Director, Safety & Pharmacovigilance

Location New Jersey
Discipline: Medical & Pharmacovigilance
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £ $220,000 + bonus and benefits
Contact name: Stuart Gilboy

Contact email:
Contact phone: +1 617 982 1238
Job ref: 21977
Published: 19 days ago
Expiry date: 14 August 2021

Director, Safety & Pharmacovigilance 

A large international CRO is developing its full service offering to small biotechs and large pharma clients and requires a Director, Safety & Pharmacovigilance to lead a growing dedicated team.  They are looking for an experienced Safety/PV professional with demonstrable leadership skills and experience.  This role may be based anywhere in North America but will require some moderate travel, post Covid. 

Job responsibilities 

  • Oversees financial performance of assigned units; develops and manages top and bottom line revenue growth and expense budgets for Safety and Pharmacovigilance.

  • Provides operational and strategic leadership for Safety and Pharmacovigilance to achieve the Company’s mission, creating value for customers.

  • Evaluates and measures performance metrics and improves processes, as needed.

  • Directs the Safety and Pharmacovigilance associates to achieve on-time quality customer deliverables, contractual project requirements, utilization goals, and profitable results.

  • Identifies and develops associates to carry out required functions. Provides professional development and growth opportunities as appropriate. Is accountable for appropriate escalation and resolution of issues within the department/business unit.

  • Supports business development on project proposals and approval of Safety and Pharmacovigilance budgets. 

  • Assists in the creation, development and nurturing of key strategic customer relationships; develops strong relationships with current and prospective customers to generate new and/or add-on business.  

  • Effectively leads and encourages collaboration and work sharing between offices to create a unified global Safety and Pharmacovigilance team.

  • Ensures best practices and processes are followed globally.

  • Maintains current professional knowledge and expertise in fields of Safety and Pharmacovigilance to serve as a basis for providing “value added” expanded company services to all appropriate customers.

  • Line management responsibilities for associates. Approves course of action on salary administration, interviews, hiring, terminations, professional development, performance appraisals, job descriptions and training.

  • Implements quantifiable performance standards to facilitate improvement of global efficiencies and operational excellence.


  • BA/BS in the biological sciences or related disciplines in the natural science/health care field or nursing degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Progressive responsibility with demonstrated leadership skills and project management.

  • Clinical Research Organization (CRO) experience with therapeutic specialties preferred.

  • Working knowledge of financial budgets and various financial analysis tools preferred.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project), email, and internet.

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with strong graphic presentation skills.

  • Ability to establish effective relationships with clients as well as team members.

  • Ability to be flexible, adapt to change, work independently, as well as part of a team in a matrix environment.

  • Ability to make effective decisions and manage multiple priorities while delivering high quality work in a dynamic environment.

For more information on this role, the excellent salary, bonus and benefits please forward your resume to