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Senior Clinical Project Manager

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Job Description:

As a privately-owned, biopharmaceutical company, Ferring pioneers and delivers life-changing therapies that help people build families and live better lives. Our independence helps us cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit and long-term perspective that enables us to achieve growth and scale, while remaining agile and true to our ‘people first’ philosophy. Built on a 70-year plus commitment to science and research, Ferring is relentless in its pursuit of science that drives powerful discoveries and therapies to help people build families, stay healthy, and stand up to the world’s oldest enemy: disease.

As the Senior Clinical Project Manager (Sr. CPM) you will provide overall management of Ph2-Ph4 clinical trials. The Sr. CPM leads the global cross functional clinical team to ensure quality, timelines and budget management. The Sr. CPM is accountable for all trial deliverables for assigned trials within a single or multiple regions. This role works to ensure quality oversight of outsourced partners and proactively identifies and manages issues.

With Ferring, you will be joining a recognized leader, identified as one of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company, and honored by Fortune with inclusion on its “Change the World List,” for addressing society’s unmet needs. Ferring US is also Great Places to Work® Certified, distinguishing it as one of the best companies to work for in the country.



  • Lead the overall management of study execution utilizing available performance metrics and quality indicators.

  • Ensure development, management and maintenance of study budget, timeline, and deliverables.

  • Responsible for timely escalation of issues internally to team and management, as appropriate.

  • Financial planning and management.

  • Ensure clear delegation of tasks across cross functional teams.


  • Lead clinical study team meetings and present trial information at program/project team meetings.

Risk Management:

  • Lead efforts to identify and analyze risks.

  • Recommend and negotiate appropriate mitigation activities.

Study Plans:

  • Ensure quality review and approval of key study plans.

Vendor and 3rd Party Management:

  • Contribute to 3rd party vendor identification & selection.

  • Participate in vendor governance meetings when applicable.

Site Selection

  • Oversee site selection strategy.

Audit and Inspection Readiness:

  • Ensure trial-level inspection readiness at all times.

  • Provide final CAPA management approvals.


  • BA or BS degree in Life Science or related field required; Advanced degree or certification preferred.

  • 7 years’ clinical trial project management experience required; 10+ years of clinical trial experience preferred.

  • Significant knowledge of GCP/ICH regulations required.

  • Expert understanding of clinical research principles and process.

  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal/written communication skills (incl. presentation skills)

  • Ability to proactively identify and manage issues.

  • Ability to assess critical issues and escalate to leadership, when appropriate.

  • Ability to think critically to raise problems and solutions.

  • Ability to travel 10%-15% including possible international travel.

Ferring + you

At Ferring, we offer competitive total compensation along with an exceptional range of flexible benefits, personal support and tailored learning and development opportunities all designed to help you realize your full potential both in life and at work. From working hours that respect your lifestyle, a culture that is welcoming and equitable, and the chance to work with the industry’s most impressive people, these are just some of the ways we live our "People First" philosophy.

Our Compensation and Benefits

At Ferring, base salary is one part of our competitive total compensation and benefits package and is determined using a salary range. The base salary range for this role is $103,550 to $188,500, which is the reasonable estimate of the base compensation for this role. The actual amount paid may differ based on non-discriminatory factors such as experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, education and primary work location. Additional compensation for this role will be provided based on competitive annual incentive compensation targets in the form of an annual bonus - payouts are based on individual and company performance. .

Benefits for this role include comprehensive healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) with a premium differential, inverse to base salary, to be paid by employees, a 401k plan and company match, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellness benefits, reimbursement for certain tuition expenses, sick time of 1 hour per 30 hours worked, vacation time for full time employees to accrue up to 120 hours in the first four (4) years of employment, and 160 hours in the fifth (5th) year of employment as well as 12 to 13 paid holidays per year. We are proud to offer 26 weeks of paid parental leave, learn more about the parental leave offering in our benefits package here.

Ferring is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local laws.

Join our team and your voice will be heard, and your contributions will be valued. If you love to come up with new ways to make a positive difference and see them through, you will fit right in.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (including Disability/Protected Veterans). We maintain a drug-free workplace.


Parsippany, New Jersey