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Manager, Clinical Research Strategy and Planning (Early Clinical)

Company: Labcorp
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Overview:

Commercial Deliverables (i.e., proposals, bid defense) – approximately 80%

  • Interact within CPS and across other Labcorp Drug Development Business Units as applicable to provide operational and project or program level strategy that will be utilized in requests for information, proposals, and bid defenses.
  • Participate in, and support the development of proposals and provide analyses for bid defenses and capability defenses.
  • Provide recommendations on the most appropriate use of data to support clients in proposals and bid defense presentations.
  • Active participation on cross-functional teams that plan, analyze, and present proposals and bid defenses as part of winning new business and maintaining client base.
  • Active participation in budget review of Labcorp Drug Development services, including completeness and quality of proposals.
  • Manage Request for Proposal activity for external sites.

Strategic Planning Support - approximately 20%

  • Maintain continuous surveillance of changing client and therapeutic pipelines in the context of changing standard of care, changing regulatory requirements, and pipeline modifications. Utilize this information to inform and identify new business opportunities utilizing commonly employed tools and databases on a periodic basis
  • Participate in, and supporting the development of strategic study plans. Interact with cross functional departments as needed to provide data and support to gain new business, maintaining strategic partners and inform Labcorp Drug Development senior management.
  • Active participation on cross-functional teams that plan, analyze, and implement short-term and long-term solutions to drive new business initiatives.
  • Update, manage, and oversee monthly applicable analytics for department, which includes any and all changes to market changes within the department.
  • Identify needs and opportunities in the therapeutic areas assigned and make recommendations for prioritizing strategic planning to gain new business.


Minimum Required:

  • Bachelor of Science or Science-related degree from a recognized University/College.
  • Practical experience and understanding of global drug development and clinical trials including demonstrated experience in professional presentations.


  • Master degree or other advanced degree.
  • Industry recognized Project Management certification.
  • Understanding of therapeutic drug or device development and marketing.


Technical Requirements

  • Minimum of five (5) years relevant experience in a pharmaceutical company/CRO including demonstrated skills across multiple competencies, i.e., Project Management, Commercial, Strategy and Planning, Site Management.
  • Excellent computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other data capture and compilation tools.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills, with strengths in independently gathering/presenting data for promotions and/or strategy.

Position-specific Requirements

  • Upholds the highest standard of personal professionalism and work integrity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Strong attention to detail/quality control skills.
  • Ability to successfully and quickly understand scientific information so as to be able to independently source data/information relevant to a scientific/medical strategy.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members, management, operations staff, clients, and executive management.
  • Ability to inspire, to lead by example and motivate and negotiate with teams to seek solutions and get results.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities effectively.



Keywords: Labcorp, Raleigh , Manager, Clinical Research Strategy and Planning (Early Clinical), Other , Raleigh, North Carolina

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