VP of Clinical Services Germany

VP of Clinical Services Germany

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.


Please send your appliation to noliva@axepta.com 

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