5年之后的我:在Covance奠定长期职业生涯

我们持续发布的“5年之后的我”系列包括5个有关人员、主题或问题的片段,介绍 Rob Davie,CovanceCovance如何培养卓越人才,提出激动人心的目标,以及在员工的职业生涯中发挥其突出潜力。

在这篇文章中,Covance全球临床研发副总裁和总经理Rob Davie分享了他对职业发展自主权、我们全球文化的优点以及我们拥有的竞争优势的看法。

  1. 每天都有不一样的精彩

Rob Davie起初并未预料自己能在Covance呆满19年,甚至更久。他从一家大型制药公司跳槽到Covance,原本打算在这家全球合同研究组织(CRO)掌握足够的知识和经验后重返制药行业。

"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."

  1. 发挥作用

"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."

  1. 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."

  1. 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."

  1. 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.