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Directs systems development and/or IT operations staff in providing IT services to assigned business functions or locations. This position is responsible for providing senior IT direction for a functional area across multiple locations. The goal of this position is to ensure the IT requirements for their assigned business functions or locations are efficiently, effectively met by all involved IT staff.

Essential Functions
  • Hires, develops and manages staff.
  • Liaises with business functions and/or locations to ensure IT priorities are in step with the business priorities and that commitments are being delivered on time and within budget.
  • Leads IT teams, operational management and cross functional teams to ensure a high standard of service and adherance to internal controls and procedures.
  • Advises and consults with business functions and/or locations on information technology requests, services and capabilities.
  • Advises on the potential impact of current and future laws and regulations on the operation of the organization.
  • Coordinates IT participation in Business Development, sponsor or regulatory audits ensuring accurate and timely responses.
  • Manages assigned vendor relationships and contracts to ensure contractual obligations and business requirements are met at the best available price and quality expectation.
  • Generates and manages departmental expense and capital budgets.

Job Qualification:

Qualifications:Education and Experience:Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to10+ years) or equivalent and relevant combination of education, training, and experience.5+ years of management responsibilityProven leadership skillsKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:Minimum of 10 years experience with IT Operations or Systems Development.Minimum of 5 years project management experience or similar leadership type role.Minimum of 3 years experience in management of technical staff.Minimum of 3 years experience in an IT business liaison role, working with senior business managers.Working knowledge with systems in use at PPD considered a plus.Client focused approach with strong interpersonal skills.Must be able to multi task and pay close attention to detail.Management Role: Directs through lower management levels and / or highly skilled specialist employees who exercise significant latitude and independent judgment. Often heads one or more departments or a large centralized staff function. In some instances may be responsible for a functional area (as determined byexecutive management) and not have subordinate supervisors or employees. May manage employees across multiple regions. Working Conditions and Environment:Work is performed in an office environment with exposure to electrical office equipment.Occasional drives to site locations, frequent travels both domestic and international.Physical Requirements:Frequently stationary for 6-8 hours per day.Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.Moderate mobility required.Occasional crouching, stooping, bending and twisting of upper body and neck.Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs.Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.Ability to communicate complex information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.Frequently interacts with others, relates sensitive information to diverse groups both internally and externally.Ability to apply abstract principles to solve complex conceptual issues. Requires multiple periods of intense concentration.Performs a wide range of complex tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence. Ability to perform under stress. Ability to multi-task.Regular and consistent attendance.Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability or protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and/or local law.

Diversity Statement

PPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.

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