Senior Manager, Programming

Veramed is a specialist contract research organisation (CRO) to the pharmaceutical industry, focused on delivering high quality statistics and programming for the reporting of Phase I-IV clinical trials across a variety of therapeutic areas. The projects and clients we work with provide a varied and exciting challenge; this in turn enables us to help develop and enhance our employees’ capabilities and gives opportunities for growth.

This role serves three key roles within the business: a technical role, a supervisory role (i.e. line management and/or project management), and a business role.


The job tasks listed below outline the scope of the position. The application of these tasks may vary, based on current business needs.

  • Provide consultancy support for existing and / or new clients and oversee technical consultancy projects.
  • Perform review of clinical trial documents including protocols, SAPs, CRFs, CSRs.
  • Author, review and approve study TFL shells and dataset specifications.
  • Author, validate and document SAS programs for datasets, TFLs and macros, applying good programming practice.
  • Complete, review and approve CDISC Validation tool reports.
  • Identify data and standards issues and resolve or escalate as appropriate.
  • Lead internal and client study, project and cross functional team meetings effectively.
  • Share scientific, technical and practical knowledge within the team and with colleagues.
  • Awareness of emerging standards and associated impact to ongoing and future planned trials.
  • Maintain proficiency in SAS and awareness of developments.
  • Maintain study master file documents and any other documents that are required to be audit ready.
  • Perform work in full compliance with applicable internal and client policies, procedures, processes and training and ensures compliance of direct reports.
People Management
  • Line management of medium-sized team of statisticians, programmers and other technical staff, including line managers. Accountable for overall performance of direct reports.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring of staff to achieve “excellence”. Direct employee career development and ensure line reports receive appropriate training to perform their day-to-day jobs.
  • Interview and effectively on-board and integrate new staff members.
  • Provide programming technical leadership and coaching.
Project Management
  • Oversight of key client projects/portfolios.
    To include:
    o Client account manager on key client accounts and projects.
    o Responsible for project related governance.
    o Proactive management of resource, scope change and risks.
    o Manage the delivery of projects to budget.
    o Manage client expectations and issue resolution.


  • BSc, MSc or PhD in numerical discipline (or relevant equivalent industry experience).
  • At least 10 years of relevant industry experience.


  • Understanding of clinical drug development process, relevant disease areas, endpoints and different study designs.
  • Awareness of industry and project standards & ICH guidelines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal/teamwork skills for effective interactions.
  • Self-management skills with a focus on results for timely and accurate completion of competing deliverables.
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability and attention to detail.
  • Management and leadership experience.
  • Ability to make informed and appropriate decisions.

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