities while delivering high quality work in a dynamic environment.

Primary Location: Europe – GBR-Home-Based

Other Locations: Europe – POL-Home-Based, Europe – PRT-Home-Based, Europe – ITA-Home-Based, Europe – DEU-Home-Based, Europe – BGR-Home-Based, Europe – IRL-Home-Based, Europe – FRA-Home-Based, Europe – SRB-Home-Based, Europe – ESP-Home-Based (Madrid), Europe – BEL-Home-Based, Europe – GBR-Farnborough-1-Pinehurst, Europe – CZE-Home-Based, Europe – HRV-Home-Based

Job: Safety & Pharmaco

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Employee Status: Regular

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