Operations Director in Tokyo –Osaka with PRA Health Sciences

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Director of Clinical Operations

Job Locations (All) | Japan

Posted Date 24 hours ago (11/13/2020 11:04 PM)

ID 2020-69412

Overview Overview

As a top five CRO, we have worked on 100+ marketed drugs across several therapeutic areas and conducted the pivotal or supportive trials that led to FDA and / or international regulatory approval of 45+ such drugs.

At PRA Health Sciences, providing innovative solutions for our clients is what we do. From full service clinical development to the pioneering Embedded SolutionsTM model, PRA provides a broad spectrum of solutions that meet the demands of a diverse marketplace.

At PRA, borders do not create boundaries. PRA’s success is dependent upon our ability to attract and retain a talented team of diverse professionals. Our growing workforce is voltage of over 17,000 employees, spanning 13 time zones across six continents and who speak more than 30 languages ​​– yet operate in unison as one worldwide PRA community.


As a visionary leader you will be responsible for all operations activities and staff within the Clinical Operations department in Japan by assisting in the planning, implementation and monitoring of all ongoing activities and projects.

You will be based in either Osaka / Tokyo and you will be responsible for the office as well as home-based Clinical Operations staff. You will be a dynamic mentor and lead the operations by maintaining appropriate resources to achieve maximum staff billability and adhering to quality management practices. You will provide leadership in the implementation of PRA’s quality initiatives and business processes, achievement of management goals within the framework of the company mission, policy and philosophy. Although a matrix structure you will provide strategic direction to all departments.

Your ultimate goal is to ensure appropriate profitability for all the projects conducted in your region. This will be done by focusing on staff development and performance as well as taking a lead role in interfacing with the clients and prospective clients providing the technical and business credibility to gain market share and to increase the number of business opportunities for your region.


You are ready to take on this exciting challenge if you have extensive experience in a large international CRO or pharmaceutical company at a senior management level. You have an undergraduate degree and experience within the CRO / Pharmaceutical industry. You have led a team, ideally at a Director level and have been responsible for budgeting, profitability, mentoring and managing others to great success.

You should have substantial clinical trials development experience and international clinical development experience preferred. Also, thorough knowledge of ICH and local regulatory authority regulations regarding drug research and development is required. Further, you need to be fluent in both Japanese at native level and English at upper business level.

Together with a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive range of benefits and an excellent working environment. As we continue to expand, there will be career opportunities on a truly global scale. PRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.

Together with our competitive benefits package, we will pay a salary fully commensurate both with the significance of this appointment and with the required calibre of the successful candidate.

Your health, your family, your career, your money — the things that matter to you, matter to us. The benefits of PRA just get better and better.

PRA Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.

For more information please visit our website: www.prahs.com

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