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Global Site Management Lead (GSML) – Flexible location throughout the EU

Primary Maidenhead, United Kingdom Secondary Spain; Paris, France; Italy; Germany Req ID 2219169 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie

Global Site Management Lead (GSML) – Flexible location throughout the EU

  • Field/Home based role, with 25% travel  
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Amazing career opportunities (Leadership & Global roles) with exceptional training



The Global Site Management Lead (GSML) reports into the TA Director, Global Site Management and provides leadership and content expertise for all Clinical Site Management (CSM) integrity, quality, and timeliness of activities in assigned studies. The role serves as a single point of accountability for global CSM study-level deliverables at global level and influences and aligns within Clinical Development Operations and other key stakeholders across the organization. Key member of the Core Study Team Operating Model. Accountable for planning and driving global study-level CSM deliverables by targeted timelines for their assigned study(ies). Serves as a primary CSM functional leader and interface for Study Team and CSM in their assigned study/ies. Directs day to day activities of assigned ASML(s).  

Highlighted Responsibilities:

  • Develops and Drives operational study-level strategy to be executed by CSM Country teams, including risk identification, evaluation, and mitigation to establish alignment with overall study execution. Identifies risk to CSM deliverables and effectively communicates them within CSM (global, area and regional level) and to the Core Study Team. Manages identified risk through development of effective mitigation and action plans at study-level. Works with ASML, Country Leaders and other functional areas, as appropriate, to drive implementation of mitigation and action plans.
  • Member of the Core Study Team, representing CSM globally from study planning through study closeout. Actively contributes to planning and execution of the clinical programs including content of the protocol and study plans (e.g. IDRP, RAMP, Recruitment Strategy and Plan). Provides input into vendor selection and content of site-facing vendor platforms.
  • Accountable for CSM study execution and oversight of timeline development and adherence through the study lifecycle. Includes working with CSM country leadership to ensure LBEs meet overall study timelines and, if not, establishing a risk mitigation plan for discussion with the study team and ensuring all participating countries are informed and aligned to the overall timelines for the study.
  • Partners with stakeholders (Clinical Study Leadership, Study Performance & Delivery, CTRG, DSS, CDSM and CSM Country leaders, etc.) in developing overall study planning for CSM deliverables and dependencies, using analytics and country intelligence to enhance the Country and Site selection process. Ensures CSM Country leaders receive appropriate and timely study information, documentation and tools to allow for plans to be executed as per targeted milestones.
  • Accountable for driving site management activities from study start-up through study closeout ensuring delivery of site selection/activation, subject recruitment, protocol compliance, data quality and adherence to monitoring plan.
  • Provides the perspective of the CSM organization, investigators, and patients, for the development of study documents, including, as applicable, CRA training delivery plans and materials, site staff and patient facing material.
  • Accountable for site-level risk assessments, risk mitigation execution and remediation of site-level non-compliance.
  • Serves as the CSM SME for inspection readiness, ensuring study and site inspection readiness at all times. Assists with audit responses, as applicable.



Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent OUS degree, typically in (para)medical or scientific field.
  • Clinical research experience including monitoring or project management or equivalent experience on a global study.
  • Preferred exposure in study initiation through study completion in multiple phases of studies (Phase II and III, Phase I in patients). Experience in multiple therapeutic areas or disease state/indications highly desired.
  • Demonstrates a high level of core and technical competencies through management of various components of clinical trials.
  • Possesses good communication skills and demonstrated leadership abilities. Able to influence without authority in a matrix environment. Competent in application of standard business procedures (Standard Operating Procedures, International Conference on Harmonization (ICH), Global Regulations, Ethics and Compliance).
  • Demonstrated good written and verbal communication skills including fluency in English. Excellent planning and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Able to work well within a team and autonomously. Thinks proactively.

AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer including disability/vets. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, or any other protected group status. We will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with a disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans or active-duty wartime or campaign badge veterans. The Affirmative Action Plan is available for viewing in the Human Resources office during regular business hours.

Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Type: Experienced

Schedule: Full-time

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