Director, Project Management - Vaccine Team

Director, Project Management - Vaccine Team

PPD - Pharmaceutical Product Development

Cambridge, United Kingdom

We are seeking an Oversight Director for our Project Management Group in the Vaccine Team.

PPD’s Project Management department is a global team organized by therapeutic area, partnering directly with our clients to deliver projects from study from start up through close out activities. In project management, you are the lynchpin.

The Director, Project Management works effectively across multiple divisions to direct the delivery of projects/programs within cost, time and quality requirements.

The Project Management Director may provide direct supervision, support, training and mentoring to project managers. Works with leadership in all functional areas on the continuous development/improvement of business processes to support cross functional teams and to ensure that work is uniform, complete and managed appropriately. Serves as a liaison with Business Development and Bids/Contracts for the client presentations and proposal development. Assists in resource utilization, policy development, and implementation of goals.

This position may also be responsible for directing and leading the activities of a therapeutic area within a Region and accountable for the P&L of a specific therapeutic area. Develops and drives the specific and overall therapeutic area strategies to ensure optimum performance and achievement of annual plans and targets. Has overall responsibility for instigating and leading change initiatives within the therapeutic area and works with peers of Therapeutic areas in the overall leadership of the Project Management group.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensures the timely execution of clinical trials with a focus on quality deliverables. Facilitates hand-off meetings and kick-off meetings to identify potential risks and work with the project team to develop and communicate contingency plans. Ensures project risks and potential contingencies impacting time/quality/cost of deliverables are discussed with Senior Management through appropriate escalation pathways. Reviews and assesses project profitability through the identification of "out of scope" activity in a timely manner and supporting follow through on all aspects of contract modification
  • Manages the overall budgeting activity of the groups - annual and long range forecast.
  • Accountable for the line management of project managers and senior project managers. Effectively recruits, inducts and retains staff. Provides ongoing coaching and feedback including formal performance appraisals, development plans and career coaching. Responsible for proposing salary and bonus recommendations and supporting recommendations with appropriate documentation
  • Communicates with sponsor(s) regularly to obtain direction and feedback on implementing scope of work as well as performance to date. Identifies unusual or significant problems encountered during the course of a clinical trial and proposes strategies for preventing or correcting significant problems
  • Assists in business development activities to obtain additional contracts by writing and reviewing proposals, making presentations to potential clients and representing the location/division at appropriate professional meetings and conferences. Fosters client relationships and supervise strategic sell initiative of the division

Grow within Project Management, with opportunities to advance to Associate Director and Director within Project Management, or grow your career in other departments across PPD.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 12+ years) or equivalent and relevant combination of education, training, & experience
  • 5+ years of management responsibility
  • Strong leadership skills

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Excellent judgment and decision making skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving ability
  • Effective organizational skills and negotiation skills
  • Expert knowledge of project management principles and application
  • Knowledge of budgeting, forecasting and resource management
  • A relationship builder who is able to work effectively in matrix organizations
  • Knowledge of regulatory guidelines and Directives
  • Skilled in process improvement, especially as it applies to clinical trials, clinical development and project management
  • Knowledge of medical therapeutic area and medical terminology
  • Strong marketing and negotiation skills
  • IT skills

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