Notre série en cours, « Une rencontre en 5 minutes » s'intéresse à 5 personnes, thèmes ou questions pour illustrer comment Covance favorise l'essor de personnes exceptionnelles, fournit un objectif dynamique et nourrit un potentiel extraordinaire dans la carrière de ses employés.
Dans cet article, Rob Davie, vice-président et directeur général du développement clinique international chez Covance, donne son avis sur le développement professionnel, les avantages de notre culture internationale et notre avantage concurrentiel.
Les jours se suivent et ne se ressemblent pas
Rob Davie ne comptait pas rester chez Covance plus de 19 ans. Il a rejoint Covance après avoir travaillé dans une grande entreprise pharmaceutique et il comptait se réorienter vers le secteur pharmaceutique après avoir acquis de l'expérience chez un prestataire de recherche sous contrat (CRO).
"I found that I like the variety that the job brings," says Davie. "With the challenges we face, no two days are ever the same. Although I have been here 19 years and advanced through various positions in operations, it has truly been the most rewarding of jobs for me."
Ce qui fait la différence
"I'm not a PhD or a physician," says Davie, "but I have never felt like there is a glass ceiling to limit my career growth. I've always known that I can make a difference and I especially appreciate the opportunity to connect back to the science."
Davie also notes that "with massive changes in the industry, there has never been a more exciting time to work in healthcare. From more personalized medicine through the human genome projects to immuno-oncology, the opportunities are endless. I'm excited to be part of a team which partners with companies both big and small to help them lead and shape these changes."
Thriving in a supportive, global culture
Davie attributes his job satisfaction to leaders that have worked with him throughout his career. "I've experienced really great managers that have allowed me to make decisions and given me support. That doesn't mean that we don't challenge each other. Rather, we challenge with respect."
"I also see how our teams work well together, especially with our degree of globality. We have a good mix of international teams which helps us understand the complexities and needs of the different geographies. These attributes allow us to harness talent from anywhere in the world."
Spearheading new initiatives
One of Davie's most memorable accomplishments involved the early design of the Covance approach to risk-based monitoring (RBM). "With a very new expectation from regulatory agencies, many companies were trying to establish their position with RBM. I was proud that Covance started from a perspective of quality and patient safety coupled with data and regulatory compliance. I've since moved on from the project but have watched the team develop and progress to winning industry awards. It's very satisfying to see how we use our Covance designed methodology to enable trials and protect patients."
Our competitive advantage
With Covance as a part of LabCorp and the recent acquisition of Chiltern, Davie is excited about how the business is expanding. “I see LabCorp and Covance as a dynamic organization with intentions to grow, which means our employees gain new opportunities as well. Along with our own central lab data from the Xcellerate® Informatics Suite and de-identified patient data from LabCorp, we have a valuable data trove that gives us an advantage over our competitors.”
Davie shared a recent example where he was extraordinarily proud to see one of our biggest competitive advantages at work, our people. "We delivered on a challenging timeline and were able to exceed our original goals, potentially helping life-changing medicine get to market faster. I like knowing that at Covance we are positively impacting the lives of people throughout the world - that's what truly motivates me each day."
To learn more about life at Covance and explore career opportunities, visit careers.covance.com.