Covance Associate Project Manager - BioPharm CMC in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Overview

Associate Project Manager - Indianapolis, IN

Working as part of the Global Project Management Office (PMO), the Associate Project Manager supports a number of Project Managers (PMs) in all aspects of their work. In this role, the Associate Project Manager will provide internal and external Clients with a central point of contact for projects. The Associate Project Manager assists the Project Manager and Lead Scientist to manage client and study communication to execute projects against defined milestones, timelines, and financial projections. Independently performs activities related to the project management process by coordinating activities for studies in compliance with appropriate protocol, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and regulatory agency guidelines, in a timely, efficient, and quality manner. This involves use of the appropriate tools to support the successful initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and completion of projects. The individual has a responsibility to work with Project teams to ensure that Client requirements and deadlines are met. As directed by the PM, an Associate Project Manager will assist with study costing, contract requests, financial tracking and reconciliation of projects. In addition the Associate Project Manager may manage small scale projects in an area of expertise.

The Associate Project Manager will be required to utilize good communication skills to liaise with project teams, departmental management and the Client to ensure effective dissemination of up to date project information. Strong interpersonal skills are required as is the ability to negotiate.

The individual will identify and following approval, initiate the introduction of new processes and contribute to development and delivery of internal projects within the PMO. They will also support the day-to-day running of the PMO and publish internal and Client specific KPIs/KRIs.

The post holder will ensure adherence to the SOPs and will be responsible for completion of all relevant documentation.


  • The post holder will have a relevant degree and/minimum 2 years of relevant Project Management Office experience.

  • The ability to get things done by influencing others (both internal and external).

  • An up to date knowledge of regulatory guidelines is desirable.

  • Knowledge of capabilities and expertise of the Covance organisation and companies that may provide support services.

  • Commercial awareness, interpersonal and negotiating skills.

  • Learn and maintain knowledge of process excellence processes, tools and activities.


Minimum 2 years industry experience in a relevant field.

  • Computing skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets (e.g. Microsoft Office packages and Microsoft Project).

  • The post holder should be able to communicate effectively at all levels with other Covance employees, as well as external clients, suppliers, etc.

  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage time.

Job Number 2018-25198

Job Category Scientific Mid-Level

Position Type Full-Time

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