Executive Director, Head of Life Cycle Management

Covance Inc Located in: Raleigh,  North Carolina
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Covance is currently searching for an Executive Director, Life Cycle Management. This unique opportunity is critical to Covance's Clincal Development organization. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Partners closely with sponsor companies in developing winning Life Cycle Management (peri & post approval interventional trials and non-interventional studies -Observational research) strategies that result in profitable portfolio growth.
  • Builds consensus and creates alignment by interfacing with CMA, the Therapeutic Areas (TAs), and other Covance & LabCorp business units, Commercial & Marketing leaders providing the passion, vision and results-oriented leadership required to build a quality world-class organization.
  • Directly leads LCM Growth, Operational Strategy and Design, and Portfolio Delivery. Works closely with and provides leadership and direction to key functional supporting areas including Regulatory, Data Management, Statistics and other team leaders that contribute to the LCM strategy, design, development and innovative solutions.
  • Owns global P&L for LCM (incl. revenue, margin, budget, forecasting, write-offs, fixed-price gains, expense management, utilization)
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Advance degree, PhD and/or MBA preferred



  • 15 or more years of drug development and clinical research experience (pharmaceutical, biotech or CRO), preferably including 10 or more years leading peri & post approval interventional trials and non-interventional studies (Observational research)
  • 10 or more years global leadership experience, ideally in a complex, virtual and matrix environment leading large multi-functional teams
  • Strategic level client relationships and business development experience
  • Demonstrated vision, strategy and growth experience
  • Financial acumen (P&L, budget, forecast, utilization etc.)
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Covance Inc. is proud to be the only drug development company with a full range of research and development services—from lead optimization, to commercialization and life cycle management. Covance, headquartered in Princeton, NJ, is the drug development business of LabCorp with global operations in more than 30 countries.


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Director / VP
  General Management
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