VP of Clinical Services

VP of Clinical Services

My client, a growing mid-size pharmaceutical services company is currently growing their activities therefore looking for a VP of Clinical Services to join one of their office in Ulm Area, Germany and manage full service Clinical CRO division.




  • Responsible for all operational and strategic aspects of the design and implementation of clinical trial services, overall client satisfaction and divisional profitability
  • Supervise and develop 6 Departmental Heads to assure high quality Service delivery.
  • Leading, guiding and inspiring approx. 80 employees, through your Clinical Services

team (Clinical Conduct and Medical Services in our Phase I CPU, Clinical Laboratory,

Project Management, Data Management, Biostatistics, Medical Writing,

Regulatory Affairs and Monitoring Services)

  • Supervise ongoing projects and assure their performance with respect to quality

standards (SOPs, ICH-GCP), contract and timelines

  • Responsible for the divisional P&L, with oversight of the clinical program budget

across the portfolio

  • Providing active support and participation in client acquisition and contracting in

close collaboration with Business Development and the other divisional leaders.

  • Assure a continuous communication between the project team and client for an

effective study performance, respecting administrative and regulatory authority matters, ensuring client satisfaction

  • Further development and improvement of the divisional organization including

structure, processes and systems with the objective of process efficiency, quality

enhancement and margin optimization

  • Fostering an environment supporting innovation and smart risk-taking in Clinical

Services to help the division continuously evolve and improve.


Your profile:


  • PhD or equivalent in Life Sciences (medicine or healthcare discipline preferred)
  • 15+ years of experience in Clinical Development, particularly in Early Development,

preferably in both Pharma and CRO, with at least 10 years of project and/or line

management experience in a Clinical CRO

  • Knowledge and experience in planning, conducting and reporting of clinical trials,

including practical experiences in Project Management, Clinical Operations and at

least a solid understanding of Data Management, Biostatistics and Pharmacovigilance.

  • Experience of leading a large operational team and effecting change
  • Strong financial acumen with a solid understanding of proposal and contract generation, operational and margin growth and budget management
  • Proven track record of succeeded business growth
  • Leadership and hands-on management, influencing skills, high personal initiative

and team spirit, commitment, and accountability

  • Distinct organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent English skills oral and written, and at least a basic understanding of German.


Noemie Oliva noliva@axepta.com

More than 7 years experience as a Specialist Pharmaceutical and Medical Device recruiter and headhunter recruiting in Switzerland and France for the provision of Pharma and Medical Device staff. Specialties: Pro-active Search, Targeted Advertising, Professionalism, Networking, Permanent Recruitment, Freelance Recruitment, Hard to fill vacancies, Multiple vacancies, Urgent Vacancies If you would like to have a confidential discussion regarding your search for staff or your search for a new position please feel free to contact me directly at noliva@axepta.com