Vice President, Project Management

This high-profile role leads the Project Management department overseeing global clinical trials, on time and on budget to the delight of our sponsor partners.


Why is this role important for Innovaderm?

Leading a department at the core of the company’s CRO operations, you will be a visible icon of project management excellence to the external client base, as well as a significant part of growth and transformation at Innovaderm. Your combination of leadership abilities and proven track record of sustained performance in evolving contexts will be key to the success of the private Canadian-owned company.




Operational performance and strategy 

  • Create and implement the Project Management department’s strategic plan
  • Oversee financial performance: overall P&L accountability for the department’s operations
  • Generate and present financial, resourcing, and KPI reports to senior management
  • Contribute to initiatives related to global growth, structure, cost containment, partnering, etc.


Client satisfaction and relationships

  • Effectively escalate quality issues, request QA audits as appropriate, summarize findings and establish action plans to ensure resolution of quality issues for the department
  • Create a culture of immediate action and proactive escalation to prospectively present solutions to risk, effective interaction with stakeholders, and effective management of general quality risk
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals for new projects, as well as in proposal defense meetings and sponsor interactions, as necessary


Processes and tools

  • Oversee the adaptation of processes and training materials (including SOPS and tools) as the company evolves and seizes new business opportunities
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure the synergy and optimization of interactions
  • Lead or participate in initiatives related to the improvement of processes and tools


Team leadership

  • Oversee a department comprising 100+ employees spanning 5 countries (Canada, United States, Poland, Spain, India)
  • Ensure the company’s vision is fully understood and incorporated into actions by all staff
  • Support or actively participate in initiatives related to talent acquisition, employee retention, performance management, career development, training
  • Collaborate with Resource Management to ensure adequate internal resources (i.e., headcount, experience, training) to sustain activities, focus workload, optimize collaboration, cultivate talent, and promote staff retention





  • B.Sc. in science, nursing; or equivalent; Master’s or advanced degree preferred



  • Minimum 15 years of experience in clinical research in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or contractual research organization (CRO) industry, including 10 years experience in clinical trial management and/or project management
  • Significant experience managing teams of project management professionals through complex operational global programs
  • Significant experience in strategic planning, budget management and operational performance
  • Experience developing proposals, contributing to project budgets & client presentations, participating in bid defense meetings
  • Experience in dermatology clinical research is an asset


Knowledge and skills

  • Excellent business and financial acumen, along with a complete understanding of services offered by full-service CROs in a clinical trial
  • Ability to navigate challenging situations with internal and external stakeholders while maintaining positive and professional relationships
  • Keen awareness of industry-relevant systems and vendors (ex. CTMS, eTMF, IRT, QMS)
  • Good adaptability, versatility, and ability to lead in a changing environment
  • Excellent communication skills in English (additional languages such as French, Spanish, Polish, and Hindi may be an asset)  




The work environment

At Innovaderm, you will work with brilliant and driven colleagues. Our values are collaboration, innovation, reliability, and responsiveness. We offer a stimulating work environment and attractive advancement opportunities. 

In this position, you will be eligible for the following perks: 

  • Complete benefits (medical, dental, vision, DPSP, virtual medical clinic, social activities)
  • Vacation, personal days
  • Performance bonus
  • Ongoing learning and development


Work location

The successful candidate for this position is given the option to work from home anywhere in Canada, or from our headquarters in Montreal (in accordance with company policies and public health directives). US-based candidates may also be considered.

Regular visits to our Montreal headquarters will be required.   

Occasional travel, which may include overnight trips and / or international travel may be required as part of this role for candidates in all locations, including Montreal.


Covid-19 vaccination policy: The health and safety of all is important to us. In accordance with the applicable vaccination policy, Innovaderm demands that all employees present at its offices as well as all client and vendor sites (including clinical sites) be adequately vaccinated, under reserve of exemptions related to adaptation requirements prescribed by law.


About Innovaderm

Innovaderm is a contract research organization (CRO) specialized in dermatology. Since its beginnings in 2000, our organization has benefited from a solid reputation for the quality of its research and services exceeding the expectations of its clients. Based in Montreal, Innovaderm continues to grow and expand in North America and Europe.


Innovaderm is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. As such, Innovaderm will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities, upon request.

Innovaderm only accepts applicants who can legally work in Canada or the United States for this position.

Innovaderm is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities or other characteristics protected by law.  

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