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Senior Data Team Lead, home-based in South Africa – Bloemfontein

  • Bloemfontein
  • Anywhere

Senior Data Team Lead, home-based in South Africa


Bloemfontein, BEN


+ Serve as primary point of contact for customer on data management deliverables

+ Manage multiple large studies or program of studies (possibly global)

+ Provide leadership and senior support to DTLs on multiple large global programs of global studies

+ Provide project management expertise working with customer data managers, key decision makers, and internal team members to manage continuous process improvements, issue escalation, workload projections, and provide technical expertise

+ Lead direct negotiations with customer, e.g., timelines, financial, process, resources

+ Meet with Data Operations team members on a regular basis to ensure milestones meet timelines and quality deliverables

+ Independently manage DM service delivery with comprehensive DM process and technical expertise in executing projects

+ Serve as the escalation point for unresolved data issues

+ Ensure appropriate resources are assigned to meet project deliverables

+ Create and/or review and sign-off on all data management plan (DMP) documents

+ Manage service performance and provide leadership to identify root causes of issues and implement remedial actions

+ Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME)

+ Provide leadership and expertise in a specific CDM task or technology

+ Independently manage SOW/budget

+ Independently bring process improvements and solutions to the CDM team/CDM department

+ Lead a focus team or global or local best practice team

+ Provide review and expert opinion in developing, revising, and maintaining core operating procedures and work instructions


+ Previous experience and proven competence in managing delivery of multiple global trials through full DM life-cycle (i.e. large trials of at least 1000 patients)

+ Demonstrated expert data management skills and advanced knowledge of the data management process (e.g., therapeutic area, extensive knowledge in DM processes, SAE reconciliation, external data vendor reconciliation)

+ Previous experience and proven competence in handling complex customer negotiations and bid defense meetings independently

+ Knowledge of Medical Terminology, Pharmacology, Anatomy, and/or Physiology

+ Knowledge of operating procedures and work instructions and the ability to apply them in practice

+ Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices and relevant regulatory guidelines

+ Excellent communication, interpersonal, customer service, and teamwork skills

+ Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills

+ Excellent project management skills

+ Ability to work independently

+ Comprehensive understanding of clinical drug development process

+ Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and customers


+ Bachelor’s Degree, or educational equivalent, in health, clinical, biological or mathematical sciences, or related field

+ Around 7 years direct Data Management experience, including 5 or more years as a CDM project lead; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience

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