Site Management & Monitoring Cluster Director

NTS Group

Dubai, UAE

Posted on: 5 Mar 2018

Job description / Role

Site Management & Monitoring Cluster Director Middle East and Africa.
Leading Multinational Company
Excellent Package & Benefits

NTS Group is working exclusively with a leading multinational company to recruit a Site Management & Monitoring Cluster Director Middle East and Africa.

The Cluster Director (CD) will lead the MEA Cluster in SM&M EMEA Region and act as line manager for the Country Heads in the SM&M MEA team. The CD MEA is accountable for clinical study strategy planning and execution and for delivery of allocated clinical studies according to agreed resources, timelines, budget and quality and in compliance with regulatory requirements and the companies procedural documents.

The CD MEA will create and drive a productive and motivational team climate within the organisation to achieve individual, team and organizational objectives. The CD will ensure appropriate resourcing and skills management.

The CD MEA will be also responsible for exploring and assessing business development potential in the Middle East and Africa for conducting clinical trials.

- Develop business plan for the clinical operations in MEA
- Identify risks and opportunities there and based on that propose and develop operational model.
- Build an extensive network with internal and external stakeholders
- Accountable for building a visionary and productive MEA Team.
- Drives, secures and monitors clinical study execution in MEA.
- Accountable for quality, reliability and productivity in accordance with global and SM&M EMEA objectives.
- Accountable for effective resource allocation to ensure proper delivery of allocated studies, including identification of any need for in/outsourcing to CRO.
- Accountable for assigned budget.
- Provide expertise and guidance to support direct reports with proactive problem/risk identification, solution building and issues resolution to facilitate achievement of objectives on time and to appropriate quality.
- Promote and encourage innovation and creativity by bringing suggestions/good examples to departmental leadership
- Act as main point of contact for SM&M MEA and CROs in outsourced studies
- Maintain a constructive and productive collaboration with MEA cluster, EMEA region and related global functions
- Ensure relevant education and training of staff
- Ensure compliance with Regulatory and Patient Safety regulations and processes
- Ensure well-functioning cooperation with regional MEA commercial LT team, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Evidence functions and other support functions (Finance, HR, Procurement and Compliance functions)


- University degree in related discipline, preferably in medical, biological, or health related sciences, or equivalent qualification.
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry whereof > 3 years within clinical operations.
- Preferably more than 3 years’ experience as line manager in the pharmaceutical industry and in an international and diverse environment.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the drug development process.
- Good understanding of various therapeutic areas.
- Good understanding and knowledge of relevant applicable regulations.
- Demonstrate and comply with high ethical standards.
- Ability to understand integrated worldwide and regional delivery needs.
- Very good knowledge of spoken and written English.
- Knowledge of Arabic language will be a strong advantage.
- Ability to travel internationally.


NTS Group is a leading specialist recruitment firm and experts at recruiting skilled, qualified and professional people in the Middle East.

Our promise is simple. To provide our clients and candidates an expert, professional and bespoke service whilst maintaining the highest levels of integrity and honesty.

NTS Group specialise within contingency, retained and search based recruitment campaigns across the following sectors;

Finance & Accountancy Professional Office Support Sales & Marketing Operations

To our clients, we understand people are your biggest asset and the future of your business. This is why we focus on understanding not only your technical requirements, but your culture, values and vision in order to find the right people for your business first time.

To our candidates, we believe in honesty, integrity and supporting you throughout the entire process. We listen to what you want and proactively go to market to assist you in finding your dream job.

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