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Dir/Sr Dir SIA-STM (Line Manager)

Dir/Sr Dir SIA-STM (Line Manager) - EMEA

PPD’s mission is to improve health. It starts as an idea to find a cure. It becomes a life saved. All in-between, it’s you!  We know that meaningful results not only require the right approach, but also the right people.  We invite you to re-imagine health promoting protocols with us, working alongside our talented, bright and energetic teams.  


Our goal-driven teams combine and deliver startup activities for the clinical trials, collaborating to improve processes, cycle and flexibility. We partner with our sites, businesses and colleagues around the world to decrease startup timelines and exceed expectations. 


The Director, Site Intelligence and Activation – STM is responsible for the effective operations and delivery of site activation deliverables across all regions, within the assigned projects. Creates a high-performance culture through leadership, line management, coaching and development. Achieves delivery of site activation service targets/measures (e.g. cost, quality, time) and the effective development & implementation of systems, processes and policies for the group through fostering a culture that drives customer focused solutions, personal accountability, and delivery excellence. 


At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and wellbeing of our employees.  



  • Provides line management of management level staff. Effectively recruits, inducts and retains staff. Provides ongoing coaching, feedback and training to direct reports
  • Ensures the timely and customer-focused execution of site activation with a focus on quality deliverables 
  • Supports, develops and drives site activation strategies to ensure optimum performance and achievement of project plans and targets 
  • Facilitates site intelligence and activation planning/kick-off meetings to identify potential risks and work with the project team to develop and communicate contingency plans, escalating accordingly
  • Reviews and assesses team profitability 
  • Communicates with sponsor(s) regularly to obtain direction and feedback 
  • Assists in business development activities by supporting with proposal review related to start-up,  making presentations to potential clients and representing the location/region at meetings/conferences
  • Collaborates with business leads for to achieve project goals
  • Contributes to and may lead change initiatives within the department. 

Education and Experience: 

  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 12 years). 
  • 5 years of management responsibility 
  • Strong leadership skills 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Strategic thinking, planning and organization skills 

  • Ability to analyze data, anticipate and mitigate risk, exercise sound judgment, problem solving and decision-making working under pressure and at times with limited desired information 

  • Ability to use personal influence and persuasion to effectively promote ideas and proposals to shape stakeholder opinions 

  • Demonstrates the ability to develop and cultivate strong internal/external networks of contacts and resources to help ensure operational execution 

  • Acts as an ambassador for change, influences and motivates, demonstrates solid interpersonal and conflict resolution skills 

  • Effective negotiation and problem solving skills 

  • Demonstrates credible leadership style, with concise, well organized oral and written communication skills and proven ability to mobilize and foster team productivity 

  • Ability to motivate managers and supervisors to define and reach team objectives 

  • Expertise in budgeting and resource management

  • Maintains a solid understanding of FDA, GCP, and ICH guidelines with a track record of successful operational delivery 


PPD Defining Principles: 

 - We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are game changers - We do the right thing - We are one PPD  


If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you.

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