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Covance Partnership Enablement Lead / Director - Remote in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Overview:

Covance Drug Development Partnership Solutions is currently seeking a Partnership Enablement Lead / Director to join the team. The Partnership Enablement Lead / Director will play an instrumental role in identifying new internal partnership opportunities to drive business growth. He/she will be empowered to lead the development of partnership approach and strategies, and responsible of the operational implementation of the partnership, working with external and internal stakeholders. This is a remote US based opportunity.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identify, design and drive implementation of strategy to grow new partnership opportunities and/or renewals through;

  • Client customized governance and resourcing models

  • Fit-for-purpose and high quality delivery of the client portfolio by establishing meaningful oversight mechanism (e.g. KPIs)

  • Change management leadership and integration strategy with client(s) and internal functional groups

  • Close partnership with PMO and Portfolio governance teams

  • Continuous monitoring and integration of client needs and requirements (e.g. Biotech segment) as part of value proposition of the partnership

  • Collaborate and partner with Drug Development Partnership Directors/Executive Directors leading specific key accounts

  • Provide line of sight of client culture and strategies to internal functions/teams

  • Foster a culture of delivering continuous improvement, quality, and productivity from the clients’ perspective

  • Drive for accountability in dependable delivery, commitment to quality, science, innovation, and driving growth

  • Lead and/or actively contribute to the development of the Drug Development Partnership Solution Team by coaching through initiatives or mentoring when appropriate.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a Life Science discipline or Business Management


  • 10 years of relevant experience within the CRO or Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry or equivalent education, training, and experience

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