PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. At PPD, we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose- to improve health!
Envision a workplace where you have a direct impact on improving health, work alongside expert scientists, use newest technologies and collaborate with industry thought leaders and therapeutic experts. Welcome to PPD® Laboratories, where science is our passion, quality is our commitment and people are the cornerstone of our success.
As a Group Leader you will provide management and direction to laboratory staff and resources for project activities and needs, oversee daily operations to monitor quality and project timelines, and assist in preparation and implementation of company policies, quality systems and training programs.
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 management and direction to laboratory staff and resources for project activities and needs, oversee daily operations to monitor quality and project timelines, and assist in preparation and implementation of company policies, quality systems and training programs. Ensures responsiveness to the customer and overall, client satisfaction. Plans and monitors the progress and quality of projects by utilizing the financial and quality management tools available at PPD.
Prepares, reviews and approves study protocols, project status reports, final study reports and other project-related technical documents.
Designs experimental study and participates in technical troubleshooting.
Reviews data for technical quality and compliance to protocols, methods and SOPs. Reviews and approves laboratory investigations, deviations, and QA facility and data audits. Leads client and FDA audits.
Allocates, schedules and manages laboratory resources for group's project activities and updates project status. Reviews timesheet reports for billing accuracy.
Responds to client's questions and needs; leads client technical meetings.
Assists in preparation of proposals by provided project definition.
Identifies new opportunities within client base and ability to work with business development to pursue opportunities.
Coordinates and prioritizes project activities with internal functional groups (physical testing, analytical development, microbiology, etc.) and support functions (QA, sample management, etc.).
Assists management in their responsibilities.
Prepares and implements PPD SOPs and company operational policies. Ensures adherence and makes recommendations to quality system improvements.
- Proven leadership skills
- Ability to cultivate a collaborative work environment with a team
- Effective negotiating skills
- Demonstrated knowledge of QA metrics of program base; ability to write and recommend changes to PPD SOPs
- Ability to troubleshoot multiple systems/methodologies
- Ability to independently optimize analytical methods
- Understanding of basic financial terms and definitions as it applies to the business
- Understanding of proposal and project scope as it relates to pricing, resource management and the impact on business
- Project and time management skills
- Effective written and oral communication skills as well as presentation skills
- Ability to train and mentor junior staff